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Slash to take Les Paul Award at 30th NAMM TEC Awards

Jon Chapple 5 December 2014
Slash to take Les Paul Award at 30th NAMM TEC Awards

Former Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash (pictured) will receive the Les Paul Award at the 30th NAMM Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards on 24 January. The NAMM TEC Awards, held on the third night of the NAMM Show, in Anaheim, California, honour individuals and companies across 30 categories for outstanding achievement in professional audio technology and production.

The Les Paul Award – named for the legendary guitarist and inventor – recognises individuals or institutions that “have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of audio and music technology”. First awarded in 1991, previous winners include Pete Townshend, Paul McCartney, Brian Wilson, Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, Todd Rundgren and Peter Gabriel.

The awards, hosted by American comedian Sinbad, will also see engineer and mixologist Ed Cherney and bassist Nathan East be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.

Below is a full list of nominees for outstanding technical achievement.

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
API 505 DI 500-Series DI Module
IsoAcoustics Modular Aluminum Isolation System
Little Labs Pepper Pedal/Pro/Blender/DI Box/Re-amp
Radial Engineering SW8 Backing Track Switcher
Rational Acoustics Smaart 7.5 Analysis Software
Solid State Logic Network I/O: MADI-Bridge

AUDIO APPS FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
Akai Professional iMPC Pro
Cakewalk ScratchPad for iPad
PreSonus Capture for iPad
Shure ShurePlus Channels
Waldorf Nave Wavetable Synth v1.5
WholeWorldBand Collaboration/Platform

HARDWARE/PERIPHERALS FOR SMARTPHONES AND TABLETS
Alesis iO Dock II
Apogee MiC 96k
Focusrite iTrack Dock
iConnectivity iConnectMIDI4+
IK Multimedia iLoud
Radial Engineering StageBug SB-5 Laptop DI

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIERS
Audient ASP880
Chandler Limited TG2-500
Crane Song Syren
Manley CORE Channel Strip
Rupert Neve Designs Shelford 5052
Tube Tech MP2A

STUDIO MONITORS
Focal Alpha 65
Genelec 8010
JBL Professional 3 Series
Neumann KH 120 D
PreSonus Temblor T10
Tannoy Reveal 502

RECORDING DEVICES
Allen & Heath ICE-16D
JoeCo BlackBox BBR1MP
Sony PCM-D100
Sound Devices 970
TASCAM DA-3000
Zoom H5 Handy Recorder

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION AND EFFECTS
Bugera G5 Infinium
Fender Ramparte Amplifier
Line 6 POD HD Pro X
Quilter Labs Tone Block 200
TC Electronic Ditto X2 Looper
Vox Tone Garage Series Pedals

AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE – STUDIO AND SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Crown DriveCore Install Network Display Series
dbx DriveRack PA2 System Controller
Grace Design m920 Monitoring System
Lab.Gruppen D Series Amplifier
Meyer Sound Calisto 616 AES Array Processor
PreSonus Monitor Station V2

COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE
Antelope Audio Zen Studio
Focusrite RedNet 6 MADI Bridge
Lynx Aurora TB
MOTU 1248
RME FireFace 802
Universal Audio Apollo Twin

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT HARDWARE
Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2
Hammond XK-1c Organ
Kurzweil Forte
Moog Music Theremini
Nord Lead A1
Roland RD-800 Stage Piano

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT SOFTWARE
Arturia Spark 2
FXpansion BFD 3
Native Instruments Razor 1.5
PPG WaveGenerator for Mac and PC
PreSonus Notion 5 Notation Software
Toontrack EZdrummer 2

SIGNAL PROCESSING HARDWARE
BSS Audio Soundweb London BLU-50
Dangerous Music The Dangerous Compressor
elysia xfilter Rack
Maselec MLA-4 Triband Compressor/Expander
Sennheiser Esfera
Waves Audio SoundGrid Studio System

SIGNAL PROCESSING HARDWARE (500-series modules)
API 565 Filter Bank
Bettermaker 542 EQ
Eventide DDL-500 Digital Delay
Maag Audio EQ2
Rupert Neve Designs 551 EQ
Valley People dyna-mite Compressor

SIGNAL PROCESSING SOFTWARE
CEDAR Studio 6
iZotope RX3 Audio Repair Suite
McDSP AE400 Active EQ
Solid State Logic X-Phase
Universal Audio Neve 1073 Preamp/EQ Collection
Waves Audio Abbey Road Collection

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKERS
Bose Asymmetrical Patterns RoomMatch
Electro-Voice ETX Series
JBL Professional EON615
L-Acoustics K2
Meyer Sound LYON
PreSonus StudioLive AI Series Speakers

MICROPHONES – SOUND REINFORCEMENT
Audio-Technica BP894
Audix M3
DPA Microphones d:screet Necklace
Lewitt Audio MTP 940 CM
Microtech Gefell KEM 975
MXL Microphones CR77

MICROPHONES – RECORDING
AEA Nuvo N22
Blue Microphones Spark Digital Lightning
Bock Audio 407
Cloud Microphones 44-A
Neumann TLM 107
Schoeps V4U

HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY
AKG K812 Headphones
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones
Blue Microphones Mo-Fi Powered Headphones
Jerry Harvey Audio Roxanne In-Ear Monitors
Sennheiser HD8 DJ Headphones
Shure SRH1540 Headphones

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY
AKG DMSTetrad Wireless
Alto Stealth Wireless Speaker Feed
Audio-Technica System 10 Camera-Mount Wireless
Beyerdynamic TG 100 Wireless
MIPRO MI-909 Digital In-Ear Monitoring
Shure GLXD6 Guitar Pedal Receiver with Tuner

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY
Cakewalk SONAR X3
Cockos Reaper 4.7
Merging Technologies Pyramix 9
PreSonus Studio One 2.6.2
Steinberg Cubase 7.5
Yamaha Nuage 1.5

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
Allen & Heath Qu-32
Cadac CDC four:m
PreSonus StudioLive 32.4.2AI
Softube Console 1
Solid State Logic Matrix 2
Yamaha QL Series

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY
API “The Box”
Avid Pro Tools | S6
Calrec Summa
DiGiCo V685 Software for SD5/8/9/10/11
Soundcraft Vi3000
Trident 88

Creative nominees are can be found on the TEC Foundation website.

www.tecfoundation.com
www.namm.org

Photo: Daigo Oliva

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