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2022 SOS Awards: Winners & Highly Commended

Chosen by the readers of Sound On Sound By SOS Team
Published February 2022

2022 SOS Awards

This year’s SOS Awards once again placed the emphasis on innovation and contemporary design, with the nominations being limited to products introduced in the 12 months prior to the voting period. These results celebrate the ‘best in class’ products launched or reviewed in the period from September 2020 through to the end of August 2021.

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


Winner — Best Audio Interface

2022 SOS Awards: Audient iD14 MkII

Audient iD14 MkII

Winner — Best DAW

2022 SOS Awards: Apple Logic Pro X

Apple Logic Pro X

Winner — Best Effects & Processing Hardware

2022 SOS Awards: Rupert Neve Designs 5254

Rupert Neve Designs 5254

Winner — Best Plug‑in

2022 SOS Awards: Fabfilter Timeless 3

Fabfilter Timeless 3

Winner — Best Music Software

2022 SOS Awards: Steinberg WaveLab Pro 11

Steinberg WaveLab Pro 11

Winner — Best Software Instrument

2022 SOS Awards: EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition

EastWest Hollywood Orchestra Opus Edition

Winner — Best Guitar Technology Product

2022 SOS Awards: Neural DSP Quad Cortex

Neural DSP Quad Cortex

Winner — Best Keyboard/Synth

2022 SOS Awards: Arturia PolyBrute

Arturia PolyBrute

Winner — Best Performance Controller

2022 SOS Awards: Arturia KeyStep 37

Arturia KeyStep 37

Winner — Best Drum Machine/Sampler/Sequencer

2022 SOS Awards: Native Instruments Maschine+

Native Instruments Maschine+

Winner — Best Microphone

2022 SOS Awards: Warm Audio WA‑67

Warm Audio WA‑67

Winner — Best Mixer/Mixing Controller

2022 SOS Awards: SSL UF8


Winner — Best Monitor

2022 SOS Awards: Kali Audio IN‑5

Kali Audio IN‑5

Winner — Best Microphone Preamp

2022 SOS Awards: Rupert Neve Designs RMP-D8

Rupert Neve Designs RMP‑D8

Winner — Best Hardware Recorder

2022 SOS Awards: Zoom F6

Zoom F6

Winner — Best Headphones

2022 SOS Awards: Sennheiser HD 560S

Sennheiser HD 560S

Winner — Best Live Sound Product

2022 SOS Awards: JBL PRX One