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27th Annual TEC Awards Announced

Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2012)—The 27th Annual TEC Awards were announced Friday night in Anaheim, CA. The ceremony, co-presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, was held at the Hilton Anaheim as a special event of the 2012 NAMM Show.

Steve Vai (left), Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (center) and Orianthi (right) perform at the 27th Annual TEC Awards.
Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2012)—The 27th Annual TEC Awards were announced Friday night in Anaheim, CA. The ceremony, co-presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and NAMM, was held at the Hilton Anaheim as a special event of the 2012 NAMM Show.

In addition to 27 awards for Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement, an crowd of sound and music products industry professionals witnessed the presentation of the Les Paul Award to guitarist, composer and producer Steve Vai. Sponsored by the Les Paul Foundation, the award is given annually to a musician or recording professional whose work has epitomized the marriage of music and technology. The award was co-presented by Les Paul’s son Russ Paul and rock bassist Billy Sheehan.

The show was hosted by Late Show veteran Will Lee, and featured musical performances by Lee, the 2 Cold ChiliBone TEC Band, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan, Orianthi, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, CJ Vanston, scratcher DJ HAPA and other veteran vocalists and session musicians.

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ancillary Equipment

Manley Labs MicMAID mic/preamp auditioner

Microphone Preamplifier Technology

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517

Studio Monitor Technology

Genelec 1238CF

Recording Devices

JoeCo BlackBox 2.1

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology

Eventide Space

Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement

Lab Gruppen PLM 20000Q

Computer Audio Hardware

Avid Pro Tools | HD Native

Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware

Moog Slim Phatty Synthesizer

Musical Instrument Technology/Software

Spectrasonics Omnisphere v1.5

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware

Radial Engineering WR8 Workhorse

Signal Processing Technology/Software

Universal Audio Studer A800 tape recorder plug-in

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology

Meyer Sound Labs MINA

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement

Shure Beta 181

Microphone Technology/Recording

Royer Labs R-101

Wireless Technology

Shure PGX Digital Wireless

Workstation Technology

Avid Pro Tools 9

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology

Avid VENUE 2.9

Small Format Console Technology

Solid State Logic Nucleus

Large Format Console Technology

Solid State Logic AWS 948


OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

Record Production/Single or Track
“Angel Dance”, Robert Plant

Record Production/Album

21, Adele

Tour Sound Production
Roger Waters. “The Wall Live” Tour, Clair

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast

Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Live in Concert, NPR Music

Television Sound Production

Saturday Night Live, NBC

Film Sound Production

Inception, Warner Bros. Pictures

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production

Call of Duty: Black Ops , Activision Publishing

Studio Design Project

Jungle City Studios, New York City

The TEC Awards
www.tecfoundation.com/tec.html

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