Oxford, UK (February 17, 2010)–Chris Jenkins, Solid State Logic design guru and director of commercial applications, has won the Music Producers Guild Unsung Hero Award.
The Unsung Hero Award puts the spotlight on those individuals who have quietly yet dramatically contributed to the music industry at large. The award ceremony took place at Cafe de Paris, London, on February 11, 2010.
“We are really pleased and proud that Chris is getting the accolades from his peers he so richly deserves,” says Antony David, SSL’s managing director. “Chris is an accomplished musician, mixer and producer as well as being a visionary technologist. It’s that special combination of skills and perspectives that makes him such an important part of our team. We are delighted to join the industry in congratulating him.”
Jenkins has been with SSL since 1981 when he joined the company as a service/commissioning engineer. He moved into product development when he helped to specify the 5000 Broadcast and 5000 Film Series consoles. The film console was developed in conjunction with Lucasfilm mixers at Skywalker Ranch, the first users of these systems.
In addition to supporting the company’s sales staff worldwide, Jenkins worked with the SSL engineering teams in the development of the C Series digital console range, which includes the C100, C300 and the latest C10 digital broadcast console. His touch also was felt in the development of the AWS 900+ SE, Matrix and the Duality analog consoles.
Jenkins credits his background at the BBC Transcription Recording Unit, which allowed him to work in radio programming, live classical recording and work with high-end popular music stars, for giving him insight on the development of console technology. His wide range of friends from all parts of the industry have helped him keep up with current trends and technologies. To round out this experience, Jenkins is also a guitarist and an active recording engineer.
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