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Highlights from Summer Sonic 2015 (Part 2)

A-T marketing director Gary Boss continues his recap of the unique Summer Sonic music festival. If you missed Part 1, you can read it here.

Day one was a blur of bands, crazy Japanese teenagers and microphones. Many of the Audio-Technica Summer Sonic 2015bands playing used a wide assortment of A-T mics, including AT4050, AE2500, ATM450 and ATM350. We were also able to catch up with some old friends, including Bruce Danz, monitor engineer for Marilyn Manson. Bruce is no stranger to Summer Sonic, having come here numerous times, most recently last year with Avenged Sevenfold, another A-T-heavy band. I know Bruce struggles horribly with being away from his family, but I do think he likes touring in Japan. Marilyn Manson was set to perform three shows in three days. When we caught the show Saturday night, it felt like the PA was really dialed in and Marilyn swaggered around the stage with his typical “don’t give a f%^$” attitude. He appeared to be having fun (I hope my saying that doesn’t ruin his street cred). The band sounded great with A-T mics performing the following duties: ATM250 – bass cabinet; AT4050 – overheads, guitar cabinets; ATM450 – hi-hat, snare bottom; AE6100 – backing vocals.

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Cut the Cord: System 10 Digital Wireless Rebate

Just in time for the holiday season, help the musician in your life cut the cord with one of the most trusted wireless microphone systems available.

Our latest rebate will help vocalists and guitarists experience the true freedom that only the System 10 Digital Wireless System can provide. Now through December 31, 2015, receive a $50 rebate with the purchase of a System 10 Stompbox Wireless System and a $25 rebate with the purchase of a System 10 Stack-Mount Wireless System. Audio-Technica's System 10 Rebate

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George Paul Blog Series: Recording Nature Part 1

This is the first installment in guest blogger George Paul’s “Recording Nature” series, which will chronicle his travels with four of the top bird-watchers in the world for the ultimate nature sound recording experience. Today George discusses the techniques he’ll be using as he sets out on his expedition.

 Imagine you are traveling with four ornithologists to record the sounds heard during an expedition in South America. These will range from the mind- blowing noises of the Amazon Basin, to the crystalline birdsong of the cloud forests farther west, to the sounds of the high mountain regions. Imagine your primary goal is to make high-quality recordings of ecosystem sound. But you are also a one- man film team. You must pack light and move fast. What equipment would you bring?

George Paul with his recording setup

My beloved friends – the Sound Devices 722 and the AT835ST

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Our Top 8 Favorite #FanPhotoFriday Picks

Over the past few years we’ve been really blown away by the amazing photos and videos all of you A-T fans have shared with us. Whether you’re in the studio, at school, on a production shoot or at home, your images have been incredible.

We wanted to do something fun with your creations, so we carved out a space on our Instagram account where we share your photos each week. We dubbed it #FanPhotoFriday. After all, there’s no better way for us to start the weekend than by sharing how you have made A-T a part of your life.

Audio-Technica Fan Photo Friday

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Perfect Together: Free M50x Headphones With Select 40 Series Mic Purchases

Whether at home or in the studio your recording tools are vital for capturing professional-quality audio. Our current rebate will provide you with the tools you need for a truly professional studio mic and headphone setup.

Now through December 31, 2015, receive a free pair of ATH-M50x Professional Monitor Headphones with the qualifying purchase of select 40 Series Studio Microphone.

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