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For the 14th year in a row, a broad range of Audio-Technica microphones was selected
to outfit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. A-T supplied over 50 mics
to capture the audio for the 26th annual induction ceremony, which took place at New
Yorks Waldorf Astoria on March 14, 2011. Inductees included 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. Non-performing recipients included Jac Holzman and
Art Rupe. The show will broadcast on Fuse on Sunday, March 20, 2011, at 9:00 p.m.
Eastern and online at www.fuse.tv.
Audio-Technicas 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 AE6100Hypercardioid Dynamic
Handheld Microphone, and Elton John, who presented friend and collaborator Leon
Russells award, also used an AE6100 during the shows 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 technical staff for the induction ceremony was made up of professional audio
industry veterans. Remote recording specialists M3 (Music Mix Mobile), the company
responsible for both recording the program and mixing the live feed for broadcast,
used its Eclipse remote truck with Jay Vicari as Music Mixer, mixing the events
audio onsite. Joel Singer served as Audio Truck Engineer-in-Charge, and fellow M3
principal John Harris served as Audio Coordinator this year, organizing and
assigning all the inputs and microphones for the event. The P.A. was provided by New
York-based Firehouse Productions. Dave Natale served as Front-of-House Mixer, and
Firehouse Productions Simon Welch was Monitor Mixer. FOH Production Audio was
handled by Ron Reeves.
Jay Vicari remarked, Once again, we used an assortment of Audio-Technica wired and
wireless microphones for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ceremony. I need to be able
to draw upon a wide selection of mics that I know will capture the audio clearly and
consistently, and Audio-Technica always delivers. This years event was no different
than past ones, in that the A-T mics performed flawlessly