TEC Awards honors Todd Rundgren at 2014 NAMM Show

Todd Rundren accepts his Les Paul Award at the TEC Awards show during the 2014 NAMM Show.
Todd Rundren accepts his Les Paul Award at the TEC Awards show during the 2014 NAMM Show.

On January 24th, 2014, AllDayTech once again attended the star-spangled TEC Awards presentation at the 2014 NAMM Show, the expansive music industry convention held in Anaheim, CA every winter.

The TEC Awards, which stands for Technical Excellence and Creativity, rewards just that—technical achievement and excellent among new products produced by a wide variety of companies whose wares and innovations make waves within the entertainment industry. The show culminates with the Les Paul Award, given to a musician who has made pioneering technological strides throughout his or her career. This year’s Les Paul Award went to the great Todd Rundgren—but more on that in a moment.

Because many of the award winners are tech industry deep cuts—best microphone, wireless, workstation, console, etc. –we’ll share the winners to whom the average Joe might relate. Highlights of this year’s show in Outstanding Creative Achievement include:

Record Production/Single or Track
Skyfall, Adele

Record Production/Album
Random Access Memories, Daft Punk

Tour/Event Sound Production
Peter Gabriel—Back to Front

Television Sound Production
Game of Thrones
(Click here to see all the nominees.)

Next up were the TEC Awards Hall of Fame recipients: Hal Blaine and John Meyer. Blaine is a renowned session drummer who this night was celebrated for a career spanning 30 years, during which he performed on more than 35,000 recordings, 350 songs that cracked the top ten and 40 #1 songs on the Billboard charts. Blaine has recorded with Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, John Denver, the Ronettes, Simon & Garfunkel, the Carpenters, Jan and Dean, the Beach Boys, The Mamas and the Papas, the 5th Dimension and Steely Dan. Well known session drummer Jim Keltner and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ drummer Chad Smith inducted Blaine to the Hall of Fame.

John Meyer is an engineer and sound researcher who made significant strides in the development of loudspeaker acoustics and technology. You were thinking of the contemporary adult mellow guitarist John Meyer, weren’t you? Yeah, not that John Meyer. This John Meyer is president and CEO of Meyer Sound Laboratories, Inc. and was inducted by Dennis Leonard of Skywalker Sound for more than 40 years of innovative sound research and development.

After the technicalities (see what we did there?) it was time to present the Les Paul Award, the most touted and eagerly awaited presentation of the night because it always concludes the show with an intimate live performance by said musical trailblazer. Funk master George Clinton did the honors and handed the curved glass trophy to Todd Rundgren, who rose to rousing applause. He took the stage and after a brief but sincere acceptance speech got down to the very real business of rocking, performing his songs “I Saw the Light,” “Hello It’s Me” and “Open My Eyes.” Rundgren just launched The Spirit of Harmony Foundation, which provides schools with music education and support programs.

For more information about the NAMM Foundation, visit http://www.nammfoundation.org.
For more information about the TEC Awards, visit http://tecfoundation.com/tec/tecawards.html
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Moog debuts Sub 37 Analog Synth at NAMM 2014

Moog showcased its Sub 37 Tribute Edition Analog Synth at NAMM 2014. It is designed as a tribute to Bob Moog.
Moog showcased its Sub 37 Tribute Edition Analog Synth at NAMM 2014. It is designed as a tribute to Bob Moog.

The Moog booth was packed at this year’s 2014 NAMM Show.  The big news? Moog showcased its Sub 37 Tribute Edition paraphonic analog synthesizer. The Sub 37 is a limited edition 2-note synth that houses the Sub Phatty’s celebrated sound engine.  It is dedicated to Moog’s founder, Bob Moog.

We did some checking and a number of Sub Phatty owners say they are excited about the Sub 37; more than a few comments suggest they feel it is superior to the Sub Phatty we covered last year. At least part of that appeal lies in its ease of programming, plus various controls the Sub Phatty just doesn’t have, including more functional features on its front panel.

Here’s a brief overview of what the Sub 37 offers, from the folks at Moog:

  • Monophonic or Duo-Paraphonic performance modes
  • 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard w/ aftertouch
  • 2 modulation busses w/ assignable source and destinations
  • DAHDSR (Delay, Attack, Hold, Decay, Sustain, Release) looping envelopes with sync
  • 256 Presets -16 banks of 16 patches
  • Standalone and DAW Plugin editor included
  • Syncable Arpeggiator and Step Sequencer
  • Classic Moog Ladder Filter with resonance, MultiDrive, and selectable filter slopes.

The Sub 37 Tribute’s new features include Duo Mode, which allows oscillator 1 and oscillator 2 to be played independently, programmable appreciator/step sequencer, two modulation busses with assignable source and destination options, access to 256 presets, and a 37-note velocity sensitive keyboard with aftertouch.

A fully featured mixer section contains dedicated controls and mutes for each sound source, as well as a level control for External audio input and Feedback – which feeds the output of the filter directly back to the input of the mixer.

Also included are the powerful DAHDSR envelopes from the Sub Phatty with panel control of each extended function. And, like the Sub Phatty, the Sub 37 Tribute includes a free standalone/plugin editor that is compatible with all major plugin formats, creating seamless integration between analog synth and DAW for total control, recall, and automation of every parameter.

The Sub 37 retails for about $1499. Moog Music will donate a portion of the proceeds of each Sub 37 sale to Asheville Area School Music Programs.

* Tribute edition includes Bob Moog signature panel, wood sides, and aluminum extrusion

For more information on the Moog Sub 37, visit http://www.moogmusic.com/products/phattys/sub-37
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