MIPA awards 2008 winners announced Grammys of the musical instrument/pro audio industry presented The Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA), considered to be the Grammys of the musical instrument/pro audio industry, were presented to the winners at a special mipa-Party/Awards-Ceremony held during the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany on March 13t The Musikmesse International Press Award (MIPA), considered to be the Grammys of the musical instrument/pro audio industry, were presented to the winners at a special MIPA party and awards ceremony held during the Musikmesse in Frankfurt, Germany on March 13th, 2008.

Over 300 international representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio equipment joined for the 9th mipa Awards Show.

Here's the list of winners and nominees:
Acoustic Drums
  • Winner: DW X-ply Series
  • Also nominated: Sonor Steve Smith 30th Anniversary Kit and Yamaha PHX Phoenix Series

Cymbals

  • Winner: Zildjian Armand Series
  • Also nominated: Sabian APX Series and Meinl Mb8 Series

Drum Microphone

  • Winner: Beyerdynamic Opus Series
  • Also nominated: M Audio Pulsar II and Solaris and Audix Fusion 7

Drum Hardware

  • Winner: Yamaha Hexrack
  • Also nominated: Trick Dominator Bassdrum Pedal and Pearl BC100-S Convertible Base Cymbal Stand

Drumheads

  • Winner: Evans EC Resonant Heads
  • Also nominated: Remo Black Suede Heads and Aquarian Texture Coated Heads with Z-100 Coating

Drumsticks

  • Winner: Vic Firth Signature Series
  • Also nominated: Pro-Mark Stealth & Rocket Rods and Zildjian Artist Series

E-Drums

  • Winner: Roland TD-9KS Set
  • Also nominated: Yamaha DTXTREME III Special Kit and 2Box Drumit 5

Percussion Instruments

  • Winner: Meinl Foot Cabasa
  • Also nominated: Remo Ergo Drum System and Schlagwerk Cajon Booster Set

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