2005 TEC Awards Winners

10/12/2005 9:52 AM Eastern

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:

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

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

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