Holiday Gift Guide for Producers

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Score a hit this holiday season with the perfect gift for any musician or music producer. This holiday gift guide offers some of the year’s best audio products.

Holiday Gift Guide

To celebrate this holiday season, we’ve rounded up some festive gift ideas any musician or music producer will appreciate. Discover some of the best audio products in the industry. Whether you’re looking for fun stocking fillers or something special for the studio, this holiday gift guide has it all.

Roland | TR-08 Rhythm Composer

Roland TR-08

The TR-08 is a detailed and faithful replica of the legendary Roland TR-808, one of the most famous and influential drum machine ever made. Beloved by musicians and producers the world over, it’s one of the most revered and sought-after electronic musical instruments of all time. The TR-08 brings the look, sound, and feel of the original 808 to the Roland Boutique format.

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Novation | Circuit Mono Station

Novation Circuit Mono

Circuit Mono Station is a paraphonic analog synthesizer that originates from the Novation Bass Station II. Sculpt monophonic and paraphonic tones with intuitive hands-on controls. It also features dual oscillators, three sequencer tracks, 32 velocity-sensitive RGB pads, an advanced modulation system, and much more.

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Ableton | Live 10 Upgrade

Ableton Live 10

Live 10 is the ultimate software package for creative music production and performance. It includes Ableton software instruments and effects, various sound libraries, and Max for Live devices. Moreover, it’s the result of musicians wanting a better way to create, produce, and perform music using a computer. For a limited time, save 20% on your upgrade to Live 10 Suite.

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Pioneer DJ | Toraiz AS-1

Toraiz AS-1

The Toraiz AS-1 is a monophonic analog synthesizer based on the analog circuitry in Dave Smith Instruments’ Prophet-6 synthesizer. Its intuitive controls include sound sculpting parameter knobs, a touchpad-style keyboard, and slider to manipulate sounds during performances. It also comes equipped with seven Prophet-6-derived effects and new digital distortion.

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Soundtoys | Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack

Soundtoys 5

Soundtoys 5 brings together the company’s entire range of audio effects into one powerful collection. It includes all 20 Soundtoys plugins. All of these individual elements are proven, powerful tools, trusted by professional mix engineers, musicians, and sound designers everywhere.

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Apogee | Duet Audio Interface

Apogee Duet

The duet is one of the most popular portable audio interfaces for professional audio recording. With Duet’s two combo inputs you can connect microphones, guitars, keyboards or line level devices such as external mic preamps or a mixing board. Duet also includes two balanced outputs for connection to speakers or outboard equipment and a separate, independently controlled stereo headphone output.

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iZotope | Neutron 2

iZotope Neutron 2

Achieve a clear, well-balanced mix with Neutron’s innovative new mixing and analysis tools. Control every aspect of your music, from the visual soundstage of your tracks to the tonal balance of your mix. Harness iZotope’s award-winning digital signal processing in one ultimate effects channel strip.

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Ableton | Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies

74 Creative Strategies

Making Music – 74 Creative Strategies by Dennis Desantis is an excellent book for music producers. It presents a collection of solutions to common roadblocks in the creative process, with a specific emphasis on solving musical problems, making progress, and finishing what you start.

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Audio-Technica | ATH-M50x

ATH-M50x

The critically acclaimed ATH-M50x headphones are praised by top audio engineers around the globe. These professional monitoring headphones feature large-aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups, and detachable cables. Moreover, these robust headphones deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort, perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go.

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AKAI Professional | MPK Mini MKII

MPK Mini MKII

The MPK Mini MKII is an ultra-compact keyboard controller. It packs 25 velocity-sensitive keys, a four-way thumbstick for dynamic pitch and modulation manipulation, eight backlit velocity-sensitive MPC-style pads, and eight assignable control knobs. This controller is perfect for the traveling musician and the desktop producer.

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Korg | Volca FM

Korg Volca FM

The volca fm is a three-voice digital FM synthesizer that faithfully reproduces the sound engine of the legendary Yamaha DX7 FM. This ultra-portable instrument makes it easy to create distinctive FM sounds. It also features a 16-step sequencer, an arpeggiator, a lush onboard chorus effect, and more.

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UAD | Save up to 70% On All Audio Plugins

UAD

From project studios to multi-platinum mix engineers, the award-winning UAD Powered Plugins have been revered by audio professionals for their stunning analog sound. The UAD library now features more than 90 plugins, co-created with the biggest brands in the industry. Save up to 70% on UAD plugin until Dec. 31st.

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IsoAcoustics | ISO-L8R Series

IsoAcoustics

The ISO-L8R Series of speaker stands provide superior acoustic isolation and enhance the sound clarity of any speakers. This specialized line of speaker stands effectively eliminate energy transfer to surrounding surfaces. This means bass becomes tighter, overall imaging is enhanced, and your speakers perform to their full potential.

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Teenage Engineering | Pocket Operators

Pocket Operators

Pocket Operators are small, ultra-portable music devices. These affordable hand-sized instruments are perfect for making music on the go. From drum machine, bass and lead synthesizers to noise percussion, the various units allow you to start a pocket band. Also, they are great stocking stuffers!

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Magma | CTRL-Case Push 2

CTRL-Case Push 2

The Magma CTRL-Case Push 2 is specially designed to protect the new Ableton Push 2 controller. Crafted with durable Durashock molded EVA foam and water rejecting polyester. Furthermore, the bag comes equipped with comfortable carrying handles and high-density egg foam to protect control knobs, faders, and jog wheels.

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Xfer Records | Serum

Xfer Records Serum

Serum is an incredibly innovative wavetable synthesizer from Xfer Records. Former Icon Instructor and Serum’s lead developer Steve Duda has successfully created a ‘dream synthesizer’ that delivers high-quality sound, an immersive feature set, and unmatched sound sculpting possibilities that are all driven by a creative workflow-oriented interface.

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Pioneer DJ | Toraiz SP-16

Toraiz SP-16

The Toraiz SP-16 is a sampler and step sequencer for DJs and producers. In partnership with legendary synth creator Dave Smith, SP-16 is a full-featured creative workstation. Moreover, it combines a powerful sample playback engine with intuitive hands-on sequencing, iconic Prophet-6 analog filters, advanced signal processing, and more. Just load samples, create patterns, add FX, loops, and manipulate their parameters to make your music.

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Book | Push Turn Move

Push Turn Move

Push Turn Move by Kim Bjørn is the most in-depth survey of musical instrument design you’ll find anywhere. Meet the artists, designers, makers and their instruments in this new book and see how they have shaped the world of electronic music.

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Decksavers | Equipment Covers

Decksavers

Decksaver manufactures essential protection covers for pro audio equipment. No matter what gear you have, there’s probably a Decksaver for it. These plastic covers will keep precious synths, controllers, DJ gear, and more free of dust and safe from spillages.

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Korg | nanoKEY Studio

Korg nanoKEY Studio

The nanoKEY Studio is a compact mobile MIDI keyboard that connects via USB or wirelessly. It provides a keyboard, knobs, trigger pads, and touchpads that lets you instantly convert your inspiration into sound. nanoKEY Studio is also battery operated and can connect wirelessly to iPhone/iPad or Mac/Windows.

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Slate Digital | Everything Bundle Subscription

Slate Everything Bundle

With the Everything Bundle, you get every plugin Slate Digital creates. These award-winning plugins are some of the best mixing tools in the industry. In addition, you will also gain access to every new plugin released during the subscription.

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ROLI | Seaboard Block

ROLI Seaboard Block

Create astonishingly expressive music on a portable, super-powered keyboard controller. Touch and shape your sound on Seaboard Block’s soft, pressure-responsive musical surface. This award-winning controller also works on its own and connects to other Blocks in the modular BLOCKS system.

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Book | Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio

Mixing Secrets

Discover how to achieve release-quality mixes in the smallest studios by applying power-user techniques from the world’s most successful producers. Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio by Mike Senior is an entertaining guide leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process.

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Elektron | Digitakt

Elektron Digitakt

The Elektron Digitakt is a rugged drum machine and sampler. This compact instrument comes equipped with all the necessary tools to craft serious beats. It features a highly flexible sound engine, sampling capability, a live-friendly sequencer, dedicated tracks for controlling external MIDI gear, and Overbridge support.

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Native Instruments | Maschine MK3

Maschine MK3

The new Maschine MK3 takes Native Instruments’ classic groovebox workflow and makes it faster and more intuitive. MK3 packs impressive new features to boost your speed and increase your focus. Maschine gives you the ability to make beats, tweak sounds, create patterns, sequence entire songs, and much more. It’s the ultimate production system!

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Sonic Academy | KICK 2

Sonic Academy KICK 2

KICK 2 is a multi-award winning drum synthesizer. Easily sculpt, shape, create, manipulate, and mangle your way to the perfect kick drum.

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KB Covers | Keyboard Shortcut Covers

KB Covers

Write, record, edit, and mix music on your computer faster and easier! These ultra-thin form-fitting keyboard skins include color-coded shortcuts right on the keys. Spend more time creating, producing, and performing your music and less time learning and memorizing shortcut keys for your DAW or DJ software!

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Yamaha | HS Series Studio Monitors

Yamaha HS Series

Ever since the 1970’s the iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha’s nearfield reference monitors have become a genuine industry standard for a reason – their accuracy. Moreover, these highly regarded studio monitors are designed to give you the most honest, precise reference possible.

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Valhalla DSP | Any Reverb Plugin

Valhalla DSP

Valhalla DSP’s line of reverb plugins offers professional quality sound for a shockingly affordable price. Find every flavor of reverb imagable and sculpt the sound with precision. Check out Valhalla VintageVerb, Valhalla Room, and Valhalla Plate. You can’t go wrong with this collection!

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Join The Collective

Become a part of the best-kept secret in interactive online music education. Join our collective of ambitious music producers from around the world and gain the knowledge you seek to develop your craft. Icon Online combines HD video lessons, personalized instructor feedback, live one-on-one mentor sessions, group video meetings, and more with a groundbreaking educational environment that is virtually accessible through your smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. Learn anytime. Anywhere.

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