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The 24th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Award Nominations

Listed below are the nominees for the 24th Annual TEC Awards to be held Friday, October 3, in San Francisco as selected by the members of the 2008 TEC

Listed below are the nominees for the 24th Annual TEC Awards — to be held Friday, October 3, in San Francisco — as selected by the members of the 2008 TEC Awards Nominating Panel. A special TEC Awards Voter’s Guide will appear in the August issue of Mix, and qualified subscribers will also be able to vote online.


Ancillary Equipment

Bag End E-Trap

Dangerous Music D-Box

Frontier Design Group AlphaTrack

Primacoustic Recoil Stabilizer

SE Electronics Instrument Reflexion Filter

Sensaphonics 3D Active Ambient IEM System

Amplifier Technology

Aphex HeadPod

Hot House Pro Audio Four Hundred SV

Lab.gruppen PLM 10000Q

PreSonus HP60

QSC PowerLight 3 Series

Digital Converter Technology

Apogee Duet

Digidesign Mbox 2 Micro

MOTU 828mk3

PreSonus FireStudio Project

Prism Sound Orpheus

TC Electronic StudioKonnekt

Recording Devices

ATR Master Analog Tape

Fostex PD606

Korg D888

M-Audio MicroTrack II

Sony PCM-D50

Tascam X-48

Mic Preamplifier Technology

Focusrite Liquid 4PRE

Groove Tubes SuPRE

Millennia Media HV3R Remote Controllable Preamp

Rupert Neve Designs Portico 5015

SSL X-Rack VHD Pre

Universal Audio DCS Remote Preamp

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement


Audio-Technica PRO 92CW

Audix M1250

Beyerdynamic TG-X 930

Heil PR-35

Royer Live Series

Microphone Technology/Recording

Audio-Technica AT2020 USB

Brauner Phanthera

Earthworks PM40 Piano Mic

Sennheiser MKH 8000 Series

Soundfield DFS-2

Telefunken|USA Ela M 260

Wireless Technology


Audio-Technica Spectra Pulse Ultra Wideband System

Electro-Voice REV Series

Kaltman Spectran HF4040 RF Analyzer

Mipro ACT-51

X2 XDR955

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology

Adamson Metrix


Mackie SRM450 v2

Meyer Sound UPJunior

Nexo GEO S12

QSC WideLine-8

Studio Monitor Technology

Blue Sky EXO 2.1

Dynaudio Acoustics BM12A

Genelec SE DSP System

Klein + Hummel O 410

KRK VXT Series

Mackie HR824 mk2

Musical Instrument Technology

Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 08

Digidesign Structure

Korg M3

Propellerhead Software Reason 4

Waves iGTR

Yamaha Motif XS6

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware

CEDAR DNS 3000 Dialogue Noise Supressor

Chandler Germanium Compressor

Elysia Mpressor

Empirical Labs DerrEsser

Solid State Logic Duende Mini

Universal Audio 2-LA-2

Signal Processing Technology/Software

Antares Harmony Engine

Roger Nichols Digital SPL-izer

Solid State Logic X-Comp Plug-in

Universal Audio SPL Transient Designer

URS Classic Console Strip Pro

Waves The API Collection

Workstation Technology

Ableton Live 7

Apple Logic Studio

Bias Peak Pro 6

Digidesign Pro Tools 7.4

Solid State Logic Pro-Convert

Steinberg Nuendo 4

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology

Allen & Heath iLive-80

DiGiCo SD7

Roland RSS V-Mixing System

Soundcraft FX Series

Studer Vista 5 SR

Yamaha PM5DV2

Small Format Console Technology

Allen & Heath MixWizard3 12M

Dan Dugan Sound Design Model E-1

Digidesign Control|24

Euphonix MC Mix Controller

Mackie Control Universal Pro Series

Soundcraft GB2R

Large Format Console Technology

Euphonix S5 Fusion

Lawo mc290

Rupert Neve Designs 5088

Solid State Logic C300 HD

Stagetec Auratus

Trident 8T-32 RTB


Record Production/Single or Track

“1234,” The Reminder, Feist

“Icky Thump,” Icky Thump, the White Stripes

“No One,” As I Am, Alicia Keys

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

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

Record Production/Album

Icky Thump, the White Stripes

Just a Little Lovin’, Shelby Lynne

Long Road Out of Eden, The Eagles

Raising Sand, Robert Plant & Alison Krauss

Revival, John Fogerty

Surround Sound Recording

Fear of a Blank Planet, Porcupine Tree

One Man Band, James Taylor

Oral Fixation Tour, Shakira

The McCartney Years, Paul McCartney

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

Tour Sound Production

Bruce Springsteen, Audio Analysts

The Police, Clair Showco

Justin Timberlake, Clair Showco

Tool, Eighth Day Sound

Roger Waters, Clair Showco

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

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. (live on CBS and benefit for FIRE)

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

Film Sound Production

3:10 to Yuma, Lionsgate

Ratatouille, Buena Vista/Disney Studios

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

The Bourne Ultimatum, Universal Pictures

Transformers, DreamWorks

Television Sound Production

24, Fox

American Idol, Fox

Battlestar Galactica, CW

Lost, ABC

Saturday Night Live, NBC

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