Yamaha DM2000 and 02R96 Digital Consoles Win Press Accolades in 2003 MIPA Awards at Musikmesse

Yamaha consoles made a strong showing in the 2003 MIPA Awards, presented at Musikmesse ProLight+Sound in Frankfurt.

Yamaha’s DM2000 digital console won the Best Mixing Desk (High End) award, ahead of the other category nominees – Solid State Logic’s XL9000K, and Yamaha’s own 02R96.

The Yamaha 02R96 came into its own in the Best Mixing Desk (Project Studio) category, where it won the award and finished ahead of Behringer’s DDX 3216, and the Soundcraft Spirit E.

The Yamaha DM2000 repeated in the Best Mixing Desk (Live) category, where it was up against DiGiCo’s D5 Live, and the InnovaSon SY40.

The MIPA Awards (Musikmesse International Press Awards) are the result of voting by representatives of 55 major music and audio magazines, published in 25 countries including the U.S.A., Canada, U.K, Germany, France and The Netherlands. The 2003 awards were given out in 40 categories, covering recording and live sound equipment; music and audio software; instruments including keyboards, drums, bass and guitar; and dance/groove-gear.

Other notable awards in the audio hardware and software categories included:

  • Line6 Variax (Best Innovative Product)
  • Digidesign Pro Tools HD System (Best Recording Hardware)
  • Emagic Logic 5.5 (Best Recording Software)
  • Lexicon MPX550 (Best Recording Effects – Hardware/Software)
  • Waves 360 Surround Toolkit (Best Surround Tools)
  • Dynaudio Acoustics Air-Series (Best Studio Monitor – Nearfield)
  • Blue Baby Bottle (Best Studio Microphone)
  • Neumann KK105-S (Best Live Microphone)
  • AKG D 440 (Best Drum-Microphone)
  • Nexo Geo (Best Large-Format PA System)
  • Dynacord Cobra (Best Club PA System)
  • Propellerhead Reason 2.0 (Best Software Instrument)
  • Native Instruments Kontakt (Best Sampler – Hardware/Software)
  • Vienna Symphonic Library (Sound Library)
  • Pioneer DJM-3000 (Best DJ-Mixer)
  • Stanton Final Scratch (Best DJ Software/DJ Tools)
  • Numark TTX-1 (Best Turntable/CD-Player)

Complete List of 2003 MIPA Awards Winners & Nominees

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