Submit Products and Projects for the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards

The journey to celebrate the best new products and projects introduced over the past year is now underway; The TEC Nominating Panel is currently accepting entries for the 35th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards.

The TEC Awards recognizes and honors those people, companies and products that have attained the highest standards of excellence within the audio, music technology and sound production industry.

Products and project entries must have been released and in commercial use during the current eligibility year, June 30, 2018 - July 1, 2019.

The deadline for entries is 11:59 PM PT, June 5, 2019.

Submit at tecawards.org/call-for-entries

For questions about submissions to the 35th Annual NAMM TEC Awards, please contact Nominations Supervisor Eric Geer at [email protected].

Technical Achievement Categories:

Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement

Amplifiers, speaker/monitor management, system controllers, signal distribution, snakes, feedback eliminators, crossovers, and related equipment

Audio Apps & Hardware / Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets

Mobile applications and hardware for recording and music production, audio measurement, utilities, controllers, signal processing and musical instruments --- recording, test/measurement, control, audio, and music production/performance and add-ons/accessories

Audio Education Technology

Books, programs, software, hardware systems and devices intended to promote knowledge of audio and musical topics.

Computer Audio Hardware

Converters, interfaces, master clocks, data storage, peripherals, and made-for-audio computers

DJ Production Technology - Hardware / Software

Turntables, mixers, signal processing, controllers, software and peripherals specifically designed for DJ production and live performance

Headphone / Earpiece Technology

Headphones and in-ear transducers for professional studio, live sound and broadcast

Large Format Console Technology

Mixing boards over 60 pounds for recording, broadcast or sound reinforcement

Microphone Preamplifiers

Mic preamps, channel strips and other products that process mic-level signals

Microphones - Recording

Microphones and accessories for recording applications

Microphones - Sound Reinforcement

Microphones and accessories for live sound applications

Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects

Instrument amps, preamp/processing/effects rack units and pedalboards, stomp boxes, and related equipment

Musical Instrument Hardware

Hardware-based synths, samplers, drum machines, instruments, and controllers

Musical Instrument Software

Virtual instruments, music creation software, instrument libraries/loops, amp modelers, and related equipment

Production Essentials

Acoustic materials, synchronizers, control systems, DI Boxes, test equipment, accessories, and related equipment

Signal Processing Hardware

Delays, reverbs, compressors, limiters, equalizers, noise reduction, and other effects

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)

Delays, reverbs, compressors, limiters, equalizers, noise reduction, and other effects in the 500 Series format

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities)

Stand-alone and plug-ins – compressors, limiters, equalizers, crossovers, meters, restoration and related equipment for computer-based signal manipulation

Signal Processing Software (Effects)

Stand-alone and plug-ins — delays, reverbs, chorus, pitch/harmony, spatial apps and related equipment for computer-based signal manipulation

Small Format Console Technology

Portable, under 60-pound mixers for recording, broadcast or sound reinforcement

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers

Main and stage monitor systems, drivers, horns, transducers and other components for live sound applications

Studio Monitors

Speakers, monitors, drivers and components for studio applications

Wireless Technology

Wireless systems including mics, transmitters, receivers, accessories, and related equipment

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices

Computer-based DAWs and digital editing systems; and hardware based systems for recording and capturing audio

Creative Achievement Categories

Film Sound Production

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production

Record Production/ Album

Record Production/ Single or Track

Remote Production/ Recording or Broadcast (Radio broadcast, TV broadcast, CD or DVD)

Studio Design Project

Television Sound Production

Tour Sound Production