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AUDIO PRO AWARDS: Finalists revealed

AUDIO PRO AWARDS: Finalists revealed

The finalists in a new virtual awards ceremony, the Audio Pro Industry Excellence Awards, have been revealed.

The awards acknowledge the best products, companies and people in all sectors of the business. Our readers have sent in their nominations for the award categories and a wide judging panel, drawn from all sectors of the business, will now choose the winners. The final results will be announced in the October issue of Audio Pro.

Good luck to all finalists, which are as follows:

Live & Installed Sound
 
BEST LIVE SOUND EVENT

     * Download Festival 09 Main Stage – SSE Audio
     * Glade Main Stage – Audio Plus
     * Take That, Circus Tour – Capital Sound
     * Roskilde Orange Stage – Seelite
     * U2 360° Tour – Clair Global


MOST INNOVATIVE INSTALLATION
 
     * Ecco Ultra Lounge, Hollywood – Joe Lodi
     * Rock City Nottingham – SSE Audio Group
     * Matter Club 02 London – Void Acoustics
     * The Atrium, Westfield London shopping complex – Delta Sound
     * Tripod, Dublin – Acoustic Audio
 

BEST NEW LIVE SOUND PRODUCT

* L-Acoustics  – K1/SB2B PA
 http://www.audioprointernational.com/news/668/L-Acoustics-K1KUDOLA8-programm -launched

     * Digico – SD8
http://www.digico.biz/docs/products/SD8.shtml

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     * MC2 – E90
http://www.mc2-audio.co.uk/e90/spec.asp

     * Midas – Pro6
http://www.midasconsoles.com/pro6.php

     * Tannoy – VQ Live
http://www.tannoy.com/ProSummary.aspx

BEST NEW INSTALLATION PRODUCT

     * Lab.gruppen – C 88:4
http://www.labgruppen.com/products/c_series/c/c_884/

     * Powersoft –  Due Canali 5204
http://pro-audio.powersoft.it/news_list.php?obj=475&id_menu=351

     * Adamson – Point Series
http://www.adamsonsystems.com/products/point_series/index.php

     * Furman – Pl-Pro Dmc E Power Conditioner
http://www.furmansound.com/product.php?div=01&id=PL-PRODMC

     * d&b audiotechnik – Q-Series
http://www.dbaudio.com/en/systems/q_series/ 


 BEST LIVE SOUND ENGINEER

     * Gary Bradshaw – (FOH) Take That, George Michael, Depeche Mode, Pink Floyd and Brian Ferry
     * Robbie McGrath – (FOH) Kasabian, Rolling Stones, The Pet Shop Boys
     * Kenneth OEPooch’ Van Druten – (FOH) Linkin Park, Kiss
     * Clem Bennett – (FOH) The Script, Just Jack, Bullet for my Valentine, Arch Enemy, Funeral for a Friend, The Horrors, Fightstar

* Andy OEBaggy’ Robinson – George Michael's personal monitor engineer, Live8, The Big Chill

BEST AFTER-SALES SUPPORT
     * SSE Audio Group
http://www.sseaudiogroup.com/

     * Digico
http://www.digico.biz/

     * Adamson Systems Engineering
http://www.adamsonsystems.com/

     * Audio-Technica
http://eu.audio-technica.com/en/

     * Midas Consoles
http://www.midasconsoles.com/

BEST NEW COMPANY

     * Ward Steedsy Associates
http://www.ward-steedsy.co.uk/

     * EM Acoustics
http://www.emacoustics.co.uk/

     * Seesound SL
http://www.seesound.es

     * HD Pro Audio
http://www.hdproaudio.co.uk/

     * Red Square Audio
http://www.redsquareaudio.co.uk


Studio & Broadcast Sound

BEST NEW STUDIO PRODUCT

     * Analogue Tube – AT-101
http://www.analoguetube.com/mainpage.html

     * Avid – Pro Tools 8
http://www.digidesign.com/index.cfm?langid=100&navid=507&itemid=35911&ref=pt 8-hpb

     * Universal Audio – UAD-2 Nevana 32 card
http://www.uaudio.com/products/uad/uad2neve32/index.html

     * SE Electronics – RNR1 Neve ribbon microphone http://www.seelectronics.com/sE_RNR1.html

     * Bricasti Design – M7 reverb
http://www.bricasti.com/m7.html

 BEST STUDIO ENGINEER
     * John Agnello – Sonic Youth, Dinosaur JR.
     * Dan Carey – Franz Ferdinand, Lily Allen, Hot Chip
     * Hayden Bendall – Paul McCartney, Rush, Fleetwood Mac
     * Mick Glossop – Frank Zappa, Van Morrison
     * Tony Platt – AC/DC, Bob Marley


BEST BROADCAST SOUND
     * The Brits – ITV
     * Eurovision Song Contest – Channel One, Moscow
     * X Factor – ITV
     * Wimbledon – BBC
     * Guinness Premiership Ruby – Sky Sports


BEST NEW STUDIO

     * Motor Museum – Liverpool, UK
http://www.miloco.co.uk/studios/motormuseum.php

     * Odds On Records and Studios – Henderson, NV, USA http://www.oddsonrecording.com/studio/

     * The Doghouse – Oxfordshire, UK
http://www.thedoghousestudio.co.uk/

     * Kore Studios – West London, UK
http://www.kore-studios.com/

     * Black Rock Studio – Santorini Island, Greece
http://www.miloco.co.uk/studios/blackrock.php
 
MOST ORIGINAL STUDIO INITIATIVE

     * The Way Studio – music, media and marketing scheme
http://www.thewaystudio.com/

     * All Studios website – discounted recording time opportunities
 http://www.allstudios.co.uk/

     * APRS – New revenue streams for studios
http://www2.aprs.co.uk/Default.aspx?pageId=267964

     * Metropolis Studio – Multi-media DVD authoring/mastering and imastering, studio and live venue combination http://www.metropolis-group.co.uk/

     * GHQ Sonic Cuisine – Referral scheme set up and loyalty programmes
http://www.myspace.com/ghqsoniccuisine


BEST AFTER-SALES SUPPORT

     * Studiospares
http://www.studiospares.com/

     * Yellow Technology
http://www.yellowtechnology.co.uk
    
     * Audio-Technica
http://eu.audio-technica.com/en/

     * Sonic Distribution
http://www.sonic-distribution.com/uk/

     * KMR Audio
http://www.kmraudio.com/


BEST NEW COMPANY
     * T2
http://www.t2.com.pt/

     * Dangerous Music
http://www.dangerousmusic.com/index2a.html
    
     * JDK Audio

     * Rupert Neve Designs
http://rupertneve.com/

     * Bricasti Design
http://www.bricasti.com/m7.html
 
Lifetime Achievement Award
 
     * Fred Heuves – Synco/Ampco Flashlight
 
    * Steve Levine – producer and MPG chairman
 
    * Peter Gabriel – Real World Studios
 
     * Charlie Watkins – WEM
 
     * Mike Lowe – Britannia Row

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