It’s Christmas! That means it’s time to stock up on studio and booth goodies for yourself or your fellow musical loved ones. We’ve selected eight products that would make a great gift for the DJs and producer, in your life! Scroll down and get inspired….
These funky slipmats are all yours for £30/$39. Available in both black and white, the mats are designed by UK artist Nicolas Dixon – definitely a Keith Harring influence here and that’s fine with us. Head over to his store to get your own.
UDG CREATOR DIGI HARD CASE
Protecting our USBs is something all DJs could all be better at – this handy hard case from protection pros UDG is perfect for storing multiple sticks, SDs and even the all-important headphone adaptor. Pick ’em up here for just £15/$19.
This handy little recording unit – priced at £110/$142 gives your phone an RCA input, letting you record your DJs sets directly from your mixer, and even live stream straight from the included app. The latest version also includes a peak limiter so you’ll never distort your recording again. Handy, right?
GEAR4MUSIC DISCO BALL
Turn your spare room, studio or DJ space into a bona fide discotheque with this mirror ball. Great for vibes if you regularly live stream your sets or just want to get in the mood when recording a mix. It’s available for £39/$50.
PIONEER DJ DDJ-200
Not a DJ yet, but interested in getting started? The DJ behemoth’s most recent entry-level controller, the DDJ-200 supports the WeGo DJ app which connects to Beatport Link, meaning you have access to the whole of Beatport’s catalogue via streaming. Pretty impressive for £120/$155 .
ABBEY ROAD MASTERING GIFT CARD
Gift this to the producer in your life and they’ll thank you endlessly. Costing £110/$142 it’s essentially a token to master one track at the world-famous Abbey Road Studio using their online mastering service, it’s a fun way to turn a demo into a releasable record, or just to be able to stick ‘Mastered at Abbey Road’ on your linear notes.
You’ve probably seen Dorothy prints within even realising – they’re the clever clogs behind the blueprint-style posters that link together electronic music history. There are also song-related maps, colour wheels and other music gifts. Prices from £35/$45 Lovely stuff .
ARTURIA MINILAB MKII
This mini keyboard and controller from Arturia is one of the best out there for portable, affordable and playable keys. With eight pads as well as two octaves and some assignable knobs, it gets the job done while you’re away from the studio. Or, priced at £84/$108, it could be perfect for a first foray into production .
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