TEC Award nomination for “Best Studio Design Project” by SIA Acoustics features VUE’s h-Class

Original article  “Allyworld Acoustic Design Nominated for NAMM TEC Award” appears on www.airshowmastering.com & was written by . Used with permission.

TEC_logo_2016_31st_NomineeAirshow’s studios in Takoma Park were excited to find out that SIA Acoustics have been nominated for a NAMM TEC Award in Outstanding Creative Achievement for “Best Studio Design Project” for their design of Airshow’s brand new Allyworld space. Presented annually during The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA the TEC Awards are one of the most prestigious honors given to the innovative people, companies, and gear of the music, film, TV, and video game industries.


Allyworld and Airshow floor plan. Provided by SIA Acoustics.Allyworld and Airshow floor plan. Provided by SIA Acoustics.

This is a well-deserved recognition. Sam Berkow and his team at SIA approached the project with enthusiasm and ingenuity. Their hard work helped realize chief engineer Charlie Pilzer’s vision for expanding the size and capabilities of the Takoma Park recording and mastering facility. The creation of Allyworld triples the amount of available recording space and provides an amazing venue in which to record and perform in front of an audience.

SIA Acoustic’s acoustic design for Allyworld incorporates high-quality acoustic treatments and innovative isolation solutions. To make the sound fantastic in a live setting, they also recommended a superb PA system.  VUE AudiotechnikRealAcoustixSoundproof Windows and Kinetics Noise Control  get credited for their attention to the specific needs of the project and for helping ensure that Allyworld thrills their recording clients.

Airshow Takoma Park and Allyworld would also like to thank their partners at Noel Design Build Group and Vitullo Architecture Studio for their dedicated efforts to this technically complex project.

The 31st Annual TEC Awards will be held January 23, 2016, at The NAMM Show in the Hilton Pacific Ballroom, Anaheim, CA. Voting takes place throughout December. Visit the TEC Awards site for more info. If you would like to vote for the winners, accessibility details are found here.

Here are some nice looking shots of Allyworld, courtesy of photographer Michael G. Stewart.

VUE AudioTechnik loudspeaker system featuring h-12 house left and right speakers and hm-112 monitor wedges.


VUE self-powered h-12’s with beryllium high-frequency drivers and internal DSP are quite versatile and sound great.


A STC 63 rated double glas slider from Soundproof Windows connects the original tracking room to Allyworld.


Several types of diffuser panels by RealAcoustix are used throughout the space on wall, column and ceiling surfaces to make for a balanced and controlled environment.