Milford, NH 11/11/2022 – ETHOS has been announced as a finalist for the 38th Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement. Presented at The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards are bestowed annually in celebration of the pro audio community by recognizing the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind today’s sound recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media.
“It’s an honor to be nominated for an illustrious award like the TEC Award. More and more people are recognizing that content is king and that everyone is now a creator with a message worth sharing. To make high-quality microphones designed with those principles in mind is one thing, but to have said microphones noticed by the industry is a sign that we’re doing something truly special,” said Mike Dias, VP of Sales, at Earthworks Audio.
The announcement follows a four-month call for entries of standout technical products and projects that have made a significant impact on modern sound and music. A panel of respected industry voters from pro audio publications, as well as members of professional music, technical and creative organizations, along with select NAMM members, carefully evaluated each entry before selecting ETHOS as a finalist.
Since its release in late 2021, ETHOS has become the top microphone for professional streamers and content creators. And with its recent price cut to $399, that stellar Earthworks sound is now available to an even wider audience. Outside of streaming, Earthworks mics can be found on the largest stages (Coachella), the best studios (Manny Marroquin’s Larrabee Studios, Brad Pitt & Damien Quintard’s Miraval Studios), and the biggest stars (Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus, Karol G, BLACKPINK, Arctic Monkeys, Willow, etc.).
All finalists will be celebrated at The 2023 NAMM Show at the TEC Experience, a special, communal reception designed to gather the crossroads of the industry to applaud the achievements of the researchers and developers, product designers, marketers, and innovators behind the innovations. The event, which is open to all NAMM Show attendees and precedes the return of the TEC Awards in 2024, will be held on the campus of the Anaheim Convention Center on the evening of Thursday, April 13. Learn more about the TEC Experience at www.tecawards.org.
ABOUT EARTHWORKS AUDIO
Earthworks Audio makes the world’s fastest microphones. Since 1995, Earthworks has been trusted to sculpt the sounds of your favorite concert halls and recording studios. Each microphone features a blazing-fast transient response, massive dynamic range, and a rugged stainless steel build. Plus, they’re all designed, tuned, and assembled in their factory based in Milford, NH.
ABOUT THE TEC AWARDS
Presented annually by NAMM during The NAMM Show, The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the individuals, companies, and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, live performances, films, television, video games, and other media in Technical and Creative Achievement Categories. The Les Paul Award is given at the event in tribute to musical artists and others whose work has exemplified the creative application of audio technology. Through its Hall of Fame, The TEC Awards also honors the pioneers of audio technology and the music industry’s most accomplished producers and audio technicians. The NAMM Foundation’s TECnology Hall of Fame celebrates innovations and groundbreaking technical achievements of the past. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org
The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) is a not-for-profit association with a mission to strengthen the $17 billion music products industry. NAMM is comprised of approximately 15,000 member companies and professional members located in 104 countries and regions. NAMM events and members fund The NAMM Foundation‘s efforts to promote the pleasures and benefits of music and advance active participation in music-making across the lifespan. For more information about NAMM, please visit www.namm.org or follow the organization on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.