2005 TEC Awards Winners

Audio professionals gathered together at the 21st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held October 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis in New York City, during the annual AES convention. In addition to 24 awards for Technical and Creative Achievement, a sell-out crowd comprising the pro audio industry's finest creative talents witnessed the induction of legendary producer/engineer Arif Marden into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame, and the presentation of the prestigious Les Paul Award to David Byrne. Atlantic Records founder, Ahmet Eregun presented the Hall of Fame Award to Mardin, who produced chart-topping hits for artists such as Aretha Franklin, the Bee Gees, Bette Midler and many others. Highlighting the presentation was a surprise performance of “Through the Fire” by Chaka Khan, in tribute to Mardin. The Les Paul Award was presented by the much-loved recording innovator and guitarist Les Paul, and was accepted by Byrne’s friend and fellow Nonesuch recording artist, Laurie Anderson. Byrne, currently in Europe for another project, sent a “thank you” video which was screened at the show.

Here are the winners:

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

Studio Design Project: Jazz at Lincoln Center Studio, NYC

Television Sound Production:24, Fox

Film Sound Production: Ray

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast: Crossroads Guitar Festival

Tour Sound Production: U2, “Vertigo” Tour, Clair Brothers

Surround Sound Production: Crossroads Guitar Festival DVD

Record Production/Single or Track: “American Idiot,” American Idiot, Green Day

Record Production/Album: Genius Loves Company, Ray Charles

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

Ancillary Equipment: Mackie Big Knob

Digital Converter Technology: Apogee Electronics Rosetta 200

Amplifier Technology: Crown Commercial Audio Series

Mic Preamplifier Technology: Focusrite The Liquid Channel

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement: Sennheiser e900 Series Backline Mics

Microphone Technology/Studio: AKG C414B-XLS/C414B-XLII

Wireless Technology: Shure SLX Series Wireless

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology: JBL VerTec VT4888DP

Studio Monitor Technology: Genelec 8050A

Musical Instrument Technology: Tascam GigaStudio 3

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware: TC Electronic Mastering 6000

Signal Processing Technology /Software: Waves L3 Maximizer

Workstation/Recording Technology: Digidesign Pro Tools 6.7

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology: Yamaha PM5D

Small Format Console Technology: Mackie Onyx 1640

Large Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic AWS 900

For more news from TEC Awards, visit www.tecawards.org.

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