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Since 1947, AKG Acoustics has pioneered the development and advancement of state-of-the-art wired, and today, wireless microphone and headphone systems
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Since 1947, AKG Acoustics has pioneered the development and advancement of state-of-the-art wired, and today, wireless microphone and headphone systems for numerous applications where sound quality and performance matter most to end-users. These include condenser and dynamic microphones, UHF and VHF wireless microphones and in-ear stereo monitoring systems, professional headphones, microphone stands and microphone accessories for studio and broadcast, sound reinforcement, contracting, corporate and consumer markets. AKG is also a world leader in the development and production of oEM acoustic elements for personal and wireless cellular communications.

Alesis Corporation manufactures a full line of professional audio and musical instrument products, capitalizing on its strengths in digital, analog, vacuum tube and transducer technologies. For 16 years Alesis has introduced some of the most innovative and popular tools for music and audio recording, performance and composition. The Alesis ADAT digital recorder helped create an entirely new musical environment-the project studio. From groundbreaking ADAT digital recording technology to innovations in keyboard technology, Alesis delivers revolutionary product solutions to the music and audio production industries.

Audio-Technica has been dedicated to advancing the art and technology of electro-acoustic design and manufacturing since 1962. From a beginning in state-of-the-art phono cartridges, Audio-Technica has expanded over the years into high-performance microphones, headphones and other audio equipment. Best known for the 40 Series line of precision capacitor microphones, Audio-Technica strives to create innovative, problem-solving products in each new area it enters. Audio-Technica is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year's TEC Awards.

Cox Audio Engineering manufactures and sells the French-designed L-AcousticsV-DoSC(r) and the newly-introduced dVDoSC(r) speaker system for North America, and also distributes the entire L-Acoustics product line. Due to the patented performance of Wavefront Sculpture Technology(r), L-Acoustics products are being widely used to support important events including: The Super Bowl, The Academy Awards and The Grammys, as well as touring artists including Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Bob Dylan and Ricky Martin. These revolutionary products are also being installed at many high-profile venues throughout the world.

Digidesign Pro Tools(r) is the system of choice for professionals who record, edit, mix and master digital audio for music and film. The company's technology has changed the way producers and artists work, combining the benefits of hard disk recording, non-destructive editing, fully automated mixing and high-quality, real-time signal processing with the flexibility of an open system architecture. With compatible products from over 100 Development Partners and full integration with Avid digital video, the Digidesign platform provides tools for creation, production, post-production, collaboration, publication and online distribution.

Ex'pression Center for New Media is a total-immersion boot camp where artists and technicians in sound arts, digital visual media and Web design and development are taught every aspect of their crafts. During an intensive 14 months of study, students are taught by and work with the best practitioners and equipment that the industry can offer. Ex'pression is a licensed, post-secondary education facility situated in the San Francisco Bay Area. Located in an imagination-inspiring 65,000 square-foot building, Ex'pression features classrooms, studios and labs designed by John Storyk of Walters-Storyk Design Group.

Founded in 1894 by orville H. Gibson in Kalamazoo, Mich., Gibson has become the world's most respected maker of musical instruments. The traditional motto Quality, Prestige & Innovation now applies to a large family of companies that make and sell the world's finest guitars, basses, banjos, mandolins, drums, keyboards, amplifiers, MIDI hardware and software, strings and accessories.

Kurzweil Music Systems is a leader in quality audio systems for professional studio use. Kurzweil's line of professional products includes the inexpensive and lightweight SP76 and SP88 Stage Pianos, the highly successful PC2 and PC2X Performance Controller, and the K2600 Series instruments, offering more power to the professional musician than ever before.

Mackie Designs, Inc. develops and manufactures high-quality, reasonably priced professional audio products for use in both recording and sound reinforcement environments. Mackie is now worldwide, recently acquiring RCF, a renowned audio company in Italy, and Eastern Acoustic Works, a high-end speaker manufacturer in Massachusetts.

As the leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production industry, Mix covers the entire spectrum of professional audio and music: studio recording, live sound production, sound for picture and multimedia, digital audio technology, facility design and construction, tape/CD replication, broadcast production, education and more. Founded in 1977, Mix reaches more than 52,000 professionals in over 94 countries. Mix also publishes Internet Audio, Mix Master Directory, Sound for Picture, and mixonline.com. Mix is the founding sponsor of the TEC Awards.

Solid State Logic is the world's leading authority in the design and manufacture of audio mixing consoles for the music, broadcast, post-production and film industries. Located in a 15-acre science park in oxfordshire, England, with satellite offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Tokyo, Paris and Singapore, SSL's resources include R&D, manufacturing, training, service and product support. SSL's product range now encompasses large-scale analog and digital mixing consoles, with specific models for the music, broadcast, post and film markets.

Sony Professional Audio is both an inventor and manufacturer of professional audio hardware technologies, with diverse offerings that include digital multitrack recorders, DAT recorders, MD recorders, CD players, signal processors, audio and broadcast mixers, digital consoles, wired microphones, wireless microphone systems, headphones, power amps and speakers.

Soundelux defined the motion picture sound design and editing industry more than 20 years ago and is widely acclaimed for providing award-winning creative audio services to the entertainment industry. Headquartered in Hollywood, Soundelux collaborates with every major motion picture and television studio, as well as the industry's top filmmakers.

TC Electronic is a world-leading inventor, manufacturer and distributor of high-end professional digital and analog audio signal processing hardware, software applications and plug-ins, near- and mid-field monitors, multichannel metering equipment and digital switchers for use in recording, post-production, surround, multimedia, broadcast and live sound environments. Renowned for its innovative world-class products, TC Electronic is the exclusive U. S. distributor for several high-quality brands, including TC Works, Dynaudio Acoustics, Tube Tech and DK Audio.

Yamaha is a leading manufacturer of innovative digital audio mixers, multitrack recorders, processors, loudspeakers, amplifiers and both acoustic and electronic musical instruments. Utilizing proprietary DSP technology, Yamaha leads the market with powerful digital mixing consoles for professional recording, post-production, sound reinforcement and installed applications.