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Best Audio and MIDI Software - KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2021

Welcome to the KVR Audio Readers' Choice Awards 2021.

VOTING IS NOW CLOSED - Winners will be announced later this week!

Thanks to the many KVR members who nominated their favorite product (or developer where appropriate) in each category.

Who won last time? Find out at kvraudio.com/2020-kvr-rca-winners

KVR Readers Choice 2021 Badge
Link HereFavorite Developer

Favorite Developer

Any developer for any reason.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

Don't agree with the shortlist? No problem, you can choose whatever you want:

Link HereFavorite Audio Software

Favorite Audio Software

Your favorite audio software of any kind...

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite DAW For Production

Favorite DAW For Production

Your favorite DAW to start and finish a recording project.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite DAW for Performance

Favorite DAW for Performance

Your favorite DAW to use when you are playing in front of an audience.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

Don't agree with the shortlist? No problem, you can choose whatever you want:

Link HereFavorite Audio Editor

Favorite Audio Editor

Your favorite software for micro-editing and/or repairing audio files.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

Don't agree with the shortlist? No problem, you can choose whatever you want:

Link HereFavorite Software for Notation / Scoring

Favorite Software for Notation / Scoring

Your favorite software for entering, editing and printing traditional music notation...

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Virtual Instrument

Favorite Virtual Instrument

Your favorite virtual instrument. Any technology, sampled, synthesized, physically modeled or other.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Sample Platform

Favorite Sample Platform

Your favorite application for managing and playing sample libraries.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Soft Synth

Favorite Soft Synth

You favorite softsynth might have sampled waveforms but its sound is generated more than it is multi-sampled.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Sampled Virtual Instrument

Favorite Sampled Virtual Instrument

Your favorite multi-sampled instrument library. Not sample platform. Not synth.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Orchestral Virtual Instrument

Favorite Orchestral Virtual Instrument

Your favorite collection of multi-sampled Orchestral instruments. Not sample platform.

Link HereFavorite Guitar Virtual Instrument

Favorite Guitar Virtual Instrument

Your favorite VI for the creation of fretted instrument parts like guitar, bass, mandolin, etc.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Drum Virtual Instrument

Favorite Drum Virtual Instrument

Your favorite platform for drum or percussion sounds and the creation of parts.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite MPE Virtual Instrument

Favorite MPE Virtual Instrument

Your favorite plugin that can be triggered by a MIDI Polyphonic Expression device (e.g. LinnStrument, ROLI Seaboard, Continuum, etc.)

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Keyboard Virtual Instrument

Favorite Keyboard Virtual Instrument

Your favorite Organ, Piano, Harpsichord, Celeste... Any keyboard instrument. Any technology.

Link HereFavorite World/Ethnic Virtual Instrument

Favorite World/Ethnic Virtual Instrument

From Accordion to Zither. What is your favorite world/ethnic virtual instrument collection?

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite effects processor of any kind. Bundle or individual.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Reverb Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Reverb Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite reverb plugin.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Dynamics Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Dynamics Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite dynamic effect processor (e.g compressor, gate, enhancer, etc.)

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Mastering Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Mastering Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite processor for Mastering.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Guitar Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Guitar Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite software for guitar effects.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Multi FX Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Multi FX Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite multi-effects processor.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Free Virtual Instrument

Favorite Free Virtual Instrument

Your favorite free virtual instrument software.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

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Link HereFavorite Free Virtual Effect Processor

Favorite Free Virtual Effect Processor

Your favorite free virtual effects software.

The Nominees - choose one to add or change your vote

Don't agree with the shortlist? No problem, you can choose whatever you want: