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
"Bellamy, Manson and Cort have created one of the finest rock axes at this price. Let's hope this is just the beginning of a significant partnership."
5 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Manson MBC-1 Matthew Bellamy Signature
(Reviewed in Total Guitar)
Rhythm Percussion Product of the Year - Yamaha Stage Custom Birch kit
"Yamaha's credentials run through this kit like the words in a stick of rock. It's beautifully made; solidly engineered to take the knocks of real life and produces a quality of sound that defies its price tag."
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: Yamaha Stage Custom Birch kit
(Reviewed in Rhythm)
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.
MusicRadar Music Making Innovation of the Year - DigiTech TRIO Band Creator
"DigiTech's direct expertise in looping and pitch detection technology has paid dividends with the TRIO, creating an invaluable practice and songwriting tool to suit players from beginners to pros."
4 out of 5
FULL REVIEW: DigiTech TRIO Band Creator
(Reviewed in Guitarist)