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Levels Audio Post Wins Emmy for 81st Annual Academy Awards

Levels Audio founder Brian Riordan

Photo: Damon Kidwell

Levels Audio, a leading independent audio post-production facility in Hollywood, and its founder, Brian Riordan (pictured)—along with Levels Audio team members Adrian Ordonez and Connor Moore—received an Emmy Award in the category “Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series or Special” for their work on the pre-production packages for the 81st Annual Academy Awards. Riordan and his team at Levels Audio had earned a combined 10 Emmy nominations on behalf of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for excellence in providing outstanding sound mixing for projects spanning the reality, comedy and variety categories.

“It’s an absolute honor for the entire Levels team to be recognized by the Academy,” Riordan says. “It was a privilege to work with so many brilliant individuals on a must see live show.”

Founded in 1998 by Riordan, an established producer and recording engineer, Levels Audio offers groundbreaking expertise, equipment and technology, all housed within a 13,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility that has become one of Hollywood’s iconic contemporary landmarks. In just over a decade, Levels Audio has lent its expertise and unrivaled brand of sound mixing and design to some of the most recognized names in network programming. From HBO, ABC, MTV and CW, to CBS, NBC, ESPN and Fox, Levels Audio is considered a premier destination for the industry’s most accomplished producers and content creators.

For a complete list of Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Award winners, visit

For more information on Levels Audio Post, visit, watch the Mix TV video “Inside the Levels Audio Post Studio Complex,” and read “On the Cover: Levels Audio” from Mix magazine’s August 2009 issue.