Gear Of The Year: Best accessory of 2020

These are our favourite category-defying, insanely useful products from this year.

WINNER: Plugin Boutique Scaler 2

Price £50
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Improving on the original Scaler’s compositional-assisting chops with a raft of new features, this sequel boasts fantastic additions such as Expressions, which captures the vibe of human playing and subtly adds it to your chords, breathing life into otherwise flat recordings. It can also detect chords via MIDI or audio, and suggest compatible alternatives. With Scaler 2, you have, in effect, a constantly-on-hand, intelligent musical assistant that can be tailored to whatever genre you’re working in.

Read our full review here.

Highly commended: Soyuz Launcher

Best Accessory GOTY Highly Commended

Price £195
Contact Soyuz Microphones

Injecting the vibrant analogue character of solid-state and high-end microphones into even the most basic of dynamic mics, the Launcher may look small and unassuming but run this high-powered weapon into your microphone and you’ll be catapulted to vintage heaven.

Read our full review here.

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