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2021 SOS Awards Results

Chosen by the Readers of Sound On Sound By SOS Team
Published February 2021

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This year’s SOS Awards once again place their emphasis on innovation and contemporary design. These results celebrate the ‘best in class’ products launched or reviewed in the period from September 2019 through to the end of August 2020.

You’ll see all the Winners you selected here plus the very worthy close contenders in each category who have been awarded our Highly Commended accolade.

THE WINNERS

Winner — Best Music Software

IZotope RX 8

iZotope RX 8

www.izotope.com

Winner — Best Audio Interface

Universal Audio Apollo x4

Universal Audio Apollo x4

www.uaudio.com

Winner — Best DAW

Apple Logic Pro X

Apple Logic Pro X

www.apple.com

Winner — Best Effects & Processing Hardware

McDSP APB‑16

McDSP APB‑16

www.mcdsp.com

Winner — Best Software Instrument

Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra

Spitfire Audio BBC Symphony Orchestra

www.spitfireaudio.com

Winner — Best Performance Controller

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32

www.native-instruments.com

Winner — Best Plug‑in

Oeksound Soothe 2

Oeksound Soothe 2

www.oeksound.com

Winner — Best Keyboard/Synth

Moog Matriarch

Moog Matriarch

www.moogmusic.com

Winner — Best Guitar & Bass Technology

Two Notes Torpedo Captor X

Two Notes Torpedo Captor X

www.two-notes.com

Winner — Best Drum Machine/Sampler/Sequencer

Roland MC‑707

Roland MC‑707

www.roland.com

Winner — Best Microphone

Rode TF‑5

Rode TF‑5

www.rode.com

Winner — Best Mixer/Mixing Controller

Neve 8424

Neve 8424

www.ams-neve.com

Winner — Best Monitor

ADAM T8V

ADAM T8V

www.adam-audio.com

Winner — Best Microphone Preamp

Neve 1073 OPX

Neve 1073 OPX

www.ams-neve.com

Winner — Best Hardware Recorder

Sound On Sound AwardsZoom H8 recorder

Zoom H8

www.zoomcorp.com

Winner — Best Headphones

AKG K371

AKG K371

www.akg.com

Winner — Best Live Sound Product

Allen & Heath dLive

Allen & Heath dLive

www.allen-heath.com

HIGHLY COMMENDED

Music Software

Celemony Melodyne 5

Celemony Melodyne 5

www.celemony.com

Audio Interface

Solid State Logic SSL 2+

Solid State Logic SSL 2+

www.solidstatelogic.com

DAW

PreSonus Studio One v5

PreSonus Studio One 5

www.presonus.com

Effects & Processing Hardware

Tegeler Audio Crème RC

Tegeler Audio Crème RC

www.tegeler-audio-manufaktur.de

Software Instrument

Toontrack EZbass

Toontrack EZBass

www.toontrack.com

Performance Controller

Arturia Keystep Pro

Arturia Keystep Pro

www.arturia.com

Plug‑in

Universal Audio Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ plug-in

Universal Audio Neve 1084 Preamp & EQ

www.uaudio.com

Keyboard/Synth

Roland Jupiter-X

Roland Jupiter X

www.roland.com

Guitar & Bass Technology

Strymon Iridium

Strymon Iridium

www.strymon.net

Drum Machine/Sampler/Sequencer

Akai MPC One

Akai MPC One

www.akaipro.com

Microphone

Warm Audio WA‑251

Warm Audio WA‑251

www.warmaudio.com

Mixer

PreSonus StudioLive Series III S

PreSonus StudioLive Series III S

www.presonus.com

Monitor

PreSonus Eris XT

PreSonus Eris XT

www.presonus.com

Microphone Preamp

Neumann V 402

Neumann V 402

www.neumann.com

Hardware Recorder

Tascam Model 12

Tascam Model 12

www.tascam.com

Headphones

Austrian Audio Hi‑X55

Austrian Audio Hi‑X55

austrian.audio

Live Sound Product

Yamaha DZR Series

Yamaha DZR Series

www.yamahaproaudio.com

Published February 2021