Category Archives: Interviews

Highlights from Michael Abbott’s Ask Me Anything event at NAB 2014

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.

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The Larry Estrin NAB 2014 Ask Me Anything Interview

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.

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AES “Ask Me Anything” Interview: Frank Filipetti

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.

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AES “Ask Me Anything” Interview: Richie Castellano

richieAt the 2013 Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, Audio-Technica interviewed professionals in the audio industry to explain some of the finer points of the world in which our equipment operates. The “Ask Me Anything” Livestream event questions came from the audience and Twitter. In this week’s installment, we’ll cover highlights from our interview with Richie Castellano.

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AES “Ask Me Anything” Interview: Joel Singer

To continue the series of 2013 AES “Ask Me Anything” interviews, we transcribed our discussion with Joel Singer – engineer, mixer, co-founder and chief engineer of Music Mix Mobile (M3), a mobile audio business that records and broadcasts remotely for clients all over the world. In his role with M3, Singer handles all of the system designs and technical engineering, giving him a wide array of experience to share during our discussion. The audience in our booth asked him questions, as did the people watching the Livestream from Twitter. Fellow sound engineer Richard Chycki even added a question to the discussion.

Joel has engineered recordings and broadcasts for Justin Timberlake from Madison Square Garden for HBO, Barbra Streisand for Showtime, Shakira, Poison, John Mayer Trio, Madonna, Linkin Park Live in Texas and many more. Joel has received a Grammy® Award and a TEC Award for his work.

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AES “Ask Me Anything” Interview: Jimmy Douglass

Industry professionals from all corners of the globe descended on New York City in early October for the 2013 Audio Engineering Society (AES) convention, and we were right there with them.

In addition to the networking and showcasing that took place, we further explored the inner-sanctum of audio engineering by interviewing some heavy-hitting experts with accomplished resumes during our “Ask Me Anything” interviews. We took questions from the crowd in our booth and from Twitter followers online, with the only direction from our pros being “Ask Me Anything.” In this installment, we’ll focus on the highlights from our interview with Jimmy Douglass.

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AES “Ask Me Anything” Interview: Richard Chycki

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Audio-Technica conducted a Livestream event at the Audio Engineering Society (AES) 2013 Convention where the public had the unique opportunity to ask revered professionals in the audio industry whatever they wanted to know. The questions came from a live audience in the booth and from a Twitter feed following #ATliveAES. The event was as exciting for us as anyone else and we received some incredible insight into multiple levels of sound engineering and the music industry. In this week’s edition, we’ll highlight some of the key responses by Richard Chycki – Toronto-based mixer, engineer and producer.

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