TEC Award Nominees Announced

New York (July 29, 2009)--Nominees have been announced for the 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Javits Center in New York City.
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New York (July 29, 2009)--Nominees have been announced for the 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, October 10, 2009, at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention at the Javits Center in New York City.

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The nominees announced, comprising 16 categories of Technical Achievement in product design, will be followed by the announcement of nominees in nine categories of Creative Achievement in sound production. The nominations, made by a select panel of more than 100 professionals in all areas of audio, are for products and projects released or completed during the eligibility period of April 1, 2008, to March 31, 2009. Online voting begins on August 10 among members of various professional organizations, including the Audio Engineering Society (AES), The Producer and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, the Society of Professional Audio Recording Services (SPARS) and the Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.).

It was a big year for Solid State Logic and TC Electronics, both of whom received four nominations, and AKG and Universal Audio, who received three each, while six other companies (Euphonix, Focusrite, JBL, Sennheiser, Telefunken and Yamaha) garnered two nominations apiece.

"We're thrilled to be returning to New York for our 25th Anniversary," says Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation. "This is where the TEC Awards were born back in 1985, at the Puck Building in SoHo. Even though the Foundation separated from Mix Magazine last year, our support within the professional audio community is stronger than ever."

2009 Nominees for Outstanding Technical Achievement

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT

AKG K702 Headphones
Lab.gruppen PLM 14000 Amplifier
Manley Labs Backbone
Neutrik convertCON XLR Connector
Novation Nocturn Controller
Sennheiser HD800 Headphones

DIGITAL CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY

Apogee Electronics Symphony 64 PCIe
Focusrite Saffire Pro 40
Millennia Media AD-R96/AD-D96
MOTU UltraLite Mk3
SSL MADI Extreme
TC Electronic Desktop Konnekt 6

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY

AEA RPQ Mic Pre with Curveshaper
Empirical Labs Model EL 9 Mike-E
Focusrite ISA One
Grace Design m101
Summit Audio ECS 410 Everest
Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity

RECORDING DEVICES

Alesis ProTrack
Korg MR-2000S
Nagra VI
Sound Devices 788T
Tascam DR-100
Yamaha Pocketrak 2G

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Astatic-CAD 930VPL Variable Pattern Boundary
DPA Microphones Model 4099
Earthworks Flexwand
Rode M1
Sennheiser E965
Telefunken M80

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/STUDIO

AKG C214
Brauner Valvet X
Holophone Portamic 5.1
Neumann TLM 67
Schoeps MK-22
Telefunken U48

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

AKG DMS 700
Lectrosonics HM Plug-in Transmitter
Line 6 X2 XDR995 Handheld
Mipro ACT 727
Shure URI-M Micro Bodypack
Sony DWT-B01/DWR-S01D Digital Wireless

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY

Community Entasys Column Line Array
EAW MicroWedge
JBL EON 500 Series
Meyer Sound Labs UPQ-1P
Renkus-Heinz IC Live
Tannoy VQ Range

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY

Adam Audio A5
Event Opal
Focal CMS65
Genelec 6010A/5040A
JBL LSR2300
M-Audio DSM2

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY

Arturia Origin Synth
Dave Smith Instruments Mopho
Moog Music The Moog Guitar
Nord Electro-3 73 Stage Piano/Organ
Spectrasonics Omnisphere
TC Electronic RH450 Bass Amp

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE

Arsenal Audio by API ET-R24 Equalizer
Chameleon Labs 7802 Opto-Tube Compressor
Eventide Pitch Factor Harmonizer
SSL Logic E-Series X-Rack Modules
TC Electronic Power Core 6000
Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE

Antares Audio Auto-Tune Evo
Izotope Ozone Mastering Suite
McDSP Retro Pack
TC Electronic LM5D for Pro Tools/HD
Universal Audio Moog Multimode
Waves Tony Maserati Collection

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY

Bias Peak Pro XT6
Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio
Digidesign Pro Tools 8
MOTU Digital Performer 6
Steinberg Cubase 5
Studio Network Solutions Ellipse/Enterprise Fibre Channel HBA

SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
DiGiCo SD8
Digidesign D-Show Profile Mix Rack
Midas Pro6
Roland RSS V-Mixer v2.0
Soundcraft Si3
Yamaha IM8

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Allen & Heath ZED R-16
Euphonix MC Control
PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2
Roland M-48 Personal Mixer
Smart AV Tango
SSL Matrix

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
AMS Neve Genesys
Euphonix System 5-MC version 1.4
Lawo MC2 56
Oram Professional Audio Oram X-Dream
SSL AWS 900+ SE
Tree Audio 500