27th Annual TEC Awards announces nominees for outstanding technical acheivement

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PRESS RELEASE—September 22 , 2011


Nominees announced in 19 categories of hardware and software for sound production

September 22, 2011—Walnut Creek, CA—The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio today announced the nominees for the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Friday, January 20, 2012, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. Co-presented by the TEC Foundation and NAMM, the TEC Awards is the pro audio industry’s most prestigious awards show honoring outstanding achievement in product innovation and sound production.

The nominations announced today, comprising 19 categories of Technical Achievement in product design, will be followed by an announcement of nominees in eight categories of Creative Achievement in sound production. The nominations, based on product entries by audio manufacturers, were made by a select panel of over 160 professionals in numerous audio specialties. Nominated products and projects must have been introduced during the eligibility period of July 1, 2010 to August 30, 2011.

With the introduction of 2 new awards categories—Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology and Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement—the Technical Achievement categories have been expanded from 17 to 19, and include a wide variety of amplification products in use by performers and audio professionals for both stage and studio applications.

Online voting begins on November 1st among members of various professional organizations, including the Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, Society of Professional Audio Recording Services, Motion Picture Sound Editors, Music Producers Guild, NAMM, Game Audio Network Guild and qualified professionals subscribing to various audio industry trade publications.

The full list of nominees can be found at http://www.tecfoundation.com/tec/11nomineestech.html

About the TEC Foundation

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio, is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization headquartered in Walnut Creek, California. Sponsors of the 27th Annual TEC Awards include Sustaining Sponsor Harman, Sennheiser/Neumann and Shure, Inc. and other leading companies in the professional sound and music industries. For information visit www.tecfoundation.com.

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