Musikmesse Instrument and Music Tech Awards 2016 Winners

The 17th mipa Musikmesse event came to a close last Thursday after a week of exciting reveals and updates on the best music tech, equipment and instruments in the world. Journalists from over 100 dedicated magazines gathered to nominate and vote on what they thought were the best instruments and equipment at the 2016 show.

Without further ado lets get to some of the highlight winners at the show! (Winners in bold and runners up underneath)

Best Innovative Product

Roli Seaboard

Roli Seaboard
Line 6 Helix
Rolan EL Cajon

Electric Bass

Ibanez SRFF805

Ibanez SRFF805
Fender Jaguar Bass
Sandberg Forty Eight

Acoustic Bass

Riversong Graduated Long Scale Bass

Riversong Graduated Long Scale Bass
Breedlove Solo Bass FL
Kala Bass

Acoustic Drums

Yamaha New Recording Custom Drums

Yamaha New Recording Custom Drums
DW Collector’s Pure Oak Drums
Pearl Decade Maple Drums

Electric Drums

Roland EL Cajon

Roland EL Cajon
Alesis Strike Pro Kit
ATV aD5 Electronic Drum Module

Electric Guitar

Framus Devin Townshend Signature

Yamaha Revstar Series
Fender American Elite Stratocaster
Framus Devin Townshend Signature

Acoustic Guitar

Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String

Taylor 562ce 12-Fret 12-String
Gibson J-45 Progressive
Fender Paramount Series

Stage Keyboards

Nord Piano 3

Nord Piano 3
Kurzweil Forte
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S88

Synthesizer

Arturia MatrixBrute

Arturia MatrixBrute
Korg Minilogue
Yamaha Montage

Arranger Workstation

Yamaha Montage

Yamaha Montage
Ketron SD7
Korg Pa4X

DJ Controller

NI Traktor Kontrol S5

NI Traktor Kontrol S5
Hercules P32 DJ
Pioneer DDJ-SZ

Recording Software

Steinberg Cubase 8.5

Steinberg Cubase 8.5
Ableton Live
Presonus Studio One 3

DAW Controller

Ableton Push 2

Ableton Push 2
Avid S3
Native Instruments Maschine


The full list of awards and winners is extensive, peep it here to see some of the best music products available and coming.

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