CMA Awards choose Audio-Technica microphones
(Dave Molter | Posted 2010-11-14)
Audio-Technica is celebrating its 17th year
of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing
an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its
annual awards show. The 44th Annual CMA Awards aired live in
5.1-channel surround sound Wednesday, November 10, on the ABC
Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and
featured over 200 Audio-Technica microphones, including an impressive
array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless
Systems. Audio-Technica was chosen to provide its clear and consistent
quality for this star-studded live broadcast, for performers ranging
from some of country musics biggest stars to pop and rock acts on
The team responsible for the audio at this years CMAs again included a
whos who of broadcast audio. The audio was supervised by award-winning
audio producers Michael Abbott and Tom Davis; ATK/Audiotek provided
the sound system with FOH (front-of-house) mixers Patrick Baltzell and
Rick Shimer; the broadcast music mix was handled by New
Jersey/California-based Music Mix Mobiles John Harris and Jay Vicari.
performers used Audio-Technicas acclaimed Artist Elite 5000
Series UHF Wireless System during the course of the show. Country/pop
superstar Taylor Swift paired the 5000 Series system with the
AEW-T3300 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter for her lead vocals.
Audio-Technica endorser Kenny Chesney performed with the 5000 Series
and the AEW-T5400 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Transmitter, and fellow
endorser Jason Aldean performed with the AEW-T6100 Hypercardioid
Dynamic Handheld Transmitter. Other AEW-T5400 users included Loretta
Lynn, The Band Perry (pictured) and Kelly Clarkson.
The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included the
AT4080 Phantom-powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone on guitars;
AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone on snare and rotary
speaker; AT4050 Multi-Pattern Condenser Microphone on guitars and
bass; AT4040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone on overheads; AE2500
Dual-Element Cardioid Instrument Microphone on kick drum; AE5100
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone on hi-hat and ride cymbals;
AE5400 Cardioid Condenser Microphone on rotary speaker; ATM450
Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone on ride cymbals; ATM650
Dynamic Instrument Microphone on snare and rotary speaker; and ATM350
Cardioid Condenser Clip-On Microphone on toms and fiddle/violin.
Jay Vicari stated, It is an easy decision for us to use Audio-Technica
wired and wireless mics on the CMAs year after year. A-Ts sound
quality is industry-leading, they are consistent from mic to mic, and
A-T has a wide range of products perfect for the singers and
instrumentalists featured on the show. Also, their artist relations
team and on-site support is second to none, which provides us an
additional comfort level when doing a high-profile broadcast event
like the CMA's.
Please visit www.audio-technica.com for more information.
From a press release.