27th Annual TEC Awards Feature Fun and Good Music

Avid, Shure and SSL Big Winners at 2012 TEC Awards

The annual award ceremony that is a cross between the Academy Awards and a Celebrity Roast kicked off with an introduction by the founder of the TEC Foundation and Mix Magazine,  David Schwartz. The band served up some tasty numbers with the help of guests Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Steve Vai, Billy Sheehan and Will Lee. Will Lee, who also serve as MC for the event, opened his portion of the show with a clever parody of Candy Man entitled Ear Candy Man. Other presenters included; Phil Collen and Lisa Loeb, Weird Al Yankovic, Michael MacDonald, Bootsy Collins and Eddie Kramer among others. Steve Vai was presented with the Les Paul Award which is given annually to a musician or recording professional whose work has epitomized the marriage of music and technology.

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

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

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

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

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