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Best in Music Technology & Studio Design: 2024 TEC Awards Announced
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Best in Music Technology & Studio Design: 2024 TEC Awards Announced

Home Tech Best in Music Technology & Studio Design: 2024 TEC Awards Announced

The winners of the prestigious Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards were announced last night, recognizing the year’s most innovative new audio products and studio designs across 23 categories. The TEC Awards have highlighted technical achievements in audio for 39 years. The 39th Annual NAMM TEC Awards returned to Southern California, on Saturday, January 27 as part of The 2024 NAMM Show.

Universal Audio took home honors in four categories this year. Their Volt 476P Audio Interface won for Computer Audio Hardware for its high-resolution audio conversion. The UAFX MAX Dual Compressor won in the Signal Processing Hardware category. Universal Audio also won the Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement category with the Atmos & Immersive Audio Support added to their Apollo x16 audio interface. Hitsville Reverb Chambers won the Signal Processing Software (Effects) award.

Apple won two TEC Awards for their Logic Pro digital audio workstation(DAW) software. Logic Pro for iPad won Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets for bringing comprehensive music production capabilities to tablet devices. Logic Pro for Mac v10.7.8 took the top prize in the competitive Workstation Technology/Recording Devices category.

Other multiple award winners included Sony Electronics, Sennheiser, and Genelec. Sony’s MDR-MV1 Reference Studio Headphones took Headphone/Earpiece Technology honors. Sennheiser’s EW-DX Evolution Wireless Digital Microphone Systems were recognized in the Wireless Technology category. Genelec won Studio Monitors for their 8381A SAM Adaptive Point Source Main Monitor.

Some category highlights included Rupert Neve Designs winning two TEC Awards—Microphone Preamplifiers for the Newton Channel and Production Essentials for the RNDI-8 active transformer DI box. Solid State Logic took Large Format Console Technology with their advanced ORIGIN 16 console. Allen & Heath won Small Format Console Technology for the feature updates in their dLive CTi1500 digital mixing system.

On the studio design side, the Studio Design Project category was awarded to WSDG for the Rue Boyer StudiosMix with the Masters facility in Paris, France. This high-end mixing and mastering studio complex focuses on immersive audio and courses for aspiring audio engineers and producers.

The full list of 2024 TEC Award winners demonstrates the breadth of innovation that continues to push audio quality, flexibility, and creativity forward. As technologies converge, this year’s winners highlight the accomplishments possible when hardware manufacturers, software developers, and studio designers work across disciplines to create new solutions.

Complete List:

Amplification Hardware / Studio & Sound ReinforcementUniversal AudioAtmos & Immersive Audio Support for Apollo x16
Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & TabletsAppleLogic Pro for iPad
Audio Education TechnologyShure IncorporatedWireless Workbench 7 Education Series
Computer Audio HardwareUniversal AudioVolt 476P Audio Interface
DJ Production Technology (Hardware / Software)Native InstrumentsTraktor Pro v3.9
Headphone / Earpiece TechnologySony ElectronicsMDR-MV1 Reference Studio Headphones
Large Format Console TechnologySolid State LogicORIGIN 16
Microphone PreamplifiersRupert Neve DesignsNewton Channel
Microphones – RecordingNeumann.BerlinM 49 V Set – Vintage Tube Microphone
Microphones – Sound ReinforcementEarthworks AudioSR117 Supercardioid Condenser Vocal Microphone
Musical Instrument Amplification & EffectsEventideH90 Harmonizer
Musical Instrument HardwareNordStage 4
Musical Instrument SoftwareEastWest SoundsHollywood Fantasy Orchestra
Production EssentialsRupert Neve DesignsRNDI-8
Signal Processing HardwareUniversal AudioUAFX MAX Dual Compressor
Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)SPLBiG Stereo Image Enhancer
Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)Waves AudioClarity Vx DeReverb Pro
Signal Processing Software (Effects)Universal AudioHitsville Reverb Chambers
Small Format Console TechnologyAllen & HeathdLive CTi1500 V1.97
Sound Reinforcement LoudspeakersJBL ProfessionalVTX A6 Line Array Loudspeakers
Studio Design ProjectWSDGRue Boyer Studios – Mix with the Masters (Paris, France)
Studio MonitorsGenelec8381A SAM Adaptive Point Source Main Monitor
Wireless TechnologySennheiserEW-DX Evolution Wireless Digital Microphone Systems
Workstation Technology / Recording DevicesAppleLogic Pro for Mac v10.7.8
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