34th Annual TEC Awards Nominees Announced

With an eye towards January 2019, nominees for the 34th TEC Awards were announced at Summer NAMM.
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NASHVILLE – June 28, 2018 – Earlier today at Summer NAMM, pro audio professionals and leading industry brands gathered to recognize and celebrate the announcement of the34th annual NAMM TEC Award nominees at a special pro audio reception held in the Music City Center.

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The nominees of the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories were evaluated by a group of industry experts from all facets of the pro audio and sound production industries. Final nominees are those products and projects that, in the opinion of the nominating panel, represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields. The announcement of Nominees to correspond with Summer NAMM marks a shift from the historical timeframe of September.

Presented annually during The NAMM Show by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awardsrecognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. At the ceremony, the Les Paul Innovation Award, honoring musical artists whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology, and the Hall of Fame Award, recognizing audio masters and engineers, are both awarded.

The voting period will commence on November 14 and continue through December 31, 2018. Additional information on the voting period and eligibility will be announced in November.

The TEC Awards will return to The 2019 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific ballroom. Nominees, their colleagues and friends are invited to attend a networking happy hour, dinner, great entertainment and the chance to be a TECAwards winner. Ticket sales for the annual event will open in September.

Congratulations on the 34th TEC Award Nominees:

Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Crest Audio - ProTour Series amps; Grace Design - m908 Surround Monitor Controller; Lab Gruppen - PLM 5K44; PreSonus - NSB 16.8; SPL - MC16 Mastering Monitor Controller;
Yamaha - MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets
Abbey Road - Topline; Apogee Electronics - MiC+; Avid - On-Stage iOS; Electro-Voice - QuickSmart Mobile; Sennheiser - AMBEO Smart Headset; Yamaha - StageMix v.7 CL/QL iPad App

Audio Education Technology
Focal Press - The Audio Expert, 2nd edition; Groove3 | Hal Leonard Books - Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording; Hal Leonard Books - Al Schmitt on Vocal and Instrumental Recording Techniques; Hal Leonard Books - Audio Made Easy, Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying, Fifth Edition; Mix with the Masters - Mix with the Masters; Produce Like A Pro - Produce Like A Pro

Computer Audio Hardware
Antelope Audio - Discrete8; Apogee Electronics - Symphony I/O Mk II 2x6 SE;
BURL Audio - B80-BMB4; Focusrite - RedNet X2P; MOTU - 828es
Universal Audio – Arrow

DJ Production Technology - Hardware/Software
Allen & Heath - PLAYDifferently Model One DJ Mixer; Audio-Technica - AT-LP1240-USB XP;
Numark - NS6II; Pioneer DJ - DDJ-1000 Controller; Rane - SEVENTY-TWO
Roland - DJ-505 DJ Controller

Headphone/Earpiece Technology
Apogee - Ambeo Smart Headset; Audio-Technica - ATH-M60x; Lectrosonics - Duet Digital Wireless IEM; Sensaphonics - D2 Dual Dynamic custom IEM;Shure Incorporated - KSE 1200
Ultimate Ears - UE Live

Large Format Console Technology
Allen & Heath - dLive v1.6; DiGiCo - SDS7 Quantum 7; Lawo - mc-96; Solid State Logic - SSL Live L100;Studer - Vista 5 Black Edition; Yamaha - Rivage PM7

Microphone Preamplifiers
AEA - TRP2 Preamp; Antelope Audio - Edge Strip;Daking - Mic Pre II; ; Rupert Neve Designs - RMP-D8; Yamaha - Rio3224-D2 | Rio1608-D2

Microphones – Recording
Antelope Audio - Edge; beyerdynamic - FOX USB-C; DPA Microphones - CORE by DPA; Josephson - C725 Tube/FET Hybrid; Manley - Reference Silver; Neumann - U 67

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement
Earthworks - DK7;Ehrlund - EHR-H; Heil Sound - PR 77D; Royer Labs - R-10; sE Electronics - V7 MC1; Sennheiser - HSP Essential

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
BAE - Royaltone; Blackstar Amplification - Unity Bass; BOSS - MS-3 Multi-Effects Switcher; IK Multimedia - iRig Stomp I/O; Line 6 - Powercab 112 Plus; Universal Audio - OX Amp Top Box

Musical Instrument Hardware
Dave Smith Instruments - Sequential Prophet X;Korg - Prologue; Kurzweil - SP6; Line 6 - Shuriken Variax SR270; Nord - Electro 6; Roland - SE-02 Analog Synthesizer

Musical Instrument Software
EastWest Sounds - Hollywood Choirs;Output - Analog Brass & Winds; PPG - Infinite Pro; Spitfire - Hans Zimmer Drum Library; Waves Audio - Bass Slapper; Waves Audio - Piano & Keys Bundle

Production Essentials
Argosy Console - HALO.K88E (Sit-to-Stand); BAE Audio - PDIS Stereo Direct Box; Dangerous Music - CONVERT-AD+; Grace Design - m900 Headphone Amp / DAC / Preamp; PreSonus - FaderPort 16; Rupert Neve Designs - RNDI-S

Signal Processing Hardware
Bettermaker - Mastering Equalizer; d&b Audiotechnik - Soundscape Technology; Eventide - H9000; KLANG:technologies - KLANG 3D KOS 3; L-Acoustics - L-ISA system;
UnderToneAudio - UnFairchild 670M II

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)
API - 529 500-series compressor; BAE - 500C; Chandler Limited - TG Opto;elysia - skulpter 500; Heritage Audio - R.A.M. System 500; Trident - A-Range 500 EQ

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ /Utilities)
Empirical Labs - Arousor Version 2.1; ; iZotope - Neutron 2; iZotope - Ozone 8; Softube - Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer Plug-in; Universal Audio - Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plug-In

Signal Processing Software (Effects)
Antares - Auto-Tune Pro;Eventide - Anthology XI; Soundtoys - Little Plate; Universal Audio -KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay Plug-In; Waves Audio - PRS SuperModels;
Zynaptiq - Wormhole

Small Format Console Technology
Allen & Heath - SQ Series Mixers;Dan Dugan Audio - Model E-2A Automixer;Heritage Audio - MCM20.4; PreSonus - StudioLive 24 Series III; Solid State Logic - Nucleus2Dark; Zoom - LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer + Recorder

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Clair Brothers - 10Spot;d&b audiotechnik - SL-Series, GSL System; JBL - VTX A12W; Meyer Sound – VLFC; Powersoft - M-force 301P01; QSC - KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer

Studio Monitors
ADAM Audio - T Series Studio Monitors; Augspurger Monitors - Treo 812CFM;JBL - 3 Series MkII; Meyer Sound - Bluehorn System;Ocean Way Audio - HR3.5 | A-4100; PMC - result6

Wireless Technology
Audio-Technica - 3000 Series (4th Gen); beyerdynamic - TG 1000 digital wireless; Lectrosonics - Lectrosonics SMWB; Neutrik - XIRIUM PRO v3.0; Sennheiser - evolution wireless G4;

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
Avid - Pro Tools Ultimate; iZotope - Spire Studio; MOTU - Digital Performer 9.5; PreSonus - Studio One 4 Professional;Propellerhead - Reason 10.1; Sound Devices - MixPre-10M Recorder

Film Sound Production
A Quiet Place;Avengers: Infinity War; Black Panther, Deadpool 2; Solo: A Star Wars Story; The Shape of Water

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Destiny 2, God of War, Star Wars Battlefront II, Super Mario Odyssey,Uncharted: The Lost Legacy

Record Production/Album
America, Thirty Seconds to Mars; Beautiful Trauma, Pink; Boarding House Reach, Jack White; Colors, Beck; Roll with the Punches, Van Morrison

Record Production/Single or Track
Finesse, Bruno Mars; Good Old Days, Macklemore featuring Kesha;Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift; My Only True Friend, Gregg Allman; This Is America, Childish Gambino

Remote Production/Radio or Broadcast – TV
2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; 90th Annual Academy Awards; 72nd Annual Tony Awards; 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards; Elton John: I'm Still Standing a Grammy Salute, Jesus Christ Superstar Livein Concert

Television Sound Production
Game of Thrones; My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman; Stranger Things; The Handmaid's Tale; Westworld

Tour Sound Production
Beautiful Trauma World Tour, Pink: Dead & Company Summer Tour 2018, Dead & Company; Ed Sheeran Divide World Tour; Man of the Woods Tour, Justin Timberlake; The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour, Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, "Weird Al" Yankovic

Studio Design Project City Design Company
Hi-Five Studio (Haverstick Designs) Milwaukee, WI Haverstick Designs
Sound on Sound Studios (David Amlen) Montclair, NJ Dave Amlen
The Upper Deck (Mark andMaile Trumbo) Nashville, TN Carl Tatz Design
Berkeley Inc. (Pilchner Schoustal International) Toronto, Canada Pilchner-Schoustal
Mick Schultz Studio (Mick Schultz) Los Angeles, CA nonzero Architecture
Sonasterio Studios (Bruno Barros) Nova Lima, Brazil WSDG

About the NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry.


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