Los Angeles (March 21, 2006)–BMG Records traditionally holds a massive party on the eve of the Grammy Awards, hosted by the chairman and CEO of BMG North America, Clive Davis. Taking place at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, this year’s party was held on February 7th and featured a diverse array of performers including Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Carlos Santana.
Delicate Productions, based in Camarillo, CA, handles the audio and video requirements for the party and has specified DiGiCo consoles for the past three years. This year three were supplied for FOH, monitors and broadcast / recording, while another two were brought in by Rod Stewart for his performance. Three stage racks were linked via their fibre optic loop to allow 168 channels to be patched simultaneously throughout the show, with a custom MADI recorder used to record 120 tracks for post production.
Radio station XM Satellite was broadcasting from the party, with the mix from the D5 going out live. The mix also went live to the web, along with a video feed to Real Audios’ Rhapsody site.