(l-r): Michael MacDonald (Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales, Harman Professional), Michael Abbott (Audio Director for the Grammy Awards), and Phil Ramone (Broadcast Supervisor for the Grammy Awards) at the Television Committee Room during rehearsals of the 54th Grammy Awards Telecast. Los Angeles, CA (February 17, 2012)—JBL monitors were used in the Television Committee Room for monitoring the television broadcast of the 54th Annual Grammy Awards.
The Television Committee Room sported JBL LSR6300 Series studio monitors as part of a 5.1 LSR6300 system. The Grammy Awards were broadcast live in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network. More than 39.9 million viewers watched this year’s Awards telecast, making it the second most-watched Grammy Awards in history.
“As we have for the past several years, we relied on the LSR6300 Series studio monitor system to carefully listen to details in the mix,” said Michael Abbott, audio director for the Grammy Awards. “The LSR monitors helped us accurately hear the subtleties of the show, which resulted in the successful delivery of high-quality audio to millions of viewers around the world.”
Several producers and engineers used LSR studio monitors for Grammy-nominated projects this year. Lady Antebellum earned Best Country Album honors for Own the Night, which engineer Clark Schleicher recorded and mixed with his LSR6300 system. In addition, previous Grammy winner Frank Filipetti was nominated for a 2012 Grammy for Best Surround Sound Album for the 5.1 mix of An Evening With: Dave Grusin. Filipetti also recorded and mixed the original cast album for The Book of Mormon, which earned the Best Musical Theater Album Grammy award.
“It’s an honor to see some of the world’s most accomplished audio professionals using JBL LSR studio monitors on Music’s Biggest Night,” said Michael MacDonald, executive vice president of Marketing and Sales, Harman Professional. “We are also pleased that LSR monitors were used in a number of Grammy-nominated projects. Our congratulations go to the nominees and winners, and to the production team for another successful Grammy telecast!”