The Japanese audio company has announced its appointment as official microphone services provider for MotoGP, the Grand Prix motorcycle racing Championship which holds 19 events at race circuits around the world every year.
The appointment was made by Dorna Sport, the commercial rights holder of MotoGP.
Dorna’s Media Content and Production team began auditioning various A-T microphones toward the end of the 2018 race season, and selected 265 Audio-Technica mics, headsets and monitoring devices for pre- and post-race press conferences, commentary positions, and more. These products began to be rolled-out from the first European race of the 2019 MotoGP season in May.
Of particular note is the use of the ‘developed for sports broadcasting’ Audio-Technica BP28 and BP28L large-diaphragm shotgun microphones.
Daniel Laviña, media technical director, Dorna Sports, said: “We immediately noticed a major step change in track audio acquisition quality when the Audio-Technica shotguns were installed. With their exceptionally wide frequency response and high SPL threshold, they seem ideally suited to the sound of the race, and we can now have great quality audio continuity between one camera position and the next.”
Audio Technica is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 8.C35.