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NAMM Show 2018: Nominees announced for the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards

Laura  Barnes
NAMM Show 2018: Nominees announced for the 33rd annual NAMM TEC Awards

The NAMM Foundation has announced the nominees for the 33rd NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards.

The annual awards are presented at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California, which takes place on January 27th, 2018.

The global gathering of music, pro sound and event tech industries celebrates the spirit of innovation, honouring the best-in-class products in the pro audio community.

At the show, 31 categories of products and projects will be recognised in the areas of Technical or Creative Achievement to honour the many individuals, companies and technical innovations used in sound recordings, films, broadcast television and video games.
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“The nominations for the TEC Awards and the creative luminaries behind them offer an incredible snapshot of the foremost advancements in audio products and projects,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM President and CEO.“Recognising their contributions and sharing in the special camaraderie found among industry peers makes this event truly a special part of The NAMM Show.”

The TEC Awards Nominating Panel, comprised of leaders in audio and production, considered more than 1,000 products and projects in the nomination process.

This year’s Outstanding Technical Achievement Nominees were chosen across 23 categories, ranging from Computer Audio Hardware to Recording Microphones to Wireless Technology.

Reflecting the growth of live sound and event tech at The 2018 NAMM Show, the category of Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers received the most nomination entries.

Eight categories for Outstanding Creative Achievement represent the top artists and productions that led the industry with innovative application and commitment to excellence.

Other categories include Film Sound Production, Interactive Sound Production; Record Production Single/Track; Remote Broadcast Production; Television Sound Production; and Tour Sound Production.

The TEC Awards will also honour two individuals for their contributions to music and recording. Soon to be announced, an honouree who embodies the creative, innovative and enterprising spirit of Les Paul will be honoured with the Les Paul Innovation Award.

The NAMM TEC Hall of Fame, which was created nearly 30 years ago to honour the industry’s most pioneering producers and audio recording professionals, will again induct an industry luminary to its list of honourees.

The TEC Awards will be held on Saturday, January 27th at The 2018 NAMM Show.

The full list of nominees and categories can be found here.

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