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NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC Awards) took place this week during the NAMM Believe in Music week Jan. 18-22. The awards recognize ” pro audio, sound worlds of music making, live performances, video games, television and films.” Eric Geer who is the TEC Entries & Nominations Supervisor shared, “Given the world engaged in virtual interaction on an unprecedented level, the products honored helped connect us all by delivering music and sound across the world.” 

TEC Awards

Some of the wins of the night, “Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince” on CBS” won Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast. “The Mandalorian, Season One” on Disney+ known to be a “Star Wars-theme” won Television Sound Production. If you missed the awards, no need to worry there is a full list of the winners of this years NAMM TEC Awards:


Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement

JBL – DSi 2.0

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets

Eventide – Blackhole

Computer Audio Hardware

Universal Audio – Apollo x4

DJ Production Technology

Native Instruments – TRAKTOR KONTROL S3

Headphone/Earpiece Technology

AKG – K300 Series

Large Format Console Technology

Solid State Logic – ORIGIN

Microphone Preamplifiers

Neve – 1073OPX

Microphones – Recording

AKG – Lyra

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement s

sE Electronics – V Series for Drums

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects

Ampeg – Heritage 50th Anniversary SVT

Musical Instrument Hardware

Moog – Matriarch

Musical Instrument Software

Celemony – Melodyne 5

Production Essentials 

Audinate Dante AVIO Adapters

Signal Processing Hardware  

API – 2500+ Stereo Bus Compressor

Signal Processing Hardware – 500 Series Modules    

AMS Neve – RMX16

Signal Processing Software – Dynamics/EQ/Utilities 

Universal Audio – Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ Plug-In

Signal Processing Software – Effects  

Waves – Abbey Road Saturator

Small Format Console Technology    

Allen & Heath – Avantis

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers 

JBL – EON ONE Compact

Studio Monitors         

Genelec – W371A Adaptive Woofer System

Wireless Technology  

Shure – Axient Digital AD3 plug-on wireless transmitter

Workstation Technology/Recording Devices

Universal Audio – LUNA Recording System


Studio Design Project- Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music, Tisch School of the Arts, NYU-FM Design

Film Sound Production- “1917,” Universal Pictures/DreamWorks Pictures/Entertainment One

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production- “Star Wars Jedi – Fallen Order,” Respawn Entertainment

Record Production/Album – Hyperspace, Beck, Capitol Records

Record Production/Single or Track – Fear Inoculum, Tool, Tool Dissectional and Volcano and RCA

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast -“Let’s Go Crazy: The Grammy Salute to Prince,” CBS

Television Sound Production – “The Mandalorian (Season 1),” Disney+