Los Angeles (February 11, 2008)–The 50th Annual Grammy Awards, held last night, had its usual mix of fascinating duets and oddly dramatic moments, but for those working in the pro audio realm, the most interesting awards were handed out before the telecast even began:
Producer of the Year, Non-Classical: Mark Ronson.
Producer of the Year, Classical: Judith Sherman.
Engineered Album, Non-Classical: “Beauty & Crime,” Tchad Blake, Cameron Craig, Emery Dobyns & Jimmy Hogarth, engineers (Suzanne Vega).
Engineered Album, Classical: “Grechaninov: Passion Week,” John Newton, engineer (Charles Bruffy, Phoenix Bach Choir & Kansas City Chorale).
Remixed Recording, Non-Classical: “Bring the Noise (Benny Benassi Sfaction Remix),” Benny Benassi, remixer (Public Enemy)
Surround Sound: “Love,” Paul Hicks, surround mix engineer; Tim Young, surround mastering engineer; George Martin & Giles Martin, surround producers (The Beatles).