Live Sound for Annual Grammy Awards
at Staples Center
meeting of the AES Los Angeles Section will focus on front-of-house
mixing and PA-system design for the live audience within the Staples
Center, and delivering a 5.1-channel broadcast music mix from
custom-designed remote trucks, plus design of RF wireless systems and a
Stewart is partner and VP of Special Events, ATK Audiotek, and FOH
production mixer for the Grammy Awards.
Founded in 1983, ATK Audiotek is a highly experienced
sound-reinforcement provider for the professional audio industry. Its
client roster includes hundreds of TV productions, special events,
industrial conventions, permanent installations and concert tours. ATK
Audiotek has received many industry awards, including four TEC Award
nominations and two wins for outstanding technical achievement.
Peterson is a project manager, mixer and systems engineer with ATK
Audiotek, responsible for designing and tuning the JBL VerTec PA system
used on the Grammy Awards, and for coordinating the Optocore
fiber-optic digital network between system components, including audio
sources, digital consoles and amplifier racks.
Linett is co-owner of Music Mix Mobile West, which handled
5.1-channel music mixing for CBS Televisionís coverage of the Grammy
Awards for the sixth time this year. A three-time Grammy winning
producer/engineer, he is also owner of Your Place or Mine Recording, and
has worked extensively with the Beach Boys, Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Jane's Addiction, Los Lobos, Rickie Lee Jones, Randy Newman and
producer/musician Brian Wilson on several 5.1 remastering projects,
including Smile. Founded in in 2008, Music Mix Mobile/M3 has provided
remote recording/mixing/broadcast audio for many high-profile projects,
ranging from the Country Music Awards to Latin Grammys and
Grammy Awards. M3 comprises a number of first-call engineers
working on the East Coast, including Jay Vicari and John Harris, along
with partners Mitch Makentansky and Joel Singer, plus Mark Linett and
Bob Wartinbee on the West Coast. Each identically equipped mobile truck
features a 192-input/32-fader Avid D-control surface and two redundant
192-input Pro Tools HD-6 systems
Vallandi heads up technical Sales at DiGiCo-US which, prior to the
Grammy Awards supplied ATK Audiotek with a number of SD Series
digital consoles interconnected via a DiGiCo Optocore fiber-optic ring,
including an SD10 for FOH production sound, an SD7 fitted with a
redundant DSP engine for music mixing, plus SD7 consoles with redundant
engines for monitor mixing on the A and B Stages.
Bellamy is founder/co-owner of Soundtronics Wireless, which handles
wireless-frequency planning and coordination for a wide cross section of
live performances and TV broadcasts, including the Grammy Awards.
The company pioneered the development of Phoenix Series diversity phased
RF antenna arrays. This yearís show required wireless mics, guitar/bass
belt packs and in-ear monitors for 23 acts, including a large choir and
string section plus six performances on the central ďSatellite Dish.Ē
Because of complex set designs, there were fewer RF antennas this year
in the high steel and more below the stage platform, including eight
Sennheiser A5000 antennas, in addition to Soundtronics Dominators
Sidewinders antennas at several high-steel locations in the Staples
Center auditorium, 115 feet off the ground.
Preview by Mel Lambert
Sportsmenís Lodge Event Center, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, CA
91604 (at the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Coldwater Canyon)
Tuesday April 28. Meeting & Presentation start at 8:00 PM.
free and are open to everyone including students, non-members and
DINNER (optional) service starts at 7:00 PM.
Dinner cost is
$30 for student members with reservations, $35 for student members
without reservations, $35 for members with reservations, $40 for members
without reservations, $40 for non-members with reservations and $45 for
non-members without reservations.
Please make your reservation
with the Treasurer -
- before the
cutoff time of 10:00AM, Monday April 27. We need to notify the
Sportsmenís Lodge as to the dinner attendee count.
Sportsmenís Salad - Organic greens, Point Reyes blue cheese, candied
pecans, baby tomatoes
Sliced Tri-tip with mushroom sauce
Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Rolls and Butter
Coffee, Tea, and Iced Tea
Trio of sorbet with fresh berries
vegetarian dinner is available upon request.