MusicTech’s Gear of the Year 2014 – The Complete Winners

We’d like to thank everyone who has helped us to compile our Gear of the Year list – from our readers who turned out in their thousands to vote, to the manufacturers themselves who produced such innovative, diverse and incredible music production gear to the distributors who got them into our hands!

Over Christmas we released our winners a day at a time on our website, see below for the complete, compiled list of winners, and click the individual links to read our thoughts and to see the runners up.  Very soon we’ll be announcing 17 winners of our prize bundles which total £16,000! Watch this space.

1: Best DAW – Ableton Live 9

2: Best Monitors – Genelec 8010a

3: Best Mic – Audio Technica AT4060a

4: Best Library – Spitfire Audio BML Mural Vol 1

5: Best Software Instrument – Modartt Pianoteq Pro 5.0

6: Best Hardware Synth  – Nord Lead A1

7: Best Software Synth – Plugin Boutique Virtual CZ

8: Best Controller – Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series

9: Best Outboard – Rupert Neve Design Shelford 5051

10: Best Innovation – Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol S-Series

11: Best Value – Air Music Technology Advance

12: Best App – Native Instruments iMaschine

13: Best Plug-In Effect – iZotope RX 4

14: Best Percussion – Toontrack EZ Drummer 2

15: Best Sample Collection – Loopmasters EDM Hooks & Drops

16: Best Headphones – Audio Technica ATH-M50x

17: Best Interface –  Focusrite Saffire Pro 26