Yes, Those Are Ear Trumpet Labs’ Myrtle Microphones in the New ESPN NBA Promo! ESPN Launches New, Original NBA Campaign Featuring Iglehart and Ambudkar of Freestyle Love Supreme
If you’ve been keeping an eye on sports this season you may have seen the new ESPN NBA promo campaign NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC with some familiar microphones. Ear Trumpet Labs’ Myrtle model is featured both visually in the campaign as well as the source of the audio for the vocals recorded for the spots, proving yet again that Ear Trumpet Labs microphones look just as good as they sound.
NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC features an original song by Tony Award Winner James Monroe Iglehart (Aladdin, Hamilton) and Utkarsh Ambudkar (Pitch Perfect, The Mindy Project), members of hip-hop improv group Freestyle Love Supreme. Written and performed by Iglehart and Ambudkar, the anthem celebrates the launch of NBA Saturday Primetime on ABC with the biggest storylines and stars on the court. This is the first of a series of spots to be released throughout the season, which highlights each Saturday’s match ups.
SportsVideo.org has an interview with the spot's audio engineer William Tzouris here. “It sounds great,” Tzouris explains, “and it’s naturally pop-resistant more than 8 in. out and has great rear and side rejection,” making it a good choice for the duet. “We had a boom [microphone] overhead, but it turned out that we didn’t need it. What you hear on the spot is what we heard in the control room.”
Click the graphic below to watch the promo video via NBA on ESPN's Twitter: