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2008 TEC Sponsors

FRONT OF HOUSE Gibson Foundation Official Sponsor Les Paul Award Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted


Gibson Foundation Official Sponsor Les Paul Award

Gibson is known worldwide for producing classic models in every major style of fretted instrument, including acoustic and electric guitars, mandolins and banjos. Gibson’s HD.6X-PRO digital guitar and the Gibson Robot guitar?represent the biggest advances in?guitar design in more than 70 years. Founded in 1894 in Kalamazoo, Mich., and headquartered in Nashville since 1984, Gibson’s family of brands now includes Epiphone, Dobro, Maestro, Kramer, Steinberger, Tobias, Echoplex, Electar, Flatiron, Slingerland, Valley Arts, Oberheim, Sunshine Piano, Take Anywhere Technology, Baldwin, J&C, Chickering, Hamilton and Wurlitzer. Visit Gibson online at

Harman Pro Group Sustaining Sponsor

Harman Professional Group is the world’s largest professional audio company. HPro companies include AKG, BSS, Crown, dbx, JBL, Lexicon, Soundcraft and Studer. Harman designs and manufactures audio products for recording, broadcast, musicians, cinema, touring and installed sound applications. Harman’s brands are a guarantee of superior quality and performance. With Harman’s proprietary control protocol HiQnet, providing the world’s first complete audio system from mic to speaker, Harman’s ability to deliver world-class value and performance has never been more assured.

Mix magazine Founding Sponsor

As the leading media resource for the professional recording and sound production industry, Mix covers the entire spectrum of pro audio and music: studio recording, live sound production, sound-for-picture and multimedia, digital audio technology, facility design and construction, broadcast production, education, game audio production and more. Founded in 1977, Mix reaches more than 325,000 professionals worldwide through its monthly print publication,, and various electronic publications. Mix is the founding sponsor of the TEC Awards.


American Music & Sound

American Music & Sound distributes the world’s finest pro audio brands including Focusrite and Allen & Heath for the performance, recording, broadcasting and install markets. Focusrite Audio Engineering manufactures professional studio-grade mic preamplifiers and signal processors, including the Liquid, Red, ISA, Platinum and Saffire Series. Established for nearly 40 years, Allen & Heath designs and manufactures professional audio consoles for an international clientele in the live sound, installed systems and nightclub markets.

Guitar Center Professional

Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) is the outside sales division of Guitar Center that focuses on the needs of professional users. Its clientele includes recording studios, audio engineers, producers, recording and touring musicians, live sound venues, post-production facilities and more. Emphasizing extraordinary individualized service via local account managers, GC Pro offers expert consultation and a comprehensive selection of the world’s finest equipment for music and audio professionals. Visit GC Pro online at

Meyer Sound Labs Audio Production Sponsor

Meyer Sound Laboratories manufactures premium professional loudspeakers for sound reinforcement and fixed installation, digital audio systems for live sound, theatrical, and other entertainment applications, electroacoustic architecture, acoustical prediction software and electroacoustic measurement systems. An innovator for over 29 years, Meyer Sound creates wholly integrated systems designed for optimal performance and ease of use.

RØDE Microphones

As one of the world’s premier manufacturers of audio products, RØDE Microphones is extremely proud to be a sponsor of the 2008 TEC Awards. From its headquarters in Sydney, Australia, RØDE Microphones has set a new industry benchmark for premium studio, live and location microphones and accessories. The RØDE brand has become synonymous with intelligent design, product innovation, modern manufacturing and the highest levels of after-market care.

Sennheiser Electronic Corporation

Sennheiser is a world-leading manufacturer of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems. Established in 1945, Sennheiser is a global brand represented in 60 countries through long-term distribution partners and subsidiaries. Its pioneering excellence in technology has earned the company such prestigious awards as an Emmy, a Grammy™ and the Scientific and Engineering Award of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. The Sennheiser Group is proudly affiliated with Georg Neumann, Klein+Hummel and Sennheiser Communications.

Universal Audio Video Production Sponsor

Universal Audio was founded by recording legend M.T. “Bill” Putnam. In 2000, Bill was awarded the Technical Achievement Grammy in praise of his innovations, including artificial reverberation, effects sends and the vocal booth. His equipment designs, including the 1176 compressor and the 610 tube preamp, remain industry standards. Today, UA re-creates analog classics and is the world leader in digital emulations of classic gear, with the UAD DSP family and Powered Plug-Ins.



Established in 1962, Audio-Technica is a leading innovator in electro-acoustic design, recognized for high-performance microphones, wireless systems, headphones and other audio equipment. A-T products set quality/durability and price/performance standards for live sound tours, broadcast and recording studios and more. Product lines include the critically acclaimed 40 Series studio microphones and Artist Elite microphones, and A-T’s innovative SpectraPulse® UWB wireless system.

Broadjam Inc.

Broadjam is a music technology company providing consulting services to industry clients as well as Web-based tools to artists. On, an international community of over 85,000 songwriters, engineers and musicians, sell song downloads, review each other’s work, participate in contests and deliver music to various professional opportunities. Broadjam’s Pro Services division develops custom technology for music industry clients including Warner/Chappell, Academy of Country Music, Yamaha and others.


Digidesign, a part of Avid Technology Inc., is the world’s leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of a technical Grammy Award and Academy Award of merit (Oscar statuette) for the Pro Tools workstation. Digidesign products are used in professional music, film, live sound and broadcast applications.

G.A.N.G. (Game Audio Network Guild) Interactive Entertainment Sound Production Sponsor

G.A.N.G. is a global non-profit organization established to advance the interactive audio industry by providing information, instruction, resources, guidance and policy to its members, content providers and listeners. G.A.N.G. empowers game development communities by establishing resources, publicity, and recognition for education, business, and the development professionals. G.A.N.G. also supports career development for students and aspiring game audio professionals. For more information, visit

Heil Sound Ltd.

Established in 1966, Heil Sound Ltd. has developed many professional audio innovations over the years, and is currently a leader in the design and manufacture of large-diaphragm dynamic, professional-grade microphones for live sound, broadcast, recording and amateur radio markets. Heil Sound maintains corporate headquarters and manufacturing facilities in Fairview Heights, Ill.

The Producers & Engineers Wing

Comprising almost 6,000 professionals, the Producers & Engineers Wing of The Recording Academy is an organized voice for the creative and technical recording community. The Wing addresses issues affecting the craft of recorded music, including new technologies, music education, and archiving and preservation, and it presents professional development events around the country throughout the year.

Shure Inc.

Shure Incorporated is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading manufacturers of microphones and audio electronics. For years the company has designed and produced many high-quality professional and consumer audio products that have become legendary for performance, reliability and value.

Solid State Logic

Solid State Logic is the world’s leading manufacturer of analog and digital audio consoles and provider of creative tools for music, broadcast and post-production professionals. SSL’s product range includes hybrid digital and analog consoles with integral DAW control, outboard processors and I/O devices, DSP-powered plug-ins, software products and the gravity content control system for broadcasters.

TC Group

TC Group comprises Tannoy, Lab.gruppen, TC Electronic, TC-Helicon and TC Applied Technologies. The Group formed in 2002 to design, produce and distribute the best engineered and most recognized and respected brands of high-performance audio products in the world. Differentiated from the competition by strong brands and a high-end profile, TC Group combines expertise with market access to lead the convergence of digital and acoustic technologies in the audio industry.


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