TEC Awards Honor Pro Audio At NAMM

Anaheim, CA (January 18, 2011)—The 26th annual TEC Awards were held Saturday at the Winter NAMM Show, honoring the likes of U2, Green Day, Saturday Night Live, Avatar and manufacturers from
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Lindsey Buckingham, accepting his Les Paul Award.
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Anaheim, CA (January 18, 2011)—The 26th annual TEC Awards were held Saturday at the Winter NAMM Show, honoring the likes of U2, Green Day, Saturday Night Live, Avatar and manufacturers from across the pro audio spectrum.

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In addition to 25 awards for Technical and Creative Achievement, the Les Paul Award was presented to guitarist, composer and producer Lindsey Buckingham. The award is given annually to “a musician or recording professional whose work has epitomized the marriage of music and technology.” Producer Ken Caillat and engineer Elliot Scheiner presented the award, which was introduced by TEC Hall of Fame engineer Al Schmitt.

Also part the evening were musical performances featuring Ambrosia’s David Pack, guitar legend Larry Carlton, Dixie Dregs’ Steve Morse, Night Ranger’s Jeff Watson, Pablo Cruise’s David Jenkins, keyboardist Jimmy Nichols, Public Enemy bandleader Brian Hardgroove, and others. The winners were:

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
TC Electronic PolyTune tuner

DIGITAL CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY
Metric Halo LIO-8 AD-DA

RECORDING DEVICES
Sony PCM-M10

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY
Rupert Neve Designs 5017

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Neumann KMS 104 Plus

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/RECORDING
Neumann TLM 102

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
Sennheiser G3 500 Series

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY
JBL VerTec VT4886/VT4883 Subcompact Line Array

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY
Genelec 8260A

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE
Nord Electro 3

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE
Celemony Melodyne Editor

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE
TC Electronic System 6000 Mk II

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY
Apple Logic Studio

SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Avid Venue SC48

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Solid State Logic X-Desk

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Solid State Logic Duality SE

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

RECORD PRODUCTION/SINGLE OR TRACK
“21 Guns,” 21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
Recording Engineer: Chris Dugan
Mixing Engineer: Chris Lord-Alge
Mixing Facility: Mix LA
Producer: Butch Vig
Recording Studio: Ocean Way Recording
Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen
Mastering Facility: Sterling Sound

RECORD PRODUCTION/ALBUM
21st Century Breakdown, Green Day
Recording Engineer: Chris Dugan
Mixing Engineer: Chris Lord-Alge
Mixing Facility: Mix LA
Producer: Butch Vig
Recording Studio: Ocean Way Recording
Mastering Engineer: Ted Jensen
Mastering Facility: Sterling Sound

TOUR SOUND PRODUCTION
U2 U2360° Tour
FOH Engineer: Joe O’Herlihy
Monitor Engineers: Alastair McMillan, David Skaff, Richard Rainey, Niall Slevin
Tour Company: Clair

REMOTE PRODUCTION/RECORDING OR BROADCAST
The 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS
Remote Engineers: Joel Singer, Hugh Healy
Production Mixers: Tom Holmes, Eric Johnston
Music Mixers: John Harris, Eric Schilling
Remote Facility: Music Mix Mobile, Denali Entertainment

TELEVISION SOUND PRODUCTION
Saturday Night Live, NBC
Production Mixers: Bob Palladino, Ezra Matychak, Jay Vicari, Josiah Gluck, Marty Brumach, Bill Taylor, Devin Emke, Bob Selitto, Alan Bonomo, Mike Ferrara
Audio Post Facility: NBC Studios

FILM SOUND PRODUCTION
Avatar
Supervising Sound Editors: Christopher Boyes, Addison Teague, Gwendolyn Yates Whittle
Sound Designer: Christopher Boyes
Re-Recording Mixers: Christopher Boyes, Andy Nelson, Juan Peralta, Gary Summers
Production Mixer: Tony Johnson
Score Mixer: Simon Rhodes
Recording Facility: Newman Scoring Stage, Fox Studios
Audio Post Facility: Fox Studios

INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT SOUND PRODUCTION
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Activision
Audio Director: Mark Ganus
Sound Designers: Stephen Miller, Chrissy Arya, Yuan Liu
Sound & Music Integrators: Mark Ganus, Stephen Miller, Chrissy Arya
Audio Programmer: Alessandro Bartolucci
Audio Post Facility: PCB Productions

STUDIO DESIGN PROJECT
Naughty Dog, Santa Monica, CA
Architect or Studio Designer: Chris Pelonis, Pelonis Sound & Acoustics
Acoustician: Chris Pelonis, Pelonis Sound & Acoustics
Studio Owner: Sony Computer Entertainment America

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