Previous Winners 

Here you can find all the information about previous recipients of the coveted SOS Awards.

2016 Winners 

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2016 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2016 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim.

Best Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo 8p

Best DAW Software: Apple Logic Pro 10.1

Best Effects & Processing hardware:Universal Audio LA-2A

Best Software Plug-in: FabFilter Pro-Q 2

Best Mixing Controller: SSL Nucleus

Best Performance Controller: NI Komplete Kontrol S49

Best Keyboard/Synth: Moog Sub 37

Best Drum Machines, Samplers & Sequencers (Hardware): Roland TR8

Best Microphone: Neumann U47 FET

Best Mixer: Behringer X32

Best Monitors: Adam A77X

Best Hardware Recorder: Zoom H5

Best Mic Preamp: Neve 1073 DPX

Best Software Instrument: Native Instruments Kontakt 5

Best Headphones: Shure SRH1840

Best Live Sound Product: Midas M32

Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Sonarworks Reference 3

Outstanding Marketing Award: Time+Space (UK) / EastWest (US)

2015 Winners 

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2015 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2015 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim.

Best Computer Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo 16

Best DAW Software: Avid Pro Tools 11

Best Effects & Processing hardware: Universal Audio 1176LN

Best Software Plug-in Effects: Waves Reel ADT

Best Software Plug-in Processing: iZotope RX3

Best Hardware Controller: Native Instruments Maschine 

Best Keyboard/Synthesizer: Dave Smith Instruments Prophet 12

Best Microphone: Neumann U87ai

Best Audio Mixer: SSL Duality

Best Studio Monitors: Genelec M series

Best Hardware Audio Recorder: Zoom H5

Best Microphone Preamp: AMS Neve 1073

Best Software Instrument: Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Best Sound Library: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

Best Studio Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT880

Best Live Sound Product: Behringer X32

Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Roland TR8

2014 Winners 

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2014 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2014 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim.

Best Computer Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo 16

Best DAW Software: Apple Logic Pro X

Best Effects & Processing hardware: Universal Audio 1176

Best Software Plug-in Effects: SoundToys Native Effects

Best Software Plug-in Processing: iZotope RX2

Best Hardware Controller: Apple iPad

Best Keyboard/Synthesizer: Yamaha Motif XF

Best Microphone: AKG C414 XLS

Best Audio Mixer: Rupert Neve Designs 5088

Best Studio Monitors: Adam F7

Best Hardware Audio Recorder: Zoom H6

Best Microphone Preamp: AMS Neve 1073

Best Software Instrument: Spectrasonics Omnisphere

Best Sound Library: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

Best Studio Headphones: Beyerdynamic DT880

Best Live Sound Product: Behringer X32

Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Sony Creative Software SpectraLayers Pro 2

2013 Winners 

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2013 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2013 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim.

Congratulations to Darius Timmer who was the lucky winner of 2013's SOS Awards prize draw! View the News story here.

Best Computer Audio Interface: Universal Audio Apollo

Best DAW Software: Avid Pro Tools

Best Effects & Processing hardware: Universal Audio LA2A

Best Software Plug-in Effects: Sound Toys Native Effects

Best Software Plug-in Processing: Izotope Ozone

Best Hardware Controller: Apple iPad

Best Keyboard/Synthesizer: Access Virus TI

Best Microphone: Neumann U87ai

Best Audio Mixer: SSL Duality

Best Studio Monitors: Genelec 8240A DSP

Best Hardware Audio Recorder: Zoom R24

Best Microphone Preamp: Neve 1073DP

Best Software Instrument: Native Instruments Reaktor

Best Sound Library: Native Instruments Abbey Road Drums Series

Best Studio Headphones: Sennheiser HD800

Best Live Sound Product: Allen & Heath GLD Series

Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Slate Digital Virtual Tape Machines plug-in

 

2012 Winners  

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2012 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2012 Winter NAMM show in Anaheim.

Congratulations to Ian Stevenson who was the lucky winner of the prize draw in the 2012 SOS Awards!
Click here to see the video of Ian's prizes being installed at his home studio. 

Best Computer Audio Interface: Apogee Symphony 

Best DAW Software: 
Avid Pro Tools

Best Effects & Processing hardware: 
Lexicon PCM96

Best Software Plug-in Effects: 
Lexicon Native Plug-ins

Best Software Plug-in Processing: 
Celemony Melodyne Editor

Best Hardware Controller: 
SSL Nucleus

Best Keyboard/Synthesizer: 
Moog Minimoog Voyager XL

Best Microphone: 
Neumann U87ai

Best Audio Mixer: 
SSL Duality
Best Studio Monitors: Adam Audio A7X

Best Hardware Audio Recorder: Zoom H4N

Best Microphone Preamp: Focusrite Liquid Channel 

Best Software Instrument: 
Native Instruments Kontakt

Best Sound Library: 
Native Instruments Abbey Road Drums Series
 
Best Studio Headphones: Sennheiser HD800
 
Best Live Sound Product (new for for 2012): Allen & Heath GL2400
Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Sonnox Fraunhofer Pro Codec

 

2011 Winners

Congratulations to all the category winners for the 2011 SOS Awards, as voted for by the readers of Sound On Sound. Category winners were presented with their awards at the 2011 Winter NAMM show in Los Angeles.

Best Computer Audio Interface: RME Fireface 800

Best DAW Software: Apple Logic Pro

Best Effects & Processing hardware: Lexicon PCM96

Best Software Plug-in Effects: Lexicon PCM Native Reverb

Best Software Plug-in Processing: Celemony Melodyne Editor

Best Hardware Controller: Avid Artist Series (formerly Euphonix)

Best Keyboard/Synthesizer: Access Virus TI

Best Microphone: AKG C414 XLS

Best Audio Mixer: Solid State Logic Matrix

Best Studio Monitors: Adam A7X

Best Hardware Audio Recorder: Zoom H4N

Best Microphone Preamp: Focusrite Liquid Channel

Best Software Instrument: Native Instruments Kontakt

Best Sound Library: EastWest Symphonic Orchestra

Best Studio Headphones: AKG K240

Sound On Sound Editors' Choice: Slate Digital FG-X Virtual Mastering Processor