2006 TEC Awards Hall of Fame Inductee David Hewitt
The TEC Awards Hall of Fame was created to recognize those individuals, living or deceased, whose careers have best exemplified the spirit of creative and technical excellence in professional audio.
Recording Engineer David Hewitt will be inducted into the TEC Awards Hall of Fame at the 22nd Annual Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards, to be held Saturday, October 7, at the Hilton San Francisco. Presented by the Mix Foundation for Excellence in Audio, the TEC Awards recognizes outstanding achievement in professional audio production and product design.
Pioneering remote recording engineer/mixer David Hewitt’s 35-plus-year career recording live broadcasts, records, and audio for film and video, has earned him multiple TEC Awards, Grammys, Emmys and Cinema Audio Society awards, as well as the respect of the entire pro audio industry. As director of remote services for New York’s Record Plant and founder of Remote Recording Services, Hewitt was one of the first to develop the mobile truck into a top-tier studio environment, integrating sonic isolation, top-level equipment, and technological adaptability fit to record a vast array of projects.
Among Hewitt’s many credits are: Pink Floyd’s The Delicate Sound of Thunder, Live Aid, the Academy Awards, PBS’s Live from the Met series; The Three Tenors, The Complete Last Concert of the Modern Jazz Quartet, Havana Jam, The Metropolitan Opera’s Gala for Joseph Volpe, Eagles Live from Melbourne, the classic Neil Young film, Rust Never Sleeps, and the newly-released Neil Young: Heart of Gold. Hewitt continues to produce the highest standard of recording excellence, with projects covering a wide spectrum of musical genres, well reflecting the creative spirit celebrated by the TEC Awards Hall of Fame.
"David Hewitt is one of most accomplished remote recording engineers in the world," says Hillel Resner, president of the Mix Foundation. "He is universally respected and admired by his peers and clients, both for his skill and his easy-going manner. It will be a privilege to bestow on David this much-deserved honor."
2006 David Hewitt
2005 Arif Mardin
2004 George Lucas & Elliot Scheiner
2003 Eddie Kramer
2002 Geoff Emerick
2001 Roy Halee
2000 Sam Phillips
1999 Tom Dowd
1998 Colin Sanders
1997 Al Schmitt
1996 Willi Studer
1995 Phil Spector
1994 Frank Zappa
1993 Rudy Van Gelder
1992 Bob Moog, Bill Porter, Phil Ramone
1991 Ray Dolby, Bill Putnam, Bruce Swedien
1990 Deane Jensen, Quincy Jones, George Massenburg
1989 Wally Heider, George Martin, Rupert Neve
1988 Bob Liftin, Les Paul