Professional Sound - August 2022 | Page 17

PHOTO : JEROD HARRIS / GETTY IMAGES FOR NAMM while Paul McCartney ’ s McCartney III won for Record Production – Album . In Interactive Entertainment Sound Production , Ubisoft was honoured for its work on Assassin ’ s Creed Valhalla .
The evening recognized the timeless work and artistic innovation of Peter Asher , who was inducted and presented with the TEC Hall of Fame award . Throughout his decades-long career in the music industry , Asher has earned the reputation of being one of the industry ’ s most sought-after producers and performers . His career began in the ‘ 60s as the other half of the pop group Peter & Gordon . After the group disbanded , Asher was named director of A & R at The Beatles ’ Apple Records label , where he signed a then-unknown James Taylor . Asher would go on to work with the likes of Cher , Bonnie Raitt , Linda Ronstadt , Ringo Starr , and many others , earning him three Grammy Awards for his talents .
Genelec , PreSonus & Universal Audio Each Earn Two TEC Awards in Outstanding Technical Achievement
On June 4 th during The 2022 NAMM Show , the winners in 21 technical and seven creative excellence categories were announced at the 37 th Annual NAMM TEC Awards . The event recognizes the exemplary achievements and innovations behind the sound of recordings , live performances , films , television , video games and multi-media . Comedian , actor and musician Fred Armisen returned as host for the evening event .
For only the second time in TEC history , three companies won two awards each for Outstanding Technical Achievement . They were Genelec ( Loudspeaker Manager – GLM V4.0 in Production Essentials and FM Design in Studio Design Project ); PreSonus ( Sphere in Audio Education Technology and ATOM SQ in DJ Production Technology ); and Universal Audio ( UAFX Golden Reverberator in Musical Instrument Amplification and Effects and LUNA Recording System v1.1.8 in Workstation Technology ).
The Outstanding Creative Achievement category winners for 2021 projects reflected a year filled with a slew of top-ranking entertainment . Disney + took home top honours in Film Sound Production and Television Sound Production for its animated movie , Soul and the second season of The Mandalorian , respectively . In the category of Record Production - Single or Track , “ Lost Cause ” from Billie Eilish took the top spot ,