Musikmesse International Press Award

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The Musikmesse International Press Award , MIPA for short , is a prize that the international press has been awarding since 2000 for the best products of the year (hardware or software) in the field of musical instruments , music production and pro audio equipment. The Musikmesse International Press Award is an undoped prize that was developed by the former managing director and founder of Musikmedia Verlag Gerald Dellmann. The winners in more than forty categories are chosen by more than one hundred international magazines. This 'Grammy' of the musical instrument industry is traditionally awarded in a large gala during the Frankfurt / Prolight + Sound music fair . The MIPA Lifetime Achievement Award category is the highlight .

Award winners


Livetime Achievement Award

  • John and Helen Meyer

Most innovative product

  • Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic / Electric Cymbal System

Bass bass amp

  • Mesa Engineering M3 Carbine Combo

Bass cabinet

Electric bass

Acoustic bass

Drums Acoustic Drums

  • DW Performance Drums


Drum hardware

  • Gibraltar Turning Point Hardware


  • Evans EC2 SST


Electronic drums

  • Zildjian Gen16 Acoustic / Electric Cymbal System

Percussion instrument

Guitar Electric Guitar

  • PRS Guitars NF3

Acoustic guitar

  • Martin OMCX1E
  • Yamaha FSX730SC

Guitar amp combo

  • Blackstar HT-1R

Guitar Amp Head

  • Mesa Engineering Transatlantic TA-15

Guitar Effects

  • Line 6 POD HD Series


Acoustic Guitar Amp


Keyboards / software synthesizer hardware

Stage piano

  • Clavia Nord Stage 2

Keyboard workstation

Controller keyboard

  • Akai Professional SynthStation49

Software Instruments

Organ / Portable Keyboard

  • Yamaha Tyros4

Sound libraries

  • EastWest The Dark Side

Pro Audio Portable Sound

  • HK Audio Elements

PA system

  • Martin Audio MLA

Live Microphone / IEM

  • Neumann KMS 104 Plus

Sound System Technologies

  • Meyer Sound / LCS Constellation

Mixing Desk (Live)

  • Soundcraft Si compact

Studio Studio Microphone

Studio Monitor (Nearfield)

  • Genelec 8260A

Recording software

  • Avid Pro Tools 9 native

Recording hardware

  • RME Fireface UFX

Mixing Desk (Project Studio)

  • Presonus StudioLive 24.4.2

Audio Processor (Hardware)

  • Universal Audio UAD-2 Satellite

Audio Processor (software)

  • iZotope Nectar

Field recorder

  • Zoom H1

DAW controller

  • SSL Nucleus

Web links

  1. MIPA website
  2. List of winners Lifetime Achievement Award 2001-2010