WCLV's Robert Conrad (l) and WLRN's Mark Hart
during The Cleveland Orchestra's first live broadcast from
Miami's Knight Concert Hall. (photo by Roger Mastroianni)
AUDIO TECHNICA, U. S. PROMOTES WCLV'S USE OF ITS MICROPHONES
Audio Technica, U.S., a leading innovator in the design and manufacture of microphones and other electronics for the audio industry, is promoting the use of its microphones as part of WCLV's live broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra concerts from Miami's Knight Concert Hall at the Carnival Center for the Performing Arts in January and March, 2007.
These were the first live broadcasts of The Cleveland Orchestra from outside the Cleveland area.
Audio Technica furnished two AT 4047/SVs to use as announce mikes for orchestra commentator Robert Conrad and his co-host from WLRN, Miami, Mark Hart. Additionally, two AT4073a shotgun microphones were used by Orchestra Audio Supervisor Bruce Gigax to capture the new hall's reverb qualities.
Audio Technica issued a press release on WCLV's use of the AT microphones with a photo of Conrad and Hart using the AT 4047s to coincide with the National Association of Broadcaster's convention in Las Vegas.
On the use of the AT 4047s, the press release quoted Conrad as saying, "We have the same mircophones at Severance Hall for doing Orchestra concerts there - and, in fact, every microphone at WCLV is from Audio Technica, so we have a consistent sound on all of the Orchestra broadcasts and (over the air) on WCLV."
Bruce Gigax was quoted, "The AT 40473a's were just perfect for (our) application. (They) were clean, quiet, and we never had any trouble with clipping, even when things were loud, and the crowd was cheering loudly."
Audio Technica, U.S. is also the sponsor of the year-round CIM Live broadcasts from The Cleveland Institute of Music and the Encore School for Strings. Audio Technica microphones are also used for announcing these broadcasts.
Photo by Roger Mastrioanni