The Munich-based company will be honored by the Recording Academy with its Technical Grammy, which is given in recognition of "contributions of outstanding technical significance to the recording field" on February 11th.
Celemony released a product called Melodyne about 10 years ago that offered a new approach to audio editing. Today Melodyne counts many musicians and producers of note among its customers. The Who guitarist Pete Townshend regards the software as "a miracle", Ultravox singer Midge Ure calls it "black magic", Katy Perry producer Dr. Luke and multimedia visionary Peter Gabriel both love it, and jazz legend Herbie Hancock considers it a "must-have" for musicians.
"We are delighted by this great honor and very proud as a small Munich software house to be receiving such notable international recognition for our work," says the company's founder and Melodyne inventor Peter Neubäcker.