One of the highlights of both Prolight + Sound and the Musikmesse this year was the joint double awards ceremony on Thursday 16 April for the MIPA – Musikmesse International Press Award and the PIPA – Prolight + Sound International Press Award.
PIPA Award: Prize-winning Sound by Microtech
At this year’s Prolight + Sound, a new prize was awarded for the first time: Prolight + Sound International Press Award (PIPA), for outstanding products in the categories of Recording, Pro Audio, and Lights/Video. 120 trade journals and magazines from across the globe took were tasked with deciding which products were to be honoured with the new prize.
In the ‘Best Studio Microphone 2014’ category, Microtech Gefell, a microphone manufacturer based in the state of Thuringia in central Germany, was rewarded with the coveted trophy. It can thank technology that remains peerless to this day.