The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced a new site and date for the 18th Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Awards. The awards banquet and ceremony, which recognizes the year's best achievements in recording and sound, will be held on Monday, October 7, at the Wilshire Grand Hotel in downtown Los Angeles, on the third night of the 113th AES Convention. The change was necessitated by the growth of the TEC Awards, which anticipates 800 attendees at this year's event.

Proceeds of the TEC Awards are donated to organizations working for the prevention of noise-induced hearing loss, and to numerous scholarship funds for students of the audio arts and sciences. For ticket and sponsorship information, call Karen Dunn at (925) 939-6149, or email

The TEC Awards is presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, and sponsored by Mix, a sister publication of Entertainment Design.