Fairfax, CA (February 8, 2008)–Media Specialty Resources, Inc (MSR) is providing custom, specialized acoustic treatment for one of the music-mixing control rooms set up for the 50th Annual Grammy Awards telecast on Sunday, February 10, from the Staples Center in downtown Los Angeles.
The control room, used as the pre-mix suite for all artists’ rehearsals leading up to the live broadcast, mirrors the main broadcast mixing environment for the live telecast; the pre-mix control room is equipped with identical 5.1 surround monitors and Pro Tools system. It is a critical mixing environment, as the artists actually visit the trailer to pre-mix their rehearsal performances. The 50th Annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast in 5.1 surround sound.
“During the 50th Annual Grammy Awards, MSR’s custom acoustic treatment of one of our critical music-mixing control rooms will help to ensure that we deliver balances on behalf of our performing artists that are the highest quality possible,” stated Hank Neuberger, broadcast audio supervisor.” He continued, “MSR’s treatment will allow our mixers to enjoy greater confidence and reliability.”
The MSR solution is a custom-engineered acoustic system designed for this specific, 5.1-channel mixing and monitoring application. The acoustic treatments are a combination of absorbers, diffusers and bass traps, which are featured in MSR’s StudioPanel Series of pre-engineered room solutions.
“It’s an honor to work with the fine team of professionals involved with the 50th Annual Grammy Awards Telecast,” stated Anthony Grimani, president of MSR, Inc. “Audio fidelity is obviously of critical importance to this event. It’s a fun challenge to create an acoustic environment that ensures accurate 5.1 surround sound reproduction for everyone, including the listeners at home,” he stated.
MSR, Inc., which develops and manufactures specialized acoustic treatments for recording studios, and home theaters, was founded in partnership by Grimani, a veteran from Dolby Labs and Lucasfilm THX, and Keith Olsen, a Grammy Award-winning producer and engineer.
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