Burbank, CA… Mojave Audio, a company founded by David Royer (known for his work with ribbon microphones) is pleased to announce that its MA-1000 Large-diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone has been nominated for the 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement. Presented by The NAMM Foundation, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media.
The MA-1000 Large-diaphragm Multi-Pattern Tube Condenser Microphone, the first model in the company’s new Signature Series line of products. Designed by Technical Grammy award winning microphone designer David Royer, features an original new old-stock 5840 tube, a 251-style capsule, and a custom-designed transformer built by Coast Magnetics. Among its notable attributes, the MA-1000 includes a remotely controlled, continuously variable polar pattern selector that is located on the microphone’s power supply, a switchable 15dB pad that facilitates high SPL recordings with no microphone distortion or preamplifier overload, plus LF roll-off capability that is useful when miking electric guitars where less low-end buildup is desired.
Dusty Wakeman, President of Mojave Audio, commented on the company’s recent TEC Award nomination, “All of us at Mojave Audio are honored to have our MA-1000 nominated for a TEC Award. As a versatile, high-end microphone designed specifically to address the most challenging studio recording applications, the MA-1000 is a tremendous choice for both vocal and voiceover projects in addition to its capabilities as an instrument mic. This TEC Award nomination means a lot to us. It reinforces our belief that this microphone will help re-define the way audio recordings are made for years to come. We are most appreciative of this recognition.”
The nomination announcement follows a two-month call for entries of standout technical and creative products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members carefully evaluated each entry before selecting the MA-1000 for the nomination.
The NAMM TEC Awards will be held in conjunction with The NAMM Show on Saturday, January 21 in Anaheim, California. The event begins with a reception at 6:00 p.m. followed by the awards ceremony at 7:00 p.m. Event tickets became available for purchase as of September 16, 2016 by visiting www.tecawards.org. A variety of event sponsorships are also available by visiting https://www.tecawards.org/sponsorship-opportunities.
ABOUT MOJAVE AUDIO
Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio is a manufacturer of quality microphones for the recording professional. Additional information on the MA-1000 and all Mojave Audio products can be found at www.mojaveaudio.com.
ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS
Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media in 25 Technical and 8 Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and ground breaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org.
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is the not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 10,300 members located in 102 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music, and advance active participation in music making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org, call 800.767.NAMM (6266) or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
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