Mountain View, CA (February 5, 2010)–Euphonix console owner/user A.R. Rahman won two Grammy Awards at the recent star-studded awards gala held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Rahman’s first Grammy of the night was for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media for his original song, “Jai Ho,” from the critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire. He then went on to win a producing Grammy for the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for the movie’s soundtrack.
Rahman, who last year won two Academy Awards for the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack used a 140-channel Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing system with EuCon Hybrid to create and mix the music and score. The Euphonix System 5 has a 40-bit floating-point processor that can reach sample rates up to 96 kHz.
In 200,9 Rahman made film history when he became the first Indian composer to win a Golden Globe for Best Original Motion Picture Score, as well as the first Indian music director to be nominated for three Oscars. Rahman also won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for Best Music in Film.
“Euphonix congratulates A.R Rahman on his continued success and is proud to be associated with a composer of his stature. Having been a System 5 aficionado for the some years now, Rahman has recently started working on our new Artist Series media controllers, which will be used in his studios in both Los Angeles and Mumbai. We look forward to providing him with the technology to match the caliber of his music for years to come,” says Euphonix sales manager, Dominic Jacobson.