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TEC Award Winners Announced at NAMM

The 33rd edition of the annual pro audio awards was held at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.

Anaheim, CA (January 29, 2018)—The 33 annual TEC Awards were held Saturday night at the NAMM Show, highlighting creative and technical achievements in pro audio across the last 12 months.

Comedian Demetri Martin hosted the event, which saw several manufacturers take home multiple awards over the course of the evening. Sennheiser picked up two awards for its HD 200 PRO (Headphone/Earpiece Technology) and Pro Talk Series (Audio Education Technology), while QSC took home a pair of trophies, respectively for its QSC K.2 Series (Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers) and QSC Q-SYS Core 510i (Signal Processing Hardware).

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Jackson Browne received the Les Paul Innovation Award, which is presented annually to accomplished individuals from the music industry. Jackson remarked, “Thank you for this incredible honor. It means so much to be honored by you because I’ve relied on the kindness of engineers and their knowledge in the studio and equipment my whole life. These people know everything I don’t know but they put their technical expertise at the service of the music – at the service of the song. I am indebted to them and I’m indebted to you all who make the gear.”


Amplification Hardware/studio & Sound Reinforcement: JBL Intonato

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets: iZotope Spire: Multitrack Music Recorder

Audio Education Technology: Sennheiser Pro Talk Series

Computer Audio Hardware: Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII QUAD

DJ Production Technology (Hardware/Software): Akai Professional MPC Live

Headphone/Earpiece Technology: Sennheiser HD 200 PRO

Large Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic AWS Delta V2

Microphone Preamplifiers: Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel

Microphones – Recording: Audio Technica AT5047

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement: AKG C636

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects: Line 6 Helix LT

Musical Instrument Hardware: Nord Stage 3

Musical Instrument Software: Spectrasonics Keyscape

Production Essentials: PreSonus FaderPort 8

Signal Processing Hardware: QSC Q-SYS Core 510i

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules): Elysia pressor 500

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities): Universal Audio SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Plugin

Signal Processing Software (Effects): Soundtoys EchoBoy Jr.

Small Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic Nucleus 2

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers: QSC K.2 Series

Studio Monitors: Genelec 8331 | 8341 The Ones

Wireless Technology: Shure Axient Digitals Wireless System

Workstation Technology/Recording Devices: Avid Pro Tools12.8T

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Film Sound Production: Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production: Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

Record Production/Album: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Record Production/Single or Track: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcasting: 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards

Studio Design Project: The Barn

Television Sound Production: Game of Thrones

Tour Event Sound Production: Bruno Mars 24K – Magic World Tour

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