Welcome to TEC 20
20 YEARS OF
It seems that when a particular industry comes of age, one of the first things it does is establish an awards show to recognize the movers and shakers. And so it was, in 1985, that Mix launched the Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards to honor outstanding achievement in professional recording and sound.
There’s something special about honoring a person whose work has affected us all—a Sam Phillips, a Tom Dowd, a Geoff Emerick or a Brian Wilson—and seeing that icon approach the stage to a standing ovation, feeling the appreciation that rises from the audience like a tangible entity. That’s what makes the TEC Awards unique. It validates who we are and what we do for a living, and reminds us why we got into sound and music in the first place. And it inspires us to try even harder to be the best.
Thank you all for coming, and enjoy the show.