CARLSBAD, Calif. – December 5, 2019 – The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) Awards committee is pleased to announce highly-respected recording engineer Dave Pensado and record industry veteran Herb Trawick, the creative duo behind the weekly web series, Pensado’s Place, as recipients of the 2020 TEC Hall of Fame award. The pair will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, Saturday, January 18, in Anaheim, California.
- Innovations to be honored at The 2020 NAMM Show; Span period from the 40s to today -
Musician, SNL alum and Portlandia co-creator to host annual awards honoring the best in professional audio and sound production.
As the NAMM TEC Awards approach their 35th anniversary, NAMM is conducting a series of profiles of the vibrant TEC community. Karen Dunn, of KMD Productions, has been working as the TEC team’s Event Director since the award’s inception.
Earlier today at Summer NAMM, the 35th Annual TEC Awards celebrated the pro audio and sound production nominees across the 23 Technical Achievement and eight Creative Achievement categories. A special product showcase from several nominated brands including Yamaha, Avid, BOSS, iZotope, Line 6, Rupert Neve Designs, PreSonus, Steinberg, and Eventide, served as a gathering point for the leaders in pro audio to acknowledge and celebrate the many innovative nominees.
Every year, the TEC Awards attracts international media attention. Here are just a few examples.
Carlsbad, CA – December 6, 2018 – GRAMMY® award-winning guitarist, singer, songwriter, and innovator Peter Frampton will receive the prestigious Les Paul InnovationAward at the 34th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), being held Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, CA. The award is given to those individuals who personify the innovative thinking of Les Paul, the Father of Modern of Music.
Carlsbad, CA November 26, 2018 Eight culturally-significant audio inventions will be inducted to the TECnology Hall of Fame (THOF), it was announced today by THOF Founder, George Petersen. The inventions span the 1940s through today and will be officially named during a ceremony held at The 2019 NAMM Show in Anaheim, California on Saturday, January 26. The event will be presented by the NAMM Museum of Making Music and hosted by Petersen, a veteran pro-audio journalist.
CARLSBAD, Calif. – October 15, 2018 – The NAMM TEC (Technical Excellence and Creativity) committee is pleased to announce that Leslie Ann Jones, the groundbreaking engineer, producer, and Director of Music and Scoring for Skywalker Sound will be inducted into the NAMM TEC Hall of Fame at the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, January 26 in Anaheim, California.
The Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards has announced that stand-up comedian and entertainer extraordinaire Demetri Martin will return as the host of the 34th Annual NAMM TEC Awards on Saturday, January 26, 2019, in Anaheim, California. The TEC Awards take place during The NAMM Show, the global crossroads of the music products, pro audio, and event technology industries.   
NASHVILLE – June 28, 2018 – Earlier today at Summer NAMM, pro audio professionals and leading industry brands gathered to recognize and celebrate the announcement of the 34th annual NAMM TEC Award nominees at a special pro audio reception held in the Music City Center.
Presented annually by the NAMM Foundation at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognizes the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games and multi-media. 2019 Schedule at a Glance: Call for entries: March 13 - June 5 Nominees announced: July 18 Voting period: November 20 - December 31
Dubbed the “Knights of Soft Rock” by Rolling Stone, The Section is the house band that defined a generation. Working with legends such as Carol King, James Taylor, Jackson Browne, Linda Rondstadt, Joni Mitchell, Crosby and Nash and many more, The Section quickly made it on the short list of top studio combos. It’s no surprise that when it came time to choose the 2018 TEC Hall of Fame recipients, The Section was also on the short list.
Every year, the TEC Awards attracts international media attention. Here are just a few examples.
Prestigious Les Paul Innovation Award presented to Jackson Browne who jams live with NAMM TEC Hall Of Fame Recipients The Section
The Section to reunite for on-stage performance and will be inducted into NAMM TEC Hall of Fame Saturday, January 27 at The NAMM Show