TEC Lifetime Achievement

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Ray Dolby

TEC Awards Hall of Fame
The TEC Awards Hall of Fame was established in 1988 to recognize those individuals, living or deceased, whose careers have exemplified the spirit of technical and creative excellence in recording and sound.

  • 1988, Bob Liftin, Les Paul
  • 1989, Wally Heider, George Martin, Rupert Neve
  • 1990, Deane Jensen, Quincy Jones, George Massenburg
  • 1991, Ray Dolby, Bill Putnam, Bruce Swedien
  • 1992, Bob Moog, Bill Porter, Phil Ramone
  • 1993, Rudy Van Gelder
  • 1994, Frank Zappa
  • 1995, Phil Spector
  • 1996, Willi Studer
  • 1997, Al Schmitt
  • 1998, Colin Sanders
  • 1999, Tom Dowd
  • 2000, Sam Phillips
  • 2001, Roy Halee
  • 2002, Geoff Emerick
  • 2003, Eddie Kramer
  • 2004, George Lucas, Elliot Scheiner
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Robbie Robertson and Daniel Lanois

The Les Paul Award
Named for one of the music industry’s most revered personalities (and the inventor of both the solid-body electric guitar and multitrack recording), the Les Paul Award was created in 1991 to honor individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio technology.

  • 1991, Bob Ludwig, Clair Brothers, Power Station
  • 1992, Bob Clearmountain
  • 1993, Peter Gabriel
  • 1994, Herbie Hancock
  • 1995, Alan Parsons
  • 1996, Brian Wilson
  • 1997, Stevie Wonder
  • 1998, Neil Young
  • 1999, Sting
  • 2000, Paul McCartney
  • 2001, Steely Dan
  • 2002, Robbie Robertson
  • 2003, Bruce Springsteen
  • 2004, Jimmy Jam, Terry Lewis