AKG worldwide on stage
AKG microphones and headphones have a long history on tour and in studio with international musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Eric Clapton, Peter Gabriel, Stevie Wonder, Aerosmith, the Rolling Stones, Rod Stewart, Anastasia, Eros Ramazotti, Kayne West and Simply Red. Not only well-respected internationally, AKG has fans closer to home, with Austria’s most famous pop-star Falco counted as an AKG user, as well as the upcoming Austrian star Christina Stuermer.
Some notable events:
- 1955: The first postwar Salzburg Festival (Austria) uses AKG microphones. A unidirectional microphone is specifically designed for Herbert von Karajan.
- 1955: Hans Hass uses AKG products to shoot his first underwater sound movie “Adventures in the Red Sea” which won first prize at the “Biennale” biannual film festival in Venice, Italy.
- 1972: A special stamp is issued by the British Post Office commemorating the 50th anniversary of the BBC showing historical microphones including several AKG models.
- 1991: AKG takes to the stars when the "Audimir" space project uses AKG products for room simulation in outer space (space station MIR).
- 1997: AKG Wireless Mics are used on the "Arctic Northeast" project for the Austrian Broadcasting Company, providing quality and reliable performance even at low arctic temperatures.
- 1999: Remix of Caruso's voice is completed with Hearo 777s.
- 2003: Leading novelist Dan Brown mentions AKG headphones in two of his best-selling novels: "The Da Vinci Code" and "Deception Point".
- 2006: AKG provides quality sound for the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany.
- 2007: AKG celebrates its 60th anniversary and starts the next phase of worldwide expansion.
- 2008: AKG is honored with Austrian Export Award 2008.