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33rd TEC Award Nominees Announced

Nominees for the annual NAMM TEC Awards have been announced in both the ranges of Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Creative Achievement. Set to be held at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on January 27, 2018, the event will once again honor the best and brightest in the pro audio realm.

Anaheim, CA (September 29, 2017)—Nominees for the annual NAMM TEC Awards have been announced in both the ranges of Outstanding Technical Achievement and Outstanding Creative Achievement. Set to be held at the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA on January 27, 2018, the event will once again honor the best and brightest in the pro audio realm.

This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories, ranging from computer audio hardware to recording microphones to wireless technology, while the eight categories for Outstanding Creative Achievement cover everything from tour sound to film sound production. This year’s winner of the Les Paul Innovation Award and inductee into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame will be announced at a later date prior to the event.

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement
ATC – P2 PRO Dual Mono Power Amplifier
Hafler – P3100 Studio Power Amp
JBL – Intonato
Powersoft – Quattrocanali DSP+D
Tree Audio – The Trunk

Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones / Tablets
Allen & Heath – dLive MixPad|OneMix
Apogee – Control Mobile
Focusrite – iTrack One Pre
iZotope – Spire Multitrack Music Recorder
PreSonus – UC Surface for Android and iOS
Shure – Remote + Mic Accessory Cable RMCE

Audio Education Technology
Groove3 – Recording Vocals with Dave Pensado
Groove3 – The Josh Bess Webinar Series
Focal Press – The Audio Expert
PreSonus – Notion 6.2 for Mac/Windows
Sennheiser – Pro Talk Series
Taylor Robinson Music – One-Click Web Classroom

Computer Audio Hardware
Antelope Audio – Orion32 HD
Apogee – Element Series
Avid – Pro Tools | MTRX
Focusrite – Red 8Pre
PreSonus – Quantum
Universal Audio – Apollo Twin MKll QUAD

DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software
Akai Professional – MPC Live
Allen & Heath – Xone PX5
Denon DJ – SC5000 PRIME
Numark – Mixtrack Platinum
Numark – NTX1000
Shinola – Runwell Turntable

Headphone / Earpiece Technology
64 Audio – tia Fourte
Blue Microphones – Sadie Premium Headphones with Built-in Audiophile Amp
Jerry Harvey Audio – Performance Series
Sennheiser – HD 200 PRO
Sensaphonics – 3D-U AARO IEM System
Yamaha HPH-MT8

Large Format Console Technology
Allen & Heath – dLive C Class
API – Legacy AXS Console
Audient – ASP 8024-HE
DiGiCo – SD12
Solid State Logic – AWS Delta V2
Yamaha – RIVAGE PM10 V1.5

Microphone Preamplifiers
AEA – RPQ2-500
Antelope Audio – Zen Studio+
Focusrite – Clarett OctoPre
Rupert Neve Designs – Shelford Channel
Warm Audio – WA12 MKII
Warm Audio – WA-412 Four Channel Microphone Preamplifier

Microphones – Recording
Aston – Starlight
audio-technica – AT5047
Blue Microphones – Bluebird SL
Chandler Limited – REDD Microphone
MXL – DX-2
Ocean Way Audio – RM1-B
Sennheiser – AMBEO VR Mic

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement
AKG – C636
audio-technica – ATM350a Instrument Microphone Systems
Earthworks – CTB30
sE Electronics – V7 Supercardioid Dynamic Microphone
Solomon Design – PUQ Cajon Pickup
Sontronics – Solo

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
Antelope Audio – Orion Studio HD
API – TranZformer GT|LX Transformer/Compressor/EQ Pedals
BAE – Hot Fuzz
EarthQuaker Devices – Space Spiral
Line 6 – Helix LT

Musical Instrument Hardware
Arturia – MatrixBrute
Dave Smith Instruments – Prophet Rev2
Moog – Minimoog Model D
Moog – Subsquent 37 CV
Nord – Stage 3
Yamaha – MX88

Musical Instrument Software
Line 6 – Helix Native
EastWest –MIDI Guitar Series
Spectrasonics – Keyscape
Steinberg – HALion 6
Waves – Electric 200 Piano
Waves – Electric Grand 80
Waves – Grand Rhapsody Piano

Production Essentials
Apogee – Control
Cloud Microphones – Cloudlifter Zi
IsoAcoustics – ISO-PUCK
PreSonus – FaderPort 8
Rupert Neve Designs – Swift Mix MC5
Slate – Control Mobile

Signal Processing Hardware
Antelope Audio – Goliath HD
Bettermaker – Mastering Limiter
QSC – Q-SYS Core 510i
SPL – PQ Mastering Equalizer
TC Electronic – Reverb TwentyFour
Tube-Tech – HLT2A

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)
BAE – G10
Big Bear Audio – MP1
elysia – mpressor 500
Serpent Audio – Splice MKII FET Compressor
Sphere Recording Consoles – Fab 500 Series
WesAudio – _TITAN

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)
iZotope – Neutron
iZotope – RX 6
Slate – Virtual Tube Collection
Softube – Chandler Limited Zener Limiter for UAD – 2/Apollo
Softube – Tape
Universal Audio – SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Plug-In

Signal Processing Software (Effects)
Eventide – Fission
FabFilter – Pro-R Reverb Plug-In
Softube – OTO Biscuit 8-Bit Effects for UAD-2/Apollo
Soundtoys – EchoBoy Jr.
Universal Audio – Moog Multimode Filter XL Plug-In
Zynaptiq – Adaptive Plug-in

Small Format Console Technology
PreSonus – StudioLive 32 Series III
QSC – TouchMix-30 Pro
Softube – Console 1 MK II
SolidState Logic – Nucleus2
Trident – 78
Yamaha –TF Series V3.5

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Bose Professional – ShowMatch DeltaQTM Array Loudspeakers
d&b audiotechnik — 24S|24S-D
L-Acoustics – Syva System
Meyer Sound – LINA Very Compact Linear Line Array Loudspeaker
PreSonus – AIR Series
QSC – K.2 Series

Studio Monitors
ADAM Audio – S-Series
ATC – SCM12 Pro
Dynaudio – LYD-48
Focal – Shape Series
Genelec – 8331/8341 The Ones
JBL – 705P|708P

Wireless Technology
audio-technica – 6000 Series High Density Wireless System
beyerdyanmic – TG 500
Lectrosonics – M2 Duet Digital Wireless Monitor System
Sennheiser – Digital 6000
Sennheiser – XS Wireless
Shure – Axient Digital Wireless System

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
Apple – Logic Pro X 10.3
Avid – Pro Tools 12.8
JoeCo – BlueBox Recorders
PreSonus – Studio One 3 Professional 3.5
Propellerhead – Reason 9.5
Steinberg – Cubase Pro 9

Outstanding Creative Achievement

Film Sound Production
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
Hacksaw Ridge
La La Land
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Battlefield 1
Call of Duty
Infinite Warfare
Gears of War
The Last Guardian
Titanfall 2
The Lost Legacy

Record Production – Album
24K Magic – Bruno Mars
÷ (pronounced divide) – Ed Sheeran
Damn – Kendrick Lamar
For the Good Times: A Tribute to Ray Price – Willie Nelson
57th & 9th – Sting

Record Production – Single
“24K Magic” – Bruno Mars
“Believer”- Imagine Dragons
“Feels” -Calvin Harris featuring Pharrell Williams, Katy Perry and Big Sean
“Shape of You” – Ed Sheeran
“The Promise” – Chris Cornell

Remote Production – Recording or Broadcast
39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors
59th Annual Grammy Awards
89th Annual Academy Awards
2017 CMT Music Awards
Super Bowl LI Halftime Show with Lady Gaga

Studio Design Project
55TEC Studios
AIRSHOW Mastering
The Barn
Levels Audio – MIx 8 and 9
Manhattan Center Studios-Studio 7

Television Sound Production
Better Call Saul
Game of Thrones
Saturday Night Live
The Voice

Tour/Event Sound Production
24K Magic World Tour – Bruno Mars
Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band – The River Tour 2016
Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood
Metallica WorldWired Tour
The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 – U2