A.R. Rahman Doubles Up at Grammys
Euphonix Audio Console Instrumental in Creating Award-winning Music
Congratulations are in order to internationally-renowned musician, producer, and longtim Euphonix-user, A.R. Rahman for winning two Grammy Awards at Sunday night’s star-studded awards gala held at The Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Rahman's first Grammy of the night was for Best Song Written for Motion Picture, Television, or Other Visual Media for his original song Jai Ho from the critically acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire. He then went on to win a producing Grammy for the Best Compilation Soundtrack Album For Motion Picture, Television Or Other Visual Media for the movie’s soundtrack.
Rahman, who last year won two Academy Awards™ for the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack used a 140-channel System 5 digital audio mixing system with EuCon Hybrid to create and mix the music and score. Rahman chose the system for its speed, power and flexibility. The System 5 has a 40-bit floating-point processor that can reach sample rates up to 96KhZ which allows him to work in the highest quality digital environment and be ready for DVD Audio Recording.
In 2009 Rahman made film history when he became the first Indian composer to win a Golden Globe for Best Original Motion Picture Score, as well as the first Indian music director to be nominated for three Oscars. Rahman also won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for Best Music in Film.
More than 25.8 million viewers tuned into to The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards as the award ceremony posted the highest ratings for music's biggest night since 2004.