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NAMM 2020 TEC Awards – all the winners

Posted on: Sunday 19th of January 2020

The NAMM Foundation held the 35th Annual NAMM TEC AWARDS on Saturday 18th January. Winners include Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, who was awarded the Les Paul Innovation Award. Herbie Hancock, who presented Mitchell with the award, said, “it’s hard to imagine a world without this courageous woman’s brave songs and records.” Mitchell herself remarked that she was “truly honoured”, several musicians made their way onstage to play a few songs from her illustrious career.

For the technical achievement awards, here is the full list of nominees/winners:

 

Amplification Hardware/Studio and Sound Reinforcement

Auratone – A2-30

Lab.Gruppen – FAD2402

Linea Research – 48M20

Powersoft – T-Series

QSC – MP-A Series

XTA Electronics – DPA Series

 

Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals For Smartphones & Tablets

Apogee – HypeMiC

Avid – Link

Genelec – Aural ID

Roland – Go:Mixer Pro

Shure – MV88+ Video Kit

Steinberg – Cubasis

 

Audio Education Technology

Drumeo – App

iZotope – Pro Audio Essentials

Mix With the Masters – 2019 Edition

Sennheiser – Pro Talk Series Season 2

SoundGym – The Gym For Your Ears

Universal Audio – Apollo Artist Sessions Volume XIII

 

Computer Audio Hardware

Apogee – Symphony I/O MkII Dante + Pro Tools HD

Flock Audio – The PATCH System

Merging Technologies – Anubis

PreSonus – Studio c-Series

RME – M-32 Pro

Universal Audio – Apollo x16

 

DJ Production Technology (Hardware / Software)

AudioTechnica – AT-LP140XP Turntable
Audionamix – XTRAX Stems 2
Denon DJ – SC5000M Prime
KORG – Minilogue XD
Numark – Scratch
Roland – Serato TR-SYNC

Headphone / Earpiece Technology

64 Audio – N8
ADAM AudioStudio Pro – SP-5
Clear Tune Monitors – Da Vinci X
InEarz AudioZen – Universal IEM with ADEL Technology
Neumann – NDH 20
Sennheiser – IE PRO Series

 

Large Format Console Technology

Allen & Heath – dLive Mixing System Firmware V1.8
API – 2448 Console
Avid – VENUE S6L-24C Control Surface
DiGiCo – SD Series KLANG Integration
Solid State Logic – L550
Yamaha – Rivage V3.0

Microphone Preamplifiers

API – 312 50th Anniversary
Black Lion Audio – B173Quad
Metric Halo – ULN-8/3d
Royer Labs – dBooster In-Line Preamplifier
Rupert Neve Designs – 5211 Dual Mic Pre
Useful Arts Audio – SFP-30

Microphones – Recording

AEA – KU5A
Chandler Limited – TG Microphone
sE Electronics – sE2300
TELEFUNKEN – Alchemy Microphone Series
Townsend Labs – Sphere L22 v1.3
Vanguard Audio Labs – V1S+LOLLI

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement

Aston Microphones – Stealth
Audio-Technica – ATM350GL – Mic With Guitar Mount
DPA – d:fine 6066 Headset Mic
Earthworks – SR314
Electro-Voice – RE520
Shure – TwinPlex

Musical Instrument Application & Effects

Blackstar – HT20R MkII
BOSS – Nextone Guitar Amps
Eventide – Rose
Line 6 – HX Stomp
Strymon Engineering – Volante
VOX – VX50 GTV

Musical Instrument Hardware

Akai Professional – Force
Erica Synths – Sample Drum
Moog Music – Moog One
Nord – Grand
PreSonus – ATOM: Pad Controller

Musical Instrument Software

Bitwig – Studio 3: The Grid
EastWest Sounds – Hollywood Pop Brass
PreSonus – Notion 6.5
Softube – Monoment Bass
SoundMagic – Neo Piano
Spectrasonics – Omnisphere 2.5
Waves – Inspire Virtual Instruments Collection

Production Essentials

Cable Wrangler – Cable Wrangler
Carl Tatz Design – PhantomFocus Master Engineer Series eChair
Drawmer – CMC7 Surround Monitor Controller
Fredenstein – meterHUB
Sound Credit – Publisher/Tracker
Triad-Orbit – Starbird SB-1 Large Format Stand

Signal Processing Hardware

Bettermaker – Mastering Compressor
Gyraf Audio – G23-S Ambler Tilt Equalizer
Roland – VT-4 Voice Transformer
Solid State Logic – Fusion
Thermionic Culture – The Kite – Stereo EQ with Attitude
Whitestone Audio – P331 Tube Loading Amplifier

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)

API – 550A 50th Anniversary Editon
Black Lion Audio – PBR8
Phoenix Audio – Gyrator EQ/500
Pulse Techniques – Pultec EQP-500X Equalizer
WesAudio – _dione
WesAudio – _prometheus

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities)

Apogee – Apogee FX Native and Hardware DSP Plugins
FabFilter – Pro-Q 3
iZotope – Neutron 3
iZotope – RX 7
Kazrog – True Iron 7
Sonarworks – Reference 4.3

Signal Processing Software (Effects)

Acon Digital – Verberate 2
Eventide – SP2016 Reverb
iZotope – Nectar 3
Leapwing Audio – StageOne
Universal Audio – Capitol Chambers
Valhalla DSP – ValhallaDelay

Small Format Console Technology

Allen & Heath – SQ Digital Mixer Series V1.3
API – THE BOX 2
PreSonus – StudioLive 64
Solid State Logic – SiX
Tree Audio – Roots 500 Console
Yamaha – TF Console V4.0

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers

Clair Brothers – C10
d&b audiotechnik – KSL Line Array
JBL Professional – VTX A8 Line Array
L-Acoustics – ARCS A Series
Meyer Sound – ULTRA-X40
PreSonus – CDL12

Studio Monitors

ATC Loudspeaker Technology – SCM12i Pro
Augspurger Monitors – Treo 1015-V
Focal – Trio11 Be
Genelec – S360A SAM
IK Multimedia – iLoud MTM
Neumann – KH 750 DSP

Wireless Technology

Audio-Technica – 5000 Series (Third Generation)
Electro-Voice – RE3 UHF Wireless
Lectrosonics – D Squared System
Line 6 – Relay G10S
Sennheiser – XS Wireless Digital
Shure – Axient Digital ADX Transmitter

Workstation Technology/Recording Devices

Avid – Pro Tools 2019
Magix – ACID Pro Next
Merging Technologies – Pyramix 12.0
MOTU – Digital Performer 10
PreSonus – Studio One 4.5 Professional
Steinberg – Cubase Pro 10

Outstanding Creative Achievement Awards

Film Sound Production

20th Century Fox, Regency Enterprises, GK Films | 20th Century Fox – Bohemian Rhapsody
Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Marvel Entertainment | Sony Pictures Releasing – Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
Marvel Studios | Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures – Avengers: Endgame
Partiicpant Media Esperante Filmoj | Netflix – Roma
Warner Bros. Pictures – A Star Is Born

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production

EA DICE | Electronic Arts – Battlefield V
Insomniac Games | Sony Interactive Entertainment – Marvel Spider-Man
Massive Entertainment | Ubisoft – Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Respawn Entertainment | Electronic Arts – Apex Legends
Treyarch | Activision – Call of Duty – Black Ops 4
Ubisoft Quebec | Ubisoft – Assassin’s Creed Odyssey

Record Production / Album

Blue Note Records – Begin Again, Norah Jones
Capitol Records – Egypt Station, Paul McCartney
DFA and Columbia Records – Electric Lady Sessions, LCD Soundsystem
Interscope Records – A Star Is Born (Soundtrack), Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Virgin EMI Records – It’s About Time, Chic

Record Production / Single or Track

i.am MEDIA / Entertainment One – “Be Nice” Black Eyed Peas feat Snoop Dogg
Capitol Records – “Back in Brazil”, Paul McCartney
Darkroom / Interscope Records – “Bad Guy”, Billie Eilish
Interscope – “Always Remember Us This Way”, Lady Gaga
RCA – “Talk”, Khalid

Remote Production / Recording or Broadcast

CBS – 61st Annual Grammy Awards
CMT – 2019 CMT Music Awards
HBO – 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
NBC – 2019 Billboard Music Awards
Red Bull TV – Sir Paul McCartney Live at ACL 2018

Studio Design Project

Francis Manzella Design Ltd. – Old Mill Road Recording, East Arlington, VT
Horacio Malvicino – Malvicino Design Group – Noisematch Studios, Miami, FL
Steven Durr Designs, LLC – Battery Lane Music, Nashville, TN
Walters-Storyk Design Group – Stitcher Studios, New York, NY
Walters-Storyk Design Group – Zhejiang Conservatory Of Music (ZJCM), Hangzhou, East China
Yanchar Design & Consulting Group/Carl J. Yanchar – One Union Recording Studios, San Francisco, CA

Television Sound Production

AMC – Better Call Saul
Fox – The Orville
HBO – Game of Thrones
NBC – Saturday Night Live
Netflix – Black Mirror

Tour Sound Production

Britannia Row – Beautiful Trauma World Tour, P!nk
Clair Global – An Evening With Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac
Clair Global – This Is America Tour, Childish Gambino
Clair Global – Farewell Yellow Brick Road, Elton John
Clair Global – Freshen Up, Paul McCartney


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