At the end of last year we here at Future Music unveiled our Gear Of The Year issue, in which we ran through the year's top synths, drum machines, DAWs, plug-ins, samplers and more.
It's not all about our opinions though – we asked you for your top bits of hi-tech music making gear from 2014. We gathered nominations from Facebook and Twitter, and then drew up a shortlist. With hundreds of votes cast, we can now reveal FM readers' top five gear picks:
1. Sonic Academy Kick
We said: "At this price, and with so much flexibility, Kick is a real gem."
2. Dave Smith Instruments Pro 2
We said: "A ridiculously versatile mono/paraphonic synth. Without doubt a great investment."
3. Moog Sub 37
We said: "With a richer set of features and far fewer operational hurdles than its predecessor, the Sub 37 is superb."
4. Elektron Analog RYTM
We said: "The RYTM sounds massive, it's inspiring and addictive and the sequencer is hugely versatile."
5. (Joint) Roland Aira TR-8
We said: "The TR-8 captures the essential tone and mojo of the original TR-808 and 909 but takes it firmly into the future. A must have."
5. (Joint) Universal Audio Apollo Twin
We said: "A great addition to the Apollo range with sensible compromises to reach a more affordable price point."