Mastering Icon Bob Ludwig announced as Initial Recipient
NEW YORK CITY, NY; October 16, 2019. At a special reception held in conjunction with the 147th Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, dCS (Data Conversion Systems Ltd.) unveiled today its new dCS Legends Award program.
The award was conceived to acknowledge the outstanding efforts of an elite group of recording, mixing and mastering engineers who have strived throughout their careers to deliver the finest music experience possible. The award also underscores the growing trend towards ‘studio quality’ high resolution download and streaming services for music enthusiasts.
“As a pioneer in high resolution audio and a leading manufacturer of digital converters for more than three decades, dCS is proud to provide both consumers and professionals alike with state-of-the-art audio components” stated David Steven, Managing Director of dCS. “Our mission is to continually develop products that bring listeners closer to the music that the artist, producer and engineer intended. We are pleased to join with the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing today in presenting the initial dCS Legends Award to renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig”.
“A Mastering Engineer’s Engineer”
Often described as “a mastering engineer’s engineer”, Bob Ludwig has been universally recognized for his outstanding talents and his passionate pursuit of the latest recording technologies. With nearly a dozen GRAMMY® Awards to his credit, his work has spanned virtually every music genre, including such well-known recordings as Babel, Beyonce (surround mix), Brothers In Arms, The Layla Sessions, Morning Phase and Random Access Memories.
In addition to Bob Ludwig, during the coming year, the dCS Legends Award will celebrate other recording industry icons for their achievements. Upcoming recipients include Chuck Ainlay, Ed Cherney, Tony Faulkner, Frank Filipetti, James Guthrie, Leslie Ann Jones, George Massenburg, John Newton, Elliot Scheiner, Al Schmitt and Mark Wilder. All of these recipients will receive a limited edition, commemorative version of dCS’ acclaimed Bartok DAC (Digital Audio Converter)
Year-Long Global Campaign
Each engineer’s story will be told as part of a year-long global campaign that encompasses a number of potential elements, including both consumer and trade advertising, as well as dealer materials and event signage that highlights album artwork from their GRAMMYR winning titles. Additionally, the campaign will feature interviews of these dCS Legends Award recipients, which will be available – along with select music clips from their recordings – on a variety of podcasts, websites and social media.
For more information on the dCS Legends Award, contact Krysti Hamilton, Head of Marketing and Communications for dCS at KHamilton@dcsltd.co.uk