The LS-11 is Going Hollywood (Actually Anaheim)


Already a favorite among musicians everywhere, the Olympus LS-11 digital audio recorder is getting some serious national recognition.

The 26th Annual TEC Awards for Outstanding Technical Achievement has nominated the Olympus LS-11 as one of six finalists in the category of Recording Devices (Hardware Recorders).

This year, the TEC Awards are an even bigger deal as the upcoming show will be presented for the first time at NAMM (Anaheim, CA) – the music industry’s largest international products trade show. NAMM has nearly 1500 exhibitors and 90,000 attendees. TEC Awards will be presented on Friday, January 14, 2011 in the Pacific Ballroom of the Anaheim Hilton and it will be the signature evening event at NAMM.

Nominees and winners of the TEC Awards are determined through a three-step process. In April, a “Call for Entries” is posted on the TEC Foundation website, and emailed to audio manufacturers and sound production professionals. Initial selections are made in July by a Nominating Panel comprised of prominent professionals from all areas of the audio industry. Nominees are selected in the Technical and Creative fields, consisting of 25 sub-categories. Eligible nominees are those projects or products that, in the opinion of the Nominating Panel, represent superior accomplishment in their respective fields.

Voting for the TEC Awards is performed by members of prominent professional audio and music industry organizations and websites, including the Producers & Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy, SPARS, the Audio Engineering Society, NAMM, and the GAME Audio Network Guild.

So good luck, LS-11. However, with two condenser mics, built-in mics for immediate playback and 8GB of internal memory, the LS-11 hardly needs it….