SANTA MONICA, Calif. (Feb. 19, 2013) — The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards® on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, showcased an amazing collection of musical performances and tributes and utilized the latest in technology to provide television viewers worldwide with a cutting-edge, high-definition/5.1 surround sound event.
The GRAMMY Awards' technical staff consists of audio pioneers who continually strive to employ the latest in HDTV and 5.1 technology to enhance the show. The Recording Academy® Producers & Engineers Wing® member Hank Neuberger again supervised the broadcast audio, while fellow P&E Wing member Leslie Ann Jones supervised the house audio.
Caption: Only minutes before the start of the 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards, several members of the 2013 audio team gathered for a photo. Pictured L-R: top row: Audio Coordinator Michael Abbott, System Designer Jeff Peterson of ATK Audiotek; second row from top: Monitor Engineer Mike Parker, System Engineer Andrew Fletcher, FOH Music Mixer Ron Reaves; second row from bottom: Academy Consulting Engineer Doug Mountain, GRAMMY Award Telecast Sound Supervisor Hank Neuberger, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer John Harris, FOH Production Mixer Mikael Stewart; bottom row: P&E Wing Senior Executive Director Maureen Droney, Co-Broadcast Music Mixer Eric Schilling, GRAMMY Award Telecast Sound Supervisor Leslie Ann Jones, and Recording Academy Secretary/Treasurer Glenn Lorbecki. Photograph courtesy of The Recording Academy®/Wireimage.com/Kevin Winter. © 2013. Photograph by Kevin Winter.
Established in 1957, The Recording Academy is an organization of musicians, producers, engineers and recording professionals that is dedicated to improving the cultural condition and quality of life for music and its makers. Internationally known for the GRAMMY Awards — the preeminent peer-recognized award for musical excellence and the most credible brand in music — The Recording Academy is responsible for groundbreaking professional development, cultural enrichment, advocacy, education and human services programs. The Academy continues to focus on its mission of recognizing musical excellence, advocating for the well-being of music makers and ensuring music remains an indelible part of our culture. For more information about The Academy, please visit www.grammy.com. For breaking news and exclusive content, follow @TheGRAMMYs on Twitter, like "The GRAMMYs" on Facebook, and join The GRAMMYs' social communities on Instagram, Foursquare, GetGlue, Pinterest, Tumblr, and YouTube.
Currently more than 6,000 professionals comprise The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing, which was established for producers, engineers, remixers, manufacturers, technologists, and other related creative and technical professionals in the recording field. This organized voice for the recording community addresses issues that affect the craft of recorded music, including the development and implementation of new technologies, technical guidelines and recommendations, and archiving and preservation initiatives. For more information, please visit www.producersandengineers.com.