The Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (TEC) nominating panel is now accepting product nominations for the 24th Annual TEC Awards to be held in San Francisco in October 2008. To be eligible, products must have been released and in commercial use during the period from April 1, 2007, to March 31, 2008.
Technical categories are Ancillary Equipment, Digital Converter Technology, Mic Preamplifier Technology, Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement, Microphone Technology/Recording, Wireless Technology, Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology, Studio Monitor Technology, Musical Instrument Technology, Recording Devices, Signal Processing Technology (Hardware), Signal Processing Technology (Software), Workstation Technology, Sound Reinforcement Console Technology, Small Format Console Technology and Large Format Console Technology. 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 Interactive Entertainment Sound Production. Nominations must include complete product/project name and qualifying category, and a contact name and telephone number; for products, also include date first commercially available (proof of shipment may be required; beta test sites do not qualify).
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, 2007, to March 31, 2008. Nominations should be sent with 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 Friday, February 29, 2008. Send all information to TEC Awards, 1547 Palos Verdes Mall #294, Walnut Creek, CA 94597. Forms can also be downloaded from www.mixfoundation.org.