During the Summer NAMM show in Nashville, pro audio professionals and leading industry brands gathered to recognize and celebrate the announcement of the 34th annual NAMM TEC Award nominees at a special pro audio reception held in the Music City Center. Voting has now started, and winners will be announced during the annual awards ceremony, to honor best in pro audio products at the 2019 NAMM Show, January 26, 2019, at the Anaheim Hilton Pacific Ballroom.
The nominees of the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories were evaluated by a group of industry experts from all facets of the pro audio and sound production industries. Final nominees are those products and projects that, in the opinion of the nominating panel, represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields. The announcement of Nominees to correspond with Summer NAMM marks a shift from the historical timeframe of September.
Presented annually during The NAMM Show by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. At the ceremony, the Les Paul Innovation Award, honoring musical artists whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology, and the Hall of Fame Award, recognizing audio masters and engineers, are both awarded.
The voting periodwill last through December 31, 2018.
The TEC Awards will return to The 2019 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific ballroom. Nominees, their colleagues and friends are invited to attend a networking happy hour, dinner, great entertainment and the chance to be a TEC Awards winner. Ticket sales for the annual event will open in September.
Congratulations on the 34th TEC Award Nominees:
Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Crest Audio - ProTour Series amps; Grace Design - m908 Surround Monitor Controller; Lab Gruppen - PLM 5K44; PreSonus - NSB 16.8; SPL - MC16 Mastering Monitor Controller; Yamaha - MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System
Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets
Abbey Road - Topline; Apogee Electronics - MiC+; Avid - On-Stage iOS; Electro-Voice - QuickSmart Mobile; Sennheiser - AMBEO Smart Headset; Yamaha - StageMix v.7 CL/QL iPad App
Audio Education Technology
Focal Press - The Audio Expert, by Ethan Winer, 2nd edition; Groove3 | Hal Leonard Books - Alan Parsons' Art & Science of Sound Recording; Hal Leonard Books - Al Schmitt on Vocal and Instrumental Recording Techniques; Hal Leonard Books - Audio Made Easy, Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying, by Ira White, Fifth Edition; Mix with the Masters - Mix with the Masters website; Produce Like A Pro - Produce Like A Pro website
Computer Audio Hardware
Antelope Audio - Discrete8; Apogee Electronics - Symphony I/O Mk II 2x6 SE; BURL Audio - B80-BMB4; Focusrite - RedNet X2P; MOTU - 828es; Universal Audio – Arrow
DJ Production Technology - Hardware/Software
Allen & Heath - PLAYDifferently Model One DJ Mixer; Audio-Technica - AT-LP1240-USB XP; Numark - NS6II; Pioneer DJ - DDJ-1000 Controller; Rane - SEVENTY-TWO; Roland - DJ-505 DJ Controller
Apogee - Ambeo Smart Headset; Audio-Technica - ATH-M60x; Lectrosonics - Duet Digital Wireless IEM; Sensaphonics - D2 Dual Dynamic custom IEM; Shure Incorporated - KSE 1200; Ultimate Ears - UE Live
Large Format Console Technology
Allen & Heath - dLive v1.6; DiGiCo - SDS7 Quantum 7; Lawo - mc2-96; Solid State Logic - SSL Live L100;Studer - Vista 5 Black Edition; Yamaha - Rivage PM7
AEA - TRP2 Preamp; Antelope Audio - Edge Strip;Daking - Mic Pre II; PreSonus - NSB 16.8 stage box; Rupert Neve Designs - RMP-D8; Yamaha - Rio3224-D2 | Rio1608-D2
Microphones – Recording
Antelope Audio - Edge; beyerdynamic - FOX USB-C; DPA Microphones - CORE by DPA; Josephson - C725 Tube/FET Hybrid; Manley - Reference Silver; Neumann - U 67
Microphones - Sound Reinforcement
Earthworks - DK7; Ehrlund - EHR-H; Heil Sound - PR 77D; Royer Labs - R-10; sE Electronics - V7 MC1; Sennheiser - HSP Essential
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
BAE - Royaltone; Blackstar Amplification - Unity Bass; BOSS - MS-3 Multi-Effects Switcher; IK Multimedia - iRig Stomp I/O; Line 6 - Powercab 112 Plus; Universal Audio - OX Amp Top Box
Musical Instrument Hardware
Dave Smith Instruments - Sequential Prophet X;Korg - Prologue; Kurzweil - SP6; Line 6 - Shuriken Variax SR270; Nord - Electro 6; Roland - SE-02 Analog Synthesizer
Musical Instrument Software
EastWest Sounds - Hollywood Choirs; Output - Analog Brass & Winds; PPG - Infinite Pro; Spitfire - Hans Zimmer Drum Library; Waves Audio - Bass Slapper; Waves Audio - Piano & Keys Bundle
Argosy Console - HALO.K88E (Sit-to-Stand); BAE Audio - PDIS Stereo Direct Box; Dangerous Music - CONVERT-AD+; Grace Design - m900 Headphone Amp / DAC / Preamp; PreSonus - FaderPort 16; Rupert Neve Designs - RNDI-S
Signal Processing Hardware
Bettermaker - Mastering Equalizer; d&b Audiotechnik - Soundscape Technology; Eventide - H9000; KLANG:technologies - KLANG 3D KOS 3; L-Acoustics - L-ISA system; UnderToneAudio - UnFairchild 670M II
Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)
API - 529 500-series compressor; BAE - 500C; Chandler Limited - TG Opto; elysia - skulpter 500; Heritage Audio - R.A.M. System 500; Trident - A-Range 500 EQ
Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ /Utilities)
Empirical Labs - Arousor Version 2.1; FabFilter - PRO-L 2; iZotope - Neutron 2; iZotope - Ozone 8; Softube - Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer Plug-in; Universal Audio - Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plug-In
Signal Processing Software (Effects)
Antares - Auto-Tune Pro; Eventide - Anthology XI; Soundtoys - Little Plate; Universal Audio -KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay Plug-In; Waves Audio - PRS SuperModels; Zynaptiq - Wormhole
Small Format Console Technology
Allen & Heath - SQ Series Mixers; Dan Dugan Audio - Model E-2A Automixer; Heritage Audio - MCM20.4; PreSonus - StudioLive 24 Series III; Solid State Logic - Nucleus2Dark; Zoom - LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer + Recorder
Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Clair Brothers - 10Spot; d&b audiotechnik - SL-Series, GSL System; JBL - VTX A12W; Meyer Sound – VLFC; Powersoft - M-force 301P01; QSC - KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer
ADAM Audio - T Series Studio Monitors; Augspurger Monitors - Treo 812CFM; JBL - 3 Series MkII; Meyer Sound - Bluehorn System; Ocean Way Audio - HR3.5 | A-4100; PMC - result6
Audio-Technica - 3000 Series (4th Gen); beyerdynamic - TG 1000 digital wireless; Lectrosonics - Lectrosonics SMWB; Neutrik - XIRIUM PRO v3.0; Sennheiser - evolution wireless G4
Workstation Technology / Recording Devices
Avid - Pro Tools Ultimate; iZotope - Spire Studio; MOTU - Digital Performer 9.5; PreSonus - Studio One 4 Professional; Propellerhead - Reason 10.1; Sound Devices - MixPre-10M Recorder
Check also the nominees in 8 categories of Outstanding Creative Achievement here.
Vote now for the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards. Remember, if you have already voted, you can return to vote on additional categories or make changes.
Vote here: https://www.tecawards.org/tec34/voting
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