all the issues that we put together each year here at Electronic
Musician, February is the most fun. That’s when our editors and
reviewers convene for many, many hours, comparing notes about which products
stood out in the previous year. But this isn’t a beauty contest or a way to
give undeserved recognition to our advertisers. Rather, the curmudgeons who put
their reputations on the line in every issue make sure that each Editors’
Choice Award is earned; the products must be notable and outstanding, either in
their exceptional build and sound quality, unique or innovative features, or by
providing the best value.
instead of trolling the gear forums in November, this surly band of stubborn
and highly opinionated critics argue about what is and
is not award-worthy. Once the dust settled, 31 products
(released within the eligibility window between AES 2013 and AES 2014) made the
cut this year.
let’s hear it for the 2015 Editors’ Choice Award winners, and give an extra
round of applause to the creative men and women who developed the tools we use
to make our dreams come true.