Al Schmitt & Bernie Grundman Nominated for Grammys

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Pictured (L-R) at Capitol Recording

Studios are mix engineer Al Schmitt

and mastering engineer Bernie

Grundman. Photo by David Goggin

Recording industry legends Al Schmitt and Bernie Grundman are 2013 Grammy Award-nominees for Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. Recording artist Melody Gardot's "The Absence" was recorded/mixed by Moogie Canazio, mixed by Al Schmitt, and mastered by Bernie Grundman, all three of whom share the nomination. Grundman is also nominated with recording engineer Helik Hadar for mastering Rebecca Pidgeon's "Slingshot."

Over the course of more than three decades, Al Schmitt and Bernie Grundman have collaborated on numerous hit albums. "Of course, Al makes my job really easy," remarked Grundman. "He is in a rare class of just a handful of the best mixers." "I love watching Bernie work and making us sound great," added Schmitt. "He always does a great job."

"Well, a lot of the work is just preserving what Al has recorded," added Grundman, "and having a mastering system that can do it justice." "He certainly has that covered," said Schmitt, "and he also has the best espresso in town."

The winners of the 55th annual Grammy Awards will be announced on Sunday, February 10, 2013.

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