FEB. 21 I AUDIO-TECHNICA I ANNIVERSARY
To celebrate its golden anniversary, Audio-Technica went to the happiest place on earth.
The pro audio manufacturer welcomed a select group of music retailers and members of the press to Disneyland on Jan. 19 for a gala dinner at Napa Rose and a concert at California Adventure, Stage 17.
During the dinner, Phil Cajka, president and CEO of Audio-Technica U.S., recognized a select group of music retailers that have supported the company from the start, such as Full Compass and Skip's Music. He also singled out producers, engineers and artists who've been key A-T endorsers, most notably Phil Ramone and Kenny Chesney. And referring to the company's employees, Cajka said, "I want to sincerely thank them for their achievements."
The following concert, hosted by saxophonist Dave Koz, featured performances by saxophonist, singer and songwriter Mindi Abair and singer Patti Austin.
A-T also rolled out a lineup of anniversary products during The NAMM Show, including the AT4050URUSHI, a limited-edition version of the AT4050 multipattern condenser microphone. It features a traditional urushi lacquer finish with hand-painted maple leaves and an etched-on serial number.
Audio-Technica's Phil Cajka