Jan 1, 2002 12:00 PM
17th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards Held
The 17th Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards were held Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the Marriott Marquis in New York City. A well-attended award show crowd saw the following nominees turn winners for Outstanding Technical Achievement: The Ancillary Equipment award went to Furman for its HDS-16/HRM-16 headphone cue system. Apogee Electronics' Trak2 won the category for Digital Converters. The Crown CE 4000 won for Amplifier Technology. The award for Mic Preamplifier Technology went to the Avalon AD2022. A relatively new, but up-and-coming, player in the industry, Earthworks, made a showing in the Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement category with its SR69. The BLUE Dragonfly received the Microphone Technology/Studio award. Shure's PSM400 captured Wireless Technology, and JBL's Vertec VT4889 got Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology. The Studio Monitor Technology award went to Westlake Audio for the Lc5.75. Signal Processing Technology/Hardware went to Lexicon for the 960L, and Software went to Antares' Auto-Tune 3. The Tascam MX-2424 won Recording Devices. Digidesign Pro Tools received the award for Workstation Technology. Kurzweil's PC2X won in the Musical Instrument Technology category. Yamaha received the one for Sound Reinforcement Console Technology. The Small Format Console Technology honor belonged to Sony for the DMX-R100; and for Large Format, it was the SSL SL 9000 J scoring system.