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

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/ ©2011.

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