Gear Of The Year: Vote now for the best outboard gear of 2020

The studio hardware market continued to bloom in 2020, with stacks of fantastic new outboard processors and preamps.

Though the modern home studio has evolved significantly since the hardware-heavy days of yore, outboard effects units, compressors, preamps and rack-mounted interfaces still vie for our attention. Many of this year’s releases have added a world-class sheen to our sounds. Whether re-creating the legends of yesterday or forging brand new technology, 2020 has yielded an awe-inspiring range of outboard kit.

We’re talking about such aural assets as the VCA compression glue afforded by Warm Audio’s Bus Comp, the old-meets-new fusion of Peach Audio’s Savannah M196sx and the flexible, colourful Zen Delay effects unit to name but three of our top picks this year. Vote below for your favourites!


Refresh your memory of the nominated products and courses by reading our reviews here:

Voting closes on Thursday 19 November. Winners will be announced in this and every other category in the Gear Of The Year Awards in Issue 214, on sale Thursday 17 December.

To vote for other GOTY categories, click here.