Meet the 37th Annual TEC Awards Finalists: Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets
The NAMM TEC Committee is honored to present the 37th Annual TEC Awards in June at The NAMM Show in Anaheim, California.
The TEC Awards “recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, film, television, video games, and multimedia.” With award categories spanning 21 Technical Achievement and six Creative Achievement categories, the TEC Awards is considered the highest honor dedicated to the pro audio and sound recording industry.
TEC Awards finalists are identified through a three-step process starting in March with a “Call for Entries.” After the entry period, a panel comprised of industry leaders and professionals nominated eligible products and project submissions that “represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields.” Beginning in November, pro audio, live event, and music industry professionals will vote for a finalist in each respective category, with one taking home the title of “Product of the Year.”
Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones & Tablets Finalists
Finalists in this category must qualify as mobile applications for recording and music production, audio measurement, utilities, controllers, signal processing, and musical instruments and recording, test/measurement, control, audio, and music production/performance add-ons/accessories.
iConnectivity – AUDIO4c: A new interface from iConnectivity is “designed to help you stream, play, and record your way. Three custom-tailored modes automatically configure the interface’s 4 XLR / ¼” TRS combo analog inputs, six outputs, USB-MIDI, and DIN MIDI for your specific needs.”
IK Multimedia – MixBox CS: MixBox CS from IK Multimedia “packs over 70 award-winning mixing processors and creative effects derived from T-RackS, AmpliTube, and SampleTank into a convenient 500-series style plug-in. Create, compare, and save your custom channel strips or multiFX chains, or choose from over 600 presets to give your creativity a kickstart.”
Kemper – Profiler iOS Editor: This application “is the official editor app for your Kemper Profiler” and puts “together custom performances and rigs in a breeze.” Users also can “edit existing content conveniently using a WiFi connection.”
L-Acoustics – L-ISA Studio Software Suite: Described as “immersive audio on the go,” L-ISA Studio from L-Acoustics is a “software suite that offers L-ISA 3D control interface and audio processing for your computer.” Users can “take L-ISA Studio anywhere and monitor your immersive mix on headphones (binaural with headtracking) or speaker systems up to 7.1.4 configurations.”
Meyer Sound – Spacemap Go: Meyer Sound’s Spacemap Go “is a spatial sound design and mixing tool that leverages the processing power of Meyer Sound’s Galileo GALAXY Network Platform in an intuitive iPad app. With thousands of GALAXY processors worldwide, Spacemap Go has the widest reach of any spatial sound design and mixing tool. No other sound design tool offers so much power and control, right at your fingertips.”
Shure – Wireless Workbench 6.14.1: This software from Shure “lets you remotely monitor and manage every piece of gear connected to your system without interrupting the production. Frequency calculation and analysis for supported devices allow you to coordinate the entire show from one application. The timeline feature even lets you track RF data and review it later. Advanced Zone Management makes calculating and organizing frequencies for large or distributed environments more manageable.”
Steinberg – Cubasis 3.3: The multi-award-winning Cubasis 3.3 from Steinberg allows users to “quickly and easily capture your ideas as soon as they arrive and turn them into professional-sounding songs. Enjoy performing, recording, mixing, and sharing your music in no time, wherever you are, right there on your iPhone, iPad, and Android smartphone or tablet. Meet one of the fastest, most intuitive, and complete audio and MIDI DAWs available for mobile devices.”