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Microphone Month

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world’s journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press Awards, or “M.I.P.A.” awards. Many of manufacturers from Sweetwater’s extended family were winners in 2013, including the following — congratulations to all!

BEST INNOVATIVE PRODUCTKemper Profiling Amplifier

Bass AmpTC Electronic BH250
Bass CabinetAmpeg PN-410HLF
Acoustic BassTakamine EGB2S-N

Acoustic DrumsTama Star Drums
DrumheadsRemo White Suede
DrumsticksVic Firth 50th Anniversary American Classic SD1/SD2
Electronic DrumsRoland TD-4KP Portable

Electric GuitarFender Johnny Marr Signature Jaguar
Acoustic GuitarTaylor Grand Orchestra
Guitar Amp ComboYamaha THR10
Guitar Amp TopKemper Profiling Amplifier
Guitar EffectsTC Electronic Ditto Looper
PickupsLR Baggs Lyric
Acoustic Guitar AmpFishman Loudbox Artist
StringsErnie Ball Slinky Cobalt

Synthesizer HardwareArturia MiniBrute
Sound LibraryNative Instruments Komplete
Keyboard WorkstationKorg Kronos X
Controller KeyboardAkai Professional MAX49
Software InstrumentsMOTU MachFive 3
Organ/Portable KeyboardClavia Nord C2 D Combo Organ
Live Performance ToolNative Instruments Maschine MK2

Portable SoundLine 6 StageSource L3t
Live Microphone/IEMDPA D:facto II
Mixing Desk (Live)Behringer X32

Studio MicrophoneAudio-Technica AT5040
Recording SoftwarePreSonus Studio One 2.5
Recording HardwareUniversal Audio Apollo
Mixing Desk (Project Studio)PreSonus StudioLive 16.0.2
DAW ControllerSteinberg CMC Series
Audio Processor (Software)iZotope Ozone 5 Advanced
Audio Processor (Hardware)Radial Engineering Tossover

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