Score a hit this holiday season with these gifts for music producers. This holiday gift guide offers some of the best pro audio products for music lovers
Gift Ideas for Music Producers
To celebrate this holiday season, we’ve rounded up 40 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.
Samsung | Portable SSD T5
Every music producer should have extra storage for their music projects, software, sample libraries, and more. The Samsung T5 SSD provides loads of storage, speedy transfers, and a rugged, compact design.
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, Max for Live devices, and a multitude of workflow improvements. Upgrade to Live 10 Standard or Suite to access more sounds, instruments, effects, and creative features to make music. See what you get with Live 10 Standard and Suite.
Soundtoys | Soundtoys 5 Effect Rack
Soundtoys 5 gives you all 21 audio effects plugins in their extensive collection. It offers all the essentials for mixing, mastering, and sound design. Also included is the Soundtoys Effect Rack. Combine plugins to build and manage custom multi-effect chains. Moreover, Soundtoys plugins are emulations of classic hardware or draw inspiration from sought-after gear. The bundle is a long-time favorite among pro mix engineers, musicians, and sound designers.
Audio-Technica | ATH-M50x Studio Headphones
Pro audio engineers and artists around the globe praise ATH-M50x headphones. These robust monitoring headphones feature large-aperture drivers, sound isolating earcups, and detachable cables. They also deliver accurate audio and outstanding comfort. They’re perfect for long sessions in the studio and on the go.
Arturia | MiniLab MkII Inverted
MiniLab MkII is a feature-packed controller that gives you hands-on access to your virtual studio. This portable 25 key controller features 16 rotary encoders, eight RGB pressure-sensitive pads, and two capacitive touch strips. It also comes loaded with 5000 analog sounds and a software bundle. Plus, its compact profile makes it perfect for creating on the go!
Focusrite | Scarlett 2i2 Studio Pack (Gen 3)
The Scarlett 2i2 Studio provides singer-songwriters with an all-in-one solution for recording. You get a Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface, CM25 MkIII condenser microphone, HP60 MkIII closed-back headphones, and required cables. It also comes with a range of recording software, sounds, and plugins so you can make music instantly.
Gator Cases | DJ Cases and Bags
When you’re on the go, the last thing you need on your mind is the safety of your gear. Gator provides a line of high-quality cases and bags to protect your controllers, mixers, turntables, and more!
Icon Collective | Online Music Production Course
Learn music production, synthesis, songwriting, arrangement, mixing, 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 industry experts. Learn more about our comprehensive music programs.
Decksavers | Audio Equipment Covers
Decksaver makes 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 other gear free of dust and safe from spillages.
iZotope | Music Production Suite 3
Music Production Suite 3 includes Neutron 3 Advanced, Ozone 9 Advanced, Nectar 3, VocalSynth 2, RX 7 Standard, Tonal Balance Control, Visual Mixer, Relay, Insight 2, Celemony Melodyne 4 essential, and RX 7 Breath Control. You also get a year of in-depth tutorials from Groove3, along with iZotope’s R4 and NIMBUS musical reverbs. These innovative tools are perfect for mixing, mastering, sound design, and audio repair.
Slate Digital | Virtual Microphone System
The VMS Virtual Microphone System by Slate Digital is a hybrid microphone and preamp modeling system. The bundle includes the ML-1 mic, two vintage preamp emulations, and the VMS mic/preamp modeling software. Moreover, the VMS offers an extensive selection of iconic microphone models ranging from coveted tube classics to a modern ultra-fidelity condenser.
Neewer | Portable Microphone Isolation Shield
Neewer microphone shields reduce ambient noise and create a controlled vocal or instrument recording. The sound-absorbing panel features a folding diffusion shell and a foam absorption lining. It also mounts on a microphone stand to accommodate any size microphone.
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 memorizing shortcut keys for your DAW or DJ software!
Roland | TR-8S Rhythm Performer
The AIRA TR-8S is Roland’s flagship drum machine. It combines the best of their iconic heritage with modern production abilities for beat making. Create in the studio or on stage 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.
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.
Xfer Records | Serum Synthesizer
Serum is an innovative wavetable synthesizer from Xfer Records. Former ICON Instructor and Serum’s lead developer Steve Duda successfully created one of the best soft synths on the market. This acclaimed synth delivers high-quality sound, an immersive feature set, and unmatched sound sculpting possibilities. It also sports a creative workflow-oriented interface that makes it fun and easy to design sounds.
Output | Platform Desk
Platform is a stylish studio desk constructed with 100% real wood. It features a bridge for studio monitors, 9U of rack space, sleek cable management, and an optional slide-out keyboard tray with adjustable heights. It also ships with rack ears to mount gear such as audio interfaces, processors, instruments, and other equipment. Moreover, Platform’s attractive modern design will add style to your creative space.
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. The collection includes a drum machine, bass and lead synthesizers, noise percussion, and more. They’re also great stocking stuffers!
IsoAcoustics | ISO Series Monitor Stands
IsoAcoustics ISO desktop isolation stands will improve your monitoring accuracy. The sleek, low-profile design provides excellent acoustic isolation and enhanced sound clarity. They also feature 14 height and tilt variations to help optimize the placement of your monitors for greater clarity and focus. In addition, the ISO Stands series offers various models to support a range of studio monitor sizes, including a subwoofer.
Ableton | Push 2 Controller
Ableton Push 2 and Live work seamlessly together. This expressive controller instrument puts everything you need to create music in Ableton Live. Push 2 offers a matrix of 64 pressure-sensitive pads, endless encoders, a high-resolution color display, a touch strip, and various other creative controls. It also gives you hands-on control to create and perform music in Live 10 without needing to look at a computer.
Magma | CTRL Case Push 2
The Magma CTRL Case Push 2 is specially designed to protect the Ableton Push controller. It’s crafted with durable Durashock molded EVA foam and water rejecting polyester. The portable case also has comfortable carrying handles and high-density egg foam to protect control knobs, faders, and jog wheels.
Splice | Online Music Creation Subscription
Splice.com offers a cloud platform for music creation, collaboration, and project sharing. The site provides an enormous 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.
Icon Collective | The Art of Flow Journal
The Art of Flow Journal is the perfect companion for journaling or note-taking in the studio. This high-quality journal features a leather hardcover, Art of Flow Mandala embossing, 192 pages, ink-proof paper, elastic enclosure band, a ribbon marker, and more.
Native Instruments | KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series Keyboards
KOMPLETE KONTROL A-Series keyboards offer a streamlined look with a custom NI keybed, Smart Play features, an OLED display, intuitive integration with your favorite DAW, and more. They also come loaded with over 6,700 sounds and 13 GB of content. In addition, the A-Series keyboards come in three sizes: 25, 49, and 61 keys.
Vibes | High-Fidelity Earplugs
Vibes earplugs enhance your live music experience and protect your ears from damaging decibels. They work by lowering decibel levels of your listening environment without sacrificing sound clarity. You hear a natural sound that’s clear, clean, and controlled.
ROLI | Songmaker Kit
The Songmaker Kit gives you everything you need to create music using ROLI’s innovative touch-responsive playing surfaces. The kit combines the expressive power of the Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block M, and Loop Block. It also includes a suite of software tools and hundreds of sounds.
Slate Digital | All Access Pass Subscription
These award-winning plugins are some of the best analog-modeled mixing tools in the music industry. The subscription includes every Slate Digital plugin, the Kilohearts Bundle, ANA 2 Synth, and unlimited access to the Slate Academy. Plus, you get every new analog modeling plugin released during your subscription.
Herman Miller | Studio Chairs
Herman Miller chairs are a staple in recording studios around the world. These high-quality chairs have breathable mesh material, ergonomic design for long-term comfort, and are adjustable at every angle. More important, they’re the most comfortable chairs on the market!
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.
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. Specific emphasis focuses on solving musical problems, making progress, and finishing what you start.
Yamaha | HS Series Studio Monitors
The iconic white woofer and signature sound of Yamaha’s HS nearfield reference monitors are an industry standard. These highly-regarded studio monitors give you an honest and precise sound. The HS series also offers different monitor sizes to fit your studio needs, including a subwoofer.
Mackie | Big Knob Passive Studio Monitor Controller
The Mackie Big Knob Passive is a desktop-friendly monitor controller. It allows you to choose between two audio sources and two studio monitor pairs. Plus, the large volume knob makes it easy to make level adjustments while you’re mixing. It also sports handy buttons for Mono, Mute, and Dim.
Sonic Academy | KICK 2
KICK 2 is an award-winning drum synthesizer. Easily create, shape, and mix your way to a bangin’ kick drum. Also, speed your workflow by quickly synthesizing the perfect kick for your project instead of wasting time searching sample packs.
Native Instruments | MASCHINE MIKRO
MASCHINE MIKRO is a compact controller for making music. Use it to tap out beats, play melodies, build up tracks, and more. It also includes instruments, sounds, effects, and production tools like sampling and drum synths. It gives you everything you need to get creating music!
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.
Moog | Travel Mug
The Moog Travel Mug features four waveforms and keeps your coffee hot. Stay energized during long production sessions with 11oz of pure analog bliss.
Akai | MPK Mini mkII Keyboard Controller
The limited-edition MPK mini comes in an all-white finish with inverted color keys. This ultra-compact controller is perfect for traveling musicians and desktop producers. It features 25 velocity-sensitive keys, a 4-way thumbstick, eight backlit velocity-sensitive pads, and eight assignable knobs. Plus, the MPK mini comes bundled with a suite of production software and virtual instruments for immediate music creation.
Korg | Monologue Monophonic Synthesizer
The monologue is a 25-key, fully programmable monophonic analog synthesizer. It sports a sleek layout, rugged construction, and loads of sound sculpting abilities. Generate powerful basses and sharp leads with monologue’s two oscillators, new filter, modulation options, analog Drive circuit, micro tuning, and more. Then put it to action with the step sequencer and intuitive controls. Plus, it comes in five colors!
IK Multimedia | iRig Pro Duo Studio Suite
iRig Pro Duo Studio Suite provides everything you need to record guitars, vocals, and other instruments with your iOS or Android devices. It includes the iRig Pro Duo audio interface, a large-diaphragm analog condenser microphone, closed-back studio monitor headphones, and required cables. The suite also comes with a software bundle of instruments, mixing tools, guitar amplifiers, microphone modeling, and more.
Novation | Launchkey Mini mk3 Keyboard Controller
Launchkey Mini is a compact and portable 25-mini-key MIDI keyboard controller. It gives you everything you need to create in Ableton Live. Key features include intuitive Ableton control, 16 RGB pads, eight rotary controls, two touch strips, a creative arpeggiator, Fixed Chord mode, and MIDI out. Launchkey Mini also includes a collection of sounds, instruments, and effects.
Native Instruments | Komplete 12
KOMPLETE 12 is the ultimate production suite. It packs all the creative tools needed into four differently-sized editions. They feature new synths, sampled instruments, effects, and Expansion sound packs. Plus, you can choose a physical copy that stores everything on an HDD or pen drive.