The Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio has announced the debut of a new category: Creative Achievement in Sound Production for Interactive Entertainment. The new category will debut at their 23rd Annual Technical Excellence and Creativity Awards to be held on Saturday, October 6, at the Marriott Marquis, on the second night of the 123rd AES Convention. Inclusion in the TEC awards is further proof that the science and creativity behind video game sound has come of age. Finalists for the award will be announced in June 2007. The TEC Awards, sponsored by Mix magazine, is the world's most prominent forum honoring outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.
"The recognition of sound production for the video game genre is overdue," says Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation and executive producer of the TEC Awards. "The immense popularity of interactive entertainment and the increasing sophistication of both the sound and music components of games demand that interactive sound be accorded the same respect that other genres in the world of professional audio receive."