Day one was a blur of bands, crazy Japanese teenagers and microphones. Many of the bands 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.
With summer in full swing, it’s time to fuel up with Audio-Technica’s ATH-CKX5iS SonicFuel® In-ear Headphones. SonicFuel is designed for active daily use to power you forward while delivering extraordinary comfort, style and an immersive listening experience.
All of our SonicFuel in-ear headphones include multi-sized silicone eartips (XS, S, M, L) and C-tips (S, M, L). Each pair of headphones comes out of the box fitted with the medium eartips and C-tips, giving you a good middle ground from which to start when finding your perfect fit.
It’s time for you to formally meet the newest member of our family: the AT2020USBi.
With this new audio masterpiece, we’ve combined high-resolution audio with increased connectivity options. The AT2020USBi cardioid condenser microphone adds a new level of sound quality and convenience to our USB microphone line.
With over 7,000 parts the piano is quite possibly the most mechanically and sonically complex acoustic instrument. With seemingly endless ways to mic a piano for recording, the project might seem overwhelming. As part of our basic recording techniques video series, we review three techniques to capture the perfect piano sound.
The tonewheel organ cemented its place in history as one of the earliest electric instruments. The organ, along with the rotary speaker cabinet, has found its way into nearly every musical genre, from relaxed jazz to stereo thumping rock and roll.
A truly versatile instrument, the organ can adapt to any style and we have some tips to help you capture the organ’s unique tone and spirit.
Gaming just got a whole lot better.
With over 50 years behind us in the audio industry, we took a major leap into the gaming world last year. We introduced our first two gaming headsets, and while it was a new endeavor for us, we couldn’t have been more excited. We recognized the need for gaming headsets that appeal to the true audiophile. The response was overwhelming – we were blown away by being welcomed into the gaming world with open arms!
We quickly got to work on developing additional gaming headsets, which were unveiled at this year’s CES. Meet the ATH-PDG1 and ATH-PG1.
If you’re a fan of the legendary ATH-M50x headphones, then you’re going to love the newest addition to the M-series family: ATH-M50xDG Limited Edition Dark Green Professional Monitor Headphones.
Our coveted ATH-M50x headphones have been critically acclaimed and loved by some of the top audio engineers and pro audio reviewers. These professional monitor headphones now come in Dark Green, featuring the same signature sound and detachable cables.
The ATH-M50xDG headphones provide an unmatched experience for the most critical audio professionals. Use them for professional mixing, monitoring and mastering or to hear your favorite songs exactly as intended.
If you haven’t already, it’s time you met our new standout over-ear headphones: the ATH-MSR7.
The ATH-MSR7 SonicPro® over-ear high-resolution audio headphones are forged from Audio-Technica’s rich heritage in professional audio. These new headphones are also Audio-Technica’s first product to receive the Hi-Res Audio label (though for decades we have produced high-quality audiophile models), a signal to listeners that these headphones will let them hear music the way it was intended.