The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, which presents the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards each year during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, has announced the first

The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, which presents the Technical Excellence and Creativity (TEC) Awards each year during the Audio Engineering Society (AES) Convention, has announced the first 25 inductees into the TECnology Hall of Fame. The TECnology Hall of Fame was established this year to honor products and innovations that have significantly impacted the development of audio technology. The awards will be presented on Oct. 29 in San Francisco, during the 117th AES Convention.

A panel of over 50 audio veterans and scholars chose the honorees. The group includes 10 innovations introduced prior to 1950, and 15 introduced from 1950 through 1995. Among the inductees are pioneers such as Thomas Edison and Emile Berliner, who laid the foundations for disk recording formats that remained in use for nearly a century; a range of products such as Lee de Forest's triode amplifier tube, the Ampex 200A tape recorder, the Dolby A-Type noise reduction system, the Shure SM57 microphone and the Solid State Logic 4000 console; and the advent of computerized audio production systems and Digidesign's Pro Tools platform.

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