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SOS Awards: This year's winners

Revealed: the full list of SOS Award winners, as chosen by the SOS readership

SOS Awards TrophySOS Awards TrophyThis year’s SOS Awards once again place their emphasis on innovation and contemporary design, with the nominations being limited to products launched in the 12 months prior to the voting period. The results celebrate the ‘best in class’ products launched or reviewed in the period from September 2017 through to the end of August 2018.

You’ll see a list of all the Winners you chose below, as well as the very worthy close contenders in each category who have been awarded our Highly Commended accolade. For the official online SOS announcement of the winners with pictures of all the gear that received an award or commendation, click here.

WINNERS

Best DAW Software
Ableton Live 10
www.ableton.com

Best New Computer Audio Interface
Focusrite Clarett USB
www.focusrite.com

Best New Guitar Technology Product
Universal Audio OX
www.uaudio.com

Best New Software Plug-in
Zynaptiq Intensity
www.zynaptiq.com

Best New Effects & Processing Hardware
Rupert Neve Designs 500 Series
www.rupertneve.com

Best New Performance Controller
Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol 2
www.native-instruments.com

Best New Keyboard/Synth
Moog Grandmother
www.moogmusic.com

Best New Mixer/Mixing Controller
PreSonus FaderPort v2
www.presonus.com

Best New Mic Preamp
Neve 1073SX
www.ams-neve.com

Best New Hardware Drum Machine/Sampler/Sequencer
Roland TR-08
www.roland.com

Best New Studio Monitors
Genelec 8350A
www.genelec.com

Best New Software Instrument
Toontrack Superior Drummer 3
www.toontrack.com

Best New Microphone
Audio-Technica AT5047
www.audio-technica.com

Best New Hardware Audio Recorder
Zoom F8n
www.zoom.co.jp

Best New Studio Headphones
Sennheiser HD 820
www.sennheiser.com

Best New Music Software
iZotope RX7
www.izotope.com

Best New Live Sound Product
Allen & Heath SQ Series
www.allen-heath.com

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Computer Audio Interface
RME ADI-2
www.rme-audio.com

DAW Software
Steinberg Cubase 9.5
www.steinberg.net

Guitar Technology Product
Line 6 Helix Native
www.line6.com

Software Plug-In
Izotope Neutron 2
www.izotope.com

Effects & Processing Hardware
API 529 Stereo Compressor
www.apiaudio.com

Performance Controller
Arturia Keylab Essential
www.arturia.com

Keyboard/Synth
Sequential Prophet X
www.sequential.com

Music Software
Sonarworks Reference 4
www.sonarworks.com

Microphone
Rode NT-SF1
www.rode.com

Mixer/Mixing Controller
Soundcraft Notepad 8FX
www.soundcraft.com

Drum Machine/Sampler/Sequencer
Moog Dfam
www.moogmusic.com

Hardware Recorder
Sound Devices MixPre-10M
www.sounddevices.com

Microphone Preamp
Cranborne Audio Camden
www.cranborne-audio.com

Studio Monitor
Focal Shape Twin
www.focal.com

Headphones/IEM
Audio-Technica ATH M60X
www.audio-technica.com

Live Sound Product
UAD-2 Live Rack
www.uaudio.com

Software Instrument
Arturia V Collection 6
www.arturia.com

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