2020 Holiday Gift Guide For Home Music Producers

Are you looking for a gift for a home producer or musician? Are you struggling to find something your friend or family member actually needs in their home studio? 

No worries, we are here to help!

If you are looking for a holiday present for a home music producer or musician this list will give you some great ideas! 

Monitors

KRK Rokit 7 G4 - $239

krk rokit rp7 studio monitor

Many of our customers have reported great results with KRK monitors. Known for accuracy and solid, innovative engineering, KRK studio monitors have been the choice of professional recording engineers and artists for over three decades.

KRK's Rokit Generation 4 utilizes matching drivers made with Kevlar to ensure the same sonic integrity across all frequencies and minimizes listening fatigue. 

Headphones

Sennheiser HD280PRO - $99

Sennheiser HD280PRO Headphone (new model)
Dynamic, closed ear headphones offer extended frequency response and warm, natural sound reproduction.
The HD 280 Pro is Sennheiser's most significant closed, around-the-ear headphone to be introduced in years. Designed to exceed the demands of the professional environment, the HD 280 Pro boasts extremely robust construction combined with the sound quality, modular design.
 

Microphones

Rode NT1 - $349

Rode NT1 Condenser Microphone & AI-1 One-Channel USB Audio Interface Pack

The NT1 is a revolutionary new 1" diaphragm condenser microphone from RØDE.

This is perfect if you are looking for a gift for someone who needs to record vocals! The bundle includes the audio interface needed to power the mic! 

    Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone - $99

    Shure SM57-LC Cardioid Dynamic Microphone

    This is a go-to microphone for every home studio for recording instruments! Even if your friend already has one of these, they will not be mad if they get another. Most professional studios have at least a few SM-57's. This mic is dynamic so it can plug and play! 

    Plugins

    In the old days producers would need to buy many pieces of hardware to store in a rack in the studio. It was really expensive and took up a lot of space.

    Nowadays, these functions can be performed by apps called VST plugins on a computer. VST plugins are super popular among producers. Here are a few popular options that are all under $320 as of Oct 14, 2020. 

    VocalSynth (iZotope) - $199 - Perfect for recording vocals!

    RX8 (iZotope) - $299 - Great for people who are mixing and mastering audio! 

    Superior Drummer (ToonTrack) - $319 - A solid choice for any who is a beat maker! 

    Acoustic Treatments

    Acoustic treatments are often overlooked in the home recording studio. Acoustic panels are used to eliminate echoes and improve the sound inside of a home recording studio. 

    Our home recording studio bundles ($200-430) are a perfect start for most all home recording studios! Below is a picture from our friend Will's home studio treated with SoundAssured acoustic foam. 

    home recording studio with acoustic treatment

    Midi Controller

    AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 - $119

    AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3 | 25 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller With 8 Backlit Drum Pads, 8 Knobs and Music Production Software included (Black)

    This is a music producer and beat maker essential! This handy little keyboard is used to control all of the sounds that are stored on a producers computer! This is also know as a virtual instrument controller and a must have for the home recording studio. 

    Audio Interface

    Focusrite Scarlett Solo - $110

    Focusrite Scarlett Solo (3rd Gen) USB Audio Interface with Pro Tools | First

    An audio interface is used to connect microphones and instruments to a computer. This is an essential item for every home producer! Focusrite has been making high quality audio interfaces for years!

    Production Desk

    On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation - $215

    On-Stage WS7500 Series Wood Studio Workstation, Black

    A proper desk is clutch when it comes to workflow in a home studio! These desks are specially designed for the home producer in mind. There is plenty of space to store your keyboard and place your monitor speakers! 


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