in 1985, the Technical Excellence & Creativity
Awards is the foremost program recognizing
the achievements of audio professionals.
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 other media.
TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel
of industry professionals and voted upon
by members of various professional organizations
and audio industry websites. The awards are
divided into two categories: Technical
Creative Achievement. Through its Hall
of Fame, the TEC Awards honors the pioneers
of audio technology and the music industry’s
most accomplished producers and audio technicians.
The Les Paul
Award pays tribute to musical
artists and others whose work has exemplified
the creative application of audio technology.
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