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Ken Hahn and Bill Marino

THE MIX IS IN THE PASSION AT SYNC SOUND 10/02/2007 11:35 AM Eastern

Ken and Bill. Bill and Ken. It's hard to think of one without conjuring up the other. Like an old-school comedy duo or a made-for-TV odd couple, they created something there in New York that took on its own identity. A place where quality sound for picture — whether music or performance, drama or comedy, feature or documentary, film or television — found a home. Dance in America, Great Performances, The Metropolitan Opera and Barbara Walters' specials; Homicide, Oz and Real Sex; films like 9/11, Shut Up & Sing and Monster in a Box; cast albums for Cabaret, Chicago, Ragtime; all Grammy nominees; music specials for the Rolling Stones, Garth Brooks, Janet Jackson and The Eagles; and ADR/VO work for just about any actor you can name. We marvel at the range. We applaud the five Emmys and dozens of other awards. But we salute the fact that they are mixers, and after more than 23 years in business, in the dog-eat-dog world of New York City post, they are still kicking it out: This year, Emmy nominations for 30 Rock and The Magic Flute (Great Performances at the Met). Not a bad roll.
Tom Kenny, Mix editorial director