Waves founders Gilad Keren (left) and Meir Shaashua
Waves Audio in Tel Aviv, Israel, was informed that it will receive a Technical Grammy Award during the Recording Academy's Grammy Week celebration in February 2011. The news was made public as the Recording Academy announced its Special Merit Awards recipients for 2011.
A special invitation-only ceremony will be held during Grammy Week on Saturday, February 12, 2011, and a formal acknowledgment will be made during the 53rd annual Grammy Awards telecast, which will be held at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13, 2011.
In receiving a Technical Grammy Award, Waves joins a prestigious list of previous recipients that includes Apple Computer, Sony/Philips, Shure Incorporated and Yamaha Corporation. For a complete list of Technical Grammy Award winners, go to the Recording Academy's Technical Grammy page.
The Special Merit Award is determined by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees, and ratification by the Recording Academy’s National Trustees to companies that have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording field.
"This is a tremendous honor," says Gilad Keren, founder and CEO of Waves Audio. "Knowing that we've played a part in the creation of so much great music over the years motivates us to keep making new tools for the audio community, doing our small part to enable their creativity."
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