TEC Award Nominees Announced

Creative and Technical Achievement nominees for the annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards have been announced. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.
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Los Angeles, CA (October 23, 2014)—Creative and Technical Achievement nominees for the annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards have been announced. Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.

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TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by members of various professional organizations and audio industry websites. The awards are divided into two categories: Technical Achievement and Creative Achievement. Through its Hall of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The Les Paul Award pays tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology.

In December, invitations to vote for the 30th Annual NAMM TEC Awards will be sent to subscribers to leading pro audio publications and to members of various professional organizations, the names of which will be published in the coming weeks. Voters will register and vote with a secure, online ballot, and their selections will be tabulated by an independent company. The winners’ names will be kept in confidence until the TEC Awards ceremony, to be presented on Saturday, January 24 at the 2015 NAMM Show.

NOMINEES FOR THE 30TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
API 505 DI 500-Series DI Module
IsoAcoustics Modular Aluminum Isolation System
Little Labs Pepper Pedal/Pro/Blender/DI Box/Re-amp
Radial Engineering SW8 Backing Track Switcher
Rational Acoustics Smaart 7.5 Analysis Software
Solid State Logic Network I/O: MADI-Bridge

AUDIO APPS FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS
Akai Professional iMPC Pro
Cakewalk ScratchPad for iPad
PreSonus Capture for iPad
Shure Inc. ShurePlus Channels
Waldorf Nave Wavetable Synth v1.5
WholeWorldBand Collaboration/Platform

HARDWARE / PERIPHERALS FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS

Alesis iO Dock II
Apogee MiC 96k
Focusrite iTrack Dock
iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+
IK Multimedia iLoud
Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 Laptop DI

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS

Audient ASP880
Chandler Limited TG2-500
Crane Song Syren
Manley CORE Channel Strip
Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052
Tube Tech MP2A

STUDIO MONITORS

Focal Alpha 65
Genelec 8010
JBL Professional 3 Series
Neumann KH 120 D
PreSonus Temblor T10
Tannoy Reveal 502

RECORDING DEVICES

Allen & Heath ICE-16D
JoeCo BlackBox BBR1MP
Sony PCM-D100
Sound Devices 970
TASCAM DA-3000
Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS
Bugera G5 Infinium
Fender Ramparte Amplifier
Line 6 POD HD Pro X
Quilter Labs Tone Block 200
TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper
Vox Tone Garage Series Pedals

AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE — STUDIO & SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Crown DriveCore Install Network Display Series
dbx Professional DriveRack PA2 System Controller
Grace Design m920 Monitoring System
Lab.Gruppen D Series Amplifier
Meyer Sound Calisto 616 AES Array Processor
PreSonus Monitor Station V2

COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE

Antelope Audio Zen Studio
Focusrite RedNet 6 MADI Bridge
Lynx Aurora TB
MOTU 1248
RME FireFace 802
Universal Audio Apollo Twin

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT HARDWARE

Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2
Hammond XK-1c Organ
Kurzweil Forte
Moog Music Theremini
Nord Lead A1
Roland RD-800 Stage Piano

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOFTWARE

Arturia Spark 2
FXpansion BFD 3
Native Instruments Razor 1.5
PPG WaveGenerator For Mac and PC
PreSonus Notion 5 Notation Software
Toontrack EZdrummer 2

SIGNAL PROCESSING HARDWARE

BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-50
Dangerous Music The Dangerous Compressor
elysia xfilter Rack
Maselec MLA-4 Triband Compressor/Expander
Sennheiser Esfera
Waves Audio SoundGrid Studio System

SIGNAL PROCESSING HARDWARE (500-Series modules)

API 565 Filter Bank
Bettermaker 542 EQ
Eventide DDL-500 Digital Delay
Maag Audio EQ2
Rupert Neve Designs 551 EQ
Valley People dyna-mite Compressor

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE

CEDAR Studio 6
iZotope RX3 Audio Repair Suite
McDSP AE400 Active EQ
Solid State Logic X-Phase
Universal Audio Neve 1073 Preamp/EQ Collection
Waves Audio Abbey Road Collection

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKERS

Bose Asymmetrical Patterns RoomMatch
Electro-Voice ETX Series
JBL Professional EON615
L-Acoustics K2
Meyer Sound LYON
PreSonus StudioLive AI Series Speakers

MICROPHONES — SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Audio-Technica BP894
Audix M3
DPA d:screet Necklace
Lewitt Audio MTP 940 CM
Microtech Gefell KEM 975
MXL Microphones CR77

MICROPHONES — RECORDING

AEA Nuvo N22
Blue Microphones Spark Digital Lightning
Bock Audio 407
Cloud Microphones 44-A
Neumann TLM 107
Schoeps V4U

HEADPHONE / EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY

AKG K812 Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones
Blue Microphones Mo-Fi Powered Headphones
Jerry Harvey Audio Roxanne In-Ear Monitors
Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones
Shure SRH1540 Headphones

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

AKG DMSTetrad Wireless
Alto Stealth Wireless Speaker Feed
Audio-Technica System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless
Beyerdynamic TG 100 Wireless
MIPRO MI-909 Digital In-Ear Monitoring
Shure GLXD6 Guitar Pedal Receiver with Tuner

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY

Cakewalk SONAR X3
Cockos Reaper 4.7
Merging Technologies Pyramix 9
PreSonus Studio One 2.6.2
Steinberg Cubase 7.5
Yamaha Nuage 1.5

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

Allen & Heath Qu-32
Cadac CDC four:m
PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI
Softube Console 1
Solid State Logic Matrix 2
Yamaha QL Series

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

API Audio "The Box"
Avid Pro Tools | S6
Calrec Summa
DiGiCo V685 Software for SD5/8/9/10/11
Soundcraft Vi3000
Trident 88 Series

NOMINEES FOR THE 30TH ANNUAL TEC AWARDS FOR OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

RECORD PRODUCTION / SINGLE OR TRACK

"A Sky Full of Stars," Coldplay
"Anything Goes," Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett
"Fever," The Black Keys
"Happy," Pharrell Williams
"Not a Bad Thing," Justin Timberlake

RECORD PRODUCTION / ALBUM

Ghost Stories, Coldplay
GIRL, Pharrell Williams
Lazaretto, Jack White
Morning Phase, Beck
New, Paul McCartney

TOUR / EVENT SOUND PRODUCTION

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band—High Hopes Tour
Justin Timberlake—The 20/20 Experience World Tour
Katy Perry—Prismatic World Tour
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden—2014 Tour
Sting & Paul Simon: On Stage Tour

REMOTE PRODUCTION / RECORDING OR BROADCAST

29th Annual Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony, HBO
56th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS
86th Annual Academy Awards, ABC
Back To Front: Peter Gabriel Live In London (DVD)
Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival 2013 (DVD)

FILM SOUND PRODUCTION
Captain America: The Winter Soldier
Frozen
Gravity
The Hobbit: the Desolation of Smaug
X-Men: Days of Future Past


TELEVISION SOUND PRODUCTION

Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
The Beatles: The Night That Changed America
The Walking Dead


INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT SOUND PRODUCTION

Assassin's Creed 4: Black Flag
Battlefield 4
Call of Duty: Ghosts
The Last of Us: Left Behind
Titanfall


STUDIO DESIGN PROJECT

Berklee College of Music, 160 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, MA
Fly By West II, Nashville, TN
Studio Baumhaus, Houston, TX
The Orchard, New York City, NY
Windmark Studios, Santa Monica, CA

TEC Awards
http://tecfoundation.com/tec/tecawards.html