The NAMM TEC Awards celebrated the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and other media. The 31st annual event took place on Saturday, January 23 at the Hilton hotel in Anaheim The award show was hosted by comedian Sinbad. In addition to acknowledging the companies pushing the boundaries of sound, they also honored the creators behind these game-changing products, and celebrate the musical powerhouses who bring them to life.
The show awarded winners in 31 categories, as well as the induction of Jeff “Skunk” Baxter and the founders of Record Plant into the TEC Hall of Fame. The awards also presented the Les Paul Award to Don Was. The show has an all-star lineup of presenters, including BT, Elliot Scheiner and Jimmy Douglass.
Winners in the technical field included Shure, Avid and Senheiser.
Winners in the creative field included James Taylor winning Record Production for his “Before This World” and the Foo Fighters won Tour/Sound Production for their Sonic Highways Tour. The television show Game of Thrones won the award for Television Sound Production to name a few.