Gift Ideas For Recording Musicians
From composing your own music, recording demos to get gigs, producing videos for YouTube and Facebook, or recording your practice sessions so you can clearly listen back and watch your performances, recording is now easier than ever for all musicians, and is a great thing for all musicians to do regularly.
Here are some great gift ideas to help you achieve all of this.
The UR22C recording pack from Steinberg features everything you need to make great recordings, be they music, podcasts, or even live-streaming audio.
The pack includes the UR22C audio interface, an ST-M01 microphone and ST-H01 headphones.
This is bundled with Cubase AI for recording to your computer, Cubasis LE for recording to your iPad, Wavelab LE for giving your audio a final polish during the mastering phase, and an effects package.
The UR22C recording pack represents great value for money.
The Shure SM58 dynamic mic has been an industry standard for many years. If you are looking for a versatile mic that can be used both onstage and in the studio for vocals, this could well be the answer.
The Shure SM57 Dynamic Instrument Mic has been used on guitar amps and drum kits the world over, though some people also choose this for vocals and acoustic instruments.
It’s a great mic to have for many recording applications both live or in the studio.
Rode NT1-A 1" Cardioid Condenser Microphone is a large diaphragm condenser mic. It is capable of capturing warm and detailed recordings, especially of vocals and acoustic guitar.
Not suitable for live use, the NT1A comes with a pop shield, shock mount, premium quality mic cable, dust cover, and instructional DVD with recording tips.
sE RFX Reflexion Filter is designed to clean up your recordings by minimising the acoustic environment’s influence on your work. Studios are designed with so many things in mind with the way sound moves around the room…the average bedroom, lounge room or garage is not.
The Reflection Filter can help overcome some of this to give you a more direct sound when recording.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB Audio Interface is compact yet versatile 2-in, 2-out USB audio interface. It gives singer songwriters two natural-sounding Scarlett mic preamps and the same class-leading sound quality and digital conversion as the rest of the latest Scarlett range. Take it anywhere, connect by USB, plug your mics and guitars straight in, and simply start recording.
Ableton Live Lite, Pro Tools First, Focusrite Creative Pack, Softube's Time and Tone bundle, the Focusrite Red Plug-In Suite, Novation's Bass Station Virtual synthesiser and 2GB of Loopmasters samples are bundled with the Scarlett 2i2 so you can start recording right out of the box.
A high-quality mic stand is essential. The HERCULES Tripod Base Boom Mic stand MS532B features the EZ Mic Clip, the 2-in-1 Boom Clamp, and the EZ Clutch Height Adjustment is ideal for a home studio, or live use as well.
Yamaha HS5 Studio Monitors are all about honesty, allowing you to hear exactly what is in your recording and how your mix sits. This is important for producing better quality recordings, as these studio monitors do not try and ‘colour’ the sound in anyway as you work, so what you hear is what you get!.
The Yamaha HPH-MT7 Studio Monitor Headphones are high-resolution monitor headphones that reproduce even the most subtle nuances of the source sound. In addition to mixing and recording in the studio, the HPH-MT7 headphones are perfect for mix monitoring in live performance applications thanks to their high sound pressure levels and durability.
The quality and durability is just what you need from headphones for recording or live work.
The Zoom Q8 Handy Video Recorder combines HD video recording with Zoom's high-quality audio capture technology. It features a wide-angle 160° lens to capture the entire scene or stage, and records beyond Full HD resolution video up to 2304x1296 at 30 fps. On the audio side, the Q8 records up to 24-bit/96 kHz audio and inherits the interchangeable microphone system of Zoom's H5 and H6 recorders, making it compatible with a variety of optional mic capsules.
Record your song ideas or produce a video for social media with great audio with the Zoom Q8.
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