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Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

Daniel Gumble
Yamaha scoops four MIPA gongs at Musikmesse 2016

Last week’s Musikmesse saw Yamaha pick up four gongs at the 17th annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) ceremony.

The MIPAs aim to recognize the best instruments and pro audio equipment across 38 different categories and are judged by a jury of over 100 editors from across more than 100 special interest magazines from across the globe.

Succeeding in four categories, Yamaha took home awards for its flagship synthesizer MONTAGE (Arranger Workstation category) ; new Recording Custom Drums (Acoustic Drums); the brand-new line-up of Revstar guitars (Electric Guitars); and the THR1000H dual guitar amplifier (Guitar Amp).

The MONTAGE synth features a Motion Control Synthesis Engine that offers FM-X and AWM2 tone generators and controllers, whuch allow for a new way to interact with sounds and sound shaping.
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Redesigned for 2016, Yamaha’s Recording Custom series of drum marks the result of a close collaboration with iconic drummer, Steve Gadd. The new models has been refined and designed to make tuning and playing the famous kit easier than ever.

Meanwhile, the firm’s new THR100 Dual amp packs true dual-amp functionality into one single 5kg package. Both amps feature five custom-voiced amp types with natural, organic overdrive, Yamaha’s new ultra-dynamic power amp with selectable output tube simulations and selectable class A or A/B topology, independently assignable boosters, reverbs and IR speaker simulators, as well as selectable single or true dual-discrete inputs for genuine dual-path connectivity.

Last but not least, Yamaha’s Revstar range of electric guitars draw inspiration from London and Tokyo’s vintage street-racing motorbikes, Japan’s engineering heritage and Yamaha’s 50-year legacy of guitar craftsmanship. Every detail of each Revstar model has been engineered to bring out the unique character of each guitar in the line-up. From the curves and contours of the body design to the distinctive colours and finishes and custom-wound pickups, the Revstar collection offers a truly diverse line-up of instruments.

Find out what UK retailers have had to say about the new Revstar range here.

Tags: Yamaha , musikmesse , mipa , Musikmesse 2016 , revstar

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