TEC Nominees Announced – Industry Celebrates Creative Luminaries in Each Category
– July 18, 2019 – Earlier today at Summer NAMM, the 35th Annual TEC Awards celebrated the pro audio and sound production nominees across the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories. A special product showcase from several nominated brands including Yamaha, Avid, BOSS, iZotope, Line 6, Rupert Neve Designs, PreSonus, Steinberg, and Eventide, served as a gathering point for the leaders in pro audio to acknowledge and celebrate the many innovative nominees.
"There was a deep pool of TEC Awards nominee submissions this year, indicating growth in many of the categories TEC recognizes," shared Eric Greer, TEC Entries & Nominations Supervisor. "As the industry has grown and evolved, the TEC Awards has adapted by adding and modifying categories, and it's good to see that those introduced over the last decade post a strong number of entries. These innovations showcase the future trends found across sound production—from the evolution of signal processing hardware to the rise of products for both sound professionals and audio enthusiasts—truly fueling this new generation of recording."
The products and technologies represent those chosen by masters of their profession as best-in-class—and in demand. Retailers have taken note too, looking to the TEC Awards to make those important purchasing decisions.
Presented annually by The NAMM Foundation as a part of The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. In total, 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.
Final voting begins this November and winners will be announced at TEC Awards at The NAMM Show, on Saturday, January 18, 2020 in Anaheim, California.
Congratulations to the 35th TEC Award nominees:
Film Sound Production
“A Star Is Born”
“Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse"
Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
Assassin's Creed Odyssey
Call of Duty - Black Ops 4
Tom Clancy's The Division 2
A Star Is Born (Soundtrack), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Begin Again, Norah Jones
Egypt Station, Paul McCartney
Electric Lady Sessions, LCD Soundsystem
It's About Time, Chic
Record Production/Single or Track
Always Remember Us This Way, Lady Gaga
Bad Guy, Billie Eilish
Back in Brazil, Paul McCartney
Be Nice, Black Eyed Peas feat Snoop Dogg
Remote Production / Recording or Broadcast
34th Annual Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert
2018 CMT Music Awards
61st Annual Grammy Awards
Sir Paul McCartney Live at ACL 2018
Television Sound Production
“Better Call Saul”
“Game of Thrones”
“The Orville - Identity,” Part 2
“Saturday Night Live”
Tour/Event Sound Production
An Evening With Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
Freshen Up, Paul McCartney
Pink World Tour, Pink
This Is America Tour, Childish Gambino
Studio Design Project
Battery Lane Music, Steven Durr Designs, LLC
Old Mill Road Recording, Francis Manzella Design Ltd.
One Union Recording Studios, Yanchar Design & Consulting Group/Carl J. Yanchar
Noise Match Studios, Horacio Malvicino - Malvicino Design Group
Stitcher Studios, Walters-Storyk Design Group
Zhejiang Conservatory Of Music (ZJCM), Walters-Storyk Design Group
The TEC Awards will also honor two individuals for their contributions to music and recording. Soon to be announced, an honoree who embodies the creative, innovative and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honored with the Les Paul Innovation Award. Past Les Paul recipients include Peter Frampton, Jackson Browne, Joe Perry (Aerosmith, Hollywood Vampires), Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Don Was (Was, Not Was), Lindsey Buckingham (Fleetwood Mac), Pete Townsend, Stevie Wonder, Todd Rundgren and others. The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created 35 years ago to honor the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honorees. Past recipients include Leslie Ann Jones, Jack Douglas (Aerosmith, Miles Davis), Skunk Baxter (Steely Dan, Elton John), Ed Cherney (Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan) and others.
ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS
Presented annually by The NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 23 Technical and eight Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit tecawards.org
About The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit supported in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,400 members around the world. The NAMM Foundation works to advance active participation in music maapking across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about The NAMM Foundation, please visit http://www.nammfoundation.org