Michael Abbott is an audio mixer and producer for television. For the past 25 years, he has worked in some capacity with the Grammys, the last 12 of those years spent as the prestigious awards show’s audio coordinator. He has also worked on The Voice, Shark Tank, The X Factor, and many more shows.
As part of our Ask Me Anything series from NAB 2014, Michael agreed to answer some questions from the audience and via twitter. Here are some highlights from Michael Abbott’s session with Audio-Technica.
An audio technology expert, Larry Estrin has gathered a number of credentials, including: contributing to the first live multi-satellite global broadcast (Elvis in Hawaii), conceiving and designing the wireless microphone system for NFL referees, founding Best Audio, engineering and implementing the first stereo broadcast of the Academy Awards and Grammys, designing the multi-dimensional sound environment concept for Disney’s Main Street Electrical Parade, and receiving the Civilian Service Medal for his work with the USO during Operation Desert Storm.
Larry sat with us during NAB 2014 to talk a bit about his experiences, from handling audio for the pope to developing the first wireless mic system for NFL referees.
To continue our series of Ask Me Anything sessions from NAB 2014, here are the highlights from our sit-down with Robert C. Bigelow.
InfoComm is the largest professional AV industry trade show and A-T was part of all the action.
From June 18–20 in Las Vegas, more than 950 AV companies showcased more than 10,000 products for the 36,000-plus people in attendance. The desert heat was oppressive, with the temperature breaking 100 degrees on Friday, but it was no match for the cutting-edge AV technology inside the convention center.
We added five new products to our expansive line of innovative, professional audio gear, and all this cool tech was more than enough to combat the summer heat. Here’s what we rolled out:
ATND971 Network Microphone
This ATND971 condenser boundary microphone features a Dante™ network output and user programmable switch. Use the switch to trigger a camera, dim the lights, or control some other device on the network, all while keeping your presentation rolling with clear audio.
Here’s a brief explanation of what you can do with the ATND971:
The annual National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is the largest B2B media company conference.
We showcased our professional audio products and also provided some key learning channels at NAB 2014. Join us now for a review of our “Ask Me Anything” sessions, where the live NAB audience and those following on Twitter asked experts questions about sound engineering. First up, Lenise Bent.
The National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) Show is the world’s largest electronic media show and is a chance for our team to travel to Las Vegas to speak directly to the broadcast audio community.
In this edition of “Where It’s A-T,” we’ll take a look at what we saw, what we did and what we learned at NAB 2014.
Since its inception in 1987, South by Southwest (SXSW) has rapidly grown into one of the biggest multimedia events in the world. People from far corners of the world flock to SXSW in greater numbers each year to share in the excitement.
In March, Audio-Technica was fortunate to have a booth during the festival. We brought some A-T gear along with us and we also worked with the Austin Music Foundation (AMF) to spread the word about local music. We dove headlong into Austin’s dizzying, amorphous SXSW culture.
In short, we had a blast. What follows is a roundup of our favorite moments at this year’s SXSW.
We love talking about our friends at The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus who are traveling the globe to provide students with free studio time.
The Lennon Bus is committed to providing these students and their schools with personalized, customized studio sessions where they get a crash course in writing, recording and producing music. The portable studio is equipped with all the best accoutrements, including Audio-Technica pro mics & headphones.
In October 2013, Audio-Technica returned to the International Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention in New York City where the biggest names in audio engineering equipment come out each year to showcase their latest products.
In addition to a display of our mics and headphones, we held a Livestream event called “Ask Me Anything,” where celebrated professionals from the audio engineering field responded to questions from the crowd and online via Twitter.
So, who stopped by the booth? Grammy Award-winning music producer, engineer and mixer Frank Filipetti.