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Demetri Martin to host the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards

Laura  Barnes
Demetri Martin to host the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards

The NAMM Foundation has announced comedian Demetri Martin as the host of the 33rd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards).

Taking place on Saturday January 27th 2018 in Anaheim, CA during The NAMM Show, the how will see Martin host for the first time.

Known for his deadpan delivery style, Martin is also an audiophile and multi-instrumentalist who regularly incorporates music into his comedic repertoire. He has played everything from the piano to guitar, harmonica, the ever-popular ukulele, and even the electronic keytar at his shows.

Of the awards, Martin offered a humorous quip: “I am looking forward to hosting the NAMM TEC Awards! As a mediocre, amateur musician who knows very little about professional sound and audio production, I feel uniquely unqualified for the gig - it should be fun.”
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As a writer, actor, and director, Martin’s career has included many high-profile appearances and collaborations, including his notable early work as a contributor to “The Daily Show” and his own TV series for Comedy Central. He can now be heard as the voice of Ice Bear in Cartoon Network’s “We Bare Bears” and will release his third book this fall called “If It’s Not Funny It’s Art.”

The NAMM TEC Awards honour the individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games. On the evening of the awards, the winners in 31 categories of products and projects in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement will be announced.

See Demetri Martin and winners of the 33rd NAMM TEC Awards Saturday, January 21st. Purchase tickets on site or in advance at for $50 (General Admission) or $175 (VIP). The show begins with a VIP-only reception at 6PM, followed by the awards ceremony at 7PM, held in the Hilton Anaheim Hotel’s Pacific Ballroom.

The TEC Awards are sponsored by Adam Hall GmbH, American Express, Baltic Latvian Universal Electronics, Broadjam Inc., Burl Audio, d&b audiotechnik, D’Angelico Guitars, Earbyte, Eventide, Genelec, Hal Leonard, IMSTA, IsoAcoustics, iZotope, Knobbe, Martens, Olson & Bear, LLP, L-Acoustics, Marshall Electronics, Meadowbrook Insurance Group, Meyer Sound Laboratories, NewBay Media, PreSonus Audio Electronics, Renkus-Heinz, Shure Incorporated, Slick Systems, Softube, Solid State Logic, Synchrony Financial, Taylor Robinson Music Company, Timeless Communications Corp.,Tracktion Software Group, TX Audio Americas, USPS, Warm Audio Wells Fargo Commercial Distribution Finance, among others.

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