Once again, live performance audio for the 47th annual GRAMMY Awards, held Sunday, February 13, from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, will be handled by Effanel Music, now a division of XM Productions.
The team XM Productions-Effanel Music has assembled for the broadcast consists of John Harris and Jay Vicari for stereo and 5.1 music mixes, Klaus Landsberg for mixing a massive array of audience reaction mics, Ed Green to oversee transmission of the CBS stereo mix, and Paul Sandweiss, who will assemble the final high definition 5.1 mix prior to Dolby Digital encoding.
Harris and Vicari will use a TC Electronic Reverb 6000 to process the music mixes. Landsberg will use the TC P2 Level Pilot to compress the large number of audience reaction mics, which were designed to add realism to the surround broadcast. Green will use a TC Finalizer 96k for processing the stereo feed. While not traditionally used as a live box, Green is using the Finalizer 96k’s mastering technology to bring clarity, warmth and punch to the mix before uplink.
Sandweiss notes, “Every project that leaves my studio goes through the DBMax or the P2, so it’s logical that I would use the DB-8 on such a critical 5.1 broadcast.”
Hosted by Queen Latifah, the 47th Annual GRAMMY Awards will be broadcast on the CBS Television Network on February 13 at 8 p.m. (ET/PT).
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