The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has nominated the Crest Audio HP-Eight for a Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award in the category of Outstanding Technical Achievement in Sound Reinforcement Console Technology. The 20th annual TEC Awards will be held October 30 in San Francisco.
“We designed our HP-Eight console to be the best combination of performance and price for FOH and monitor engineers as well as the installation market,” says Jack Hudnut, sales and product development manager. “During its development, Crest engineers placed a high degree of importance on user functionality as well as manufacturing efficiency, which enabled us to produce a superior-performing, low-cost product that fits our installers’ budgetary requirements. We’ve gotten an overwhelmingly positive response–measured in orders–on the HP-Eight.”
The Crest Audio HP-Eight professional mixing console combines Crest’s legendary high quality audio design with modern, efficient construction. Available in easily portable 24-channel and 32-channel frames, as well as installation-size 40-, 48- and 56-channel frames, this console is ideal for a variety of live performance venues and houses of worship. The versatile HP-Eight includes four-band EQ; eight analog subgroups; two-channel matrix; full talkback and monitor systems; four-channel scene mute; 10 aux sends on each mono input channel and more.
Founded in 1985, the TEC Awards is the foremost program recognizing the achievements of audio professionals and honoring the individuals, companies and technical innovations behind the sound of recordings, films, TV shows and live performances. TEC Awards nominations are made by a panel of industry professionals and voted upon by the subscribers of Mix, a leading trade magazine of the recording and sound production industry. The awards are presented each fall during the annual convention of the Audio Engineering Society.