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25th Annual TEC Awards Technical, Creative Winners Announced

The 25th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards took place Saturday, October 10, at the 127th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City’s Javits Center. The following winners were announced at the ceremony:

Outstanding Technical Achievement

Ancillary Equipment
Manley Labs Backbone

Digital Converter Technology
Apogee Electronics Symphony 64 PCIe

Microphone Preamplifier Technology
Universal Audio 710 Twin-Finity

Recording Devices
Nagra VI

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement
DPA Microphones Model 4099

Microphone Technology/Studio
Neumann TLM 67

Wireless Technology
Shure URI-M Micro Bodypack

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology
Meyer Sound Labs UPQ-1P

Studio Monitor Technology
Genelec 6010/5040 Desktop Audio System

Musical Instrument Technology
Moog Music The Moog Guitar

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware
Universal Audio UAD-2 Quad

Signal Processing Technology/Software
iZotope Ozone 4 Mastering Suite

Workstation Technology
Avid Digidesign Pro Tools 8

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology
Avid Digidesign VENUE Mix Rack System

Small Format Console Technology
SSL Matrix

Large Format Console Technology

Outstanding Creative Achievement

Tour Sound Production
Robert Plant & Alison Krauss–Raising Sand Tour

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast
JVC Newport Jazz Festival, PBS

Television Sound Production
James Taylor: One Man Band, PBS

Film Sound Production
The Dark Knight, Warner Bros. Pictures

Studio Design Project
Playback Recording Studios, Santa Barbara, Calif.

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production
World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King, Blizzard

Surround Sound Production
Live at Wembley Stadium, Foo Fighters

Record Production/Single or Track
“Viva la Vida,” Coldplay

Record Production/Album
Viva La Vida, Coldplay

Founded in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals. Presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances.

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