dCS Legends Award Program Unveiled Honoring Grammy Winning Engineers

Mastering Icon Bob Ludwig Announced as Initial Recipient

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dCS Legends Award Program Unveiled Honoring Grammy Winning Engineers

Pictured above, left to right: Elliot Scheiner, Chuck Ainlay, Bob Ludwig, John Newton, Leslie Ann Jones, Frank Filipetti, Mark Wilder, George Massenburg. Recipients not pictured: Ed Cherney, Tony Faulkner, Al Schmitt.

This information is taken from a press release sent by dCS.

NEW YORK CITY, NY—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 and Engineers Wing today in presenting the initial dCS Legends Award to renowned mastering engineer Bob Ludwig.” 

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 Mumford & Sons’ Babel, Beyoncé’s Beyoncé (surround mix), Dire Straits’ Brothers in Arms, Derek & the Dominos’ The Layla Sessions, Beck’s Morning Phase, and Daft Punk’s Random Access Memories. 

In addition to honoring 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 Bartók Headphone DAC, pictured below.