dCS (Data Conversion Systems Ltd.) bestowed mastering engineer icon Bob Ludwig with the first of its “Legends” awards at a special reception in New York City last October, which was held in conjunction with the 147th Audio Engineering Society. The company plans to carry on honouring a number of these engineers in an effort to further introduce these often unsung architects of the music industry who are behind the success of the greatest albums of all time
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 best music experience possible. The award also underscores the growing trend towards ‘studio quality’ high resolution download and streaming services for music enthusiasts.
Each dCS Legends Award recipient receives a limited-edition, commemorative version of the acclaimed dCS Bartók Digital-Analog Converter.
In an update to the Legends campaign, dCS managing director David J. Steven recently announced that the company has been “…overwhelmed by the positive response that our dCS Legends Award campaign has received from both music professionals and enthusiasts alike,” adding that “We have been working closely with the Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing to identify and tell the incredible stories behind a diverse group of legendary engineers, and we plan to continue this effort through the remainder of this year.”
Each new dCS Legends Award includes exclusive audio interviews as part of a podcast series titled ‘The Other Side of the Glass,’ available from the dCS Legends microsite and via streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.