mipa Nominees and Winner 2017 

Best innovative product
(Musical Instruments)

  • Roland V-Drums
  • ROLI BLOCKS
  • Elixir Optiweb
Sarah Yule, Roli Blocks

 

Acoustic Bass

  • Taylor GS Mini Bass
  • NS Design NXTa Omni Bass
  • Spector Timbre-series
Tim O’Brian, Taylor

Acoustic Drums

  • DW 45th Anniversary Drumset
  • Pearl Masterworks Sonic Select Drums
  • Sonor SQ1 Drums
John Good, Vice President DW Drums

Acoustic Guitar

  • Taylor Academy Series
  • Fender Paramount Series
  • Yamaha LL-TA
Tim O’Brian, Taylor

Acoustic Guitar Amp

  • Engl Acoustic A101
  • Boss Acoustic Singer ACVS Pro
  • Mackie Reach
Jan Möller and Boss-Team

 Arranger Workstation

  • Korg Pa4X
  • Yamaha Tyros 5
  • Ketron SD9
Francesco Castagna, General Manager Korg Italy

Audio Processor (Hardware)

  • Zynaptiq WORMHOLE
  • iZotope Neutron
  • Chandler RS124
Mark Ethier, iZothope

Bass Amplifier

  • Ampeg PF-20T
  • Mesa Subway 800+
  • Darkglass Microtubes 900

Cymbals

  • Meinl Pure Alloy Cymbals
  • Paiste 900 Cymbals
  • Zildjian K Custom Special Dry Cymbals
Stefan Müller, Meinl

Digital Audio Workstation Controller

  • Presonus FaderPort 8
  • iCon Platform M
  • SSL Nucleus 2
Mark Williams, Presonus

DJ Controller

  • Pioneer DDJ-RZX
  • Roland DJ-808
  • Denon DJ MCX8000
Marcus Piechaczek, Product Specialist Dance / DJ Synthesizer

DJ/Producing Tool

  • Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16
  • Arturia BeatStep Pro
  • Native Instruments Traktor Pro

Drum Accessories

  • Evans 56 Calftone Drumheads
  • Remo Classic Fit Drumheads
  • Vater Acorn Tip Sticks
Gary Mann (r.) Director of Sales und Marketing Remo

 

Electronic Drums

  • Arturia Drumbrute Analog Drum Synthesizer
  • ATV ad5 Electronic Drum Module
  • Roland V-Drums TD-50
Christoph Bünten and Roland Team

Electric Bass

  • Fender American Professional Precision & Jazz Bass
  • Rickenbacker 4003 S
  • Warwick Reverso Rex Brown Artist Line

Electric Guitar

  • Fender American Professional Series
  • Yamaha Revstar
  • Relish Mary A

Field Recorder

  • Zoom F8 MultiTrack Field Recorder
  • TASCAM DR-100mkIII
  • IK Multimedia iRig Mic Field
Masahiro Iijima, Zoom

Guitar Accessories

  • Rockboard Power LT
  • Elixir Optiweb
  • Two Notes Torpedo Captor
Jason Zambotti und das Elixir-Team

Guitar Amplifier

  • Peavey 6505 Piranha Micro Head
  • Mesa/Boogie JP-2C John Petrucci Signature Model
  • PRS J-Mod 100 Signature Amplifier
Jeremy Morton

Guitar Effects

  • Positive Grid Bias Pedal Distortion
  • Source Audio Nemesis Delay
  • HeadRush Pedalboard

Mixing Desk

  • SSL Matrix 2
  • Soundcraft Ui24R
  • PreSonus StudioLive Series III
Mark Williams, Presonus

 

Mobile Music App

  • Steinberg Cubasis 2
  • Korg Gadget
  • GarageBand
Frank Simmerlein und Stefan Trowbridge von Steinberg

 

Percussion Instrument

  • LP Sheila E. Signature Wood Timbales
  • Meinl Cajon Drumset
  • Remo Artbeat Artist Collection Cajon
Reinhard Wening

Recording Software

  • Steinberg Cubase Pro 9
  • Bitwig Studio 2
  • Propellerhead Reason 9
Stefan Trowbridge und Frank Simmerlein von Steinberg

Software-Instruments

  • Arturia V Collection 5
  • Spectrasonics Keyscape
  • Native Instruments Komplete 11

Stage Keyboards

  • Clavia Nord Piano 3
  • Roland RD-2000
  • Uhl Instruments X3 Smooth
Clavia Team

Synthesizer (Hardware)

  • Behringer DeepMind 12
  • Yamaha Montage
  • Arturia MatrixBrute
Frank Orlich (Tomeso) und Fréric Brun, President Arturia