In recognition of their innovative features and solid sound quality, four of the manufacturers distributed by TransAudio Group have earned NAMM’s 31st Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award nominations.
Bettermaker, the Poland-based maker of high-end analog equalizers with plug-in control and recall, earned two nominations: one for the Bettermaker EQ502P 500 series module and one for the Bettermaker EQ232P MKII rack-mount.
Drawmer’s 1978 Tone Shaping Compressor, which incorporates different analog character circuitry and variable saturation, and Tube-Tech’s HLT 2A, which pairs high and low shelving with an innovative “tilt” midrange filter, earned nominations as well.
Finally, ATC earned a nomination for the SCM45A, three-way compact near-field monitor with unparalleled midrange fidelity. The winners will be determined by online voting via professional audio and sound production organizations.
“All of these nominations go to inventor-owned companies, the kind of companies where innovation is king. We’re proud to have these exciting new products recognized with TEC Award nominations,” said Brad Lunde, founder and president of TransAudio Group.
“It’s easy to imagine that there’s nothing new under the sun in the world of pro audio, or that anything new is a gimmick, but that’s simply not the case. The sound quality of Bettermaker’s equalizers would have earned TEC nominations by itself, but the fact that their fully-analog circuitry can be recalled and automated via a plug-in interface has obvious advantages in a modern workflow. The Drawmer 1978 and the Tube-Tech HLT 2A prove that traditional compressor and equalizer topologies are not the only way to inspire fantastic mixes. Taking a different tack, ATC’s SCM45A gives engineers a beefier three-way ATC nearfield with fidelity that ensures mixes will translate outside of the studio. Obviously, we encourage folks to cast their votes for these innovative tools.”