Los Angeles (February 10, 2006)–Audio-Technica were on hand once again for the 48th Annual Grammys, held February 8, 2006 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for vocals by Paul McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Kelly Clarkson, Kanye West, Christina Aguilera, Jay-Z, Sugarland and members of Gorillaz. It was also used by Van Hunt, Will.I.Am, Ciara and Steven Tyler during the Sly and The Family Stone tribute.
Shown at the Grammys performing with Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series Wireless System are (l-r): Jay-Z, using the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter, Paul McCartney and Linkin Park’s Chester Bennington, each using the AEW-T3300 handheld microphone/transmitter. Photo by Frank Micelotta / Getty Images.During the New Orleans tribute Elvis Costello and Bonnie Raitt also used Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series. In addition, Audio-Technica endorsees Linkin Park members Chester Bennington and Mike Shinoda both performed with the 5000 Series system and AEW-T3300 handheld mic/transmitter. The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included the AT4047/SV for bass guitar cabinets; ATM35 for strings; AT4050 on overheads, guitar and bass guitar cabinets; AE3000 for toms; AE2500 on kick drum; AT4033 on hi hat and ride cymbals; ATM35 for strings and under cymbals; AE5100 for hi hat; and AE5400 on the Leslie cabinet.
ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) engineer Ron Reeves and Mikael Stewart, while the broadcast audio was supervised by Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger of N.A.R.A.S. & Cossette Productions. New York-based XM/Effanel Music with their L7 remote truck, along with music mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling, supplied the 5.1 surround and stereo feeds.
Michael Abbott, Audio Coordinator for the Grammys, stated, “With Audio-Technica as a key partner it gives me one less thing to worry about when putting a show of this magnitude together. The reliability, consistency and clarity of their products is second to none. I would also like to commend A-T on their excellent on-site support.”