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NAMM 2023 Show Spotlights Technical Achievement At The TEC Experience

More than 20 technical achievement products and technologies honored in event also highlighting Hip Hop 50 and more.
One of the performances celebrating Hip Hop 50 at the TEC Experience at the 2023 NAMM Show in Anaheim. (Photo Credit: Daniel Knighton for NAMM)

The 2023 NAMM Show in Anaheim last week presented the annual TEC Experience, which celebrated 21 technical achievement products and technologies and a studio design project as a part of the NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

Hip Hop 50 was a highlight of the evening’s celebrations, which honored the career and legacy of Chuck D, the leader of Public Enemy, a social activist, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, and GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Musician, producer, songwriter and bandmate Brian Hardgroove presented Chuck with NAMM’s Impact Music & Culture Award.

DJ Jazzy Jeff presented Rock Walk of Fame inductee, GrandMixer DXT with the Hip-Hop Innovator Award for his contribution of innovating the turntable as a musical instrument. In addition, artist and producer Lord Finesse, a member of the hip-hop crew Diggin’ In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) gave a special performance to open event, while Resonant Alien featuring Hardgroove and DJ Johnny Juice of Public Enemy capped off the celebration with a performance.

The 2023 TEC Awards recipients were selected by a panel of industry voters from pro audio publications and members of professional music, technical and creative organizations. Recipients include:

Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement
L-Acoustics, LA7.16i Amplified Controller

Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets
Universal Audio, Volt 2 USB Audio Interface

Audio Education Technology
Mix with the Masters

Computer Audio Hardware
Universal Audio, Volt 276 USB Audio Interface

Console Technology
Solid State Logic, ORIGIN

DJ Production Technology (Hardware / Software)
Roland, SP-404MKII Creative Sampler and Effector

Headphone / Earpiece Technology
Neumann, NDH 30 Open-Back Studio Headphone

Microphone Preamplifiers
Rupert Neve Designs, 5025 Dual Shelford Mic Pre

Microphones – Recording
Mojave Audio, MA-37

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement
DPA Microphones, 4055 Kick Drum Microphone

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects
Universal Audio, UAFX Dream ’65 Reverb Amplifier

Musical Instrument Hardware
NORD, Piano 5 88

Musical Instrument Software
Universal Audio, Opal Morphing Synthesizer

Production Essentials
Genelec, GLM V4.2 GRADE Report

Signal Processing Hardware
Solid State Logic, THE BUS+

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)
Eventide, SplitEQ

Signal Processing Software (Effects)
FabFilter, Volcano 3

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers
Meyer Sound, PANTHER Large-Format Line Array

Studio Monitors
Genelec, 6040R Smart Active Loudspeaker

Wireless Technology
Sennheiser, XS Wireless IEM

Workstation Technology – Recording Devices
Universal Audio, LUNA v1.2.5

Studio Design Project
Spotify at Mateo, Walters-Storyk Design Group

The TEC Awards will return with The NAMM Show in January 2024. Go here for more information.


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