The 2020 TEC Award Nominees for DJ Production Technology
Much to our excitement Audionamix has the great honor of being nominated alongside legendary brands Roland, KORG, Numark, Denon DJ, and Audio-Technica for the 2020 DJ Production Technology award! This year XTRAX STEMS 2, the automatic stem-separation application by Audionamix, stands as the only software solution nominated in this category. In this blog we take a look at the history of the TEC awards and our fellow DJ Production Technology nominees!
Founded by Mix Magazine in 1985, the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Award honors innovative professionals and products in the field of audio and sound production. The category of DJ Production technology aims to recognize cutting edge products and tools specifically tailored to the DJ community. Nominees in this category have mostly been traditional DJ tools such as turntables and mixers over the years but recently the category has expanded to include audio software as well. Also nominated in the DJ Production technology are these great products.
“This fully manual professional DJ turntable features a high-torque direct-drive motor and anti-resonant, mass-damped, die-cast aluminum platter to ensure stable, on-axis rotation at 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM. It is equipped with an S-shaped tonearm with height adjustment, adjustable tracking force (counterweight) and adjustable dynamic anti-skate control.”
“The ‘M’ (for Motorized) is, at its core, an SC5000 Prime DJ media player, already a (DJ Mag) multi-Tech Award winning unit, but now headlined with a 7″, real vinyl and adjustable torque, motorized platter.”
“In addition to emphasizing real analog sound and joy of controlling an electronic musical instrument , the minilogue xd newly adds a digital multi-engine, effects, a powered-up sequencer, and micro tuning functionality, further expanding the possibilities for sound design and performance potential.”
“Numark Scratch is a 24-bit two-channel mixer that redefines what you can do with an affordable 2-channel scratch mixer. With Scratch, you’ll be able to create and perform at a higher level than you ever thought was possible—especially with a mixer in the affordable price category.”
“The Serato x Roland TR-SYNC update brings the power of Roland’s iconic drum machines to your DJ setup. Simply connect your Roland TR drum machine to Serato DJ Pro and they’ll sync to the same BPM. Now you can easily add your own drum loops with the same drum sounds.”
The NAMM Show has always been one of our favorite times of year and in 2020 we look forward to it with added thrill of participating in this great event. Please join us there for the 35th Annual TEC Awards on January 18th, 2020.