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Burlington recording engineer up for 3rd straight Grammy on latest Bruno Mars album

Burlington recording engineer up for 3rd straight Grammy on latest Bruno Mars album
From CBC - December 6, 2017

Charles Moniz is becoming a red carpet veteran.

The Burlington sound engineer is heading back at the Grammys next month for the third year in a row. He's up for several awards for his part in Bruno Mars's latest multi-platinum album, 24K Magic.

Moniz is up for best engineered albumnon-classical, as well as album of the year and record of the year.

"I am fortunate to work with some of the best musicians in the world today." - CharlesMoniz

"Just knowing the work we put in these nominations feel so great," he said on the phone from Columbia,where Mars's tour is currently finishing up its South American Leg.

"It's crazy. You always think every year was a fluke."

But Moniz is way past fluke territory. He won a Grammy for record of the year in 2016 for Mark Ronson's Uptown Funk featuring Mars. He was instrumental in constructing that "doh" vocal bassline that kicks off the track.

Then last year, he won another Grammy, this time for his work on Adele's 25.

As a recording engineer, Moniz is responsible for everything from the mics in the studio to the mixing console to the sound that's pumping out of the studio speakers.

"My job is to make sure that creativity can flow," he said. "Recording music can be quite complicated my job is to make sure that [the artists] never notice that."

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