The nominees are in for the Sound on Sound awards 2016

The nominees are in for this years Sound on Sound awards and our brands have done us proud yet again.

The SOS editorial team and writers, got together and reviewed hundreds of products, whittling them down to the very best and now its down to you to choose the outstanding product in each category.

Everyone casting a vote in the SOS Awards will be automatically entered into the 2016 giveaway, with a chance to win an array of premium mics from AKG worth £10,000!

The nominees are –

Software Plug-in

iZotope: RX 4 

“I find iZotope RX4 indispensable in almost every post–production project, including mastering and its manifold responsibilities”Sound on Sound Read the review in full

Not used RX 4 yet? Take it on a test drive by clicking here

or buy RX 4 now and save 15% and get yourself a free upgrade to RX 5! Buy it now

Overloud: Rematrix

“If you want your reverbs to sound not only lifelike but larger than life, Rematrix will be right up your street” – Sound on Sound  Read the review in full here

Software Instrument

Big Fish Audio: Vintage Strings

“The articulations are accessed via keyswitches in the usual fashion. It was the various harmonised patches that you can play with a single finger that impressed me the most. While these include fixed chords, there are also options where you can select the key and a scale type and the engine then applies a little bit of musical intelligence to generate a suitable harmony based upon the one-fingered line you play”Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Garritan: CFX Concert Grand

“A musically and technically brilliant virtual Yamaha CFX.  One of the nicest pianos you’ll ever hear, and uncannily responsive and addictively playable. It’s a technically brilliant, unashamedly flawless virtualisation of one of the best pianos ever built. Offers almost endless creative potential.” – Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Learn more about the making of CFX Concert Grand here

iZotope: Iris 2

“Iris 2 is unsurpassed for ambient sound sculptures, textural synthesis and otherworldly effects” – Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Put Iris 2 through its paces with the free 10 day demo.  Get it here

Price drop! Grab Iris 2 for 50% less than the original RRP. Gimmie

Spectrasonics: Omnisphere 2 

“With new sounds numbering in their thousands and a search facility that delivers the inspirational as a matter of routine, upgrading still seems like a no-brainer to me, whether you care for the technical advances or not. The best software, just got better” – Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Spitfire Audio: British Modular Library 

“It’s big, it sounds very posh and it’s an established vote-winner”Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Spitfire Audio: The Grange

“how does it sound? The simple answer is that it sounds fantastic. This is not a generic drum library containing generic drum sounds. Rather, it’s a brilliant recording of three top–flight drummers, and as such, it drips with personality in a way that drum instruments so rarely do”Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Toontrack: EZdrummer 2 

“It is a credit to Toontrack that they have introduced such a massive upgrade without any of the improvements conflicting with existing EZdrummer working methods. All in all, the affordability of EZdrummer 2 and its spectacularly ´real´ sound quality make it a remarkable effective alternative to miking up a real drum kit.” – Paul White, Sound on Sound Read the review in full here

Yet to experience EZdrummer? Snare yourself a free 10 day demo here

So now you know a little more about the nominees its time to cast your vote!

To vote for your favourite and be in the running to win a prize work £10,000 please click here

Posted by Melanie Doidge

Having worked in marketing for over fifteen years with experience in various industries, Time+Space and the world of music production continues to be the most exciting of them all. With our brands consistently pushing the boundaries of technology with their products, the terrific DJs, Composers and Producers using them and the feedback from magazines and our customers, there's always plenty to tell the world about. Musical experience? I reached Grade 6 in piano back in my school days and am currently in the throes of trying to resurrect my abilities!


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