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