Internationally renowned musician and producer user A.R. Rahman took home two Grammy Awards in 2010, and Avid played a key role in his success. 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.
Mixing the Slumdog Millionaire score with System 5
Rahman also won two Academy Awards™ for the Slumdog Millionaire soundtrack, and he used a 140-channel Avid System 5 digital mixing console 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 96 kHz, which allows him to work in the highest quality digital environment and be ready for DVD audio recording.
Rahman makes film history
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.