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The 49th Annual GRAMMY® Awards were held February 11, 2007, at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Continuing its groundbreaking tradition as the first major awards show to make full use of HDTV and 5.1 surround sound formats, this year’s GRAMMY Awards again set the standard for broadcast entertainment with an elaborate and highly technical production. The team assembled for this year’s GRAMMYs included many returning contributors, all renowned in their particular areas of expertise.

The sound system was provided by ATK/Audiotek with Ron Reeves and Mikael Stewart running FOH (front-of-house). Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger of The Recording Academy® supervised the broadcast audio. The 5.1 surround and stereo feeds were supplied by New York-based XM Productions/Effanel Music with their L7 remote recording truck, along with music mixers John Harris, Eric Schilling and orchestra music mixer/lead engineer Joel Singer.

The following group made a visit to the XM Productions/Effanel Music L7 remote recording truck just minutes prior to the CBS Television Network broadcast:
L-R standing: Joel Singer, Hank Neuberger and John Harris
L-R seated: Maureen Droney, Executive Director for The Recording Academy®’s Producers & Engineers Wing; Eric Schilling, who is also on the P&E Wing’s Steering Committee; Glenn Lorbecki, co-chair for the P&E Wing.

Courtesy of The Recording Academy®
Photograph by Robert Clyne/Clyne Media ©2007

Established in 1957, the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences, Inc., also known as The Recording Academy, is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards, The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs — including the creation of the national public education campaign What's The Download® (www.WhatsTheDownload.com). For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com.

Currently, 6,000 professionals comprise the Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording community. This organized voice for the creative and technical recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, while ensuring its role in the development of new technologies, recording and mastering recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. The Wing builds on the existing regional professional development activities of The Recording Academy, which include workshops, forums and panel discussions, and other recording technology-related events, all occurring locally and nationally throughout the year. For more information, please visit www.grammy.com.

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Barb Dehgan/The Recording Academy/310.392.3777


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