It’s that time of year again - Winter NAMM is kicking off in Anaheim, California and everyone is focusing on all the brand new gear being released. But here at Sound On Sound we also like to take this opportunity to celebrate the products that have brought our readers the most joy over the last year.
We’ve received an overwhelming number of votes and we are proud to present the third annual SOS Awards, as voted for by you across 16 categories.
This year’s winners are:
Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo
DAW Software: Avid Pro Tools
Effects and Processing hardware: Universal Audio LA2A
Plug-in Effects: Sound Toys Native Effects
Plug-in Processor: Izotope Ozone
Hardware Controller: Apple iPad
Keyboard/Synth: Access Virus TI
Microphone: Neumann U87ai
Mixer: SSL Duality
Monitors: Genelec 8240A DSP
Hardware Recorder: Zoom R24
Mic Preamp: Neve 1073DP
Software Instruments: Native Instruments Reaktor
Sound Library: Native Instruments Abbey Road Drums series
Headphones: Sennheiser HD800
Live Sound: Allen & Heath GLD series
That leaves only the Editors’ Choice award, which is selected by the editorial team at Sound On Sound. This year the accolade goes to Slate Digital’s Virtual Tape Machines plug-in for its unrivalled modelling of magnetic tape within the digital domain.
The winner of the studio package prize draw will be announced in the near future.