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TEC Awards winners revealed

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TEC Awards winners revealed

The winners of the 28th annual TEC Awards have been announced.

At the ceremony, which took place on Friday January 25th 2013 during the NAMM show, 20 awards were presented for Outstanding Technical Achievement, and included double wins for Avid, Moog, Rupert Neve and Universal Audio.

Among the eight projects recognised as Outstanding Creative Achievements were Foo Fighters’ Wasting Light album and tour, and Gotye’s hit single Somebody that I Used To Know.

Two lifetime achievement awards were also handed out, 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 (pictured), followed by the Les Paul Award presentation to renowned recording artist and composer Pete Townshend. The Les Paul Award was presented by film producer and humorist Martin Lewis and Jeff Salmon, representing The Les Paul Foundation.

Upon receiving the award, Townshend described using his first tape recorders as a teen, and expressed his appreciation for the pro audio and MI community: “In every hope that I ever had for a device that would do something that I wanted to do, you fabulous people made it for me...I’m so hip to what you guys do, hip to the amount of time that you spend, and as a musician and as a composer, I sincerely want to thank you.”

The complete list of winners is as follows:

Outstanding Technical Achievement

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 Minitaur

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 Elektroakustik 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

Outstanding Creative Achievement

Record Production/Single
Gotye - Somebody That I Used To Know

Record Production/Album
Foo Fighters - Wasting Light

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

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Tags: foo fighters, tec awards, avid, les paul, pete townshend, gotye, NAMM 2013, Rose Mann Cherney, wasting light, somebody that i used to know, martin lewis, jeff salmon

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