SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Dolby Laboratories is worked with The Recording Academy for the fifth year in a row to deliver an audio surround sound broadcast of the 49th Annual GRAMMY Awards. The worldwide broadcast will featured live musical performances from the industry's hottest artists on Sunday, February 11, 2007. The program was broadcast in Dolby Digital 5.1 on HDTV, and Dolby Pro Logic II on analog channels.
In support of this complex production, Dolby supplied equipment for multiple mix rooms as well as provided on-site engineering support. Backstage at the GRAMMY Awards, Dolby engineers worked closely with the show's audio mixers, coordinators, Recording Academy representatives and production company personnel.
The mixing engineers on the show created a 5.1-channel program to accompany the HDTV broadcast, which was also sent to Dolby DP563 Pro Logic II Encoders to automatically create the Dolby Pro Logic II soundtrack for analog stations. Dolby DP570 Multichannel Audio Tool units enabled the mixers to emulate a wide range of home environments for monitoring, ensuring that their program will sound its best under any circumstance.
The 5.1 and Pro Logic II signals will be encoded together into Dolby E, a Dolby professional audio technology designed for broadcast audio distribution, and sent from the Staples Center to CBS master control in New York.
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