Induction Ceremony—Sponsored by Dolby—to take place at the 23rd Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards, October 6
July 10, 2007 Walnut Creek, CA ± The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced that acclaimed broadcast mixer Ed Greene will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at the 23rd Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards. Sponsored by Dolby Laboratories, the induction will take place Saturday, October 6, at the New York Marriott Marquis, on the second night of the 123rd AES Convention. The TEC Awards, Hall of Fame was created in 1988 to recognize those individuals, living or deceased, whose careers have best exemplified the spirit of creative and technical excellence in professional audio.
An industry veteran with 19 Primetime Emmy Awards, Ed Greene has been mixing sound for over 50 years. His credits include work on multiple Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, Academy Awards, Live from Lincoln Center specials, and Carnegie Hall, Live at 100. He mixed on all 29 years of The Kennedy Center Honors as well as numerous AFI events. Greene was instrumental in bringing the opening ceremonies of the Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City to more than 3 billion viewers and listeners around the world. He also mixed the closing ceremonies, providing audio feed to all of the radio and television networks broadcasting this event globally.
“Ed’s humble character would shy away from such a depiction, but he is a true legend in television audio,” said Rocky Graham, director of broadcast products at Dolby Laboratories. “We first had the opportunity to work with him during the pioneering 5.1 channel surround sound broadcasts of the Grammys and Oscars, but Ed has been setting the standard for broadcast audio mixing for much longer than that. We’re honored today to take part in celebrating his achievements that have changed the face of this industry.”
Greene joins an impressive list of former recipients, including George Lucas, Sir George Martin, engineer Tom Dowd, producer Arif Mardin and Sun Records founder Sam Philips.
In 1970 Ed came to California as chief engineer for MGM records and worked with Sammy Davis Jr., the Osmonds, Lou Rawls and other prominent artists of that time. When many of these artists started doing television projects, he was asked to participate. Seeing a need for music engineers that also understood production, he gradually made the transition to television.
Greene has mixed some of the most highly regarded music, awards and dramatic programs, including specials with Frank Sinatra, Barbra Streisand, Neil Diamond, and Bette Midler. Recognized with a Cinema Audio Society’s Career Achievement Award, Greene has also received a CAS Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for Television - Non-Fiction, Variety or Music Series or Specials in 2003 for the XIX Winter Olympics Opening Ceremony.
"If you have ever watched the Grammy, Oscar, or Emmy awards, or popular shows like “ER”, and “West Wing Live,” you’ve probably listened to Ed’s work,” says Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation. “His storied career—which includes mixing many legendary recordings—epitomizes the spirit of the Hall of Fame award.”
The TEC Awards, sponsored by Mix magazine— as well as Intel, Gibson Guitar and Harman ProGroup—is the world’s most prominent forum honoring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design. Monies raised by the TEC Awards support programs that educate audio professionals and the general public about hearing health, and also endow scholarship funds for students of the audio arts and sciences at major colleges and universities.
The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a 501 (c) (3) charity headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. The TEC Awards is sponsored by Mix, the pro audio industry’s leading international monthly, published by Penton Media.