PSNEurope reveals Pro Sound Awards 2018 shortlist

AMI sister title PSNEurope has revealed the nominees for the 2018 Pro Sound Awards.

Now entering its sixth year, the 2018 Pro Sound Awards will take place at London’s Steel Yard on Thursday, November 22, and will once again celebrate the very finest achievements, companies and individuals from the past 12 months.

The list of categories has been given a major overhaul this year, adding a number of new awards to proceedings and parting ways with others to reflect the ever-evolving nature of the pro audio market. In addition to several newly added product categories, two new breakthrough engineer categories (studio and FOH) have been introduced. There is also a new Campaign Award for 2018, aimed at honouring a campaign or movement that has helped deliver positive changes to working practices, diversity and equality.

“Following the huge success of last year’s event, we are delighted to bring the Pro Sound Awards back to the Steel Yard for 2018,” commented PSNEurope editor Daniel Gumble. “2017 marked a year of transformation for the Pro Sound Awards, and it is vital that we continue to develop and evolve its content year after year. The pro audio world is changing more rapidly than ever and it’s our job to reflect those changes and to honour not only long-established market leaders, but also the pioneers and innovators of tomorrow.”

Tickets for this year’s event are on sale now and can be purchased here for £55. Each ticket provides access to the drinks reception, awards ceremony, the after party and also a light buffet.

The nominees for the 2018 Pro Sound Awards are as follows:


Best live loudspeaker

d&b audiotechnik – GSL

Funktion-One – F124

L-Acoustics – Syva

Meyer Sound – UP-4slim

Outline – Superfly

QSC – KS112

Best live microphone

DPA Microphones – d:vote 4099 CORE

Sennheiser – Digital 6000

Shure – ADX1M

Sontronics – Corona

Best live sound production

Aljazeera Media Network – The Future Of Media Leaders Summit

Capital Sound – Roger Waters, British Summer Time 2018

Delta Live – BBC Proms 2018

Funktion-One – Electrobeach 2018

Meyer Sound – Ed Sheeran ÷ (Divide) tour

SSE Audio Group – Lovebox Festival 2018

Best FOH engineer

Chris Marsh

Colin Pink

Philip J. Harvey

Robb Allan

Breakthrough FOH engineer

Charlie Vanstone

Fela Davis

Heather Knott

James Hill

Peter West


Best studio

Abbey Road

Brighton Electric Recording Studio

Edge Recording Studios

SpinRoad Recording Studios

The Park Studios

Best studio monitor

ADAM Audio – T Series

Genelec – S360

JBL – 3 Series MkII

Meyer Sound – Bluehorn System

PMC – result6

Unity Audio – Mini Rock Monitor

Best studio microphone

AKG – C314

Audio-Technica – AT5047

Neumann – U 67

Sontronics – Apollo 2

Zylia – ZM-1

Breakthrough studio engineer

Audrey Martinovich

Connor Panayi

Lauren Deakin-Davies

Best studio engineer

Stefano Amerio

Marta Salogni

Wes Maebe

Best producer (chosen by PSNEurope team)

Best mixing console

Allen & Heath – dLive

Avid – VENUE S6L

Crest Audio – Tactus

Solid State Logic – L100

Soundcraft – Ui24R

Best installation project

Delta Live – BBC Proms 2018

Funktion-One – Volgograd Arena

Genelec – Moesgaard Museum

L-Acoustics – SPYSCAPE

Meyer Sound – kING Culture and Congress Hall, Germany

SSE Audio Group – O2 Arena, London

Visual Systems – Al Madina Mosque, London

Best immersive sound project

Astro Spatial Audio – The Band’s Visit

d&b audiotechnik – Starlight Express

Funktion-One – Shadow Play

L-Acoustics L-ISA – alt-J, Forest Hills Stadium

Campaign Award – chosen by PSNEurope team

Outstanding Contribution Award – chosen by PSNEurope team

Company of the Year Award – chosen by PSNEurope team