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PRO SOUND AWARDS 2015: The finalists

Jon Chapple 10 June 2015
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It’s that time of year again: After much umm-ing and ahh-ing, the PSNEurope team has chosen the finalists for the third Pro Sound Awards, whittling down the deluge of entries to what we consider the four most worthy in each category.

Recognising outstanding achievement in professional audio, PSNEurope‘s Pro Sound Awards return to the Ministry of Sound nightclub in London for the third time on Thursday 24 September.

The shortlist of finalists for each category will now be presented to a 50-strong panel of judges from across the spectrum of the pro-audio industry, who will ultimately choose the winners of each Pro Sound Award (with the exception of the grand prix and lifetime achievement gongs, chosen by the Pro Sound Awards team, and the rising star award, chosen by our sister title, Audio Media International).

So, without further ado, here are those lucky finalists in full:

LIVE/TOURING SOUND

Engineer of the year

  • Davide Lombardi (Kate Bush Before the Dawn)
  • Michael Brennan (Faith No More, Primal Scream)
  • Tom McShane (The Defiled’s Ice Cold Gig)
  • Martin Walker (Judas Priest)

Best tour/production sound

  • SSE/L-Acoustics for Clapham Calling Festival 2014
  • Powersoft for Caparezza’s 2015 tour
  • Flare Audio for Node live at the RCM
  • Meyer Sound for Ed Sheeran’s X Tour (2014–15)

Best theatre sound

  • Mick Potter for Miss Saigon
  • Laurence Owen for Golem
  • Gareth Owen for Memphis
  • Guido Olischlager for 14–18

 

STUDIO

Engineer of the year

  • Wes Maebe
  • Alexis Smith
  • Matt Wiggins
  • Dan Cox

Best Studio

  • Parr Street Studios
  • Strongroom
  • The Church
  • The Pool

Best sound in post-production

  • The Eichmann Show
  • Poldark
  • Sherlock
  • Whiplash

 

INSTALLATION

Best permanent installation project

  • Marquee AV/Bose for The Forum, Kentish Town
  • SSE/L-Acoustics for the Hammersmith Apollo
  • NoiseBoys for Leicester Cathedral
  • Autograph Sales & Installations for the Barbican Centre

Best temporary installation project

  • Tannoy for The Wind Tunnel Project
  • Two Big Ears for Björk’s Songlines
  • Merging Technologies for the Imperial War Museum London’s WWI galleries
  • SNK Studios for Talking Statues

Team of the year

  • Polar Audio/Renkus-Heinz for Reading University
  • Sports Technology/d&b audiotechnik for the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Glasgow
  • NoiseBoys/JBL/VDC Trading for Leicester Cathedral
  • Genelec/Jutel for Restaurant Nallikari

 

BROADCAST

Best facility

  • Technicolor Sound Services
  • Warner Bros De Lane Lea
  • CTV OB11
  • Jungle Studios

Broadcast event of the year

  • Eastenders Live Week (BBC S&PP)
  • Winston Churchill’s State Funeral – 50 Years On (BBC S&PP)
  • Volvo Ocean Race (Sunset+Vine)
  • FIFA World Cup (HBS)

Team of the year

  • ENO Screen for Pirates of Penzance
  • Salzbrenner Stagetec Mediagroup POLARIS evolution development team
  • BBC S&PP for Strictly Come Dancing
  • Riedel for the Scottish independence referendum

 

MARKETING INITIATIVE OF THE YEAR

  • Roland OHRCA launch
  • Sennheiser for D1 and Only
  • Martin Audio CDD launch
  • Powersoft’s 20th anniversary

Leading studio equipment manufacturer Focusrite, which sponsored February’s PSNPresents event at the Ham Yard Hotel in Soho (see Rapturous reception for inaugural PSNPresents), is already confirmed as the first event partner, lending its support to the studio category. A range of other sponsorsip opportunities – from headline sponsor to category, photobooth, red-carpet and afterparty sponsorship – are also available; contact PSNEurope ad manager Ryan O’Donnell (rodonnell@nbmedia.com) or account manager Rian Zoll-Khan (rzoll-khan@nbmedia.com) for more details! For ticket information, email Georgia Blake at gblake@nbmedia.com.

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