The BMG Records Grammy Awards party took place February 7th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Hosted by Clive Davis, chairman and CEO of BMG North America, this year's celebration featured a diverse array of live performances, including Rod Stewart, Barry Manilow and Carlos Santana. The event was broadcast live on XM Satellite Radio, while simultaneously being webcast with a video feed going to Real Audio’s Rhapsody site.
Delicate Productions of Camarillo, CA, handled the audio and video requirements for the party, specifying DiGiCo D5 consoles to handle all audio requirements. Three units were required, one each for house sound, stage monitors and broadcast/recording. The three stage racks were linked via their fiber-optic loop, allowing 168 channels to be patched simultaneously throughout the show, with a custom MADI recorder used to record 120 tracks for post production.