Engineers Take Home Gold from Grammys

Los Angeles (February 1, 2010)—Last night’s Grammy Awards mixed music and spectacle, as records were broken and performances rattled the roof of the Staples Center.
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Los Angeles (February 1, 2010)—Last night’s Grammy Awards mixed music and spectacle, as records were broken and performances rattled the roof of the Staples Center.

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Setting a Grammy record for most awards won by a female artists in one year, Beyonce landed six trophies across three songs--"Halo," "Single Ladies," and "At Last." Meanwhile, flashy performances from the singer, as well as the likes of Lady Gaga and Pink, provided plenty of eye and ear candy.

Amidst all the hoopla, some awards were given out, too. Below, we run down a few selections of the night; from the dozens of Grammys handed out annually, here’s the ones that involve engineers, plus some of the more production-oriented awards:

Record Of The Year
Award to the Artist and to the Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s) and/or Mixer(s).
“Use Somebody” -- Kings Of Leon
Jacquire King & Angelo Petraglia, producers; Jacquire King, engineer/mixer

Album Of The Year
Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s), Recording Engineer(s)/Mixer(s) & Mastering Engineer(s).
“Fearless” -- Taylor Swift
Colbie Caillat, featured artist; Nathan Chapman & Taylor Swift, producers; Chad Carlson, Nathan Chapman & Justin Niebank, engineers/mixers; Hank Williams, mastering engineer

Best Historical Album
The Complete Chess Masters (1950-1967)
Andy McKaie, compilation producer; Erick Labson, mastering engineer (Little Walter)

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
An Engineer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)
Ellipse -- Imogen Heap, engineer (Imogen Heap)

Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
A Producer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses.)
Brendan O'Brien
* Black Ice (AC/DC) (Album)
* Crack The Skye (Mastodon) (Album)
* "The Fixer" (Pearl Jam) (Single)
* Killswitch Engage (Killswitch Engage) (Album)
* Working On A Dream (Bruce Springsteen) (Album)

Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
A Remixer's Award. (Artists names appear in parentheses for identification.) Singles or Tracks only.
"When Love Takes Over" (Electro Extended Remix)
David Guetta, remixer (David Guetta Featuring Kelly Rowland)

Best Surround Sound Album
For vocal or instrumental albums. Albums only.
Transmigration -- Michael Bishop, surround mix engineer; Michael Bishop, surround mastering engineer; Elaine Martone, surround producer

Best Classical Album
Award to the Artist(s) and to the Album Producer(s) if other than the Artist.
Mahler: Symphony No. 8; Adagio From Symphony No. 10
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor; Ragnar Bohlin, Kevin Fox & Susan McMane, choir directors; Andreas Neubronner, producer; Peter Laenger, engineer/mixer; Andreas Neubronner, mastering engineer

The Recording Academy
www.grammy.com