Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

TEC Awards 2017 at NAMM


January 2017 – At the Winter NAMM show in Anaheim they hosted the 32nd annual TEC awards. This event, that recognizes technical & creative achievement in the sound and music business, was highlighted with the presentation of the Les Paul Award and the induction to the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.

The Les Paul Award this year was presented to Joe Perry for his contributions as an artist and music industry executives. The award was presented by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate and actor Johnny Depp. He dedicated the award to his manager Howard Kaufman, who recently passed away. Following the presentation of the award, Joe then joined Brad Whitford, Johnny Depp and Alice Cooper on stage for a live performance.

TEC Awards 2017 - Les Paul Award Presentation - Johnny Depp & Joe Perry

Following in the trend about the influence of Joe Perry, famed Aerosmith engineer and producer Jack Douglas became the newest inductee to the NAMM TEC Awards Hall of Fame. Jack engineered and produced many multi-platinum albums associated with many of Aerosmith’s iconic releases and is affectionately dubbed "the sixth member” of the band.


  • Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement: Crown XLS DriveCore 2
  • Ancillary Equipment: Rupert Neve Designs RNHP: Precision Headphone Amplifier
  • Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets : AVID Pro Tools | Dock
  • Audio Education Technology : iZotope Pro Audio Essentials
  • Computer Audio Hardware: Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB Interface
  • DJ Production Technology - Hardware/Software : Native Instruments TRAKTOR Kontrol S5
  • Headphone / Earpiece Technology: Sennheiser HD 25 Plus
  • Large Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic System T
  • Microphone Preamplifiers: AMS Neve 1073DPX
  • Microphones – Recording: Schoeps ORTF-3D
  • Microphones - Sound Reinforcement : Shure KSM8 Dualdyne
  • Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects: Softube Marshall JMP 2203
  • Musical Instrument Hardware : Moog Music Mother-32
  • Musical Instrument Software: Softube Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962
  • Signal Processing Hardware: Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor
  • Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules): API 512V
  • Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities): iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced
  • Signal Processing Software (Effects): Soundtoys 5
  • Small Format Console Technology: Solid State Logic Sigma Delta
  • Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers: Meyer Sound MJF-208 Stage Monitor
  • Studio Monitors: Genelec 8430A IP SAM
  • Wireless Technology: Sennheiser evolution Wireless G3 A-1 Band
  • Workstation Technology / Recording Devices : AVID Pro Tools 12.3


  • Film Sound Production: Lucasfilm Star Wars: The Force Awakens
  • Interactive Entertainment Sound Production: DICE / Electronic Arts Star Wars: Battlefront
  • Record Production – Album : David Bowie Blackstar
  • Record Production – Single : David Bowie Blackstar
  • Remote Production - Recording or Broadcast : CBS 58th Grammy Awards
  • Studio Design Project: Walters-Storyk Design Group Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room
  • Television Sound Production: HBO Game of Thrones
  • Tour/Event Sound Production: Sting and Peter Gabriel Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour


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