Happenings

Happenings

Happenings

Happenings

Audio-Technica Is The Official Microphone Sponsor for RENT the Musical

1 October 2016
Share

Singapore, 18 October, 2016 — Audio-Technica is proud to be the official microphone sponsor for Pangdemonium’s staging of RENT The Musical, happening at the Drama Centre Theatre from 7th  October to 23rd October 2016.

 

Loosely based on Puccini’s 1896 opera La Boheme, RENT tells the story of a group of young artists struggling to survive and create a life in New York City's East Village under the scourge of HIV/AIDS in the 1990s. The musical won the Tony Award for Best Musical and Best Original Score in 1996. The musical stars Singapore’s most talented performers today such as Benjamin Chow in the title role of Mark, Aaron Khaled as Angel, singing sensation Tabitha Nauser as Mimi and a cameo by Adrian Pang.

 

As the official microphone sponsor of RENT the Musical, Audio-Technica is poised to lift the rock and roll musical to the next level through the utilisation of its pro audio equipment such as its flagship 50 Series microphone AT5045, and the latest addition to the Artists Elite Series and Artist Series AE2300 and ATM230 instrument microphones respectively for the accompanying musicians.

 

The important task of sound design fell to CTRL FRE@K, a show design company comprising of Lee Yew Jin, Sound Operator and Jeffrey Yue, Sound Designer, a 20 year veteran in the Singapore sound design scene who paid his dues at the Esplanade, Theatres On The Bay as Sound Coordinator and has served as designer and production engineer for countless international and local productions. Since then, he has worked in countries as diverse as London, Cambodia, Turkey and Australia.

 

Read Jeffrey Yue’s full interview On The Spotlight soon.

 

For this production, Jeffrey has opted to deploy a mixture of Audio-Technica microphones, including the AE3000 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone for the guitar amps, AT5045 for the drum overheads and ATM350 and ATM230 for the tom toms.

 

As someone who often worked on classical music, Jeffrey was allowed the opportunity to experiment with different Audio-Technica microphones during rehearsals to craft the perfect rock and roll soundscape.

 

So far, the microphones has done its job. In fact, Jeffrey is so impressed with the AT5045 for its clarity that he is considering deploying it for his future projects.

 

Jeffrey sums up it best when he commented that “For the price point, Audio-Technica allows you to have a few good microphones that you can deploy at different situations, be it live or in a studio environment”.

 

By collaborating with Jeffrey, Audio-Technica has enabled him to break the shackles of limited deployment and ensures that RENT The Musical will rock the house down with stellar music performance by the accompanying musicians, all delivered through Audio-Technica’s microphones.

 

CTRL FRE@K deploys the following Audio-Technica microphones:

Channels

Audio-Technica Microphones

Description

Roger (Cast) Electric Guitar Amplifier

AE3000

Artist Elite High SPL Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone  

Music Director’s Electric Guitar Amplifier

AE3000

Artist Elite High SPL Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone  

Violin High Frequency Amplifier

ATM650

Artist Series Hyper-Cardioid Dynamic Instrumental Microphone

Violin Low Frequency Amplifier

AE3000

Artist Elite High SPL Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone  

Main Electric Guitar Amplifier

AE3000

Artist Elite High SPL Large Diaphragm Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone  

Kick Drum (Inside the Shell)

U851a

Cardioid Condenser Boundary Microphone

Kick Drum Outside the Shell #1

AE2500

Artist Elite Duel Element (Cardioid Condenser / Dynamic) Kick Drum Microphone

Kick Drum Outside the Shell #2

AE2500

Artist Elite Duel Element (Cardioid Condenser / Dynamic) Kick Drum Microphone

Snare Drum Top

AE2300

Artist Elite Cardioid Instrument Microphone with Double Dome Diaphragm construction

Snare Drum Bottom

ATM650

Artist Series Hyper-Cardioid Dynamic Instrumental Microphone

Snare Drum 10"

AE2300

Artist Elite Cardioid Instrument Microphone with Double Dome Diaphragm construction

Hi hat

ATM450

Artist Series Side Address Cardioid Condenser Instrumental Microphone

Tom Drum#1

ATM350

Artist Series Cardioid Clip-on Instrumental Microphone

Tom Drum #2

ATM350

Artist Series Cardioid Clip-on Instrumental Microphone

Floor Tom Drum

ATM230

Artist Series Hyper-Cardioid Dynamic Instrumental Microphone with low profile design

Floor Tom Drum

ATM230

Artist Series Hyper-Cardioid Dynamic Instrumental Microphone with low profile design

Drums Overhead Left

AT5045

Matched Pair Side Address Large Diaphragm Pencil Condenser Microphone

Drums Overhead Right

AT5045

Matched Pair Side Address Large Diaphragm Pencil Condenser Microphone

Posted in