Technical Grammy Award

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Technical Grammy Award
Awarded forContributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field
CountryUnited States
Presented by The Recording Academy
First awarded1994
Website www.grammy.org/recording-academy/producers-and-engineers/awards

The Technical Grammy Award is a Grammy Special Merit Award presented to individuals and/or companies who have made contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field. The award was first presented in 1994 to Dr. Thomas G. Stockham Jr. Others who have received this award include Ray Dolby, Ikutaro Kakehashi, Rupert Neve, Les Paul, Phil Ramone, Dr. Robert Moog, Geoff Emerick, Tom Dowd, Bill Putnam, George Massenburg, Roger Linn, Leo Fender and Thomas Alva Edison. Companies honored include AKG_(company), Apple Computer,Digidesign, JBL Professional, Lexicon_(company), Shure Incorporated, Sony/Philips, and . [1]

Thomas Stockham Digital audio pioneer

Thomas Greenway Stockham was an American scientist who developed one of the first practical digital audio recording systems, and pioneered techniques for digital audio recording and processing as well.

Ray Dolby American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system

Ray Milton Dolby was an American engineer and inventor of the noise reduction system known as Dolby NR. He helped develop the video tape recorder while at Ampex and was the founder of Dolby Laboratories.

Ikutaro Kakehashi, also known by the nickname Taro, was a Japanese engineer, inventor and entrepreneur. He founded the musical instrument manufacturers Ace Tone, Roland Corporation, and Boss Corporation, and the audiovisual electronics company ATV Corporation.

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