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Third Annual Pensado Awards, Saturday, August 20, 2016

The ceremony will take place at at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City, Calif., and be available to view on 'Pensado’s Place' media channels after the event.

Dave Pensado (left) and Herb Trawick

The third annual Pensado Awards will take place on Saturday, August 20, 2016, at Sony Pictures Studios, 10202 W. Washington Blvd., Culver City, CA 90232. A video production of the ceremony will follow and be posted on the Pensado’s Place YouTube channel.

Co-hosts will include producer/engineer Chris Lord-Alge, recording/mix engineer MixedByAli and mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen.

The awards will be held outdoors under the stars in Calley Park in the middle of the Sony Pictures Studios lot. A VIP reception will be held on the complex’s Main Street area, and an after-party will take place in the Sony Commissary, which is connected to the park.

The awards were created by Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado (the producers of Pensado’s Place) as a means of acknowledging talented music producers, engineers, mixers and their work, serving as a grand opportunity for professionals, amateurs, brands and press to come together as one community to celebrate.

“Once again, we are thrilled to have the opportunity to put on an awards show that speaks to the people who are the backbone of the recording industry,” says Trawick. “This year’s event will be completely off the hook, with special guests and a host of surprises.” 

“As an engineer and mixer myself, I know how hard all the behind-the-scenes people work, and we want to give them the recognition they deserve,” says Pensado. “These awards acknowledge amateurs and professionals for their dedication to the recording craft and the audio community in general. We hope you join in this year’s celebration, either in person or online.”

Sponsors and nominees will be announced in the coming weeks.

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View a list of award categories at

Purchase tickets for the live ceremony, which are $51.99 each (including a fee), from Eventbrite.