Musikmesse 2009 MIPA Awards Announced

Musikmesse 2009: For the 10th time, winners have been announced at the annual Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA) ceremony, held April 2, 2009 at the Musikmesse/Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany.

Celemony won the award to Best Innovative Product, for its Melodyne DNA plug-in/application.

Other electronic music products highlighted included: Clavia Nord Wave, Roland V-Piano, Yamaha Motif XS, Native Instruments Kontakt 3 and Spectrasonics Omnisphere.

Full list of the MIPA Award winners below.

  • Studio Microphone: Neumann TLM-67
  • Studio Monitor (Near-Field): Focal CMS-50
  • Recording Software: Digidesign Pro Tools 8
  • Recording Hardware: Cakewalk Sonar V-Studio 700
  • Recording Effects (Hardware): Universal Audio UAD-2
  • Recording Effects (Software): Waves Maserati Collection
  • Mixing Desk (Project Studio): Allen & Heath ZED 16
  • Mixing Desk (High-End): Rupert Neve Designs 5088
  • Portable Sound: JBL EON 500 series
  • P.A. System: Meyer Sound UPQ-1P
  • Live Microphone: Sennheiser e965
  • Mixing Desk (Live): Midas PRO6
  • Sound System Technologies: Yamaha TXn Amplifiers


  • Synthesizer Hardware: Clavia Nord Wave
  • Stage Piano: Roland V-Piano
  • Keyboard Workstation: Yamaha Motif XS
  • Sampler: Native Instruments Kontakt 3
  • Software Instrument: Spectrasonics Omnisphere
  • Organ/Portable Keyboard: Korg Pa2X Pro
  • Sound Libraries: Vienna Symphonic Library


  • Electric Guitar: Fender Road Worn Series
  • Acoustic Guitar: PRS Acoustics
  • Guitar Combo Amp: Mesa/Boogie Mark V
  • Guitar Amp Top: Vox Night Train
  • Guitar Effects (19-inch or Floor): Vox Satchurator
  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan P-Rails
  • Acoustic Guitar Amp: Fishman SoloAmp
  • Strings: GHS David Gilmour Signature Boomers


  • Bass Amp: Warwick Hellborg Systems
  • Bass Cabinet: TC Electronic RS210
  • Electric Bass: Fender American Standard Series
  • Acoustic Bass: Warwick The Alien Fretless
  • Bass Strings: D’Addario EXL 170 Nickel Wound


  • E-Drums: Roland TD-4
  • Acoustic Drums: Mapex Meridian Maple
  • Cymbals: Meinl Soundcaster Fusion
  • Drum Hardware: Pearl Demon Bass Drum Pedals
  • Drumheads: Remo Vintage Emperor
  • Drumsticks: Vic Firth Soft Touch Sticks
  • Percussion: LP Legends Joe Madera Congas
  • Drum Education: Jojo Mayer, Secret Weapons For The Modern Drummer DVD

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