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Third Annual Pensado Awards Celebrates Studio Excellence In 2016

Posted on August 12, 2016 by Eric There have been 0 comments

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Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick, hosts of the ever-popular Pensado's Place, have always been at the forefront of supporting producers and engineers. By giving these creative minds a platform to talk about their artwork via their successful show, the duo has helped cement the fact that these roles are important to keeping the spirit of music alive and well.

In August 2016, Pensado and Trawick are once again celebrating the accomplishments of the world's greatest studio wizards with the third annual Pensado Awards. Taking place on Saturday, August 20th, 2016, at Sony Picture Studios, the Pensado Awards will honor over 70 nominees in 15 categories, including all levels of studio work from runners and interns to legendary visionaries and brands.

If you're interested in attending the Pensado Awards, head over to their official ticket site to pick up a ticket. Continue reading our blog to discover all of the wonderful artists, engineers, producers and beyond, who will be honored during this year's award show. We'll see you at Sony Picture Studios on Saturday, August 20th!

Pensado Awards 2016 Nominees

OMG! Mix of the Year - Pro Designation For Major Label Releases
· Tom Elmhirst (Adele – "Hello")
· Josh Gudwin / Andrew Wuepper (Justin Bieber - "Sorry")
· Vance Powell (Chris Stapleton - "Tennessee Whiskey")
· Delbert Bowers (Lukas Graham – "7 Years")
· Manny Marroquin (Rihanna – "Work")

Game Changer of the Year Award - Production With National Impact
· Greg Kurstin (Adele – "Hello")
· Mike Posner, Martin Terefe, SeeB (Mike Posner – "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (Seeb Remix)")
· Dave Cobb, Chris Stapleton (Chris Stapleton – "Tennessee Whiskey")
· Ninteen85, Noah "40" Shebib, Wiz Kid (Drake – "One Dance")
· Pharrell Williams, Sounwave, Michael Kuhle (Kendrick Lamar – "Alright")

Break Thru Songwriter - Songwriter Designation For Impact Song
· Paul Barry, James Bay (James Bay - "Let It Go")
· Greg Kurstin (Adele – "Hello")
· Brody Brown (Lukas Graham – "7 Years")
· Julia Michaels (Fifth Harmony – "Work From Home")
· Tyler Joseph (Twenty One Pilots – "Ride)

Master of Mastering - Mastering Engineer Award
· Andrew Mendleson – Georgetown Mastering
· Colin Leonard – Sing Mastering
· Joe Laporta – Sterling Sound
· Bob Ludwig – Gateway Mastering Studios
· Moritz Von Oswald and Mark Ernetus – Dub Plates Mastering

Tracking Engineer - Tracking Engineer Award
· Mike Plotnikoff
· Steve Genewick
· Ernesto Olvera
· Alvaro Alencar
· Mark "Exit" Goodchild

Best Non-English Song - International Foreign Language Award
· Yemi Alade – Johnny (Nigeria)
· Chino & Nacho - Andas En Mi Cabeza (Venezuela)
· JJ Lin – Twilight (Taiwan)
· Clara Moreno - Balança Pema (Brazil)
· Fabio Rovazzi – Andiamo A Comandare (Italy)

Outstanding Brand - Brand or Entity Espousing Best Audio Practices
· Native Instruments
· Slate Digital
· LANDR
· Augspurger Monitors
· Indaba

Break Thru Mixer Award - Award For Non-Major Label Mix
· Delbert Bowers (Lukas Graham – "7 Years")
· SeeB (Mike Posner – "I Took a Pill in Ibiza (SeeB Remix)")
· Joe Barresi (Chevelle – "Joyride (Omen)")
· Mike Dean (Travi$ Scott – "Antidote")

Live/FOH - Excellence in Live or Front of House Sound
· Pete Healy (Luke Bryan)
· Wilberto Madera (Pitbull)
· Demetrious Moore (Drake)
· Dave Bracey (Adele)
· Jim Warren (Radiohead)

Spin Doctor DJ Award - Outstanding DJ Award
· Henry Fong
· Dillon Francis
· Flume
· Martin Garrix
· Zedd

AIR Award - Best Assistant, Intern or Runner
· Shamir Nicholas - Digital Hood
· Chris Galland – Larrabee Studios
· Wesley Seidman - United Recording Studios
· Tyler Shields - EastWest Studios
· Max Hurrell – Spitfire Studios

Outstanding Achievement in Sound For Visual Medium Award
· Live From Daryl's House
· The Voice
· Empire
· Jimmy Kimmel Live!
· Straight Outta Compton

Dave Pensado Educator Award - Excellence in Audio Education
· Bob Power
· USC
· Greg Wells
· Groove3
· Pro Tools Expert
· Learn from Legends - Recording Connection

Herb Trawick Visionary Award - Excellence in Audio Innovation
· DTS
· Audionamix
· xFer
· Moog Music
· WaverlyLabs

Pensado Giant Award - An Icon in the Industry
· Winner: Chris Lord-Alge

 


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