In addition to being honored AKG’S Lifetime Achievement Award, guests attending Capitol’s historic A and B studios were treated to a performance by Quincy Jones’ protégé and multi-Grammy award winner, Jacob Collier. AKG’s award show culminated with the removal of a dividing wall between Studios A and B for a special performance by Collier who paid tribute to Jones by singing three of the producer’s biggest hits, which included:
- “Human Nature” by Michael Jackson
- “Fly Me to the Moon” by Frank Sinatra
- “Give Me the Night” by George Benson
DJ Austin Millz is another example. In Studio B, guests were treated to what could only be seen as the future of music, and this was all thanks to Millz’s creativity. In the control room, a mixing station provided guests the opportunity to plug in AKG K371 studio headphones to mixers and hear the classic Quincy Jones hit “Billie Jean” by Michael Jackson. By listening to these individual instruments and vocal tracks, guests were able to create their own unique mixes of the song live. Guests were also able to use a range of AKG studio headphones that allowed them to listen to various classic Quincy hits that spanned the decades of work he provided to the record industry, and they were able to do this in the very same ISO booths that many of those songs, samples, and sounds were originally recorded in.
AKG’s celebratory event was all thanks to AKG and Harman International Industries. Harman designs and engineers connected products and solutions for automakers, consumers, and enterprises on a worldwide scale, while including connected car systems, audio and visual products, enterprise automation solutions, and services that support the Internet of Things. Several of Harman’s leading brands include:
In March 2017, Harman became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. and since then, it has been a beacon of admiration for audiophiles, musicians and the entertainment venues where they perform worldwide. Over 50 million automobiles today have been installed with Harman audio and connected car systems. Harman also provides software services that powers billions of mobile devices and systems that are connected, integrated and secure across all platforms. This connection ranges from work, home, car and even mobile.
For more information on Qunicy Jones, AKG, and Harman, then check out www.psneurope.com/live/akg-quincy-jones-lifetime-achievement-award.
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