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20th Annual TEC Awards Winners

Held on Saturday, October 30, at the San Francisco Marriott, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards celebrated its 20 years in style. With surprise guest Janet Jackson introducing her “tw

Held on Saturday, October 30, at the San Francisco Marriott, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards celebrated its 20 years in style. With surprise guest Janet Jackson introducing her “two dads,” Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis (this year’s Les Paul Award recipients), Walter Murch and George Lucas (one of two Hall of Fame inductees) reminiscing about their formative years at American Zoetrope and Elliot Scheiner (Hall of Fame) thanking the audio geniuses who helped him discover the richness in audio engineering, this year’s TEC Awards was a hotbed for star sightings and recognizing excellence in audio.

Studio Design Project
Sterling Sound Chelsea Phase III, New York City
Architect/Studio Designer:
Francis Manzella Design Ltd.
Acoustician: Francis Manzella Design Ltd.
Studio Owner: Murat Aktar

Tour Sound Production
Radiohead
Tour Companies:
Firehouse Productions, Red Hook, NY, Audiotek, Burbank, CA
FOH Engineer: Jim Warren
Monitor Engineer: Graham Lees

Remote Production/Recording Or Broadcast
Alison Krauss + Union Station Live (Rounder)
Remote Engineers:
Gary Paczosa, Tracy Martinson, Adam Blackburn
Music Mixer: Gary Paczosa
Remote Facility: Effanel Music, NYC

Film Sound Production
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Supervising Sound Editors:
Mike Hopkins, Ethan van Der Ryn
Sound Designers: David Farmer, Ethan van Der Ryn
Re-Recording Mixers: Chris Boyes, Michael Semanick, Michael Hedges
Production Sound Mixer: Hammond Peek
Score Mixers: Peter Cobbin, John Kurlander
Audio Post Facility: Park Road Post, Wellington, New Zealand

Television Sound Production
Late Show With David Letterman, CBS
Supervising Sound Editors:
Jim Rose, Harvey Goldberg
Re-Recording Mixers: Seth Mintz, Pete Pelland, Tom Yang, Alton Norwood
Production Mixers: Jim Rose, Kevin Rogers, Tom Hermmann, Larry Zinn, Gary Kiffel, Harvey Goldberg, Michael Muller
Audio Post Facility: Ed Sullivan Theater, NYC

Record Production/Single or Track
“Hey Ya,” Speakerboxxx/The Love Below, OutKast, Arista
Recording Engineers:
John Frye, Robert Hannon, Pete Novak
Mixing Engineers: Kevin Davis, Neal Pogue, The Hit Factory, NYC
Mixing Facility: Larrabee Sound, Los Angeles
Producer: Andre 3000
Recording Studios: Stankonia Recording and Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, and Larrabee Sound Studios, Los Angeles
Mastering Engineer: Brian Gardner
Mastering Facility: Bernie Grundman Mastering, Hollywood

Record Production/Album
Hail to the Thief, Radiohead, Capitol
Recording Engineers:
Nigel Godrich, Darrell Thorpe
Mixing Engineer: Nigel Godrich
Mixing Facility: Ocean Way, Hollywood
Producer: Nigel Godrich
Recording Studio: Ocean Way, Hollywood
Mastering Engineer: Bob Ludwig
Mastering Facility: Gateway Mastering, Portland, ME

Ancillary Equipment:Apogee Big Ben 192kHz master clock

Digital Converter Technology:MOTU 828mkII FireWire audio interface

Amplifier Technology:Crown I-Tech

Mic Preamplifier Technology:Focusrite ISA 430 MkII Producer Pack

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement:RØDE S1

Microphone Technology/Studio:Neumann TLM 127

Wireless Technology:Sennheiser Evolution Wireless G2

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology:Meyer Sound MILO

Studio Monitor Technology:JBL LSR6300 Series

Musical Instrument Technology:Taylor Guitars/Rupert Neve Expression System

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware:Universal Audio 2-1176

Signal Processing Technology/Software:Waves IR-1

Workstation/Recording Technology:Digidesign Accel

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology:Yamaha PM5000

Small Format Console Technology:Yamaha 01V96

Large Format Console Technology:SSL C200

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