Los Angeles, CA (February 24, 2006)–The technical staff for the 48th Grammy Awards, which took place on February 8th, is comprised of audio pioneers who strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. Phil Ramone, Chairman Emeritus of the Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing, and Hank Neuberger, advisory council member of the P&E Wing, again supervised the broadcast audio.
Shown (l-r) are: Nile Rodgers, a multi-Grammy winner, P&E Wing advisory council member and artist in the Sly Stone tribute; John Cossette of Cossette Productions; Maureen Droney, Executive Director of the P&E Wing; and Phil Ramone, who also won a Grammy for his production work with Tony Bennett. Courtesy of The Recording Academy. Photograph by Douglas Sonders/WireImage 2006.This year’s Grammy Awards again set the standard for broadcast entertainment with an elaborate and highly technical production. The team assembled for this year’s Grammys included many returning contributors, all renowned in their particular areas of expertise. The sound system was provided by ATK/Audiotek with Ron Reeves and Mikael Stewart running front-of-house. Ramone and Neuberger supervised the broadcast audio, and the 5.1 surround and stereo feeds were supplied by New York-based XM/Effanel Music with their L7 remote recording truck, along with music mixers John Harris and Eric Schilling.
The following group made a visit to the XM/Effanel Music L7 remote recording truck just minutes prior to the CBS Television Network broadcast:
Pictured (l-r) standing: Glenn Lorbecki, co-chair for The Recording Academy’s Producers & Engineers Wing; Maureen Droney, Executive Director for the P&E Wing; Hank Neuberger; John Harris; and Eric Schilling, who is also on the P&E Wing’s Steering Committee. L-R seated: Daniel Green, engineer for Coldplay; and Stuart Price, Music Director for Madonna. Courtesy of The Recording Academy. Photograph by Douglas Sonders/WireImage 2006.
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