Well its heading for that time of year again, and as ever here at Scan Pro Audio we want to help, so here are a few cool ideas for the musician in your life this Christmas:
These are FUN!!!! And very very cool as well….
The Volca Keys lead synthesizer, the volca Bass synthesizer, and the Volca Beats rhythm machine are powerful and fun-to-use true-analog devices deliver a diverse array of fat sounds that can be obtained only from an analog synthesizer. Each is also equipped with sequencing/recording capabilities for intuitively generating performances. Multiple volcas can be used in tandem via the vintage-style sync in/out, and with your favorite DAW software or MIDI keyboard via MIDI In. Battery operation and built-in speakers mean that you can conveniently play anywhere and anytime. These are the next-generation analog synthesizers, bringing you the ultimate sounds and grooves with ease and depth. Whether used together or by themselves, the volca series is poised to inject true analog power into any performance or studio setup!
Rode NT1A: £149.04 LN 41065
If the Musician in your life is into recording their own Vocals or Guitars in their home recording studio, the Rode NT1A pack is just the present for them.
The RØDE NT1-A 1″ cardioid condenser microphone has become an industry standard; delivering the warmth, extended dynamic range, clarity and high SPL capability typically only featured on some of the most expensive microphones.
With a self noise level of only 5dBA it is widely recognised as the world’s quietest studio microphone. This low noise makes it ideal for vocal recording as well as voice overs and environmental recording.
Packaged in the ‘Complete Vocal Recording Solution’, the NT1-A includes everything you need to get a truly professional vocal recording and is ideal for home studio recording.
A studio grade pop shield and shock mount is included, along with a premium 20′ microphone cable, dust cover, and an instructional DVD with recording tips.
Presonus Audio Box Studio All in One: £179.00 LN 39779
The Presonus Audio Box is a one stop solution for any musician getting into recording.
Everything you need for recording and producing, The AudioBox Studio provides the basic tools you need for:
- Multi-track song production
- Demos and musical inspirations
- Live performances
The Audio Box comprises of a ‘proper’ interface ; the 2-channel AudioBox USB boasts high-performance microphone preamplifiers and professional-quality, 24-bit converters. Powered by your computer, it’s compact, ruggedly built… and designed to work perfectly with Studio One® recording and production software on your PC or Mac®.
Studio One 2 software; No other entry-level recording and production software is this easy to use, yet is capable of creating studio-quality output. Studio One® Artist 2 lets you work quickly and stay focused on your inspiration. Incredibly easy to learn, it offers unlimited tracks and plug-ins and delivers features not normally found in entry-level DAWs. Access powerful editing tools without wading through menus. Load and save audio clips, MIDI files and, effects by drag-and-drop. Studio One makes it easy.
An M7 High Definition Microphone;
HD7 Professional Headphones;
Ableton Push: £429.00 LN49911
If you have a musician in your life that uses Ableton 9 to get their tunes out, then the new Push controller from Ableton is about the coolest thing you can get them this Christmas….
Push is the music making instrument that perfectly integrates with Ableton Live 9. You can make a song from scratch with hands on control of melody, beats and structure.
Vox Amp Plugs: £34.99 LN 44407
I’ve banged on about these before, but anyone with a guitarist in their life could make their Christmas a whole lot quieter with one of these!
Basically it’s a personal amp that plugs into the guitar and then allows the player to wear a pair of headphones, thus blasting their own ears in rapturous cacophony of sound, whilst all around can watch the Boxing Day edition of Coronation street in comfort…