Gear Of The Year: Vote now for the best software effect of 2020

Some of this year’s effects plug-ins have already become essentials for the world’s top producers – but which will take the crown?

Despite an abundance of software instruments in the sphere of music technology, developers have dazzled producers this year with effects that have already cemented a permanent place in the plug-in folder. Oeksound’s Soothe 2 is now a go-to for many prolific producers, with its ability to smooth out harsh resonances with ease. At the same time, Cableguys’ CrushShaper provides a versatile creative toolbox for digitally decimating sounds.

Effects like Waves’ OVox pushed the boundaries of what we can achieve with our voices, and Celemony Melodyne 5 proves itself to be an audio manipulation master once again. The beauty of these effects is their multifaceted functionality and application across myriad scenarios.

Deciding on 2020’s champion is no easy task, then, which is why we’ve put the nominees up for a public vote so you can have your say. Vote for your favourite below!


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.