(mtebaldi | Posted 2011-03-26)

The buddies at Audio Technica must be quite proud of themselves. Fourteen years in a row responsible for mic’ing one of the most important annual ceremony award for music. The 26th Annual Rock’nRoll Hall of Fame, held in New York’s Waldorf Astoria last March 14th, inducted a few more of the legends of western music like Alice Cooper, Neil Diamond, Dr. John, Darlene Love and Tom Waits. Leon Russell received the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Award for Musical Excellence. Supplying over 50 microphones, Audio Technica surely played a crucial part to make the Hall of Fame ceremonies a success.

Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite® 5000 Series UHF Wireless System was used with the AEW-T5400 handheld microphone/transmitter for frontline vocals on performances by Rob Zombie, as part of the Alice Cooper induction performance; award recipients Leon Russell, Dr. John and Darlene Love; and house bandleader Paul Shaffer. John Legend joined Dr. John onstage, using an Audio-Technica AE6100 Hypercardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphone, and Elton John, who presented friend and collaborator Leon Russell’s award, also used an AE6100 during the show’s finale.

The backline mic complement of A-T wired microphones included AE2500 Dual-element Instrument Microphone for kick drum; AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for toms; ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for hi-hat; AT4050ST Stereo Condenser Microphone for overheads; AT4080 Phantom-Powered Bidirectional Ribbon Microphone for guitar amps; ATM23HE Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone for congas; AE5100 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for percussion overheads; ATM350 Cardioid Condenser Clip-On Microphone for acoustic bass; AT4055 Handheld Cardioid Condenser Microphone for horns; and AT4054 Handheld Cardioid Condenser Microphone for background vocals.

The Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame was broadcasted on Fuse on Sunday, March 20th. The combination of wired and wireless Audio technical microphones once again guaranteed the capture of clear and flawless audio.

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