NAMM 2018 – TEC Awards

We close the story of this year’s edition of NAMM with the awarding of the 2018 TEC Awards, a ceremony that included a live performance from legendary American singer-songwriter, Jackson Browne. This was an impeccably well organised evening, in which a total of 31 awards were distributed to 182 nominations including individuals, companies and products. The awards celebrate achievements made in this past year in the sectors of recording, live performance, film, television, video games and multi-media.

TEC Awards NAMM Show 2018 Winners Announced

Sennheiser won two awards, one for the HD 200 PRO studio headphones and another for their interviews published on the Pro Talk YoutTube Series. Success also for QSC with the K.2 series in the Sound Reinforcement Category and Q-SYS Core 510i in the Signal Processing Hardware category. JBL also received an award for their Intonato Monitor Management Tuning System and AKG for the new C636 microphone, in the Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound and Reinforcement and Microphones categories respectively.

TEC Awards NAMM Show 2018 Winners Announced

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Jackson Browne, one of the all time American musical icons, received the coveted Les Paul Innovation Award, handed by the president of Les Paul Foundation, Michael Braunstein, just before his live performance.

Here is the full list of awards presented:

  • Amplification Hardware/studio & Sound Reinforcement: JBL Intonato
  • Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets: iZotope Spire – Multitrack Music Recorder
  • Audio Education Technology: Sennheiser Pro Talk Series
  • Computer Audio Hardware: Universal Audio Apollo Twin MkII QUAD
  • DJ Production Technology (Hardware/Software): Akai Professional MPC Live
  • Headphone/Earpiece Technology: Sennheiser HD 200 PRO
  • Large Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic AWS Delta V2
  • Microphone Preamplifiers: Rupert Neve Designs Shelford Channel
  • Microphones – Recording: Audio Technica AT5047
  • Microphones – Sound Reinforcement: AKG C636
  • Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects: Line 6 Helix LT
  • Musical Instrument Hardware: Nord Stage 3
  • Musical Instrument Software: Spectrasonics Keyscape
  • Production Essentials: PreSonus FaderPort 8
  • Signal Processing Hardware: QSC Q-SYS Core 510i
  • Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules): Elysia pressor 500
  • Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities): Universal Audio SSL 4000 E Channel Strip Plugin
  • Signal Processing Software (Effects): Soundtoys EchoBoy Jr.
  • Small Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic Nucleus 2
  • Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers: QSC K.2 Series
  • Studio Monitors: Genelec 8331 | 8341 The Ones
  • Wireless Technology: Shure Axient Digitals Wireless System
  • Workstation Technology/Recording Devices: Avid Pro Tools12.8
  • Film Sound Production: Rogue One – A Star Wars Story
  • Interactive Entertainment Sound Production: Call of Duty – Infinite Warfare
  • Record Production/Album: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Record Production/Single or Track: 24K Magic – Bruno Mars
  • Remote Production/Recording or Broadcasting: 59th Annual GRAMMY Awards
  • Studio Design Project: The Barn
  • Television Sound Production: Game of Thrones
  • Tour Event Sound Production: Bruno Mars 24K – Magic World Tour


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