The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio in Walnut Creek, Calif., announces that 34 companies in the professional audio and technology industries are lending their support as sponsors of the 27th Annual TEC Awards. The awards honor outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product innovation and are co-presented by the TEC Foundation and NAMM, the largest trade association of the international music products industry.
The TEC Awards will be held at the 2012 NAMM Show on Friday, January 20, in the Pacific Ballroom of the Hilton Anaheim. A highlight of the evening will be the presentation of the Les Paul Award to famed musician, composer and producer Steve Vai.
FOH and Platinum Sponsors include Sustaining Sponsor Harman Professional, encompassing many of the professional audio industry’s most respected brands; the Les Paul Foundation (LPF), created by Les Paul to foster artistic excellence and innovation through the funding of music programs and scholarships; and Sennheiser/Neumann, leading manufacturers of microphones, headphones and wireless transmission systems.
Gold Sponsors include Avid, producer of award-winning digital audio and video solutions; Broadjam, the social media Website focused on independent music and musicians; Hal Leonard Corporation, the world’s largest print music publisher, and leading software and music technology products distributor; and Shure Incorporated, one of the world's largest manufacturers of microphones and audio electronics.
Completing this year's lineup are Silver Sponsors Meyer Sound, Solid State Logic, Sony, and Yamaha, and Bronze Sponsors DPA Microphones, Eventide, Focusrite/Novation, Game Audio Network Guild (G.A.N.G.), Genelec, House Research Institute, Intel, JoeCo, Line 6, Martin Audio, The Recording Academy's Producers & Engineers Wing, PreSonus, QSC Audio, Royer Labs, TASCAM, TC Electronic, Toft Audio Design/Tonelux, Universal Audio, and Wave Distribution.