A world-leading Burnley firm was the secret behind the sound of Daft Punk’s hit album which saw the legendary duo scoop a Brit Award.
The French electronic music act, who worked with US artist Pharell Williams on summer smash hit “Get Lucky”, were named best international group at the glitzy bash.
But Daft Punk recruited Burnley sound engineering company AMS Neve to help record their multi-award winning album “Random Access Memories” which saw them honoured at the London awards.
The duo used the firm’s ground-breaking technology to recreate the sound of music’s golden era on the record which is expected to become one of the best-selling records of the decade.
The AMS Neve systems, created by Mark Crabtree, helped capture authentic sounds of the 70s and 80s on the group’s $1m. album which took four years to master and used live musicians over computers.
The band went “analogue” with their sound and the result was a piece of music which critics called “one of the best engineered records in many years”.
The official twitter account of Billington Road-based AMS Neve tweeted live during the awards: “Amazing performance by Pharell and Nile Rodgers at the Brit Awards 2014. Too cool for school.”
Random Access Memories also cleaned up at the Grammy Awards, winning Album of the Year, Best Dance/Electronica Album and Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical. The single and Number 1 smash hit “Get Lucky” won for Record of the Year and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance.
The album was a commercial success and debuted at number one in 20 countries.