NAMM 32nd Tec Awards Honors Joe Perry + Hollywood Vampires Perform

The 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards celebrated pro audio and sound production across 23 Technical and 8 Creative categories, and was marked with moving acceptance speeches from industry innovators and Hall of Fame Award recipient Jack Douglas. Comedian Sinbad returned to host for the third time.

Joe Perry, one of music’s most significant artists and executives, received the evening’s highest honor, the Les Paul Award, presented to remarkably distinguished and accomplished individuals from the music industry. Perry dedicated the award to his manager Howard Kaufman, who recently passed away.

Hollywood Vampires bandmate and actor Johnny Depp presented Perry with the award, then joined Perry, Brad Whitford and Alice Cooper on stage for a live performance. Also appearing with them were Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) on drums, Robert DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots) on bass and Colin Douglas on percussion.

Joe Perry not only touched the audience with his heartfelt gratitude for receiving the Les Paul Award, but also thrilled the audience with his musical virtuoso along with fellow Hollywood Vampires.

Congratulations to this year’s Technical and Creative winners.

The 33rd Annual NAMM TEC Awards returns to The NAMM Show January 27, 2018.


Amplification Hardware – Studio & Sound Reinforcement             

Crown XLS DriveCore 2

Ancillary Equipment      

Rupert Neve Designs RNHP: Precision Headphone Amplifer

Audio Apps & Hardware/Peripherals for Smartphones/Tablets 

Avid Pro Tools | Dock

Audio Education Technology

iZotope Pro Audio Essentials

Computer Audio Hardware    

Universal Audio Apollo Twin USB Interface

DJ Production Technology

Native Instruments TRAKTOR Kontrol S5 controller

Headphone / Earpiece Technology  

Sennheiser HD 25 Plus

Large Format Console Technology  

Solid State Logic System T

Microphone Preamplifiers       

AMS Neve 1073DPX

Microphones – Recording

Schoeps ORTF-3D

Microphones – Sound Reinforcement   

Shure KSM8 Dualdyne
 Musical Instrument Amplification & Effects      
Softube Marshall JMP 2203
 Musical Instrument Hardware   
Moog Music Mother-32

Musical Instrument Software   

Softube Marshall Bluesbreaker 1962
 Signal Processing Hardware     
Warm Audio WA-2A Tube Opto Compressor

Signal Processing Hardware (500 Series Modules)  

API 512V

Signal Processing Software (Dynamics / EQ / Utilities)  

iZotope Ozone 7 Advanced
 Signal Processing Software (Effects)  
Soundtoys 5

Small Format Console Technology    

Solid State Logic Sigma Delta

Sound Reinforcement Loudspeakers

Meyer Sound MJF-208 Stage Monitor

Studio Monitors   

Genelec 8430A IP SAM
 Wireless Technology     
Sennheiser evolution Wireless G3 A-1 Band

Workstation Technology / Recording Devices  

Avid Pro Tools 12.3


Film Sound Production 

Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Interactive Entertainment Sound Production 

Star Wars: Battlefront
 Record Production – Album       
Blackstar, David Bowie
 Record Production – Single  
Blackstar, David Bowie
 Remote Production – Recording or Broadcast     
58th GRAMMY Awards

Studio Design Project   

Boston Symphony Orchestra Control Room

Television Sound Production     

Game of Thrones

Tour/Event Sound Production   

Sting and Peter Gabriel – Rock Paper Scissors North American Tour