MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed

5th Dec 2013 | 12:25

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
And the awards go to...
Roland's John Booth receives a lifetime achievement award at the 2013 ceremony.

Designed to celebrate the best of the music industry, the UK's MIA Awards were dished out at a ceremony in London last night.

Among the gongs up for grabs was MusicRadar's Music Making App of the Year Award, along with prizes sponsored by our sister magazines Guitarist, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Computer Music and Future Music.

Click on to find out who won what in each category and for a round-up of the other MIA Award winners.

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Rhythm Percussion Product of the Year Award
Winner: Crush Drums Sublime E3 kit

Our verdit

"Crush has gone all-out to ensure the tone created is authentically vintage - just add years of smoke and a touch of sweat and we think that they will come extremely close."

FULL REVIEW: Crush Drums Sublime E3 kit

(Reviewed in Rhythm)

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Guitar Techniques Acoustic Guitar of the Year Award
Winner: Faith FKV Naked Venus
MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Total Guitar Amplifier of the Year Award
Winner: Orange OR100H

Our verdict

"Orange's considerable heritage and contemporary ingenuity distilled into a world-beating pro valve head."

FULL REVIEW:Orange OR100H

(Reviewed in Guitarist)

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
MusicRadar Music Making App of the Year Award
Winner: A Tasty Pixel Audiobus

Our verdict

"Audiobus is a genuine game-changer. Hopefully some sort of MIDI sync setup and the ability to save setups are on the way, but as it stands, this a truly essential app for any iOS musician."

FULL REVIEW: A Tasty Pixel Audiobus

(Reviewed in Computer Music)

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Computer Music Music Software of the Year Award
Winner: Propellerhead Reason 7

Our verdict

"Thanks to some well-placed tweaks and deeper features, this is the most refined and powerful version of Reason we've seen yet."

FULL REVIEW:Propellerhead Reason 7

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Future Music Music Hardware of the Year Award
Winner: Elektron Analog Four

Our verdict

"It sounds the biz, with tons of sound shaping and sequencing options. Great for any setup."

FULL REVIEW: Elektron Analog Four

(Reviewed in Future Music)

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Guitarist Electric Guitar of the Year Award
Winner: Fender Cabronita Telecaster

Our verdict

"Anyone who enjoys arpeggiated picking and a crunchy valve tone is in for a treat here - both for the eyes and the ears."

FULL REVIEW:Fender Cabronita Telecaster

(Reviewed in Total Guitar)

MIA Awards 2013: best guitar, tech and drum gear revealed
Other winners...

Classical (sponsored by Classic fm)

Best Keyboard/Digital Piano: Yamaha Clavinova

Best Classical Strings/Bowed: Primavera 200 Violin Outfit

Best Brass & Woodwind: The Andy Sheppard Autograph Saxophone

Best Acoustic Piano: Yamaha Upright U1 SH Silent Piano

Best Classical Music Instrument Shop: Presto Classical

Retailers (sponsored by Arts Council England)

Take It Away Retailer of the Year: One Man Band

Best Specialist Retailer: Sax.co.uk

Best Independent Retailer: Andertons Music Co Ltd

Best Multiple Retailer: Professional Music Technology

Suppliers

Best Supplier (small): Soar Valley Music Ltd

Best Supplier (medium): The Sound Post Ltd

Best Supplier (large): Barnes & Mullins Ltd

Other

Best Export Initiative: Tanglewood Guitar Company Ltd

Music Maker Award: Absolute Music Solutions Ltd

Lifetime Achievement: John Booth

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