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TEC Awards Nominees Announced

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced the nominees in 17 categories of Outstanding Technical Achievement as selected by the 2010 nominating panel, comprised of leading professionals in the professional audio industry. The winners of the 26th annual TEC Awards will be announced at a ceremony held on January 14, 2011, during the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim, Calif.

Ancillary Equipment
Crown XLS series power amplifiers
JBL Professional MSC 1 Monitor System Controller
Rational Acoustics Smaart v.7 analysis software
RealTraps MegaTraps bass traps
Shure SRH840 pro monitoring headphones
T.C. Electronic PolyTune tuner

Digital Converter Technology
Apogee Electronics Apogee One
Focusrite Saffire PRO 24 DSP
Metric Halo LIO-8 AD-DA
MOTU UltraLite-mk3 Hybrid
PreSonus FireStudio Mobile
RME M Series AD converters

Recording Devices (Hardware Recorders)
Marantz Professional PMD661
Olympus LS-11
Roland R-05
Sony PCM-M10
Tascam HS-P82
Zoom R16

Microphone Preamplifier Technology
Electrodyne 501
Focusrite Octopre MKII Dynamic
Grace Design m103
Rupert Neve Designs 5017
SPL Frontliner
True Systems PT2-500

Microphone Technology/Sound Reinforcement
AKG C 747 V11
Audio-Technica AT4081
Earthworks PM40T Touring PianoMic
Heil Sound PR 28
Neumann KMS 104 plus
Shure Beta 27

Microphone Technology/Recording
Audio-Technica AT4050/ST
DPA 5100
Josephson C715
Neumann TLM 102
Royer SF-24V
Telefunken Elektroakustik R-F-T AR-51

Wireless Technology
AKG Wireless iPhone App
Audio-Technica 3000 Series “b”
Lectrosonics SMV Series Transmitters
Sabine SWM6000
Sennheiser G3 500 Series
Shure PSM900 Personal Monitor System

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeaker Technology
Bag End IDS12-I
Electro-Voice ZXA1
JBL VerTec VT4886/VT4883
QSC Audio K Series

Studio Monitor Technology
Blue Sky SAT 8/Sub 212
Dynaudio BM5A MkII
Focal Professional CMS 40
Genelec 8260A

Musical Instrument Technology/Hardware
Dave Smith Instruments Mopho Keyboard
Korg Stage Vintage Piano
Moog Taurus 3 Bass Pedals
Nord Electro 3
Novation Launchpad
Yamaha CP Series CP1

Musical Instrument Technology/Software
Ableton Max For Live
Celemony Melodyne Editor
IK Multimedia AmpliTube 3
Line 6 POD Farm 2
Native Instruments Maschine
Spectrasonics Trilian Total Bass Module

Signal Processing Technology/Hardware
Bricasti Design System 1
Dangerous Music BAX EQ
Endless Analog CLASP
Lexicon PCM 92
TC Electronic System 6000 Mk II
Universal Audio UAD-2 Solo/Laptop

Signal Processing Technology/Software
iZotope Alloy
Lexicon PCM Native Reverb Bundle
Sonnox Restore Suite
Universal Audio Manley Massive Passive Plug-in
Waves Vocal Rider

Workstation Technology
Ableton Live 8
Apple Logic Studio
Cakewalk SONAR 8.5 Producer
Harrison Mixbus
PreSonus Studio One Pro version 1.5
Sony Creative Software Sound Forge Pro 10

Sound Reinforcement Console Technology
Allen & Heath iLive-R72/iDR-16 3U MixRack
Avid Venue SC48
DiGiCo SD8-24
Innovason Eclipse
Soundcraft Si1
Yamaha M7CL-48ES

Small Format Console Technology
Audient Zen
Euphonix MC Control Version 2
Mackie Onyx-i Series
PreSonus StudioLive 24.4.2
Solid State Logic X-Desk
Sound Devices 552

Large Format Console Technology
Calrec Artemis
Fairlight EVO
Lawo MC2 66 MkII
Solid State Logic Duality SE
StageTec Crescendo
Studer Vista 9

Founded in 1990, the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a 501(c)
(3) public benefit corporation, dedicated to recognizing and furthering
excellence in audio, video, music and other communications media arts.
The Foundation’s signature program is the Technical Excellence &
Creativity Awards, honoring outstanding achievement in audio technology
and production. The Foundation endows scholarship programs for the
audio arts and sciences at leading universities and presents its own
TEC Scholarship to deserving students. It also supports organizations
working to educate professionals and the public about the prevention of
noise-induced hearing loss. The TEC Foundation has contributed more
than half a million dollars to these causes.

For more information about the TEC Foundation, visit