And the winners are...
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 were MusicRadar's Innovation, Microphone Brand and Acoustic Guitar of the Year Awards, along with prizes sponsored by our sister magazines Guitarist, Total Guitar, Rhythm, Computer Music and Future Music.
Read on to find out who won what in each category and for a round-up of the other MIA Award winners.
Guitarist Electric Guitar of the Year - Cort Manson MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature
Future Music Music Hardware of the Year - MunroSonic EGG150
Computer Music Music Software of the Year - Steinberg Cubase Pro 8
Rhythm Percussion Product of the Year - Yamaha Stage Custom Birch kit
Total Guitar Amplifier of the Year - Orange Crush 35RT
MusicRadar Acoustic Guitar of the Year - Faith Signature FSGNHSY Honeyed Sycamore
MusicRadar Microphone Brand of the Year - Sontronics
Sontronics is a British success story. With roughly ten years on the clock it was one of the first in the pro audio world to marry Chinese manufacture to in-house design, and to this day it's still using the same manufacturer near Shanghai.
The Aria large diaphragm cardioid valve condenser mic (above) remains one of its key products, and delivers a smooth, non-hyped sound.