Walnut Creek, CA (June 2, 2011)-—From now through July 15, the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio is accepting entries for the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.
The TEC Awards will add two new awards, for Outstanding Technical Achievement categories: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology, and Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement.
In addition, the category of Digital Converter Technology is being renamed Computer Audio Hardware. The new categories will bring to 19 the number of awards for audio product design.
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology will include instrument amplifiers, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedal boards, software amp and effects emulators, pedals, stomp boxes and other related equipment.
Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement will include amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, crossovers and other related equipment.
Digital Converter Technology will be replaced with Computer Audio Hardware and will include converters, interfaces, master clocks, data storage, peripherals, iPhone/iPad/tablet-type add-ons, made-for-audio computers and other similar computing equipment.
Eight awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement will also be presented for sound production of recordings, concert tours, films, television, interactive entertainment and other projects. The TEC Awards is attended by manufacturers of audio equipment and software, and the world’s top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists.
The event will be held January 20, 2012, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim.