Musikmesse Awards Announced; Apple on Top

Frankfurt Musikmesse: The award winners have been announced for the mipa Musikmesse International Press Award 2005. Award winners include Apple Garageband; Access Virus synth; Korg’s Oasys synth; the Korg Legacy Collection; Genelec 8000 monitors; Ableton Live; and Native Instruments Guitar Rig.

Nominees and Winner

Best innovative product

  • Apple GarageBand
  • Line 6 Variax Acoustic
  • Spectrasonics Stylus RMX

Bass

Bass Amp

  • Hughes & Kettner Quantum QT600
  • Yamaha BBT 500H
  • Ampeg Porta Bass PB800

Bass Cabinet

  • Mark Bass Traveller
  • Ampeg Pro Series
  • Yamaha BBT-Serie

E-Bass

  • Music Man – Bongo
  • Line6 Variax Bass
  • Warwick Katana

Drums

Acoustic Drums

  • DW VLT Drums
  • Pearl Reference Series Drums
  • Tama Superstar Drums

Cymbals

  • Sabian Artisan Ride Cymbals
  • Meinl Soundcaster Cymbals
  • Zildjian K Custom Dry Complex Ride

Hardware

  • DW 9000 Bass Drum Pedals
  • Pearl Advanced Hardware
  • Sonor 600 Series Double Pedal

Drumsticks

  • Vic Firth Diamond Tip Sticks
  • Regal Tip E Series Sticks
  • Ahead Tommy Lee Concert & Studio Sticks

Drumheads

  • Remo Emperor X Snare Drum Heads
  • Aquarian Focus X Drum Heads
  • Evana MX Snare Drum Heads

E-Drums

  • Roland TD-12 V-Drums
  • Yamaha DTXplorer
  • Pintech Visulite HiHat-Pads

Percussion Instrument

  • Meinl Luis Conte Artist Series Congas
  • Pearl Horacio Hernandez Signature Cowbells
  • Remo Cuba Collection Congas

Drum-Microphone

  • Sennheiser Evolution 900 Series
  • Earthworks DK 25 Microphone Sets
  • Beyer Dynamic Opus Series

Guitar

E-Guitar

  • PRS 513
  • Fender 50th Anniversary Strat
  • Burns Brian May

Acoustic Guitar

  • Martin D-28
  • Line6 Variax Acoustic
  • Yamaha LJ36

Guitar Combo

  • Mesa Engineering Lone Star
  • Hughes & Kettner Matrix 100
  • Fender Cyber Twin

Guitar Top

  • Marshall DSL100
  • Peavey JSX
  • Mesa Stiletto Head

Acoustic Guitar Amp

  • Fishman Loudbox
  • AER Acousticube 3
  • Rivera Sedona

Guitar Effects (19″ or Floor)

  • Line 6 PODxt Live
  • Boss GT-8
  • DigiTech GNX4

Pick-Ups

  • L.R. Baggs M1
  • Seymour Duncan JB
  • Di Marzio PAF Joe

Strings

  • Elixir Nanoweb
  • D’Addario EXL
  • Dean Markley Blue Steel

Keyboards/Software

Synthesizer (Hardware)

  • Dave Smith Instruments Poly Evolver
  • Alesis Micron
  • Access Virus

Sampler (Hardware / Software)

  • E-mu Emulator X
  • Steinberg HALION 3
  • NI Kontakt 2

Stage Piano

  • Roland RD-700
  • M-Audio ProKeys 88
  • Yamaha P250

Keyboard Workstation

  • Korg Oasys
  • Roland Fantom X 2.0
  • Yamaha Motif ES

Sound Libraries

  • Garritan Personal Orchestra
  • Vienna Symphonic Library Horizon-Series
  • Apple Jam Pack

Software Instruments

  • Korg Legacy Collection
  • NI Absynth 3
  • Arturia Arp 2600 V

Organ/Portable Keyboard

  • Hammond XK-3
  • Clavia Nord Electro 2
  • Roland V-Combo/VR-760

Live-Sound

Mixing Desk (Live)

  • MIDAS Verona
  • Innovason Sy80
  • Soundcraft GB4

Portable Sound

  • Dynacord Madras
  • JBL SRX 700
  • Bose Personalized Amplification System

Tour Sound

  • L-Acoustics KUDO
  • HK Audio Cohedra Compact
  • EAW KF730 Line Array

Live Microphone

  • AKG WMS 4000
  • Sennheiser Evolution G2
  • Shure SLX

Recording

Mixing Desk (Project Studio)

  • Mackie Onyx 1640
  • Yamaha 01x
  • Yamaha DM-2000

Mixing Desk (High End)

  • SSL AWS900
  • SmartAV The Smart Console
  • Studer Vista 8

Studio Microphone

  • AKG C414 B-XLII
  • Neumann M149
  • Schoeps CMD 2U

Studio Monitor (Nearfield)

  • Genelec 8000 Series
  • Blue Sky Media Desk
  • Dynaudio Air Series

Surround Tools

  • Steinberg Nuendo 3
  • Steinberg Wavelab 5.0
  • SPL MMC1

Recording Software

  • Apple Logic Pro 7
  • Cakewalk Sonar 4
  • Ableton Live 4

Desktop Recording Workstations

  • Korg D32XD
  • Roland VS-2400CD
  • Tascam 2488

Recording I/O Devices

  • RME Fireface 800
  • Motu 828 MkII
  • E-MU 1820 / 1820M

Recording Hardware

  • Digidesgin Protools HD
  • Tascam 2488
  • RME Fireface 800

Recording Effects (Hardware/Software)

  • PSP Nitro
  • Universal Audio UAD-1
  • NI Guitar Rig

Dance/Groove-Gear

Groove Box

  • Roland MC-909
  • Akai MPC1000
  • Korg Electribe SX

DJ-Software/DJ-Tools

  • Ableton Live 4
  • Stanton Final Scratch
  • NI Traktor

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