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At NAMM: 2017 TEC Award Winners Named

One of the high points at every NAMM Show is the TEC Awards, and the 32nd annual ceremony, held Saturday, January 21, was no disappointment. There were winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories, taken from a range of 180 nominees.
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Anaheim, CA (January 23, 2017)—One of the high points at every NAMM Show is the TEC Awards, and the 32nd annual ceremony, held Saturday, January 21, was no disappointment. There were winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories, taken from a range of 180 nominees.

AVID, iZotope, Sennheiser and Solid State Logic each won in multiple categories, taking two statues each. In all, Outstanding Technical Achievement honors were chosen in 23 categories.

On the creative side, Game of Thrones won Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Television Sound Production category for the second year in a row, and David Bowie’s Blackstar LP won in two categories: Record Production Album and Single, respectively.

Joe Perry of Aerosmith received the Les Paul Award, presented to “distinguished and accomplished individuals from the music industry.” Hollywood Vampires bandmate and actor Johnny Depp presented Perry with the award. Meanwhile, Aerosmith engineer and producer Jack Douglas was inducted into the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame.

TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT
Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement

Crown — XLS DriveCore 2

Ancillary Equipment
Rupert Neve Designs — RNHP: Precision Headphone Amplifier

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets
AVID — Pro Tools | Dock

Audio Education Technology (new category)
iZotope — Pro Audio Essentials

Computer Audio Hardware
Universal Audio — Apollo Twin USB Interface

DJ Production Technology - Hardware/Software (new category)
Native Instruments — TRAKTOR Kontrol S5

Headphone / Earpiece Technology
Sennheiser — HD 25 Plus

Large Format Console Technology
Solid State Logic — System T

Microphone Preamplifiers
AMS Neve — 1073DPX

Microphones - Recording
Schoeps — ORTF-3D

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement
Shure — KSM8 Dualdyne

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
Softube — Marshall JMP 2203

Musical Instrument Hardware
Moog Music — Mother-32

Musical Instrument Software
Softube — Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962

Signal Processing Hardware
Warm Audio — WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)
API — 512V

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)
iZotope — Ozone 7 Advanced

Signal Processing Software (Effects)
Soundtoys 5

Small Format Console Technology
Solid State Logic — Sigma Delta

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Meyer Sound — MJF-208 Stage Monitor

Studio Monitors
Genelec — 8430A IP SAM

Wireless Technology
Sennheiser — evolution Wireless G3 A-1 Band

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
AVID — Pro Tools 12.3

CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT
Film Sound Production
Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
DICE / Electronic Arts — Star Wars: Battlefront

Record Production - Album
David Bowie — Blackstar

Record Production - Single
David Bowie — Blackstar

Remote Production - Recording or Broadcast
CBS — 58th Grammy Awards

Studio Design Project
Walters-Storyk Design Group Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room

Television Sound Production
HBO — Game of Thrones

Tour/Event Sound Production
Sting and Peter Gabriel — Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour

TEC Awards
www.tecawards.org