MOTU’s Jim Cooper (at left) accepts the 2012 TECnology Hall of Fame plaque from George Petersen for MOTU’s Performer MIDI sequencing software, which debuted in 1985 for the Macintosh platform and carries on today as a full-featured DAW for Mac and Windows operating systems in the form of Digital Performer Version 8.
The 8th Annual TECnology Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony took place during Winter NAMM 2013 in Anaheim, Calif., on Saturday, January 26, in NAMM’s H.O.T. Zone. Veteran pro audio journalist George Petersen, editor of FOH magazine and former longtime editor of Mix magazine, hosted the ceremony and inducted 10 products and innovations from the past century that have impacted the professional audio industry.
Harman Pro/JBL Professional’s Mark Gander accepts the 2012 TECnology Hall of Fame plaque for JBL EON loudspeakers, which were first introduced in 1995.
The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio established the TECnology Hall of Fame in 2004 to honor and recognize audio products and innovations that have made a significant contribution to the advancement of audio technology. Inductees to the TECnology Hall of Fame are chosen by a panel of more than 50 recognized audio experts, including authors, educators, engineers, facility owners and other professionals. Products or innovations must be at least 10 years old to be considered for induction