During this years GRAMMY Week celebration, Waves Audio was presented with a
prestigious Technical GRAMMY Award, honoring its innovative professional music
production software. The special invitation-only ceremony was part of The Recording
Academys Special Merit Awards, which took place in Los Angeles on Saturday,
February 12, 2011, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre. A formal acknowledgment was also
made during the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, which was held at STAPLES Center
on Sunday, Feb. 13, 2011, and broadcast live on CBS.
This Special Merit GRAMMY is awarded by vote of the Producers & Engineers Wing
Advisory Council and Producers & Engineers Wing Chapter Committees and ratified by
The Recording Academys National Trustees. The award is presented to companies that
have made outstanding contributions of technical significance to the recording
field. With this presentation of the Technical GRAMMY, Waves joins a prestigious
list of previous recipients which includes such well-known names as Apple,
Sony/Philips, Shure and Yamaha.
We would like to thank the Recording Academy for this tremendous honor you have
bestowed upon us, stated Gilad Keren, founder and CEO of Waves Audio, addressing the
crowd at the ceremony on Saturday, February 12, 2011. We would also like to thank
the Board of Trustees and the Producers and Engineers Wing for recognizing our
contributions of technical significance to the recording field. Additionally, on
behalf of everyone at Waves, we would like to thank all of our users, beta testers
and colleagues for their loyalty and support over the years. What started as a dream
30 years ago has grown into a vibrant company with hundreds of products and over 100
talented employees. We would like to thank our staff, past and present, whose
tireless dedication continues to enable us to make the tools that are utilized by
many of you in this room. We would especially like to thank all the producers and
engineers who have collaborated with us in making this all happen. Everyone at Waves
would like to recognize the late Michael Gerzon as a mentor and a friend, whose
important industry contributions and technical documents continue to inspire us to
this day. Thank you for this prestigious award.
Meir Shaashua, co-founder and CTO of Waves Audio, echoed Kerens statements: On
behalf of everyone at Waves, we are proud to accept this award. It is such a
beautiful experience to be part of the 53rd Annual GRAMMY Awards, celebrating along
with our colleagues and peers. Waves has accomplished a great deal in the two
decades since our founding, and we look forward to furthering our contributions as
the years progress.
For more information, please visit www.waves.com.
Waves Audio Presented With a Technical Grammy Award at the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards