The recent Association of Professional Recording Studios exhibition and British Music Fair gave Editor Ian Gilby the ideal opportunity to present the recipients of the 1989 SOS Hi-Tech Awards with their eagerly awaited framed certificates. The Hi-Tech Awards are a reflection of what Sound On Sound readers consider to be the best product in each voting category.
Roland's Brian Nunney (right) is only too pleased to accept the awards for Best Hardware Sequencer (MC500) and Best Advertisements.
Fostex's Mr. Ikeda (centre) was so pleased at the R8 being voted Best Multitrack that he flew over from Japan to collect the award in person!
Alesis products continued to prove a hit with voters this year: a proud Bob Wilson (left) of Sound Technology plc accepts the awards for Best Drum Machine (HR16) and Best Signal Processor (Quadraverb).
Evenlode Soundworks' Dave Crombie (left) and Steinberg's Manfred Rurup (centre) receiving their awards for Best Software Sequencer (Pro24) and Best Voice Editor (Synthworks K1).
Akai's Dave Caulfield (left) is unable to contain his excitement about the S1000 winning the Best Sampler award and keeping Akai in the top slot for another year.
Teac's Bob Thomas and crew accepting their award, delighted that the Tascam Porta 05 won the Best 4-Track Cassette category.
Yamaha's Steve Williamson (left), extremely chuffed that the NS10Ms won the Best Speakers award for the second year running.
Peter Butler of Kawai accepting the award for the K1, voted Best Synthesizer.
H.W International's Andy Wood (right) is absolutely gobsmacked that the Shure SM58 won the Best Microphone for the second successive year.
Harman UK's Bob Goleniowski (left) is over the moon about the Seck 1882 winning the Best Mixer award for the second year on the trot.
Lynex designer Mike Lynch (right) receiving his award for Best Software Sampler.