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Audio-Technica has announced that is now the exclusive microphone and headphone sponsor for the 2017 tour of High School Nation, the country’s largest secondary school touring music festival.

The 2017 tour will travel to 60 schools to set up permanent recording facilities in each school and host presentations that will encourage students to pursue a career in the arts.  

Audio-Technica will supply products for student giveaways at each school, along with mic/headphone components to help furnish the schools’ new recording studios.

Student giveaways include AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphones, and either ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones or ATH-M30x Professional Monitor Headphones at each school. Audio-Technica is supplying AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Microphones and either ATH-M20x or ATH-M30x headphones for the schools’ studios.

On the tour itself, Audio-Technica will supply the mic complement for featuring live music and Q&A sessions, featuring three System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless Systems (ATW-1322 Dual-Channel configuration), along with numerous ATM230PK, ATM650 and ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphones, ATM510 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Microphones and ATH-M50x Professional Monitoring Headphones.

 “High School Nation is a great opportunity for Audio-Technica to make a positive impact on the next generation of music creators and music lovers. It really helps remind me why I got into this business in the first place. It’s a great hands-on experience for the student body and boost to the school’s music programs,” says Gary Boss, Audio-Technica marketing director of professional markets.


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