Gear Of The Year 2019: Vote for the best DAWs, hardware instruments, monitors and accessories

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It’s that time of year again and we’re celebrating the best products in the arena of music technology from the last 12 months. With awards across 13 categories from soft synths to audio interfaces, to hardware instruments, we’re asking you to vote for your favourites. Fly the flag and let us know what you think […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best products of 2019

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Pick your favourite hardware and software released in 2019. The two winners will be decided entirely by public vote. 2019 has been a near-perfect conclusion to a decade of remarkable innovations in music technology. There have been so many breathtakingly good products released this year that it’s been rather difficult to compile the shortlists for […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best accessory of 2019

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In our best accessory category, we’ve got a range of exceptional, tricky-to-categorise items here – from portable speakers to cloud-based sample resources to a really brilliant book! Scroll to the bottom of this article to cast your vote on which should be crowned the winner. ISOAcoustics ISO Pucks Mini The main culprit of good monitors […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best software synthesizer of 2019

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Many in-the-box producers ponder over which software synthesizer is really the best one money can buy. There’s certainly been a lot to choose from this year, each with their own edge – so we’ve put it to a vote. Kilohearts Phase Plant Phase Plant from Kilohearts offers wavetable, sampling, noise and virtual-analogue synthesis in one […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best software effect/utility of 2019

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Software is an integral part of most of our creative processes in the studio. In this category, we round up some of the best mixing and mastering plug-ins, platforms and utilities – you decide who wins. Blue Cat Audio Late Replies Possibly the most flexible delay plug-in currently available, Late Replies proves that there’s much […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best interface/mixer of 2019

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A common question among bedroom producers and professionals alike is “which interface should I get?”. With some strong releases in the audio interface market this year, it’s difficult for us to decide on which is truly the best. That’s why we’ve given the task to you, our readers! Focusrite Scarlett 3rd Gen The Scarlett range […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best controller of 2019

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Providing physical control for our arsenals of software instruments, plug-ins and DAWs is a big responsibility, and the following controllers have surpassed themselves by combining comfort, design, functionality and more. But which do you think is deserving of our highest accolade? Vote below! zeroDebug touchAble Pro Launched eight years ago, touchAble has risen to the […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best virtual instrument of 2019

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With the power that’s available in the music-making machines of today, many sound designers have boldly created instruments designed to replicate organic instruments and classic synthesizers. Some are capable of making the most complex sounds you will ever hear. But, which of these virtual instruments does it best? Here are our nominees… Native Instruments Komplete […]

Gear Of The Year: Vote for the best outboard gear of 2019

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As much as the software world dominates modern music production, we can’t help but still pine for the practical benefits of outboard hardware – not least for its aesthetic appeal! But which of the following will you crown king this year? Scroll to the bottom of this article to cast your vote. Black Lion Audio […]