Score a hit this holiday season with the perfect gift for any musician or music producer. This holiday gift guide offers some of the best audio products in the music industry.
Gift Ideas for Music Producers
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 music industry. Whether you’re looking for fun stocking fillers or something special for the studio, this holiday gift guide has it all.
Pioneer DJ | Toraiz SP-16
The Toraiz SP-16 is a sampler and step sequencer for DJs and producers. It’s also the result of a partnership with legendary synth creator Dave Smith. 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.
Roland | TR-8S Rhythm Performer
The AIRA TR-8S is Rolands latest flagship drum machine. It combines the best of their iconic heritage with modern production techniques and sound design. The TR-8S comes loaded with every sound from the most sought-after TR drum machines. This includes detailed circuit-models of the 808, 606, 909, 707, 727, and several modified versions. This drum instrument also comes fully equipped with all the essentials and more for beat making on stage or in the studio.
Novation | Circuit Mono Station
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.
Ableton | Live 10 Upgrade
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.
Pioneer DJ | 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.
Soundtoys | Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack
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.
Apogee | Duet Audio Interface
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.
Vibes | High-Fidelity Earplugs
Vibes earplugs are designed to enhance your live music experience and protect your ears from damaging decibels. They lower decibel levels of your environment without sacrificing sound clarity. You hear the true natural sound the way it was intended: clear, clean, controlled.
iZotope | Music Production Suite 2
Music Production Suite 2 includes Nectar 3, RX 7 Standard, VocalSynth 2, Insight 2, Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron 2 Advanced, Tonal Balance Control, iZotope Relay, Celemony Melodyne 4 essential, and RX 7 Breath Control. This collection gives you over thirty plugins that interact with each other!
Ableton | Making Music – 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.
Audio-Technica | 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. They are perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go.
Icon Collective | Online Music Production Course
Learn music production, synthesis, songwriting, arrangement, mixing and mastering, music business, and more. You’ll also get weekly lessons via HD videos and online feedback from instructors. Moreover, you can access weekly mentorship sessions with an industry music producer.
Output | Platform Desk
Platform is a tailored desk for music production. Key features include a bridge for studio monitors, 9U of rack space, sleek cable management, and an optional pull-out keyboard tray.
IK Multimedia | iRig Keys I/O
The iRig Keys I/O series is a total music production system in a controller. It integrates 25 or 49 full-sized keys with a full-featured audio interface. It also sports velocity sensitive multicolored pads, programmable touch-sensitive sliders, buttons, knobs, and more.
Zoom | H6 Handy Recorder
The Zoom H6 is an advanced six-track portable recorder. It gives you everything you need to capture quality audio anywhere. This versatile recorder features four XLR/TRS combo inputs complete with onboard microphone preamps. It also comes with both X/Y and Mid-Side stereo mics.
Native Instruments | KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series Keyboards
The A-Series keyboards offer a streamlined look with a custom NI keybed, Smart Play features, NKS integration, an OLED display, and more. The new A-Series also comes in three sizes: 25, 49, and 61 keys.
Akai Professional | MPK Mini Play
Akai’s new MPK Mini Play is a compact midi keyboard and USB pad controller. The updated version of their popular MPK midi controller features a built-in speaker, 128 built-in sounds, and is battery powered. It also sports knobs, buttons, and pads to create and tweak sounds.
Blue Microphones | Blackout Spark SL
Spark SL is a pro XLR cardioid condenser mic. It delivers a detailed and rich harmonic sound. It’s an excellent mic for musicians, gamers, podcasters, and YouTubers.
Herman Miller | Studio Chairs
Herman Miller chairs are the staple in recording studios around the world. They are high-quality, breathable, and adjustable on every angle. Most important, the most comfortable chairs on the market!
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.
Universal Audio | Audio Plugins
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 60% on select UAD plugins until Dec. 31st.
IsoAcoustics | ISO-L8R Series Stands
The ISO-L8R Series speaker stands provide superior acoustic isolation. They are designed to enhance the sound clarity of any speakers. This specialized line of speaker stands also eliminates energy transfer to surrounding surfaces. This means bass becomes tighter, overall imaging is enhanced, and your speakers perform to their full potential.
Teenage Engineering | 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. They are also great stocking stuffers!
Magma | CTRL-Case Push 2
The Magma CTRL-Case Push 2 is specially designed to protect the 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.
Ableton | Push 2
Ableton Push 2 and Live work seamlessly together. This controller instrument puts everything you need to create music in Ableton Live at your fingertips.
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. Moreover, it sports a creative workflow-oriented interface.
Book | 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 and see how they have shaped the world of electronic music.
Decksavers | Audio Equipment Covers
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.
Universal Audio | Apollo Twin MkII
Apollo Twin MkII is a ground-up redesign of their popular desktop recording interface for Mac and Windows. This pro audio interface delivers enhanced audio conversion with the tone, feel, and flow of analog recording. It also includes a bundle of UAD analog emulation plugins.
iZotope | Spire Studio
Spire Studio is a simple recording studio that fits in the palm of your hand. You can record studio-quality tracks anytime, anywhere. It also pairs wirelessly with the free mobile app to add effects, edit, and mix.
Arturia | KeyStep Controller
KeyStep combines a portable USB keyboard controller with a polyphonic step sequencer. You can control both digital and analog devices, including modular gear. It features an arpeggiator, a fun chord play mode, aftertouch, and more.
FabFilter | Total Bundle
The Total Bundle gives you all 14 FabFilter plugins. With this bundle, you get a range of industry-leading audio effects and synthesizer plugins. This complete set of plugins offers everything needed to create and sculpt quality mixes. Moreover, FabFilter plugins have awesome interfaces, quality sound, and impressive features. Check out their student discounts.
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.
Slate Digital | Everything Bundle Subscription
The Everything Bundle gives you every plugin Slate Digital creates. These award-winning plugins are some of the best mixing tools in the music industry. In addition, you will also gain access to every new plugin released during the subscription.
ROLI | Songmaker Kit
The Songmaker Kit gives you everything you need to create your track anywhere. Combine the expressive power of the Seaboard Block keyboard with ROLI’s modular BLOCKS system.
Book | Mixing Secrets for the Small Studio
Learn 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 that leads you step-by-step through the entire mixing process.
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.
PUMA x ROLAND RS-0 Sneakers
Roland and Puma teamed up to introduce a Roland TR-808 inspired sneaker, dubbed the PUMA RS-0. The shoe design is a reboot of Puma’s classic ’80s RS Running System shoe line. The throwback sneaker comes in black with accent colors from the future-retro look of the Roland TR-808’s trigger buttons. These beat boppers also feature the ‘Rhythm Controller’ text on the heel.
Native Instruments | MASCHINE MIKRO MK3
Maschine Mikro MK3 is a compact version of NI’s flagship beat controller. The new redesign brings a streamlined look and new features. It also comes with a host of updates to its instruments, sounds, and effects.
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.
KB Covers | Keyboard Shortcut 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!
Yamaha | HS Series Studio Monitors
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 honest and precise sound.
Book | PATCH & TWEAK – Exploring Modular Synthesis
PATCH & TWEAK is a new book written by Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer. It explores modular synths and the culture around them. The book also features patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, techniques, and more.
Valhalla DSP | Reverb and Delay Plugins
Valhalla DSP’s line of reverb and delay plugins offers professional quality sound for an 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!
Auralex | Acoustic Treatment
Improve the sound quality of your studio! Auralex Acoustics offers a large selection of acoustical treatment products. They supply bass traps, absorbers, diffusers, sound barriers, construction materials, isolation platforms, and complete room treatment systems.
Splice | Online Music Creation Subscription
Splice.com offers a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration, and sharing. The site offers a massive selection of sample downloads, a “Rent-to-Own” plugin subscription, cloud storage, and more. You can also enter contests, discover projects, and connect with musicians around the world.
Moog | Travel Mug
The Moog Travel Mug features four waveforms and keeps your coffee hot.