This year’s top honor at Association of Music Producers’ (AMP) third annual AMP Mixer Awards was presented to “Mixer of the Year” Bob Gremore of Mike Recording Services in West Los Angeles.
The awards event held in the ballroom at The Village and raised money for the Mr. Holland’s Opus Foundation, which encourages public school music education and provides musical instruments to needy students across America.
Gremore took top honors for three 30-second commercials, Ford "Submarine," Discovery Channel "Nerfertiti" and Altoids "Guinea Pig." Two other finalists whose work was cited were Jimmy Hite of Margarita Mix de Santa Monica, who mixed spots for advertisers Kill Switch, Infinity and Chandon; and Peter Rincon from P.O.P. Sound, whose mixing skills were demonstrated on commercials for Chevy, the U.S. Army and Ameriquest.
Gremore said, “As far as I know, this is the only award of its kind for the work we do. After hours spent in the studio, it’s nice to have someone notice the well-mixed TV commercial.”
The judges also presented a Special Merit Award for newcomer Craig Helmholz of Crescendo! Studios in San Francisco. An honorable mention for a particular spot or campaign was also awarded to Robert C. Marshall of Another Country for his work on Budweiser’s "Baseball/Moat.”
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