29th Annual TEC Awards Winners

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On Friday, January 24, 2014, the NAMM Foundation presented the 29th annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom in Anaheim, Calif. The evening also included a presentation of the Les Paul Award to recording artist and producer Todd Rundgren, as well as the TEC Hall of Fame induction of audio technology pioneer John Meyer and renowned session drummer Hal Blaine of The Wrecking Crew.

On Saturday, January 25, as part of the NAMM H.O.T. Zone, 10 historic 20th-century musical and sound inventions were inducted to the ninth TECnology Hall of Fame: the Western Electric audio amplifier (1915), Bell Labs’ bass-reflex loudspeaker patent (1930), Mike Battle’s Echoplex tape delay (1959), the Mellotron tape-loop keyboard instrument (1963), Studer J37 4-track recorder (1964), Klark Teknik DN360 graphic equalizer (1984), Yamaha SPX90 digital multi-effects processor (1986), Akai MPC60 sequencer/drum machine (1988), Genelec 1031A active studio monitor (1991), and Royer Labs R-121 ribbon microphone (1998).

The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards were founded in 1985 by Mix magazine and the then-newly established Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, with the express purpose of recognizing and honoring quality in audio technology and sound production. A few years ago, the Mix Foundation was renamed the TEC Foundation, which re-established the event at the annual NAMM Show in Anaheim. Mix is proud to be a sponsor once again of the TEC Foundation, and we are equally pleased to reach out through our sister publications Pro Sound News and Pro Audio Review and our parent company, NewBay Media.

Once again, MIx magazine thanks all the sponsors and supporters of the TEC Foundation. They make the event possible. And it’s good to know that they share the same commitment to excellence.

The 29th Annual TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement

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John Meyer, president and CEO of Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc., was inducted into the TEC Hall of Fame at the 29th Annual TEC Awards

Listed below are the winners in 22 categories of Outstanding Technical Achievement as selected by the 2013 TEC Awards Nominating Panel.

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT

iZotope Insight Metering Suite

AUDIO APPS FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS

Yamaha CL StageMix

HARDWARE/PERIPHERALS FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS

Apogee Quartet

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 511

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY

Genelec M Series

RECORDING DEVICES

Zoom H6

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS TECHNOLOGY

Eventide H9 Harmonizer Stompbox

AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE/STUDIO & SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Sennheiser HDVD 800 Headphone Amplifier/DAC

COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE

Universal Audio Apollo 16

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE

Native Instruments KOMPLETE 9

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE

Solid State Logic 500 Series Buss Compressor

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE

Universal Audio Teletronix LA-2A Classic Leveler Collection

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY

JBL Professional PRX700 Series

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/SOUND REINFORCEMENT

Telefunken Elektroakustik M82

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/RECORDING

Royer Labs SF-2

HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY

AKG K712 Pro Headphones

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

Sennheiser Digital 9000

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY

Avid Pro Tools 11

SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

Solid State Logic Live

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

Solid State Logic Duality Pro-Station






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