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18th Annual TEC Awards Sponsors

Aug 8, 2002 12:00 PM

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18th Annual TEC Awards Sponsors

(Held Monday, October 7, 2002, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in Los Angeles.)


AMD: Official Sponsor—Technical Awards. AMD is a global supplier of integrated circuits for the personal and networked computer and personal connectivity solutions markets. AMD produces microprocessors, Flash memory devices, and support circuitry for communications and networking applications. The company's products allow users to access, process and communicate information at ever-greater speeds.

Founded in 1969 and based in Sunnyvale, California, AMD employs approximately 14,000 people in manufacturing facilities in the United States, Europe, Japan and Asia, as well as sales offices in major cities around the world. A truly global company, AMD derives more than half of its revenues from international markets.

Gibson Musical Instruments: Gibson Labs, the technology division of Gibson Guitar Corp., has a new line of patent-pending sound reinforcement speakers, amplifiers and MaGIC-enabled digital audio distribution systems (digital snakes). The speakers and amps are designed to provide high-quality sound and withstand the heavy abuse of live applications. Gibson Labs will provide 24/7support and a hot swap program. The digital snakes provide up to 64 bi-directional channels of 24-bit, 48kHz audio with remote routing and gain control. Gibson is the official sponsor of the Les Paul Award, presented annually to individuals or institutions that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology.

JBL Professional: JBL Professional is proud to serve, for the 18th consecutive year, as Platinum Sponsor of the TEC Awards. Headquartered in Northridge, California, JBL Professional is a designer, manufacturer, and marketer of professional loudspeakers for recording, musician, cinema, tour sound, and installed sound applications. JBL Professional is part of the Harman Pro Group, the professional segment of Harman International Industries Incorporated.

Mix Magazine: As a magazine for the professional recording and sound production industry, Mix covers the entire spectrum of professional audio and music: studio recording, live sound production, sound for picture and multimedia, digital audio technology, facility design and construction, tape/CD replication, broadcast production, education and more. Founded in 1977, Mix reaches more than 51,000 professionals worldwide. Mix also publishes the annual AES New Products Guide, the Mix Master Directory, the Mix“Finest” series, the MixLine e-newsletter, and Mix is the leading sponsor of the TEC Awards.

Shure: Founded in 1925, Shure is a manufacturer of microphones and audio electronics. Best known for reliable, high-performance microphones such as the SM57 and SM58®, Shure is also a global leader in wireless systems, circuitry products, and phono cartridges. Recent products such as the ULX wireless systems, KSM condenser microphones, PSM® personal (in-ear) monitors, and P4800 system processor confirm Shure’s commitment to providing products that help people produce their personal sound.


AKG Acoustics: AKG Acoustics is a manufacturer of microphones, headphones, wireless systems, sound processing electronics and OEM acoustic devices. Company operations are located in the music cities of Vienna, Austria, Nashville, Tennessee, and Munich, Germany. Product introductions in 2002 include the K240 Studio and K141 Studio low-impedance headphones and the WMS 40 microtools, featuring the miniature wireless transmitters GB 40 guitarbug, SO 40 snapon transmitter and the MP 40 micropen.

Audio-Technica: Audio-Technica has been dedicated to advancing the art and technology of electro-acoustic design and manufacturing since 1962. From a beginning in state-of-the-art phono cartridges, Audio-Technica has expanded over the years into high-performance microphones, wireless microphone systems, headphones and other audio equipment. Best known for the 40 Series line of precision capacitor microphones, Audio-Technica strives to create innovative, problem-solving products in each new area it enters.

Eastern Acoustic Works/Mackie Designs: For over 20 years, EAW has designed and manufactured high-performance, professional loudspeakers. Across its many loudspeaker families, EAW offers a diverse selection of main system, stage monitor, and subwoofer products for the portable, touring, installation, cinema and dance club markets.

Mackie Designs Inc. is a manufacturer and marketer of high-quality professional audio systems that include the brands Mackie, EAW and RCF. A global company, Mackie Designs Inc. products are marketed by 60 distributors to over 100 countries around the world. Applications include project recording studios, video and broadcast suites, post-production facilities, as well as sound reinforcement applications for churches, nightclubs, retail locations, and major musical tours.

Electro Voice: Electro Voice, a Telex Communications brand, is currently celebrating its 75th year of providing innovative microphone, electronic and loudspeaker systems to the professional audio community.

Ex’pression Center for New Media: Ex’pression Center for New Media is a new media arts college located in San Francisco’s East Bay. Ex’pression graduates can earn a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Sound Arts, Digital Visual Media and Web Design in less than a year and a half, or an Associate of Applied Science degree in less than a year. During an intensive 14 months of study, students are taught by, and work with, some of the best practitioners and equipment in the industry. Located in a 65,000-square-foot building, Ex’pression features classrooms, professional studios and labs designed by studio designer John Storyk, professor of Studio and Architecture at Ex’pression.

Kurzweil Music Systems: Kurzweil Music Systems is a creator of audio systems for professional and studio use. Kurzweil’s line of products includes the popular Mark Series and V Series Digital Pianos, the versatile PC2 Performance Controllers, and the award-winning K2600 Series instruments. New products include the KSP8 Effects Processor.

Sennheiser: Established in 1945 in Wedemark, Germany, Sennheiser is known for microphone technology, RF-wireless and infrared sound transmission, headphone transducer technology, and most recently, for the development of active noise-cancellation. Brands distributed by Sennheiser Electronic Corporation in the U.S. include Neumann microphones, InnovaSON digital consoles, True Systems preamplifiers and Turbosound loudspeaker systems.

Solid State Logic: Solid State Logic (SSL) has grown over 30 years to become a professional audio high technology enterprise. Each console introduced incorporates SSL’s latest generation of processing and is tailored to different applications in music, broadcast, film and post-production. SSL supports its technology with an international network of offices.

TC Electronic: TC Electronic was founded in 1976 with the objective of developing, manufacturing and marketing first-class audio products. Since 1992, the primary focus of the company has been the development of advanced DSP-based products. TC is now a primary supplier of products to the music, film, broadcast, and video post-production markets.

Yamaha: Yamaha, a manufacturer of analog and digital products, offers a diverse scope of recording, post-production, and sound reinforcement products through its Commercial Audio Systems Division. Yamaha professional audio products range from signal processors (including this year’s TEC-nominated SREV1 digital reverb), powered and reference monitors, digital audio workstations, powered amplifiers, speakers, digital mixing engines, and analog consoles to the PM1D live digital console and recently introduced DM2000 and 02R96 production consoles.

VIP RECEPTION: Guitar Center, Inc.

SILVER: Aphex Systems, Ltd., Clair Brothers, Crown International, Digidesign, Recording Academy, Roland Corporation, Sony Corporation, Tascam

BRONZE: AMS Neve, Apogee Electronics, Chicago Recording Company, Future Sonics, Meyer Sound Labs, Skywalker Sound, Studer North America

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