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Pro audio industry applauds Take That, DiGiCo, Dave Swallow and Charlie Watkins

Lisa Carter
Pro audio industry applauds Take That, DiGiCo, Dave Swallow and Charlie Watkins

Some 16 different companies, individuals, products and venues have been honoured in the 2011 Audio Pro International Awards, in association with NAMM.

Unsurprisingly, after a record-breaking tour, taking in 36 stadium dates in the UK, Ireland and Europe, Take That's Progress Live Tour picked up the award for the Best Live Sound Event. With Capital supplying the audio system, the Progress Live Tour also picked up the prestigious Grand Prix award.

The 'Godfather of modern PA' Charlie Watkins has picked up the Lifetime Achievement Award, while the popular (and API columnis) Dave Swallow has been named Best Live Sound Engineer.

And it's been a good year for DiGiCo, with the UK firm claiming Best New Live Sound Product - Console for its SD10, plus the award for Live After Sales Support.

The full list of winners are as follows:-

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LIVE & INSTALLED

Live Sound Event
Take That Progress Live Tour (Capital Sound)

New Live Sound Product - Consoles
DiGiCo SD10

New Live Sound Product - PA
Funktion One PSM12

New Live Sound Product - Amplifiers
MC2 E100

New Installation Product
D&B Audiotechnik White Range

Installation Experience
Doctor Who Experience (Sarner)

Live Sound Engineer
Dave Swallow

After Sales Support
DiGiCo

STUDIO & BROADCAST

New Studio Product - Microphone
Audio-Technica BP4001

New Studio Product - Outboard
AMS Neve 1073LB

New Studio Product - Monitor
Genelec 1238CF

Broadcast Sound
Later With Jools Holland

Recording Studio Engineer
Toby Alington

Studio of the Year
British Grove Studios

Studio Initiative
Metropolis - Live to Vinyl Recordings

After Sales Support
Studiospares

Lifetime Achievement Award
Charlie Watkins

Grand Prix
Take That Progress Live Tour

"We were overwhelmed with the volume of nominations we received for the Audio Pro International Awards this year," said editor Daniel Gumble. "It's clear they are now firmly on the pro audio calendar.

"Huge congratulations to all the 2011 winners.

"We'd also like to thank NAMM for their sponsorship of the awards again this year."

A full review of the API Awards winners will be published here next week.

Tags: mc2, digico, ams neve, audio-technica, genelec, jools holland, funktion one, capital sound, take that, british grove studios, d&b audiotechnik, metropolis studio, charlie watkins, doctor who, studiospares, sarner, Toby Alington

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