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2002 TEC Awards Winners Announced

The producers, engineers and other audio professionals behind Dave Matthews' "The Space Between" and the production team for Diana Krall's The Look of

The producers, engineers and other audio professionals behind DaveMatthews’ “The Space Between” and the production team for Diana Krall’sThe Look of Love were among the many winners at the 18th AnnualTechnical Excellence & Creativity Awards, held Monday, October 7,at the Wilshire Grand Hotel. The ceremony was hosted by actor/comedianHarry Shearer.

In addition to 24 awards for Technical and Creative Achievement, thecapacity crowd witnessed the induction of legendary Beatles engineerGeoff Emerick into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame, and the presentation ofthe prestigious Les Paul Award to Robbie Robertson. Al Schmitt (whoreceived a TEC Award himself for his engineering on The Look ofLove) presented the Hall of Fame Award to Emerick, along withengineer/producers George Massenburg and Elliott Scheiner. Renownedproducer Daniel Lanois presented the Les Paul Award, sponsored byGibson Musical Instruments, to Robbie Robertson.

Here is a list of that night’s shining stars.


I. Outstanding Creative Achievement
Studio Design Project: Right Track Studio A509, New York City
Tour Production: U2
Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast: The Concert for New YorkCity
Film Sound Production: The Lord of the Rings, The Fellowship of theRing
Television Sound Production: Late Show with DavidLetterman
Record Production/Single or Track: “The Space Between,”Everyday–Dave Matthews Band
Record Production/Album: The Look of Love, Diana Krall

II. Outstanding Technical Achievement
Ancillary Equipment: Sennheiser HD280 Pro Headphones
Digital Converters: Apogee Electronics AD-16/DA-16
Amplifier Technology: Bryston 6B-ST
Mic Preamplifier Technology: George Massenburg Labs 2020
Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement: AKG C900
Microphone Technology/Studio: Neumann M150
Wireless Technology: Shure ULX
Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology: JBL MPro MP418SPCrown-Powered Subwoofer
Studio Monitor Technology: Mackie HR-624
Musical Instrument Technology: Propellerhead Software Reason
Signal Processing Technology/Hardware: Eventide Eclipse
Signal Processing Technology/Software: Waves Restoration Bundle
Recording Devices: Mackie Designs MDR24/96
Workstation Technology: Digidesign Pro Tools|HD
Sound Reinforcement Console Technology: Midas Venice
Small-Format Console Technology: Tascam DM-24
Large-Format Console Technology: SSL MT Production (MTP)