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TEC Award Winners Announced

Arguably the highpoint of the annual Winter NAMM Convention, the 29th TEC Awards (Technical Excellence & Creativity) ceremony, held Friday night at the Anaheim Hilton, highlighted pro audio’s advancements and history. Characterized by Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM as “a signature event at NAMM,” the event was hosted by Trance music artist, BT.

John Meyer was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame at the 2014 TEC Awards. Photo: Jesse Grant/Getty Images for NAMM.
Anaheim, CA (January 27, 2014)—Arguably the highpoint of the annual Winter NAMM Convention, the 29th TEC Awards (Technical Excellence & Creativity) ceremony, held Friday night at the Anaheim Hilton, highlighted pro audio’s advancements and history. Characterized by Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM as “a signature event at NAMM,” the event was hosted by Trance music artist, BT.

Todd Rundgren was honored with the annual Les Paul Award. “It makes a big difference that I am being honored by my peers, especially when the namesake for the award is someone so influential and pivotal to my career,” said Rundgren, who recently launched The Spirit of Harmony Foundation to offer music education and support to school programs. He performed three signature songs: “I Saw the Light,” “Hello It’s Me” and “Open My Eyes.”

New inductees to the NAMM Foundation’s TEC Hall of Fame included legendary session drummer Hal Blaine and Meyer Sound founder, John Meyer, the latter of whom was inducted by Dennis Leonard of Skywalker Sound. “To turn a concept into a useful piece of technology requires hard work and risk taking,” says Meyer. “By rewarding engineers’ contribution to the industry, the TEC Awards has inspired us to pursue ambitious new ideas and fostered an innovative spirit in our field.”

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ancillary Equipment
iZotope Insight Metering Suite

Audio Apps for Smartphones & Tablets
Yamaha CL StageMix

Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets

Apogee Quartet

Microphone Preamplifier Technology

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511

Studio Monitor Technology

Genelec M Series

Recording Devices

Zoom H6

Music Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology

Eventide H9 Harmonizer Stompbox

Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement

Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier/DAC

Computer Audio Hardware

Universal Audio Apollo 16

Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Music Instrument Technology/Software

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware

Solid State Logic 500 Series Buss Compressor

Signal Processing Technology/Software

Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology

JBL Professional PRX700 Series

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement

Telefunken Elektroakustik M82

Microphone Technology/Recording

Royer Labs SF-2

Headphone/Earpiece Technology

AKG K712 Pro Headphones

Wireless Technology

Sennheiser Digital 9000

Workstation Technology

Avid Pro Tools 11

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology

Solid State Logic LIVE

Small Format Console Technology

Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece

Large Format Console Technology

Solid State Logic Duality Pro-Station

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT


Record Production/Single or Track

“Skyfall,” Adele
(XL Recordings, Columbia)
Recording Engineer: Matt Wiggins
Mixing Engineer: Tom Elmhirst
Mixing Facility: Electric Lady Studios
Producer: Paul Epworth
Recording Studio: Abbey Road Studios, London
Mastering Engineer: Tom Coyne
Mastering Facility: Sterling Sound

Record Production/Album

Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
(Daft Life, Columbia)
Recording Engineers: Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta, Alana Da Fonseca, Phil Joly
Mixing Engineer: Mick Guzauski
Mixing Facility: Conway Studios
Producers: Thomas Bangalter, Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo
Recording Studios: Gang Recording Studio, Paris; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood; Conway Recording Studios, Hollywood; Electric Lady Studios, NYC; Capitol Studios, Hollywood
Mastering Engineers: Bob Ludwig, Chab
Mastering Facilities: Gateway Mastering, Translab

Tour/Event Sound Production

Peter Gabriel—Back to Front
Sound Company: Firehouse Productions
FOH Engineer: Ben Findlay
Monitor Engineers: Richard Chappell, Damon Miller

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast

55th Annual Grammy Awards
(CBS)
Remote Engineers: Hugh Healy, Joel Singer, Mark Linett
Production Mixer: Tom Holmes
Music Mixers: John Harris, Eric Schilling
Remote Facilities: NEP Denali, Music Mix Mobile (M3)

Film Sound Production

Skyfall
(Sony)
Supervising Sound Editors: Karen Baker Landers, Per Halberg
Sound Designers: Christopher Assells, Dino Dimuro, Peter Staubli
Re-Recording Mixers: Scott Millan, Greg P. Russell
Production Mixer: Stuart Wilson
Score Mixer: Simon Rhodes
Recording Studios: Abbey Road Studios, Sphere Studios, London
Audio Post Facilities: Soundelux, Technicolor at Paramount

Television Sound Production

Game of Thrones
(HBO)
Supervising Sound Editor: Tim Kimmel
Re-Recording Mixers: Onnalee Blank, CAS, Mathew Waters
Production Mixers: Ronan Hill, CAS, Richard Dyer
Audio Post Facility: Todd-AO

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production

Halo 4
(343 Industries/Microsoft)
Audio Director: Sotaro Tojima
Sound Designers: Kyle Fraser, Chase Thompson, Robbie Elias, Charles Sinex, Zachary Thomas, Noa Lothian, Ken Kato, Mary Olson, Kira Anderson, Daniel Raimo
Sound & Music Integrators: Patrick Dugan, David Liu, Kazuma Jinnouchi
Audio Programmers: Terry Jones, Robert Ridihalgh
Audio Post Facilities: Technicolor at Paramount, Technicolor Sound

Studio Design Project

Vintage King Nashville
Architect or Studio Designer: Carl Tatz Design
Acoustician: Carl Tatz
Owners: Andrew Nehra, Mike Nehra

The NAMM Foundation
www.nammfoundation.org

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