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Audio at the Grammys

Michael Abbott, audio coordinator for the Grammy Awards broadcast for the last 17 years, talks about the technical aspects of the audio production, including preparation, rehearsals, staging, signal flow, wireless/RF management, the use of pre-recorded tracks with live performances, the music-mix truck, combining the music mix with other audio elements, transmission of the final signal to CBS, the importance of multiple redundancies, some favorite audio moments, answers to chat-room questions, and more.

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What happened with Adele's song? Otherwise a good show..

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That seems to be the big question. Other than her song I thought the surround presentation for the performances was pretty good.

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That seems to be the big question. Other than her song I thought the surround presentation for the performances was pretty good.
This was a great great interview with Micheal Abbott, he detailed all the ins and outs of the audio transmission not only the Grammy's but all live feeds. As an old school mid level audio engineer I can appreciate what it takes to pull off a successful live event. I have learned quite a bit from this especially in the digital domain. I also now understand better how audio is mixed from movies on to DVDs and why some sound great and some not so great, it is all in the mix.... Thanks Scott Wilkinson.
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That seems to be the big question. Other than her song I thought the surround presentation for the performances was pretty good.
Unfortunately, because of legal reasons, we could not include any comments in the podcast about the technical difficulties with Adele's performance.
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I just discovered this post and haven't listened yet, but will do.

Hats off to Michael - the Grammys reliably sound absolutely fantastic. I usually record and keep them because the performances and sound is so great to re-experience.
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