Following the conclusion of the 2016 event last week, Audio Media International can now announce the winners of our ISE Best of Show Awards.
Prior to this year's Amsterdam gathering, companies were invited to nominate new products they were set to showcase at the RAI; those submitting entries were then asked to carry out a demonstration to a member of our judging team during the show, making sure to outline key features and point out any unique selling points.
The winning entries – along with comments from the judges – are as follows:
Avid – VENUE S6L
With a wide array of configurability options, the new S6L delivers on a number of levels, particularly ease-of-use, processing power and general layout. A cleverly-designed system that is sure to appeal to both VENUE veterans and those less familiar with the company’s consoles, across a range of applications.
James Baker, Avid live sound specialist (EMEA)
AKG – MicroLite
The new MicroLite series microphones from AKG may be tiny, but despite their small size are built to withstand the daily demands of theatre, broadcast and conference use, while also providing impressive sound. Available in lavalier, ear-hook and headworn versions and supported by a multitude of accessories for all kinds of situations, these mics are virtually invisible when worn, but ensure the user is heard clearly.
Thomas Giczy, AKG's business development manager, installed sound
Focusrite – RedNet AM2
The AM2 is a flexible headphone and loudspeaker stereo monitoring solution for use in Dante networks. With high-quality digital to analogue conversion, independent headphone/line output level controls and the ability to chain it with multiple network units, this is a welcome addition to the RedNet range.
Focusrite's Simon Short (left) and Sam Hayward
A digital publication featuring all the products nominated across the spectrum of the NewBay Media Best of Show Awards will be available soon.