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TEC Awards' Product Noms Announced

The NAMM Foundation has announced nominees for its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games.
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New York, NY (September 23, 2016)—The NAMM Foundation has announced nominees for its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the categories of Outstanding Technical and Creative Achievement. Stand-up comedian and actor Sinbad will return for his third straight year as host. The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live sound, films, television, and video games.

According to the NAMM Foundation, “more than 900 products and projects were considered,” and this year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across twenty-three categories, including selections in two new categories: Audio Education Technology and DJ Production Technology—Hardware/Software.

Voting begins in November. In total, winners from 31 categories will be selected from the 179 nominees by industry professionals across major music, sound and game audio associations, along with pro audio-focused media groups.

The Saturday, January 21 event begins with a VIP-only reception at 6PM, followed by the awards ceremony at 7PM, held in the Hilton Anaheim Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom. Tickets can be purchased on site or in advance for $50 (General Admission) or $175 (VIP). The show will be available via a live event web stream during the NAMM Show.

Here are the full list of nominees and categories:

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement: Crown - XLS DriveCore 2, d&b Audiotechnik – 30D, dbx - DriveRack VENU360 Series, JBL - M-Patch, Lab.gruppen - E Series, Powersoft - Deva HD

Ancillary Equipment: Antelope Audio - OCX HD, Antelope Audio - 10MX, Dangerous Music - 2-BUS+, Little Labs – Monotor, Radial Engineering - DiNET TX & RX Dante direct boxes, Rupert Neve Designs - RNHP: Precision Headphone Amplifer

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets: Antelope Audio - Satori Remote, Avid - Pro Tools | Dock, iConnectivity - iConnectAUDIO2+, Moog Music - Model 15 App, Radial Engineering - BT-Pro, Sennheiser - Wireless System Remote

Audio Education Technology: EarMaster - Pro 6, Hal Leonard Performing Arts Publishing Group - Recording Unhinged, iZotope - Pro Audio Essentials , JBL - SpeakerPro, Neumann - Neumann in the Home Studio, NYU Music Experience Design Lab - Groove Pizza

Computer Audio Hardware: Antelope Audio - Orion32+, Apogee - Symphony I/O Mk II, Prism Sound – Callia, Focusrite - Red 4Pre, PreSonus - Studio 192 26x32 USB Interface, Universal Audio - Apollo Twin USB Interface

DJ Production Technology - Hardware/Software: American Audio – VM55 Controller, Denon - DJ MCX8000, Native Instruments - TRAKTOR Kontrol S5 controller, Numark - CDmix USB, Rane - MP2014 mixer, Reloop - Mixtour 2 mixer/controller

Headphone / Earpiece Technology: AKG - K182, Audio-Technica - ATH-M50xMG, Sennheiser - HD 25 Plus, Shure - KSE1500 Electrostatic Earphone System, Ultimate Ears Pro - UE Pro Reference Remastered, Waves - Nx Virtual Mix Room Plugin

Large Format Console Technology: Allen & Heath - dLive Series, AMS Neve - Neve 88RS, Avid - S6L, DiGiCo - Stealth Core2, Solid State Logic - System T, Yamaha - Rivage PM10

Microphone Preamplifiers: AMS Neve - Neve 1073DPX, Antelope Audio - MP8D, Chandler Limited - TG Microphone Cassette, Grace Design - m108 remote mic preamp/ADC, Kush Audio - Omega, Radial Engineering - Jensen Twin-Servo 500

Microphones–Recording: Aston - Spirit, Blue Microphones - Bottle Mic Locker, Bock Audio - U195, Lauten Audio - LA-320, Luke Audio - AL-X767, Mojave Audio - MA-1000 Signature Series, Schoeps - ORTF-3D

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement: AKG - C7, Audio-Technica - ATM230, Countryman - A3 podium mic, DPA Microphones - d:facto 4018VL, Electro-Voice - ND Series, Shure - KSM8 Dualdyne

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects: Antelope Audio - Zen Tour, Blackstar - Artist Series, Line 6 - Firehawk 1500, Radial Engineering - JDX Direct-Drive, Softube - Marshall JMP 2203, Tech 21 - Bass Fly Rig

Musical Instrument Hardware: Casio - GP-400, Dave Smith Instruments - OB-6 Synthesizer, Korg - Minilogue, Line 6 - Helix / Helix Rack, Moog Music - Mother-32, Novation - Circuit Synthesizer/Drum Machine

Musical Instrument Software: IK Multimedia - Miroslav Philharmonik 2, Output - Exhale, PPG - Phonem, PreSonus - Notion 6 Music Notation Software, Softube - Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962, Tracktion - BioTek Organic Synthesizer

Signal Processing Hardware: A-Designs - Hammer 2, Antelope Audio - Goliath, Chandler Limited - RS124 Compressor, Manley Labs - Nu Mu, Warm Audio - WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor, CEDAR Audio Ltd - CEDAR DNS 2 Dialogue Noise Suppressor

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules): API - 512V, BAE - 1066DL, Bettermaker - C502V, dbx - 555, elysia - karacter 500, Phoenix Audio - Tilt Tone Channel/500

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities): Empirical Labs - Arousor, iZotope - Ozone 7 Advanced, iZotope - RX 5 Audio Editor, McDSP - 6050 Ultimate Channel Strip, SPL - Transient Designer Plus, Waves - Greg Wells Signature Series

Signal Processing Software (Effects): Eventide - Tverb, iZotope - VocalSynth, Melodyne - Studio 4, Softube - Fix Flanger and Doubler, Soundtoys - Soundtoys 5, Universal Audio - Fender '55 Tweed Deluxe Plug-In

Small Format Console Technology: Allen & Heath - Chrome Qu Series, Lawo - Sapphire Compact, Mackie - AXIS Mixing System, Solid State Logic - Sigma Delta, Waves - LV1 Live Mixer, Yamaha - CL/QL V4.0 Software

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers: Bose Professional - F1 Flexible Array, EAW - Anna, JBL - EON ONE, Meyer Sound - MJF-208 Stage Monitor, PreSonus - ULT Series, VUE Audiotechnik - al-12

Studio Monitors: Augspurger - Solo12MF, Dynaudio - LYD Series, Focal - Trio6 Be, Genelec - 8340A IP SAM, JBL - LSR7 Series, Ocean Way Audio - HR4

Wireless Technology: Audio-Technica - ATW-T1006 Boundary Mic Transmitter, Lectrosonics - Venue 2 Receiver System, MIPRO - ACT 2400 Series, Neutrik - Xirium Pro, Sennheiser - Evolution Wireless G3 A-1 Band, Line 6 - Relay G10

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices: Avid - Pro Tools 12.3, Celemony - Melodyne Studio 4, MOTU - Digital Performer 9.1, PreSonus - Studio One 3.2 Professional, Steinberg - Cubase 8.5, Tracktion - T7

Outstanding Creative Achievement

Film Sound Production: 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, Bridge of Spies, Star Trek Beyond, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, The Martian

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production:Call of Duty: Black Ops III, Fallout 4, Star Wars: Battlefront, Uncharted 4 A Thief's End, World of Warcraft: Legion

Record Production – Album:Blackstar, David Bowie, A Head Full of Dreams, Coldplay, Culcha Vulcha, Snarky Puppy, Crosseyed Heart, Keith Richards, Hamilton, An American Musical, various artists

Record Production – Single: "Blackstar," David Bowie, "Can't Stop the Feeling!" Justin Timberlake, "Empty," Garbage, "Hello," Adele, "Stare," Prince

Remote Production - Recording or Broadcast: 38th Annual Kennedy Center Honors, 58th GRAMMY Awards, 70th Annual Tony Awards, 88th Academy Awards, Superbowl halftime with Coldplay, Beyonce and Bruno Mars

Studio Design Project: Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room, Deadmau5 Mau5trap, Man Made Music, Valenzo Studios, VSL Synchron Stage

Television Sound Production: Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Mr. Robot, The Walking Dead, Vikings

Tour/Event Sound Production: Adele Live 2016, Dave Matthews Band 2016 Summer Tour, One on One Tour - Paul McCartney, Radiohead 2016 World Tour, Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour - Sting and Peter Gabriel

NAMM Foundation's TEC Awards
https://www.tecawards.org