NAMM 2012: Roger Waters, Adele and Robert Plant among TEC Award winners

The 27th TEC Awards show saw rock legends Robert Plant and Roger Waters among the night’s biggest winners, with Adele and Steve Vai also picking up major gongs at the annual celebration of the industry’s finest.

Taking place at the Hilton Anaheim, California, the TEC Awards made for one of the key features of the NAMM 2012 Winter show, with producers, engineers and a range of audio professionals coming together to recognise the greatest achievements of the past 12 months.

In addition to the 27 awards for Technical and Creative Achievement, guitarist Steve Vai picked up the coveted Les Paul Award, which singles out those who epitomise the coming together of music and technology.

Other big winners on the night included Roger Waters, who took the award for Tour Sound Production, Adele for Record Production/Album, for her album 21 and Robert Plant for Record Production/Single or Track for his song ‘Angel Dance’.

See below for a full list of the night’s winners:


Ancillary Equipment
Manley Labs MicMAID mic/preamp auditioner

Microphone Preamplifier Technology
Rupert Neve Designs Portico 517

Studio Monitor Technology
Genelec 1238CF

Recording Devices
JoeCo BlackBox 2.1

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology
Eventide Space

Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Lab Gruppen PLM 20000Q

Computer Audio Hardware
Avid Pro Tools | HD Native

Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware
Moog Slim Phatty Synthesizer

Musical Instrument Technology/Software
Spectrasonics Omnisphere v1.5

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware
Radial Engineering WR8 Workhorse

Signal Processing Technology/Software
Universal Audio Studer A800 tape recorder plug-in

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology
Meyer Sound Labs MINA

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement
Shure Beta 181

Microphone Technology/Recording
Royer Labs R-101

Wireless Technology
Shure PGX Digital Wireless

Workstation Technology
Avid Pro Tools 9

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology
Avid VENUE 2.9

Small Format Console Technology
Solid State Logic Nucleus

Large Format Console Technology
Solid State Logic AWS 948


Record Production/Single or Track
“Angel Dance”, Robert Plant

Record Production/Album
21, Adele

Tour Sound Production
Roger Waters. “The Wall Live” Tour, Clair

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast
Robert Plant and the Band of Joy, Live in Concert, NPR Music

Television Sound Production
Saturday Night Live, NBC

Film Sound Production
Inception, Warner Bros. Pictures

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Call of Duty: Black Ops , Activision Publishing

Studio Design Project
Jungle City Studios, New York City