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TEC Awards Announces Call for Entires, Adds Two New Categories

June 1, 2011—Walnut Creek, CA—The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced its Call For Entries for the 27th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards®, to be held January 20, 2012, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim. The TEC Awards, the professional audio and sound production industry’s premier awards event, also announced it will inaugurate 2 new awards in the Outstanding Technical Achievement categories: Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology and Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement. In addition, the category of Digital Converter Technology is being renamed Computer Audio Hardware. The new categories will bring to 19 the number of awards for audio product design.
Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects Technology will include instrument amplifiers, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedal boards, software amp and effects emulators, pedals, stomp boxes and other related equipment. Amplification Hardware/Studio & Sound Reinforcement will include amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, crossovers and other related equipment. Digital ConverterTechnology will be replaced with Computer Audio Hardware and will include converters, interfaces, master clocks, data storage, peripherals, iPhone/iPad/tablet-type add-ons, made-for-audio computers and other similar computing equipment.

Eight awards for Outstanding Creative Achievement will also be presented for sound production of recordings, concert tours, films, television, interactive entertainment and other projects. The TEC Awards is attended by manufacturers of audio equipment and software, and the world’s top music producers, engineers, sound mixers and musical artists.

Companies wishing to enter their products or projects should visit http://tecfoundation.com/CFE2011. Entries will be accepted through July 15.

About The TEC Foundation

The TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio is a 501(c)(3) public benefit corporation headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to its own educational programs, funds derived from the TEC Awards and TEC L.A. Open have been donated over the years to organizations that educate both sound professionals and music listeners about hearing health. The Foundation has also funded scholarship endowments at numerous colleges and universities for students of the audio arts and sciences. For more information about the TECFoundation visit www.tecfoundation.com.
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Media Contact: Jane Byer / jane@tecfoundation.com

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