By PSW Staff • June 29, 2018 Craig Doerge, Jackson Browne, Leland Sklar and Danny Kortchmar perform onstage at the 33rd Annual TEC Awards during NAMM Show 2018 at the Hilton Anaheim on January 27, 2018 in Anaheim, California. (Credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images Getty Images for NAMM) At Summer NAMM, pro audio professionals and leading industry brands gathered to recognize and celebrate the announcement of the 34th annual NAMM TEC Award nominees at a special pro audio reception held in the Music City Center. The nominees of the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories were evaluated by a group of industry experts from all facets of the pro audio and sound production industries. Final nominees are those products and projects that, in the opinion of the nominating panel, represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields. The announcement of nominees to correspond with Summer NAMM marks a shift from the historical timeframe of September. Presented annually during The NAMM Show by the NAMM Foundation, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. At the ceremony, the Les Paul Innovation Award, honoring musical artists whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology, and the Hall of Fame Award, recognizing audio masters and engineers, are both awarded. The voting period will commence on November 14 and continue through December 31, 2018. Additional information on the voting period and eligibility will be announced in November. The TEC Awards will return to The 2019 NAMM Show on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at the Hilton Anaheim Pacific ballroom. Nominees, their colleagues and friends are invited to attend a networking happy hour, dinner, great entertainment and the chance to be a TEC Awards winner. Ticket sales for the annual event will open in September. Congratulations on the 34th TEC Award Nominees: Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement Crest Audio – ProTour Series Amplifier; Grace Design – m908 Surround Monitor Controller; Lab Gruppen – PLM 5K44; PreSonus – NSB 16.8; SPL – MC16 Mastering Monitor Controller; Yamaha – MMP1 Studio Monitor Management System Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets Abbey Road – Topline; Apogee Electronics – MiC+; Avid – On-Stage iOS; Electro-Voice – QuickSmart Mobile; Sennheiser – AMBEO Smart Headset; Yamaha – StageMix v.7 CL/QL iPad App Audio Education Technology Focal Press – The Audio Expert, 2nd edition; Groove3 | Hal Leonard Books – Alan Parsons’ Art & Science of Sound Recording; Hal Leonard Books – Al Schmitt on Vocal and Instrumental Recording Techniques; Hal Leonard Books – Audio Made Easy, Or How to Be a Sound Engineer Without Really Trying, Fifth Edition; Mix with the Masters – Mix with the Masters; Produce Like A Pro – Produce Like A Pro Computer Audio Hardware Antelope Audio – Discrete8; Apogee Electronics – Symphony I/O Mk II 2×6 SE; BURL Audio – B80-BMB4; Focusrite – RedNet X2P; MOTU – 828es; Universal Audio – Arrow DJ Production Technology – Hardware/Software Allen & Heath – PLAYDifferently Model One DJ Mixer; Audio-Technica – AT-LP1240-USB XP; Numark – NS6II; Pioneer DJ – DDJ-1000 Controller; Rane – SEVENTY-TWO; Roland – DJ-505 DJ Controller Headphone/Earpiece Technology Apogee – Ambeo Smart Headset; Audio-Technica – ATH-M60x; Lectrosonics – Duet Digital Wireless IEM; Sensaphonics – D2 Dual Dynamic custom IEM;Shure Incorporated – KSE 1200 Ultimate Ears – UE Live Large Format Console Technology Allen & Heath – dLive v1.6; DiGiCo – SDS7 Quantum 7; Lawo – mc2-96; Solid State Logic – SSL Live L100;Studer – Vista 5 Black Edition; Yamaha – Rivage PM7 Microphone Preamplifiers AEA – TRP2 Preamp; Antelope Audio – Edge Strip;Daking – Mic Pre II; PreSonus – NSB 16.8 stage box; Rupert Neve Designs – RMP-D8; Yamaha – Rio3224-D2 | Rio1608-D2 Microphones – Recording Antelope Audio – Edge; beyerdynamic – FOX USB-C; DPA Microphones – CORE by DPA; Josephson – C725 Tube/FET Hybrid; Manley – Reference Silver; Neumann – U 67 Microphones – Sound Reinforcement Earthworks – DK7;Ehrlund – EHR-H; Heil Sound – PR 77D; Royer Labs – R-10; sE Electronics – V7 MC1; Sennheiser – HSP Essential Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects BAE – Royaltone; Blackstar Amplification – Unity Bass; BOSS – MS-3 Multi-Effects Switcher; IK Multimedia – iRig Stomp I/O; Line 6 – Powercab 112 Plus; Universal Audio – OX Amp Top Box Musical Instrument Hardware Dave Smith Instruments – Sequential Prophet X;Korg – Prologue; Kurzweil – SP6; Line 6 – Shuriken Variax SR270; Nord – Electro 6; Roland – SE-02 Analog Synthesizer Musical Instrument Software EastWest Sounds – Hollywood Choirs;Output – Analog Brass & Winds; PPG – Infinite Pro; Spitfire – Hans Zimmer Drum Library; Waves Audio – Bass Slapper; Waves Audio – Piano & Keys Bundle Production Essentials Argosy Console – HALO.K88E (Sit-to-Stand); BAE Audio – PDIS Stereo Direct Box; Dangerous Music – CONVERT-AD+; Grace Design – m900 Headphone Amp / DAC / Preamp; PreSonus – FaderPort 16; Rupert Neve Designs – RNDI-S Signal Processing Hardware Bettermaker – Mastering Equalizer; d&b Audiotechnik – Soundscape Technology; Eventide – H9000; KLANG:technologies – KLANG 3D KOS 3; L-Acoustics – L-ISA system; UnderToneAudio – UnFairchild 670M II Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules) API – 529 500-series compressor; BAE – 500C; Chandler Limited – TG Opto;elysia – skulpter 500; Heritage Audio – R.A.M. System 500; Trident – A-Range 500 EQ Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ /Utilities) Empirical Labs – Arousor Version 2.1; FabFilter – PRO-L 2; iZotope – Neutron 2; iZotope – Ozone 8; Softube – Weiss MM-1 Mastering Maximizer Plug-in; Universal Audio – Empirical Labs EL8 Distressor Plug-In Signal Processing Software (Effects) Antares – Auto-Tune Pro;Eventide – Anthology XI; Soundtoys – Little Plate; Universal Audio -KORG SDD-3000 Digital Delay Plug-In; Waves Audio – PRS SuperModels; Zynaptiq – Wormhole Small Format Console Technology Allen & Heath – SQ Series Mixers;Dan Dugan Audio – Model E-2A Automixer;Heritage Audio – MCM20.4; PreSonus – StudioLive 24 Series III; Solid State Logic – Nucleus2Dark; Zoom – LiveTrak L-12 Digital Mixer + Recorder Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers Clair Brothers – 10Spot;d&b audiotechnik – SL-Series, GSL System; JBL – VTX A12W; Meyer Sound – VLFC; Powersoft – M-force 301P01; QSC – KS212C Cardioid Subwoofer Studio Monitors ADAM Audio – T Series Studio Monitors; Augspurger Monitors – Treo 812CFM;JBL – 3 Series MkII; Meyer Sound – Bluehorn System;Ocean Way Audio – HR3.5 | A-4100; PMC – result6 Wireless Technology Audio-Technica – 3000 Series (4th Gen); beyerdynamic – TG 1000 digital wireless; Lectrosonics – Lectrosonics SMWB; Neutrik – XIRIUM PRO v3.0; Sennheiser – evolution wireless G4 Workstation Technology / Recording Devices Avid – Pro Tools Ultimate; iZotope – Spire Studio; MOTU – Digital Performer 9.5; PreSonus – Studio One 4 Professional;Propellerhead – Reason 10.1; Sound Devices – MixPre-10M Recorder Film Sound Production A Quiet Place;Avengers: Infinity War; Black Panther, Deadpool 2; Solo: A Star Wars Story; The Shape of Water Interactive Entertainment Sound Production Destiny 2, God of War, Star Wars Battlefront II, Super Mario Odyssey,Uncharted: The Lost Legacy Record Production/Album America, Thirty Seconds to Mars; Beautiful Trauma, Pink; Boarding House Reach, Jack White; Colors, Beck; Roll with the Punches, Van Morrison Record Production/Single or Track Finesse, Bruno Mars; Good Old Days, Macklemore featuring Kesha;Look What You Made Me Do, Taylor Swift; My Only True Friend, Gregg Allman; This Is America, Childish Gambino Remote Production/Radio or Broadcast – TV 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony; 90th Annual Academy Awards; 72nd Annual Tony Awards; 60th Annual GRAMMY® Awards; Elton John: I’m Still Standing a Grammy Salute, Jesus Christ Superstar Livein Concert Television Sound Production Game of Thrones; My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman; Stranger Things; The Handmaid’s Tale; Westworld Tour Sound Production Beautiful Trauma World Tour, Pink: Dead & Company Summer Tour 2018, Dead & Company; Ed Sheeran Divide World Tour; Man of the Woods Tour, Justin Timberlake; The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour, Lynyrd Skynyrd; The Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour, “Weird Al” Yankovic Studio Design Project City Design Company Hi-Five Studio (Haverstick Designs) Milwaukee, WI Haverstick Designs Sound on Sound Studios (David Amlen) Montclair, NJ Dave Amlen The Upper Deck (Mark and Maile Trumbo) Nashville, TN Carl Tatz Design Berkeley Inc. 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