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CMAs Air with Audio-Technica

This year’s 5.1 live broadcast of the 50th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Nashville, involved more than 120 Audio-Technica vocal and instrument microphones.

Nashville, TN (November 4, 2016)—This year’s 5.1 live broadcast of the 50th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards, presented Wednesday, November 2, 2016 in Nashville, involved more than 120 Audio-Technica vocal and instrument microphones.

Broadcast live in 5.1-channel surround sound on the ABC Television Network, the awards show featured an extensive selection of Audio-Technica hard-wired microphones, plus Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless systems with AEW-T6100a handheld microphone/transmitter.

The team of industry veterans responsible for the audio at this year’s CMAs included a who’s-who of broadcast audio. Tom Davis served as audio producer; Kevin Sanford served as audio coordinator; ATK/Audiotek provided the sound system with FOH mixers Patrick Baltzell (production mixer) and Rick Shimer (music mixer); the broadcast music mix was handled by New Jersey/California-based M3’s (Music Mix Mobile’s) John Harris and Jay Vicari; J. Mark King served as broadcast production mixer. Stage monitoring was handled by Tom Pesa and Jason Spence, and James Stoffo served as RF coordinator/microphone tech.

Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless system with the AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic handheld microphone/transmitter was used for lead vocals by A-T endorser Jason Aldean, who performed “Brand New Man” with Brooks & Dunn; and fellow A-T endorser Thomas Rhett, who performed “Die a Happy Man,” winner of the Single of the Year award during the broadcast.

The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included the AT4081 phantom-powered bidirectional ribbon microphone on guitars; AT4050 multi-pattern condenser microphone on overheads; AT4047/SV cardioid condenser microphone on guitars; AE2500 dual-element cardioid instrument microphone on kick drum; AE5100 cardioid condenser instrument microphone on hi-hat and ride cymbals; ATM650 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone on snare; and ATM350 cardioid condenser clip-on microphone and ATM250 hypercardioid dynamic instrument microphone on toms. 

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