Dusty Hill of ZZ Top, performing at the 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with Audio-Technica's Artist Elite 5000 Series Wireless Systems and AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter.
Cleveland, OH (April 24, 2012)—Audio-Technica supplied over 50 mics to capture the audio for the 27th annual induction ceremony, which took place at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH.
Inductees included Guns N' Roses, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Donovan, Laura Nyro, The Small Faces/Faces, Beastie Boys, The Crickets, The Famous Flames, The Midnighters, The Comets, The Blue Caps and The Miracles. Freddie King received the Early Influence distinction. Non-performing honorees included Don Kirshner, Cosimo Matassa, Tom Dowd and Glyn Johns. The show will be broadcast on HBO on Saturday, May 5, 2012.
Audio-Technica's Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals on performances by Sara Bareilles, Joe Bonamassa, Donovan, Dusty Hill, Kid Rock, Freddie King, Ledisi, Darlene Love, Travie McCoy, John Mellencamp and house bandleader Paul Shaffer.
The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included AE2500 dual-element instrument microphone; AE3000 cardioid condenser instrument microphone; ATM450 cardioid condenser instrument microphone; AT4050ST stereo condenser microphone; AT4080 phantom-powered bi-directional ribbon microphone; AE5400 cardioid condenser handheld microphone; and AT4054 handheld cardioid condenser microphone.
Remote recording specialists M3 (Music Mix Mobile), the company responsible for both recording the program and mixing the show for broadcast, used its Eclipse remote truck with John Harris as Audio Coordinator and Music Mixer, mixing the event's audio onsite and assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. Joel Singer served as Audio Truck Engineer-in-Charge. New York-based Firehouse Productions provided the P.A. Dave Natale served as FOH mixer, and Firehouse Productions' Simon Welch was monitor mixer.