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2012 MIPA Award Winners Announced at Musikmesse

For the 13th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world—including Mix magazine—voted for the best musical instruments and audio equipment of 2011-2012 in more than 40 categories of the Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA). The awards were presented to the winners at a special MIPA Awards ceremony and party that was held in Frankfurt, Germany, during Musikmesse/Prolight + Sound on Thursday, March 22, 2012.

More than 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio equipment got together for the 13th MIPA Awards show, including guests from the U.S., Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.

This year’s Best Innovative Product award went to the Kemper Profiling Amplifier, which enables users to create and store custom Profiles of amplifier sounds and characteristics, and also offers onboard effects and stompboxes.

The following Pro Audio products won 2012 MIPA Awards:

Pro Audio (Live)
Portable Sound: Yamaha DXR and DXS Series loudspeakers
P.A. System: JBL VTX Series line array systems
Live Microphone/IEM/Wireless Systems: Sennheiser SK5212
Sound System Technologies: Yamaha StageMix/iPad
Mixing Desk (Live): Midas Pro2

Studio Microphone: Microtech Gefell M930TS
Studio Monitor (Near-field): Focal SM9
Recording Software: Avid Pro Tools Version 10
Recording Hardware: Universal Audio Apollo audio interface
Mixing Desk (Project Studio): PreSonus StudioLive
Field Recorder: Zoom H2n
DAW Controller: Akai MPC Studio

Mix magazine congratulates all 2012 MIPA Award winners.

For more on the 2012 MIPA Awards, watch a video of the MIPA Awards ceremony, which took place Thursday March 22, 2012.

To view a list of award winners in all categories, visit MIPA at