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Digidesign Dominates Nominations for 2005 TEC Awards

Four categories feature ICON, VENUE, Command|8, and Pro Tools 6.7 Software (June 23, 2005)

Digidesign is proud to receive four nominations for the 2005 Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. Presented annually by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards honor the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows, and live performances. Digidesigns nominations fall in the following categories:

Digidesign Pro Tools 6.7

Digidesign VENUE Live Sound Environment

Digidesign Command|8

Digidesign ICON Integrated Console

Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation states, ?No company has ever been nominated for Workstation Technology in all three console categories at the same time. This is unprecedented in the 21-year history of the TEC Awards!

?Its been a very busy year with several key product introductions at Digidesign, states Digidesign General Manager Dave Lebolt. ?Having four of these new products nominated for TEC Awards is extremely gratifying and we are proud to receive such overwhelming support from the industry. Wed like to congratulate all of the other nominees and especially thank the nominees for Outstanding Creative Achievement who have relied on our products for their projects.

From studio design to music and post production, Digidesign products are essential tools for many of the nominees for Outstanding Creative Achievement. For example, Pro Tools systems are at the heart of every studio nominated in the category of Studio Design Project. Meanwhile, Unit Eye (Ojai, CA), the studio home of one of Hollywoods top engineer/mixers Bruce Botnick, and Jazz at Lincoln Center (New York, NY) both feature ICON systems with D-Control worksurfaces.

Botnick states, ?The design of ICON complements the modernist design ethic of my studio, Unit Eye, and provides great sound emanating from within. What more could you wish for? With ICON at the center of my room, I benefit from its beautiful design and incredible sound.

Rob Cavallo, producer for Green Days American Idiot (nominated in the Record Production/Single or Track category and Record Production/Album category) states, ?Digidesign products have given me unsurpassed musical power. Pro Tools allows me to manipulate song structure, artistic performances, and tone seamlessly, allowing me to create the sounds that I hear in my head with incredible speed. When I think of the days when I used tape, it feels like the dark ages. Pro Tools has revolutionized the way I think about making records.

?Genius Loves Company was a complex record to produce, states Concord Records Gregg Field. ?Pro Tools was essential in the successful realization of that record. The creative convenience and processing power that Pro Tools provides makes the artistic vision of recordings like Genius Loves Company possible. As was the case with multi-track recording, I can't imagine how we did without it.

Voting ballots for the 2005 TEC Awards will be included in the September issue of MIX magazine, and winners will be selected by subscribers of MIX. Winners of the 2005 TEC Awards will be announced at the 21st Annual TEC Awards ceremony on October 8 at the New York Marriot Marquis.

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About Digidesign
Digidesign, a division of Avid Technology, Inc., is the worlds leading manufacturer of digital audio production systems and the winner of the 2001 Technical Grammy® Award and 2003 Academy Award® of Merit (Oscar® statuette) for the design, development, and implementation of the Pro Tools digital audio workstation. Digidesign provides the professional music, film, video, multimedia, and radio broadcast industries with tools for digital recording, MIDI sequencing, editing, signal processing, and surround mixing. Digidesign products are marketed in more than 40 countries worldwide through a distribution network of value-added dealers, distributors, and OEM relationships. M-Audio, a leading provider of digital audio and MIDI solutions for electronic musicians and audio professionals, is a business unit of Digidesign.

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