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02.26.2006
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Audio-Technica makes the scene

Audio-Technica mics are being used in the broadcast of the 20th Winter Olympic games in Torino, Italy. NBC/Universal’s Olympics sound design manager Bob Dixon specified numerous A-T models including the AT4050 multi-pattern condenser and AT4047/SV cardioid condenser microphones.

The Olympic games, as well as opening and closing ceremonies, are being broadcast in full 1920x1080i HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound. More than 2500 competitors from 85 countries are competing at seven venues, with an estimated 1 million live spectators and 10,000 media representatives covering the event.

In addition to the AT4050 and AT4047/SV’s employed at every venue, NBC has been making use of the AT815ST stereo shotgun mic on a number of handheld cameras, bringing up-close behind the scenes action footage.

Audio-Technica is also in its ninth year of providing microphones and wireless systems for the Grammy Awards show. This year’s show, held February 8 at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, used more than 200 A-T mics and wireless systems, including the Artist Elite 5000 UHF series. The live show was mixed by Ron Reeves and Mikael Stewart, with the broadcast in HD with Dolby 5.1 surround sound supervised by Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger. Eric Schilling and John Harris worked with XM/Effanel Music’s L7 remote truck to provide the stereo and 5.1 surround mixes.

For more information, visit www.audio-technica.com.

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