TEC Awards Update

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Starting with the 2007 TEC Awards, an award will be presented for Creative Achievement in Sound Production for Interactive Entertainment. The criteria for the new award, and the job specialties of the individuals and companies to receive it, are being developed by a blue-ribbon panel of accomplished videogame audio veterans. For more information, email Karen@tecawards.org.

The TEC Awards nominating panel is now accepting product nominations for the 23rd Annual TEC Awards to be held in New York City on October 8, 2007. To be eligible, products must have been released and in commercial use during the period from April 1, 2006, to March 31, 2007.

Technical categories are Ancillary Equipment, Digital Converter Technology, Mic Preamplifier Technology, Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement, Microphone Technology/Studio, Wireless Technology, Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology, Studio Monitor Technology, Musical Instrument Technology, Signal Processing Technology (Hardware), Signal Processing Technology (Software), Workstation Technology, Sound Reinforcement Console Technology, Small Format Console Technology and Large Format Console Technology. Companies that wish to nominate products should send complete product name and qualifying category, date first commercially available (proof of shipment may be required; beta test sites do not qualify), and a contact name and telephone number.

Creative categories are Studio Design Project, Television Sound Production, Film Sound Production, Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast, Tour Sound Production, Surround Sound Production, Record Production/Single or Track, Record Production/Album and Sound Production for Interactive Entertainment. Companies that wish to nominate projects should send the project name and qualifying category, and a contact name and telephone number.

For Outstanding Studio Design Project, entries must be new studios or rooms, or major renovations completed and in use during the eligibility year of April 1, 2006, to March 31, 2007. Those wishing to nominate studios should send the studio name and location, date completed and name/phone number of the architect(s) or studio designer(s), the acoustician(s) and the studio owner(s).

All entries must be returned by Wednesday, February 28, 2007. Send all information to TEC Awards, 1547 Palos Verdes Mall #294, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Forms can also be downloaded from www.mixfoundation.org.