All The TEC Winners

The Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards took place at the NAMM show in Anaheim, California on Friday 25 January. Twenty awards were presented for Outstanding Technical Achievement, plus eight projects received awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement. There were two lifetime achievement awards given during the evening, beginning with the induction of Record Plant President Rose Mann-Cherney to the TEC Awards Hall of Fame by recording executive Ron Fair and Slash, followed by the Les Paul Award presentation to recording artist and composer Pete Townshend.

The Outstanding Technical Achievement awards were as follows:

Ancillary Equipment: Waves Audio WLM Loudness Meter
Audio Apps Technology for Smartphones & Tablets: Moog Animoog
Microphone Preamplifier Technology: Apogee Electronics eight-channel mic-pre module for Symphony I/O
Studio Monitor Technology: ADAM Audio A77x
Recording Devices: Zoom H2n Handy Recorder
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology: Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Processor/Amp Simulator
Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement: Dangerous Music ‘Dangerous Source’ USB Monitor Controller
Computer Audio Hardware: Universal Audio Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface
Musical Instrument Technology (Hardware): Moog Minotaur
Musical Instrument Technology (Software): Native Instruments Kontakt 5
Signal Processing Technology (Hardware): Rupert Neve Designs Portico II: Master Buss Processor
Signal Processing Technology (Software): Universal Audio Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-in
Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology: Meyer Sound CAL Column Array Loudspeaker
Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement: TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustic M81
Microphone Technology/Recording: Blue Microphones Spark Digital
Headphone/Earpiece Technology: Sennheiser HD700 Headphones
Wireless Technology: Shure Axient Wireless
Workstation Technology: Avid Pro Tools 10
Sound Reinforcement Console Technology: Avid VENUE SC48 Remote
Small Format Console Technology: Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite Mixer

The Outstanding Creative Achievement awards were given to:

Record Production/Single:Somebody That I Used To Know, Gotye
Record Production/Album: Wasting Light, Foo Fighters
Tour Sound Production: Foo Fighters Wasting Light Tour, Delicate Productions
Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast: 54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS
Film Sound Production: The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros.
Television Sound Production: Breaking Bad, AMC
Interactive Entertainment Sound Production: Journey, Sony Computer Entertainment
Studio Design Project: Dreamworks Animation Studios, Glendale, CA