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Audio-Technica to Hold “Ask Me Anything” Sessions at 135th AES Convention

— Featuring industry insiders and friends of A-T, these AMA sessions are set to be informative and revelatory for an audience of in-person AES convention attendees as well as a worldwide online audience —

STOW, OH, October 10, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, announces that, for the first time, it will be hosting several “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) question-and-answer sessions at its exhibition booth (2723) at the 135th AES Convention in New York, NY. Sessions are scheduled for two days of the convention: Friday, October 18, and Saturday, October 19. The session schedule is listed below, and additional details are available at the Audio-Technica booth or www.audio-technica.com/aes2013. (Note: this schedule is subject to change; updates will be made on this link).

Friday, October 18, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Joel Singer, GRAMMY® Award-winning engineer/mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile.
2:00-2:30 — Jackie Green, VP R&D/Engineering at Audio-Technica.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Filipetti, GRAMMY® Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer.
4:00-4:30 — Richie Castellano, musician and YouTube sensation.

Saturday, October 19, 2013 (all times EDT):
1:00-1:30 — Richard Chycki, mixer, engineer and producer.
2:00-2:30 — Carl Tatz, TEC Award-nominated recording studio designer.
3:00-3:30 — Frank Wells, President of AES.
4:00-4:30 — Jimmy Douglass, GRAMMY® Award-winning recording engineer/record producer.

“Ask Me Anything” questions are fed to the presenters through a moderator during a 30-minute Q&A session. Questions can be submitted by individuals present at AES booth 2723; online at www.livestream.com (free registration); and by Twitter #ATliveAES.

In addition, individuals may watch during and after the event at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013 (also accessible from A-T’s website or Facebook page).

“We are very much looking forward to the AMA sessions at the AES Convention,” stated Gary Boss, Audio-Technica Marketing Director. “This will be a wonderful opportunity to hear comments on a wide variety of topics from some of the leaders in their fields in an informal, no-holds-barred setting. And with the online presence, people who could not make the convention in person can get a taste of what the show has to offer and interact with these experts. We hope that this series of events will truly enhance the AES Convention experience for all who participate, and be the beginning a great tradition moving forward.”

Full details are available at www.audio-technica.com/aes2013.

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NashvilleMix Opens New Facility with Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ Concept

- Engineer/Producer Eric Brengle chooses Carl Tatz Design MixRoom™ turnkey control room solution for his new studio, featuring the acclaimed PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™), for ultimate monitoring performance at an affordable price -

Nashville, TN: Nashville pop/rock engineer/producer and NashvilleMix owner Eric Brengle had two goals in mind when he contacted TEC award-nominated Carl Tatz to design his new personal recording studio. “First I needed accurate monitoring so that I wouldn’t have to second guess my mixes all the time, and secondly I needed my room to make a professional impression when clients came over to work,” recalls Brengle. “I knew that the MixRoom™ would look serious based on the many studio photos on Carl’s website, and I even knew how amazing his PhantomFocus™ System (PFS™) sounded, having auditioned one at another of Carl’s studios. However, it’s a whole different ball of wax when you experience a MixRoom in your own space that you’ve been struggling with for a long time. The MixRoom is absolutely remarkable – it turned my 12′ x 13′ x 9′ funky little room into the state-of-the-art monitoring environment.”

The revolutionary MixRoom concept pairs the Carl Tatz Signature Series™ acoustic modules by Auralex® with the unrivaled accuracy of the PhantomFocus System monitor tuning protocol. It has dramatically simplified control room design and renders the highest performance at a fraction of the cost of Carl Tatz Design’s custom work, making a world-class control room affordable to many more audio professionals. “We’re very exited about these new rooms, and we’re designing more and more of them across the country in commercial, personal and educational facilities,” explains Carl Tatz of the Carl Tatz Design (CTD) firm and creator of the PhantomFocus System. “They are a perfect fit in many applications where budget is limited yet expectations are high.”

“It’s a difficult thing to describe”‘ says Brengle, “because most engineers have never been able to hear complete sonic accuracy from 20Hz-to-20kHz before without fighting room modes, boundary effects and console reflections. Looking back I feel like I was mixing with only a three-pack of Crayola Crayons, but now I’ve got the entire spectrum to work with, which is so much more exciting. There’s no place for frequencies to hide, so my mixes come together better and faster. People need to know about this”.

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Broadcast Audio Leaders Join DTV Audio Group Forum at the Upcoming 135th AES Convention

— Leading personnel from ESPN, NBCUniversal, HBO, Saturday Night Live, Turner Sports, Starz, and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, along with prominent facilities, firms and manufacturers, will address the future of TV audio as digital distribution models continue to evolve in “DTV Audio Group Forum: Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape” —

New York, NY, October 9, 2013 — Underscoring its ongoing commitment to bringing together the top individuals in broadcast television audio, the DTV Audio Group Forum, scheduled to take place on Friday, October 18, 2013 at the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (October 17 through October 20, 2013, at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City), will present key technical personnel who will discuss the future of broadcast sound. The forum, focusing on the shifting landscape in TV audio brought about by the transition to multi-platform mobile and fixed streaming content delivery, has assembled panels and presentations from the very same minds who will plot the strategies that will take television audio into the future.

Selected speakers are scheduled to include:

Kevin Cleary, Senior Audio Producer, ESPN
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal, and Chairman, DTV Audio Group
Nicolas Tsingos, Senior Platform Engineer, Dolby Laboratories
Ken Hahn, Co-Founder and Principal, Sync Sound and Digital Cinema
Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment
Hardys Eggum, Vice President Media Technology, HBO
Stacey Foster, Coordinating Producer, Saturday Night Live
Peter Scott, Vice President for Emerging Media, Turner Sports
Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment
Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Produced by the DTV Audio Group – an organization of senior-level broadcast network executives promoting best practices and successful strategies for digital television audio production and delivery – in association with the Sports Video Group (SVG) and sponsored by Dale Pro Audio, Dolby Laboratories, DTS, JBL Professional, Linear Acoustic, Studer and Yamaha – “DTV Audio Group Forum: Audio Production and Distribution in an Evolving Television Delivery Landscape” will explore the opportunities and challenges presented by advanced encoding schemes and to debate whether ubiquitous mobile and over-the-top content delivery demands a retrenchment to more limited audio or could lead to further audio advances. The discussion will also address the long-term implications of mobile data’s inevitable annexation of available broadcast spectrum and the resulting impact on wireless production, and will once again revisit the challenges of producing multichannel music for television.

“What we’ve done is reached out to the key innovators and leaders across the spectrum of broadcast television audio, from the networks, the programs, the facilities and the manufacturers who are deeply involved in charting the course of television sound into the future,” states DTV Audio Group Executive Director Roger Charlesworth. “These are the people who are asking and answering the questions about the future.”

Those questions and others will be addressed by panels with considerable technical star power. After a keynote address from Tom Sahara, Vice President of Operations and Technology at Turner Sports and Sports Video Group Chairman, they will include:

A Paler Shade of White: Facing the Realities of Shrinking Professional Wireless Spectrum
Panelists:

Mark Brunner, Senior Director of Global Public Relations, Shure Incorporated
Joe Ciaudelli, Sennheiser, Director, Advanced Products and Engineering
Kevin Cleary, Senior Audio Producer, ESPN
Henry Cohen, Senior RF Design Engineer, CP Communications
Peter Larsson, General Manager, Broadcast Sports Incorporated

Objects Are Closer Than They Appear: Interactivity, Object Oriented Audio and Advanced Channel Formats in Next-Generation Services
Panelists:

Robert Bleidt, Division General Manager, Fraunhofer USA
Jean-Marc Jot, Vice President of Research and Development, DTS
Jim Starzynski, Director and Principal Audio Engineer, NBCUniversal
Nicolas Tsingos, Senior Platform Engineer, Dolby Laboratories

How Many Channels is Your Cloud? – Expanding Visions of Television Audio for Mobile and Over-the-Top Streaming Delivery
Panelists:

Hardys Eggum, Vice President Media Technology, HBO
Stacey Foster, Coordinating Producer, Saturday Night Live
Peter Scott, Vice President for Emerging Media, Turner Sports
Sean Richardson, Director of Post Production, Audio, Starz Entertainment

Television versus Music: Round Two — Revisiting the Joys of Multichannel Music and the Struggle for Stereo Compatibility
Panelists:

Roger Charlesworth, Executive Director, DTV Audio Group, and President, Charlesworth Media
Ken Hahn, Co-Founder and Principal, Sync Sound and Digital Cinema
Lawrence Manchester, Senior Music Mixer, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

For more information on the DTV Audio Group forum, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/specialevents/?ID=3742. For further information on the 135th AES International Convention, and to register for your free Exhibits-Plus badge or the premium All-Access badge, please visit http://www.aes.org/events/135/.

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Genelec Active Loudspeakers Chosen for Lady Luck, Blurring the Lines Between Home Cinema and State-of-the-Art Theater

— Massive Genelec speaker complement includes L-C-R array, 10 surround speakers and eight 12-inch subwoofers, all calibrated through a studio-grade QSC Signal Processor —

NATICK, MA, October 7, 2013 — When you step into Lady Luck, you are not going to the movies – you are instead transported to another realm of cinema experience. Designed by Slayman Cinema, and with its AV technology integrated and crafted by Cantara, this 45-seat luxury bijou redefines what is meant by the term “home theater.” And active loudspeakers from Genelec are there to redefine what cinema surround sound can be.

The audio system is a massive Genelec speaker array: three HT324AC Large Active Speakers make up the L-C-R array behind a record-breaking 18-foot-wide Stewart curved screen illuminated by a Digital Projection reference-level 3D projector; 10 Genelec AIW26 Active In-Wall Loudspeakers are used as surrounds; and there are a total of five subwoofers – a Genelec HTS6 Active Subwoofer is soffited beneath the theater’s front stage and four Genelec HTS4 Active Subwoofers distribute low frequencies evenly throughout the main level and balcony. Other technologies in Lady Luck include two AMX 5-inch wireless touchscreens located on both the main level and in the balcony, and audio processing through a studio-grade QSC DSP system.

“The room’s performance blows past any preconceived expectation of what a theater should sound like,” states Jason Voorhees, President of Cantara. “And the Genelecs are the only speakers that could fulfill everything that we had to accomplish in it.” Voorhees says the combination of the room’s massive size – the ceiling is 22 feet high, allowing for the inclusion of a 21-seat rear balcony with its own two pairs of AIW26 surround speakers and two HTS4 subwoofers – and its requirement that the theater’s sound be as superb as its visual aesthetics demanded a very specific kind of speaker performance. “It’s an extraordinarily large room, and because there is so much air volume, there are only a tiny handful of speaker manufacturers whose loudspeakers can handle the level of loudness that we needed,” he explains. “On top of that, we also demanded the highest level of finesse. When you put those requirements together, the answer is Genelec.”

Voorhees also complimented Genelec speakers’ sonic consistency, which was critical in a theater of this size. “Each speaker has a consistent sound quality across the entire model range – they speak as if with one voice,” he says. “The sound is uniform throughout the soundfield in the theater. That’s why for our largest theaters we use Genelec. It’s as close to natural sound reproduction as you can get.”

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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GC Pro Expands Its Offerings to Include Martin® Professional Products

— Company provides customers and GC Pro Affiliate Program members with additional resources for the commercial installation market sector —

WESTLAKE VILLAGE, CA, October 3, 2013 — Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users, announces that, as part of its ongoing growth and expansion, it is now an authorized dealer of products from Martin® Professional, a premium lighting manufacturer headquartered in Denmark and recently acquired by HARMAN International.

Rick Plushner, GC Pro Vice President, stated, “As we continue to expand into the commercial installation market sector, Martin Lighting is an important brand that helps us provide our customers and affiliate members with comprehensive solutions for their projects. Martin holds either the #1 or #2 market share in almost every product line position they participate in. They are truly a world-class leader in the touring, house-of-worship, cruise ship, night club, live events and television vertical markets. And now, through the strong partnership that Guitar Center has with HARMAN, we’re excited to announce that GC Pro is now an authorized Martin Professional dealer. We have been training our personnel on this product line so they can offer the same expertise here to our clients they bring with all the other brands we represent.”

For more information, please visit www.gcpro.com.

About Martin® Professional
As a world leader in dynamic lighting solutions, Martin® lighting systems are renowned the world over. Most recently, the outdoor Martin LED lighting system was showcased during Super Bowl XLVII at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. Martin luminaires have also recently been used for live performances by rock acts such as the Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Coldplay as well as for the latest Broadway and West End musicals. Martin is in the process of launching new products across all of its product lines including new models in the award-winning MAC Viper family, as well as new creative LED video products, innovative lighting control solutions, new atmospheric smoke solutions and more.

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Genelec Offers G Series Active Loudspeakers and F Series Active Subwoofers

— Featuring industrial design by award-winning designer Harri Koskinen and Genelec’s R&D team, these new models offer a truly exceptional home audio solution —

NATICK, MA, October 3, 2013 — Genelec is introducing its new G Series Active Loudspeakers and F Series Active Subwoofers. The G Series includes four models: G One (Woofer 3″ + Tweeter 3/4″), G Two (Woofer 4″ + Tweeter 3/4″), G Three (Woofer 5″ + Tweeter 3/4″) and G Four (Woofer 6.5″ + Tweeter 3/4″); and the F Series includes the F One (6″ active) and F Two (8″ active) subwoofers. Both series feature elegant industrial design by award-winning designer Harri Koskinen and Genelec’s R&D team. Used together or separately, the G Series and F Series offer an exceptional home audio solution.

Genelec’s G Series active two-way loudspeakers combine an organic, rounded form with powerful and precise sound reproduction. The gently curving design is not chosen for good looks alone. Sharp edges or corners on a loudspeaker enclosure cause acoustic reflections that interfere with the direct sound. This harmful interference – diffraction – is dramatically reduced by the smooth, curved design of the G Series, audible in the excellent resolution and solid sound imaging of the products. Blending seamlessly to the enclosure shape, the proprietary Directivity Control Waveguide™ (DCW™) formed around the high-frequency driver is designed to match the frequency response and directivity characteristics of the two drivers. This results in a smooth frequency response on- and off-axis and controlled directivity maximizing the direct sound aimed to the listening area.

Genelec’s F Series active subwoofers are designed to complement G Series loudspeakers in applications where an extended and powerful reproduction of very low frequencies is required. The all-metal construction of the subwoofers hides the driver and connectors on the bottom, leaving the clean form of the enclosure undisturbed. Both models feature connections and bass management for up to 5.1 channels and a comprehensive suite of adjustments for perfect matching to the main loudspeakers and room acoustics.

For more information, please visit www.genelecusa.com.

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GUITAR CENTER OPENS NEW STORE IN GAINESVILLE, FLORIDA

Gainesville location features on-site lessons, new repair services, and vast inventory selection

ANNOUNCEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

Guitar Center has opened its 252nd store location in the U.S.
Customers can take a “virtual tour” of the store online
GC Garage service will provide a much-needed range of musical instrument repair services
GC Studios, first-ever GC lessons facility in Gainesville to support local music scene, is at the store, located at 3210 SW 35th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32608

(Los Angeles, CA) – Guitar Center, the world’s largest retailer of guitars, amplifiers, drums, keyboards, recording, live sound, DJ and lighting equipment, opened its 252nd location, in Gainesville, Florida, on September 5, 2013. The store, located at 3210 SW 35th Blvd. Gainesville, FL 32608, is also part of a new wave of Guitar Center retail stores that feature lesson spaces, which allows GC to offer additional music lessons, special programs and expanded opportunities for local musicians.

Customers can take a “virtual tour” of the store on the GC website at http://stores.guitarcenter.com/gainesville.

GAINESVILLE STORE LOCATION BACKGROUNDER:

Vast Product Selection and Low Prices – Guitar Center Gainesville brings an unprecedented selection of products to Gainesville, all backed by Guitar Center’s guarantee and available at attractive prices. The store features the latest in guitars, amplifiers, percussion instruments and keyboards, as well as live sound, DJ, lighting and recording equipment.
Guitar Center Studios – Deeply vested in expanding and enhancing the local music scene, Guitar Center Gainesville also brings Guitar Center Studios to the new location. The fully-equipped, in-house lesson space is giving area residents of all ages and skill levels access to affordable music lessons. Sourcing locally trained store employees as certified instructors, courses will be offered on guitar, bass, keys and drums, as well as vocals and recording techniques using Pro Tools, Logic Pro and GarageBand.
Guitar Center Garage – Guitar Center Gainesville includes GC Garage, the store’s on-site guitar repair service, offering a host of services, including electronics repair, hardware customization, fretwork, structural repairs, cosmetic enhancements, setup and maintenances.

Guitar Center Gainesville: Additional In-Store Programs and Opportunities Include:

Guitar Center’s “Endless Aisle” – Gainesville customers can now shop from Guitar Center’s new multi-channel “endless aisle,” which extends the in-store inventory to over $400 million in new and used products from across the nation. Shoppers will be able to purchase in-store, online and via phone, with the option to have products shipped to their home or to the store for convenient pick up.
At: Guitar Center Programs – Throughout the calendar year, Guitar Center Gainesville will host an array of free events, such as artist workshops, lessons, product launches and performances, as a part of the company’s ongoing commitment to educating and assisting unsigned artists. These programs aim to provide musicians with the opportunities and exposure essential to achieving their music goals.
Recording Made Easy – Available at all Guitar Center locations, the Recording Made Easy program is a four-week, user-friendly series of weekly classes occurring Saturdays from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

In addition to special programs at the new Gainesville store, Guitar Center offers year-round programs designed to spearhead creativity and highlight promising undiscovered talent. Gainesville residents will now be able to participate in these ongoing events from their hometown. Programs have included Your Next Record, Guitar Center On-Stage, Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter, Guitar Center’s Battle of the Blues and Guitar Center’s Drum-Off.

Guitar Center Gainesville Store and Studio Hours
Mon-Sat: 10 AM-8 PM
Sun: 12 PM-6 PM

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Audio-Technica Offers System 10 Rebates

— Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, System 10 avoids TV and DTV interference, offering a cost-effective, high-fidelity wireless solution for houses of worship, musicians/hobbyists, karaoke, corporate applications and more —

STOW, OH, October 2, 2013 — Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is offering rebates of up to $50.00 on its System 10 Digital Wireless systems. Systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Audio-Technica dealer between October 1, 2013, and December 31, 2013, will be eligible. Claims must be submitted by January 31, 2014.

End-users will receive rebates on qualifying System 10 purchases as follows:

Any 1 System – $10 Rebate
Any 2 Systems – $25 Rebate
Any 3 Systems – $50 Rebate

Users can register online at register at http://audio-technicaus.4myrebate.com with offer code AUD-10013. Alternatively, buyers may manually complete and mail in this System 10 Wireless Rebate 2013 Form with the required documents indicated.

For complete terms and conditions, please visit System 10 rebates here.

About System 10 Digital Wireless
System 10 offers high-fidelity digital wireless for performing musicians and presenters. Operating in the 2.4 GHz range, far from TV and DTV interference, System 10 offers advanced 24-bit operation and amazingly clear sound. System 10 wireless ensures clear communications by providing three levels of diversity assurance: frequency, time, and space. Frequency Diversity sends the signal on two dynamically allocated frequencies for interference-free communication. Time Diversity sends the signal in multiple time slots to maximize immunity to multipath interference. Finally, Space Diversity uses two antennas on each transmitter and receiver to maximize signal integrity.

Multiple system configurations are available, with handheld vocal microphone/transmitters and UniPak® body-pack transmitters designed for use with lavalier, headworn and instrument microphones as well as electric guitars.

System 10 Products and U.S. MSRP:

ATW-1101 UniPak® Transmitter System $489.95
ATW-1101/G Guitar System $524.95
ATW-1101/H Headworn Microphone System $614.95
ATW-1101/H92 Miniature Headworn Microphone System $664.95
ATW-1101/H92TH Miniature (beige) Headworn Microphone System $664.95
ATW-1101/L Lavalier Microphone System $614.95
ATW-1102 Handheld Microphone System $524.95

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Focusrite’s RedNet Showcase at Vintage King Audio Los Angeles Hailed as Success

Focusrite’s acclaimed range of modular Ethernet-networked audio interfaces was displayed and demonstrated on Thursday, September 26, at VKLA

Los Angeles, CA, October 2, 2013 – On Thursday, September 26, 2013, Vintage King Los Angeles (VKLA), located at 1176 W. Sunset Blvd., was the place to be as Focusrite presented a showcase of its acclaimed RedNet Ethernet-networked interfaces, which are based around the industry-standard low-latency Audinate Dante® audio networking system. The event’s attendance read like a who’s-who of the pro audio community, with such leading industry figures present as Chris Lord-Alge, CJ Vanston, Michael Bradford, Dave Reitzas, Herb Tarwick, Al Schmitt, Steve Genewick and Dean Martin Hovey. The daylong event began with individual one-on-one sessions at 10:00 a.m., 1:00 p.m., and 3:00 p.m., followed by a 7:00 p.m. evening mixer. Also in attendance were members of Vintage King’s Los Angeles sales and support staff, as well as personnel from Focusrite.

“The event was a huge success,” stated Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc. “Vintage King’s Los Angeles facility was the perfect place to hold this event, because of their extensive installation network infrastructure and customer base. The quality time we got to spend with key members of the audio community was an invaluable experience. Everyone at VKLA and Focusrite worked very hard to knock it out of the park, and the results were nothing short of great.”

“This great event has left us with the multi-DAW composer system running and ready for demonstration at Vintage King Los Angeles” stated Shevy Shovlin, Vintage King’s Director of Partner Marketing. “You can see a live system in use, and hear audio being transported in real-time around our showroom and demo studio.”

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Photo Caption 1: Shown L-R: Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc.; Dean Martin Hovey, Founder/Creative Director, Soundwell.tv; Ted White, RedNet Product Specialist; and Shevy Shovlin, Vintage King Audio Director of Partner Marketing Photo by Brian Ulrich. © 2013.

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Photo Caption 2: Shown L-R: Phil Wagner, President of Focusrite Novation Inc.; and legendary producer/engineers Chris Lord-Alge and Al Schmitt. Photo by Brian Ulrich. © 2013.

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Leading Industry Journalists React Positively to Audio-Technica AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone

— The ultimate studio condenser vocal microphone, the AT5040 represents a milestone in design, build quality, and the depth, presence and purity of its sound quality —

Audio-Technica, a leading innovator in transducer technology for over 50 years, is showing its AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the inaugural model from its flagship 50 Series of elite studio microphones. Leading journalists and engineers have been raving about the AT5040 since its recent introduction.

In his review for the June issue of Mix magazine, Barry Rudolph, an L.A.-based recording engineer and audio expert, stated, “The AT5040 offers the elegance and natural sound of a well-designed large-diaphragm condenser microphone with the precision, wide frequency response and high SPL handling of a small-diaphragm microphone. The AT5040 is like super high-definition video—it captures everything in truthful resolution.”

In an August feature for Pro Audio Review, which recently nominated the AT5040 for a PAR Excellence award in the category of Large Diaphragm Condensers (LDCs, non-handheld), PAR Technical Editor and Nashville engineer Lynn Fuston stated that the “AT5040 is a well-built, respectable mic with a proud heritage and lots of unique design features … All together, this is the best microphone package A-T has ever made … The fit and finish of the AT5040 are superb.”

Additionally, Alan Branch, a freelance engineer/producer, wrote for the August issue of Audio Media, “…Audio-Technica has taken a fresh approach to how a mic can truly capture sound … resulting in what might just be the best vocal mic every produced!”

About the AT5040:
A-T’s ultimate studio vocal microphone, the hand-built AT5040 side-address condenser offers remarkably musical high-fidelity performance, with profound realism and depth, presence and purity of sound. Featuring a proprietary breakthrough element design, the AT5040 employs four ultra-thin (2 micron) rectangular diaphragms that function together providing combined surface area unachievable in a standard round diaphragm. Designed as a first-choice vocal microphone with smooth top end and controlled sibilance, the AT5040’s large-diaphragm characteristics and fast transient response also make it ideal for recording acoustic instruments such as piano, guitar, strings, and saxophone.

The AT5040 Cardioid Condenser Microphone, the first model in Audio-Technica’s flagship 50 Series of elite studio microphones, is now available with a U.S. MSRP of $2,999.00. For more information, please visit www.audio-technica.com.

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