TEC Experience to Celebrate Innovation at The 2023 NAMM Show

Elizabeth Dale

On Thursday, April 13, 2023, The NAMM Show will host the TEC Experience, a communal reception designed to gather the crossroads of the industry to applaud the achievements of the researchers and developers, product designers, marketers, and innovators behind the innovations.

Last month, NAMM announced the finalists of the 38th Annual TEC Awards. Presented annually at The NAMM Show, the TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and multimedia. In addition to honoring these achievements, the TEC Awards also presents the Les Paul Innovation Award to recognize artists whose work has exemplified the spirit of Les Paul through the creative application of audio technology.

In total, 21 Technical Achievements and one Studio Design Project were evaluated by a nominating panel. This group includes industry experts from the arenas of pro audio and sound production, who firmly believe each of these products selected represents the superior accomplishments in their respective fields.

Finalists for the 38th TEC Awards include:

Amplification Hardware - Studio & Sound Reinforcement
Amphion - Amp400.8
Avantone Pro - CLA400
Crest Audio - CPX-4
d&b audiotechnik - D40
K-Array Kommander
L-Acoustics - LA7.A6i Amplified Controller

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets
Apogee - Control 2 for iOS
Flock Audio - PATCH APP DX
JBL - Performance Manager
Moog Music - Animoog Z
Steinberg - Cubasis 3.4
Universal Audio - Volt 2 Audio Interface
Waves – MyFOH

NS23 TEC Finalist: Tracktion Software Waveform 12

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Studio Design Project
Expanding Sky Studio - FM Design
Hermes Sound - Carl Tatz Design
MTSU - Middle Tennessee State University - Studios D and E - nonzero architecture
Rambling Rose Studio - Russ Berger Design Group
Spotify at Mateo - WSDG - Walters-Storyk Design Group
Warm Studios - Alex Otto - Otto System Works


Invited members from major music, sound, game audio associations and pro audio-focused media groups will cast their votes in each category between December 21, 2022, and March 1, 2023. The finalists in each category will be celebrated on the evening of Thursday, April 13 at the TEC Experience on the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center.

The TEC Experience is open to all NAMM Show attendees and precedes the return of the TEC Awards in 2024.

For more information on the TEC Experience, please visit https://www.tecawards.org/. Media interested in attending the TEC Experience at The 2023 NAMM Show are welcome to contact publicrelations@namm.org to learn more about the event.