Gear of the Year: The Winners – Best DAW

Thousands of you have voted and now here are the results. It’s time to announce this year’s MusicTech Gear Of The Year award winners. Starting with the best DAW. 

The response to our MusicTech Gear Of The Year nominations was so huge that it knocked over our site several times because of the sheer volume of voting! Thousands have now voted so we have decided to celebrate the results in style – by announcing our various winners every day starting right now!


The results are a balance of reader votes and MusicTech expert opinion. The 17 award winners receive the top-ranked MusicTech Platinum Winner Award and second place garners the MusicTech Gold Award. So let’s kick off with our favourite DAW.

Best DAW

Live 9 is the big winner with a huge percentage of the vote, but Apple’s Logic Pro X wasn’t too far behind…

Platinum Winner – Ableton Live 9

Ableton Live 9 is a superb DAW and 2014 saw it’s popularity grow even further. Check our original review here

Gold Award – Apple Logic Pro

Logic Pro X maintained it’s status as the go-to-DAW for straightforward but professional quality production this year. Read our original review here.


Tomorrow we’ll have the best monitors of 2014!