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Recording Engineer & Producer, Al Schmitt Has Reportedly Passed Away

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Information that have flooded the social media has it that American recording engineer and record producer, Alber Harry Schmitt has passed away at the age of 91.

The Grammy Award winner was reported to have died today April 26 2021. Circumstances surrounding his death was not disclosed to the public.

Al Schmitt has won twenty Grammy Awards for his work with Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George Benson, Toto, Natalie Cole, Quincy Jones, and others.

Reacting to his death, Co-founder of Blackbird Record label wrote on Facebook – Just hearing about this tonight, that the great Al Schmitt has passed. He is no doubt one of the most highly accomplished and well-loved of the audio world. This one hits hard for all of us that had the pleasure of knowing him in the GRAMMY world…his light is going to be greatly missed. What a loss.

Schmitt has made many appearances on the online internet television series “Pensado’s Place”, hosted by Dave Pensado and Herb Trawick. During one of the segments, he mentioned that his favourite microphone is the Neumann U 67 tube (valve) condenser microphone, and explained that he uses the microphone on numerous sources.

Schmitt has won GRAMMYs in six consecutive decades. In 2006 he was honoured with a Recording Academy Trustees Award.

He is also a co-chair of the annual Recording Industry Golf Tournament, which supports the music and recording program at A Place Called Home, a dynamic community centre and safe haven in South Central Los Angeles.

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