2017 SHORTLIST ANNOUNCEMENT

We are very pleased to announce the shortlist for 2017.
Congratulations and good luck to all!

SOUND ENGINEER OF THE YEAR

Colin Pink 
Laurent Dupuy 
Antony King 
Kate Davis
Gareth Owen 

STUDIO OF THE YEAR

Artesuono Recording Studios
Eastcote Studios
The Hideout Recording Studio
Edge Studios 
Q Radio
Spinroad Studios
Studio H
River Studios
Directors Cut Films
Destudio
Brighton Electric Recording 
Miloco Leroy Street
Miloco Livingston
Miloco Assault & Battery

BROADCAST TEAM OF THE YEAR

Manchester One Love
X Factor & BGT
Encore Post
BBC R&D

BEST MARKETING INITIATIVE

Digico - SD12 
Copper Leaf Media - Peavey Commercial Audio
Adam Audio - A77X monitors
Riedel - Bolero Wireless Intercom launch

BEST LIVE SOUND PRODUCTION

Britannia Row / Clair Global - One Love Concert Manchester 
Astro Spatial Audio - Outdoor production of Loreley
Capital Sound Hire – Demon Dayz Festival at Dreamland
NEP UK - BBC Wimbledon 2017
L-Acoustics - Global Citizen Festival India

BEST INSTALLATION PROJECT

Sennheiser - The Pink Floyd: Their Mortal Remains exhibition
Pioneer Professional Audio - Fabric’s Room Two venue
RH Consulting- Derby County FC Pride Park Stadium
d&b audiotechnik GmbH - Amsterdam ArenA
Powersoft / FACE  - Queen Elizabeth Hall Antwerp
SSE Audio Group - Cornhill Castle Installation
Visual Systems - Corporate entertainment venue, listed stately home and grounds, Berkshire
Renkus-Heinz - Oslo Airport Terminal 2

RISING STAR

Luke Pickering
Luke Pickering is assistant engineer to producer Paul Epworth and an in-house assistant and engineer at The Church Studios in North London. He began working there just under two years ago after impressing the Church Studios team during a work experience placement. His credits already include London Grammar, The Stone Roses, Glass Animals and The Horrors, with forthcoming records by and James Bay, Jorja Smith, and others.
James Hill
Works at Steel City Studio in Sheffield with owner Phil Gornell and is one of the main, in-house live engineers at Sheffield venue Corporation. Hill is also a full-time touring engineer, with an international tour booked with While She Sleeps, who have chosen him to be their full time FOH engineer and tour manager. The band has recently supported Bring Me The Horizon on their arena tour and have a headline slot on the Pit Stage at Reading & Leeds Festivals.
Will Hoult 
Over the last seven years at Focusrite, Hoult has been responsible for the success of RedNet, a fully modular audio-over-IP solution. He has driven RedNet from marketing and product development perspectives, as well as representing Focusrite at a host of international events. Hoult previously held a position at Digidesign, Having studied on the Music and Sound Recording (Tonmeister) course at the University of Surrey – during which he toured north-east India with his band. Hoult has been an active musician since his early years; playing trumpet and later guitar.
Louis Morgan
Louis Morgan graduated from the University of Hertfordshire with a First-Class Honours degree in music technology. Since joining Jungle Studios as a runner in 2014, he has quickly earned a place as an assistant engineer. Morgan has built-up a strong body of work and has sound designed and mixed a number of short films and online commercials, including Double Cross, which is currently available on Amazon Prime and Rogues Shoes’ online commercial.
Jake Miller
With his career starting in Brisbane, Australia as an assistant between 2008 and 2013, Miller then relocated to London and has since worked out of Abbey Road, RAK & Strongroom. Miller has also worked with a number of artists as a producer, mixer and recording engineer, such as Imogen Heap, Dreller, Shy Nature, Jesse Davidson, The Cairos, The Preatures, The Jungle Giants, Beasts, Timberwolf, The Medics, JOY, Spies, Rad Fru, Gung Ho and Woe & Flutter.
Arran Paul 
At only 19-years-old, Paul programmed all Dante networking for the The Prince’s Trust Awards, which was recorded as live. This was a fast rig and set up at The London Palladium, setting up on the Tuesday morning for the show the next day at 2pm. It worked first time and with the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber and the management team from The Prince’s Trust to satisfy, he calmly and confidently took charge of all Dante networking.

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Tony Andrews, founder of Funktion-One
 
With a career spanning almost five decades, Andrews is the mastermind behind one of the pro audio industry’s most revered and iconic brands. Read more here.
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