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DreamWorks Receives TEC Award

DreamWorks Animation is recognized at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, taking home an award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Studio Design Project category.

DreamWorks Animation was recognized last week at the 28th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards in Anaheim, taking home an award for Outstanding Creative Achievement in the Studio Design Project category.

Honoring architect Peter Grueneisen and acousticians from Charles M. Salter & Associates and Veneklasen Associates for their exceptional design work at the studio, the award was presented by the TEC Foundation for Excellence in Audio and the 2013 NAAM Show.

Recognizing the achievements of innovative audio professionals, including music producers, artists, technicians and designers, the annual TEC Award nominations are made by a panel of audio industry professionals and voted upon by members of various organizations and top industry websites. This award marks DWA’s first TEC Award.

The full list of winners is shown below:

ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT Waves Audio WLM Loudness Meter

AUDIO APPS TECHNOLOGY FOR SMARTPHONES & TABLETS Moog Animoog

MICROPHONE PREAMPLIFIER TECHNOLOGY Apogee Electronics 8-Channel Mic-pre Module for Symphony I/O

STUDIO MONITOR TECHNOLOGY ADAM Audio A77x

RECORDING DEVICES Zoom H2n Handy Recorder

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT AMPLIFICATION & EFFECTS TECHNOLOGY Line 6 POD HD Pro Guitar Processor/Amp Simulator

AMPLIFICATION HARDWARE / STUDIO & SOUND REINFORCEMENT Dangerous Music “Dangerous Source” USB Monitor Controller

COMPUTER AUDIO HARDWARE Universal Audio Apollo High Resolution Audio Interface

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE Moog Minitaur

MUSICAL INSTRUMENT TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE Native Instruments Kontakt 5

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / HARDWARE Rupert Neve Designs Portico II: Master Buss Processor

SIGNAL PROCESSING TECHNOLOGY / SOFTWARE Universal Audio Ampex ATR-102 Mastering Tape Recorder Plug-in

SOUND REINFORCEMENT LOUDSPEAKER TECHNOLOGY Meyer Sound CAL Column Array Loudspeaker

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / SOUND REINFORCEMENT TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik M81

MICROPHONE TECHNOLOGY / RECORDING Blue Microphones Spark Digital

HEADPHONE/EARPIECE TECHNOLOGY Sennheiser HD700 Headphones

WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY Shure Axient Wireless

WORKSTATION TECHNOLOGY Avid Pro Tools 10

SOUND REINFORCEMENT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY Avid VENUE SC48 Remote

SMALL FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY Rupert Neve Designs 5059 Satellite Mixer

LARGE FORMAT CONSOLE TECHNOLOGY A 2012 TEC Award was not given in this category due to an insufficient number of entries.

OUTSTANDING CREATIVE ACHIEVEMENT

Record Production/Single or Track “Somebody That I Used To Know,” Gotye

Record Production/Album Wasting Light, Foo Fighters

Tour Sound Production Foo Fighters “Wasting Light” Tour

Remote Production/Recording or Broadcast 54th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS

Film Sound Production The Dark Knight Rises, Warner Bros.

Television Sound Production American Idol, Fox

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production Journey, Sony Computer Entertainment

Studio Design Project Dreamworks Animation Studios, Glendale, CA

Source: Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards

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