Newark, NJ (May 1, 2019)—Eventide co-owner and managing director Anthony “Tony” Agnello will be accepting the Jay Kappraff Award for Excellence in Science and Arts today at the New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, NJ.
The award, presented as part of the school’s 2019 College of Science and Liberal Arts Awards Ceremony, recognizes Agnello for his lifetime of contributions to music production and pro audio.
His acceptance speech will be accompanied by a special live performance on Eventide’s signature Rose pedal (released at NAMM 2019) and the H9 Max, provided by violinist and Eventide’s artist-in-residence, Martha Mooke.
A young recording engineer in the 1970s, Agnello partnered with Richard Factor to create the H910 Harmonizer in 1975. The signature unit would go on to be employed in creating much of the popular music released in the decades that followed, famously becoming a cornerstone of David Bowie’s Berlin Trilogy (Low, Heroes and Lodger) throughout the late 1970s. Gear and plug-ins descended from the Harmonizer continue to be used today in studios throughout the world, and in 2018, Agnello received a Technical Grammy award from the Recording Academy.
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