53rd Annual Grammy Awards Technical Team Provides Sound for Live Broadcast

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The technical staff for the CBS broadcast of the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards on Sunday, February 13, used the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with cutting-edge, high-definition 5.1 surround sound for a wide range of musical performances and tributes. The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing members Phil Ramone and Hank Neuberger again supervised the broadcast audio, while fellow P&E Wing member Leslie Ann Jones—who won a 2011 Grammy Award in the category of Best Engineered Album, Classical for Quincy Porter's Complete Viola Works—supervised the house audio.

Top row, from left: Mark Linnet, engineer in charge of the M3 Offline Remix Truck; Hank Neuberger, Grammy Award Telecast sound supervisor; Maureen Droney, P&E Wing Senior Executive Director; Michael Abbott, audio coordinator; and Mikael Stewart, front-of-house engineer. Bottom row, from left: Eric Schilling, co-broadcast music mixer; Phil Ramone and Leslie Ann Jones, Grammy Award Telecast sound supervisors; Doug Mountain, consulting engineer; and B.J. Ramone, assistant engineer.

Photo: Jordan Strauss. Photo courtesy of The Recording Academy/Wireimage.com ©2011.

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