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2008 TEC Voter&s Guide - Mixonline

2008 TEC Voter&s Guide

TEC NOMINEES | go to www.mixfoundation.org for product descriptions. The official eligibility year is April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2008. Extended descriptions
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TEC NOMINEES | go to www.mixfoundation.org for product descriptions.

The official eligibility year is April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2008. Extended descriptions of each product can be found at www.mixonline.com. Please note that the Creative Awards are nominated by project. In each category, the engineers, mixers, producers and production facilities will receive TEC Awards recognition. For the Studio Design Project category, please check our Web page at www.mixfoundation.org for project photos and descriptions. Please take time to read through each category before voting.

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

A. TOUR SOUND PRODUCTION

Bruce Springsteen, Audio Analysts

The Police, Clair Showco

Justin Timberlake, Clair Showco

Tool, Eighth Day Sound

Roger Waters, Clair Showco

B. REMOTE PRODUCTION/RECORDING OR BROADCAST

2007 Academy of Country Music Awards, CBS

2007 American Idol Finale, Fox TV

50th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS

Garth Brooks: Live in L.A., CBS

VH1 Rock Honors, Genesis/Heart/ZZ Top/Ozzy Osbourne, VH1

C. TELEVISION SOUND PRODUCTION

24, Fox

American Idol, Fox

Battlestar Galactica, Sci Fi Channel

Lost, ABC

Saturday Night Live, NBC

D. FILM SOUND PRODUCTION

3:10 to Yuma, Lionsgate

Ratatouille, Pixar Animation Studios, Walt Disney Studios

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, DreamWorks Pictures

The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal Pictures

Transformers, Dreamworks LLC, Paramount Pictures

E. STUDIO DESIGN PROJECT

2 Hard Records, Kingston, Jamaica

Cream Recording Studios, London

Inner Machine, Buffalo, NY

Red Bull Studio, Red Bull North America, Santa Monica, CA

Setai Recording Studio, South Beach, FL

F. INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT SOUND PRODUCTION

Bioshock, 2K Games

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision

Halo 3, Microsoft Game Studios

The Orange Box, EA Games

Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, SCEA

G. SURROUND SOUND RECORDING

Fear of a Blank Planet, Porcupine Tree, Atlantic

James Taylor: One Man Band, James Taylor, Hear Music

Shakira: Oral Fixation Tour, Shakira, Sony BMG

The McCartney Years, Paul McCartney, Rhino

Vaughan Williams: Symphony No. 5; Fantasia on a Theme By Thomas Tallis; Serenade to Music, Robert Spano & Atlanta Symphony Orchestra & Chamber Chorus, Telarc

H. RECORD PRODUCTION/SINGLE OR TRACK

“1234,” The Reminder, Feist, Universal/Polydor

“Icky Thump,” Icky Thump, the White Stripes, Warner Bros.

“No One,” As I Am, Alicia Keys, RCA

“Umbrella,”Good Girl Gone Bad, Rihanna featuring Jay-Z, Def Jam

“The Pretender,”Echoes, Silence, Patience & Grace, Foo Fighters, RCA

I. RECORD PRODUCTION/ALBUM

Icky Thump, the White Stripes, Warner Bros.

Just a Little Lovin', Shelby Lynne, Lost Highway

Long Road Out of Eden, The Eagles, Polydor

Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss, Rounder

Revival, John Fogerty, Fantasy

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT

A. ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT

Bag End E-Trap electronic acoustic absorber

Dangerous Music D-Box DAW analog summing/monitor control/D-to-A converter/talkback system

Frontier Design Group AlphaTrack DAW fader/encoder controller

Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer studio monitor platform/decoupler/stabilizer

SE Electronics Instrument Reflexion Filter microphone isolator/absorber

Sensaphonics 3-D HW Active Ambient IEM System in-ear system with integrated ambience mics

B. AMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY

Aphex HeadPod headphone amplifier/distribution amp

Hot House Pro Audio Four Hundred SV studio power amplifier

Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q power amp with integrated Dolby Lake processing

PreSonus HP60 studio headphone mixing system

QSC PowerLight 3 Series touring/installed power amplifiers

C. DIGITAL CONVERTER TECHNOLOGY

Apogee Duet portable FireWire audio interface for Macs

Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro compact USB-powered Pro Tools LE system

MOTU 828mk3 cross-platform FireWire interface with onboard effects and mixing

PreSonus FireStudio Project recording system with eight mic pre's, converters and mixing

Prism Sound Orpheus FireWire interface with eight analog and 10 digital I/Os

TC Electronic Studio Konnekt 48 studio interface with 48 I/Os, onboard DSP, talkback and monitor control

D. MIC PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY

Focusrite LIQUID4PRE 4-channel unit with vintage preamp emulation

Grooves Tubes SuPRE high-res, 2-channel tube preamp

Millennia Media HV-3R remote-controllable 8-channel preamp

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5015 single-channel preamp/compressor

SSL X-Rack VHD Pre 4-channel preamp with Variable Harmonic Drive

Universal Audio DCS Remote Preamp remote-control stereo preamp with headphone amp and M/S encoder

E. MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/SOUND REINFORCEMENT

AKG GN ESP Series gooseneck mics with five capsule choices

Audio-Technica PRO 92cW headworn condenser mic with IEM earpiece

Audix M1250 ultraminiature condenser mics with instrument, hanging or podium mounts

beyerdynamic TG-X 930 handheld condenser vocal mic

Heil PR-35 handheld dynamic vocal mic

Royer Live Series ribbon mics for live performance

F. MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY/RECORDING

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB side-address condenser mic with USB digital out

Brauner Phanthera cardioid studio condenser mic

Earthworks PM40 PianoMic internal-mount stereo miking system

Sennheiser MKH 8000 Series studio RF condenser mic

Soundfield DFS-2 multi-capsule stereo surround mic

Telefunken|USA Ela M 260 small-diaphragm tube mic with three capsules

G. WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY

AKG IVM 4 in-ear system with binaural simulations and dbx compressor/parametric EQ

Audio-Technica SpectraPulse Ultra-Wideband System pulse-based, interference-free 6GHz wireless

Electro-Voice REV Series handheld/bodypack UHF wireless systems

Kaltman Spectran HF4040 RF Analyzer compact wireless spectrum-analysis tool

Mipro ACT-51 handheld/bodypack UHF wireless systems

H. SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY

Adamson Metrix ultracompact line source series

JBL VRX932LAP powered constant curvature line array

Mackie SRM450v2 active portable loudspeaker system

Meyer Sound UPJunior compact high-output powered system

Nexo GEO S12 compact tangent-array loudspeakers

QSC WideLine-8 compact line array system

I. STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY

Blue Sky EXO 2.1 stereo monitoring system with subwoofer

Dynaudio Acoustics BM12A two-way active near-field

Genelec SE DSP System ultracompact subwoofer/satellite monitors

Klein + Hummel O 410 three-way midfield/main monitors

KRK Systems VXT Series powered studio near-fields

Mackie HR824 mk2 active reference monitors

J. MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08 analog 8-voice poly synth

Digidesign Structure RTAS virtual instrument

Korg M3 music workstation/sampler

Propellerhead Software Reason 4 virtual music workstation/sequencer

Waves iGTR pocket-sized guitar processor/effects

Yamaha Motif XS6 music synthesizer workstation

K. SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/HARDWARE

CEDAR DNS3000 Dialogue Noise Supressor background noise eliminator

Chandler Germanium Compressor modern dynamics with vintage heritage

Elysia Mpressor stereo analog compressor

Empirical Labs DerrEsser dynamic HF processor

Solid State Logic Duende Mini DSP-powered SSL processing

Universal Audio 2-LA-2 stereo tube compressor

L. SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY/SOFTWARE

Antares Harmony Engine real-time harmony plug-in

Roger Nichols Digital Spl-izer multiband frequency splitter/router

Solid State Logic X-Comp compressor plug-in

Universal Audio SPL Transient Designer transient processor plug-in

URS Classic Console Strip Pro input channel/EQ compressor plug-in

Waves The API Collection compressor/EQ bundle based on API modules

M. WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY

Abelton Live 7 music creation/production/performance software

Apple Logic Studio DAW bundle with Logic Pro 8, SoundtrackPro 2, MainStage, studio effects and instruments

Bias Peak Pro 6 Mac-based stereo editing/processing/mastering/delivery app

Digidesign Pro Tools 7.4 DAW for music and post-production

Solid State Logic Pro-Convert DAW Project Conversion Utility

Steinberg Nuendo 4 DAW for music and post-production

N. RECORDING DEVICES

ATR Master Analog Tape analog tape formulation

Fostex PD606 8-track HD/DVD location recorder

Korg D888 8-track digital recorder/mixer

M-Audio MicroTrack II compact 2-channel recorder

Sony PCM D50 digital 2-track field recorder

Tascam X-48 48-track hard disk recorder

O. SOUND REINFORCEMENTCONSOLE TECHNOLOGY

Allen & Heath iLive-80 64-input/80-fader digital mixer

DiGiCo SD7 large-format digital mixer

Roland RSS V-Mixing System digital snake/mixer combination

Soundcraft FX Series analog console with onboard Lexicon effects

Studer Vista 5 SR live version of Vista 5 digital console

Yamaha PM5DV2 large-format digital mixer

P. SMALL FORMAT CONSOLETECHNOLOGY

Allen & Heath MixWizard3 12M rackmount monitor mixer

Dan Dugan Sound Design Model E-1 automatic mic mixer

Digidesign C|24 control surface for Pro Tools HD/LE systems

Euphonix MC Mix Controller compact DAW mixing surface

Mackie Control Universal Pro Series DAW controller/mix surface

Soundcraft GB2R small-format, rackmountable mixer

Q. LARGE FORMAT CONSOLETECHNOLOGY

Euphonix S5 Fusion large-format digital console

Lawo c290 large-format digital console

Rupert Neve Designs 5088 large-format analog mixer

Solid State Logic C300 HD large-format digital console

StageTec Auratus large-format digital console

Trident 8T-32 RTB large-format analog mixer

TO ACCESS THE ONLINE BALLOT, go towww.VoteTEC.org and follow the instructions. You will be directed to your personal passcode, which you will need to access the ballot. Upon accessing the ballot, please vote in those categories in which you are most knowledgeable.

Voting begins on AUGUST 1 and ends at midnight on AUGUST 31.