From the Mind of Mike
My thoughts on music, technology for making it, info I think you might want to share when I think of it or run across something interest, the usual kind of bloggy stuff.
Highlights from the TEC Awards
Most of you won't know that I am also on the board of directors for the Technical Excellence and Creativity Foundation, aka the TEC Foundation, which has produced the annual TEC Awards each year for 27 years now. This awards show was held at the AES (Audio Engineering Society) show the first 25 years, but moved very successfully two years ago to Anaheim, CA to take place during the annual Winter NAMM Show. This was a most welcome move with the astounding support offered to the TEC Foundation by NAMM to help us facilitate reinventing this fine old institution at the country's biggest music trade event. This year was a spectacular show, and as TI:ME grows, there are potential synergies with both the TEC Foundation and NAMM with TI:ME, so I want to make sure my TI:ME friends and family are aware of the kind of show we put on, and see if others out there can understand for themselves some of the ways that TI:ME, NAMM and TEC might be able to collaborate on events, awards and other activities in the future.
Our Les Paul Award recipient this year was the west coast wizard of guitar, Steve Vai, a man who earned this award not for his guitar prowess, but for his innovations and excellence in using technology in the studio, pioneering technological advancements in his instruments and tools, and carrying forward the spirit of Les Paul, the genius, inventor, musician and a man who always tried to take it out there.