Interactive Audio-Technica stand to return at BVE North

Audio-Technica will be bringing its award-winning, jungle-themed interactive stand to BVE North on November 12th-13th.

The stand, which has been developed to offer visitors an interactive experience of the firm’s broadcast mics and headphones, was initially unveiled at London’s Excel venue in February as part of BVE 2013, where it won the organiser’s Best Stand Award.

A range of wildlife sounds are located around the booth, with mics positioned to allow visitors to pinpoint the sounds and experience the difference between a variety of models.

Key models from Audio-Technica’s Broadcast & Production range will be displayed, alongside the AT897 short shotgun, which is engineered for camcorder and HDSLR mounting, and the ATH-M50 professional monitoring headphones.

Elsewhere, the new Allen & Heath XB-142 broadcast desk will be showcased at BVE North with several updated features, including a dedicated audition bus, enhanced stereo channel configurations and updated mic preamps. The compact mixer is designed for small radio or Internet broadcast studios, podcasting, content creation, as well as other applications and also features start/cue outputs for CD deck control, telephone communication channel, no less than 17 logic I/O for remote control and a raft of other radio-friendly tools.

Tom Harrold, Audio-Technica pro audio assistant marketing manager, commented: “The response to our ‘jungle location’ stand was overwhelming at BVE in London, so we’re delighted to be bringing the booth to Manchester. Visitors found it offers a valuable insight into how various Audio-Technica broadcast microphones perform, with the chance to test pickup patterns and sonic characteristics in a useful way – something that is of real value to BVE’s professional audience.”

Visitors to the Audio-Technica stand at BVE North will also be able to enter a prize draw for the chance to win a pair of ATH-M50 headphones.