iZotope Inc., Cambridge, MA (January 26, 2017) – iZotope’s Pro Audio Essentials and Ozone 7 Advanced have won awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement at the 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards, the highest honor within the pro audio and sound recording industry. The NAMM TEC Awards recognize the most outstanding products in the world of music making, live performance, video games, television and film. The awards were announced on Saturday, January 21 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA.
Following a TEC Award win for Ozone 4 in 2009 and a nomination for Ozone 5 in 2012, Ozone 7 Advanced won the “Signal Processing Software (Dynamics/EQ/Utilities)” category. A set of mastering tools, Ozone 7 Advanced enables professionals and aspiring producers to easily add a final level of polish to their mixes and audio recordings. Building on iZotope's reputation for superior sound quality and mastering tools, Ozone 7 brings the best sonic characteristics of analog hardware to modern digital recordings. Visit http://www.izotope.com/ozone for more information on Ozone.
In a new category for 2017, iZotope’s Pro Audio Essentials was named the inaugural “Audio Education Technology” award winner. Pro Audio Essentials is a free game-based course for music producers to practice and improve their audio skills. An online educational experience, it is the first of its kind in the audio education space, offering a unique combination of audio games, ear training and instructional videos that help music makers grow and develop in an interactive learning environment. With instruction designed by mastering expert Jonathan Wyner, iZotope’s Director of Education, Pro Audio Essentials reflects iZotope’s deep-rooted passion for education. More information on Pro Audio Essentials can be found at https://pae.izotope.com/.
“At iZotope, our goal is to drive audio quality that helps musicians realize their artistic vision, and we achieve this through cutting-edge, intuitive technology and a strong emphasis on education,” says Mark Ethier, iZotope’s CEO and co-founder. “The team here at iZotope is humbled to receive these two awards, and we thank our passionate community members, industry peers and the TEC Award voters for this honor.”
Also nominated this year were iZotope’s audio repair and editing suite, RX 5, and VocalSynth, iZotope’s vocal synthesizer and multi-effect processor. iZotope was one of five companies to receive double honors. In total, the company has won seven TEC awards, including wins last year for RX 4 Advanced and Iris 2.
Driven by a passion for audio, iZotope develops innovative products that inspire and enable people to be creative. Based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the iZotope team has spent over 15 years developing award-winning audio production tools found in professional facilities and home studios alike. The iZotope product line focuses on Music Production, with solutions for mixing, mastering, and creative effects, and Audio Post Production, with tools that enhance audio for film, broadcast, video, and new media. Alongside the development of studio software, iZotope incubates bleeding-edge audio technology for future release and develops rich audio education to help enthusiasts and professionals alike improve their craft.
For more information on iZotope products, please visit www.izotope.com.
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization funded in part by the National Association of Music Merchants and its 10,300 member companies. The Foundation’s mission is to advance active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.
The NAMM TEC Awards are the professional audio and music production industry’s most prestigious awards honoring excellence in sound technology and creativity. For more information, visit www.tecawards.org.