Audio Pro International Excellence Awards winners unveiled

Eighteen different companies and individuals have been honoured by the industry in the 2012 edition of the Audio Pro International Excellence Awards, in association with PLASA 2012.

Among this year’s big winners is Harman’s Crown, who picked up the prestigious Grand Prix Award for its 65 years of service to the industry, while live engineer Phil Gornell has picked up the brand new Rising Star of 2012 Award. Meanwhile, Audio Pro International columnist and broadcast veteran Toby Alington was named Broadcast Engineer of the Year.

It’s also been a good year for Digico, picking up two awards for Live After Sales Service and New Broadcast Product for its UB-MADI, while the New Live Product gong went to Allen & Heath for its GLD-80 mixing system.

The full list of winners is as follows:


New Live Product:
Allen & Heath GLD-80

Live Engineer of the Year:
Dave Swallow

Live After Sales Service:

Live Marketing Team of the Year:


New Installation Product:
L-Acoustics ARCS Wide

Installation Engineer of the Year:
Vangelis Satrazanidis

Installation After Sales Service:
d&b audiotechnik

Installation Marketing Team of the Year:


New Studio Product:
Pro Tools HDX

Studio Engineer of the Year:
Marcella Araica

Studio After Sales Service:
DPA Microphones

Studio Marketing Team of the Year:


New Broadcast Product:
Digico UB-MADI

Broadcast Engineer of the Year:
Toby Alington

Broadcast After Sales Service:
HHB Communications

Broadcast Marketing Team of the Year:
HHB Communications

Rising Star of 2012:
Phil Gornell

Crown – 65th Anniversary

“The volume of nominations received for this year’s Audio Pro International Awards was incredible,” said editor Daniel Gumble. “We’d like to congratulate all of this year’s winners and to thank PLASA 2012 for its sponsorship of the awards.”

For more information about the Audio Pro International Awards, contact