Euphonix Mixed Film, Slumdog Millionaire, Wins Oscar Jackpot

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Euphonix, a leader in large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers, and peripherals congratulates composer A.R. Rahman as well as the sound mixing team of Richard Pryke, Ian Tapp and Resul Pookutty of Pinewood Studios Group on winning the Academy Award for the critically and internationally acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire. To date, Sound Mixing Teams working on a Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing console have won or been nominated for a Sound Mixing Oscar® every year since 2001.

Euphonix, a leader in large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers, and peripherals congratulates composer A.R. Rahman as well as the sound mixing team of Richard Pryke, Ian Tapp and Resul Pookutty of Pinewood Studios Group on winning the Academy Award for the critically and internationally acclaimed film Slumdog Millionaire at last night's gala ceremony.

Rahman, who captured two Academy Awards last night, one for Best Original Score and the other for Best Original Song ("Jai Ho"), used his Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing system with EuCon Hybrid to create and mix the music and score. Earlier this year, Rahman made film history when he became the first Indian ever to win a Golden Globe for Best Original Motion Picture Score, as well as the first Indian music director to be nominated for three Oscars. Rahman also won a British Academy of Film and Television Arts Award (BAFTA) for Best Music in Film.

Meanwhile, Pryke, Tapp and Pookutty, who won the Oscar for Best Achievement in Sound, mixed the film on a Euphonix System 5 dual operator film mixing system with EuCon Hybrid option for DAW Control in Pinewood Studios Group's newly renovated Powell and Pressburger Theatres. This is the first Oscar win for each of the sound mixers who, in the past few weeks, have already been taking home top prizes for their talented sound editing efforts. Prior to last night's ceremony, the trio had also won a BAFTA and a Cinema Audio Society Award.

Slumdog Millionaire is the sixth feature film mixed on a Euphonix digital audio system that has won the coveted Academy Award. "Euphonix System 5 consoles have long been the choice of the world's best sound mixers," says Martin Kloiber, Euphonix CEO. "With Slumdog Millionaire's landslide win, Euphonix enjoys its eighth consecutive year of involvement with Oscar-worthy films. We couldn't be more proud of our clients A.R. Rahman and the fantastic team at Pinewood Studios Group. Clearly, this talented team and Euphonix technology are a winning combination."

To date, Sound Mixing Teams working on a Euphonix System 5 digital audio mixing console have won or been nominated for a Sound Mixing Oscar® every year since 2001. Even more notable is that Sound Mixing Teams working on System 5 have won six of the last eight years.

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Euphonix System 5 at Oscar® nominated A.R. Rahman's AM Studios in Chennai, India,
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Euphonix dual-operator System 5 at the Powell Theatre at Pinewood Studios, UK
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Euphonix dual-operator System 5 at the Pressburger Theatre at Pinewood Studios, UK
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About Euphonix
Euphonix, a leading manufacturer of professional digital audio consoles and recording equipment has provided customers worldwide with trusted broadcast, post, live sound and music production solutions for over 20 years. Key products include Max Air, System 5 and S5 Fusion consoles as well as the System 5-MC and MC Pro DAW controllers. In January 2008 Euphonix released a revolutionary new line of Ethernet workstation controllers for the personal studio. Comprised of the MC Control and MC Mix, the Artist Series brings the unparalleled resolution and DAW integration of Euphonix' high-end consoles into the hands of the individual. For more information call +1 (650) 855-0400 or visit http://www.euphonix.com.

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