Holiday Gift Guide for DIY Musicians 2023
The gifting season is here and we put together some of our favorites to share with you this holiday, all under $100.
1. The AKAI Professional MPK Mini MK3
MIDI keyboards are essential for music producers. A MIDI keyboard allows you to ‘play’ any instrument by connecting to your DAWs, triggering any instrument patch with MIDI notes. The AKAI Professional MPK Mini is a great gift for any music producer, with 25 responsive keys, 8 dynamic drum pads and assignable endless rotary knobs.
Get it on Amazon here for $84 while sale lasts (original price $99)
2. Audio Technica ATH-M20x Professional Monitor Headphones
A pair of headphones for the studio-savvy engineers and up-and-coming producers that they can rely on. With a closed back circumaural design that fits snugly around the ears, it reduces unwanted background noise and keeps you comfortable after long hours in the studio.
Get it on Amazon here for $49
3. Home Studio Microphone Reflection Filter by Gear4music
Microphone filters are essential when recording at home to block background noise and sound reflections so that your audio comes out crisp and clear in any environment. Featuring a high quality metal chassis with top quality acoustic foam, this reflection filter is perfect for vocalists and instrumentalists wanting a clear and dry recorded sound.
Get it on Gear4Music here for $53.70
4. Audio-Technica AT2020 Cardioid Condenser Studio Microphone
The cardioid condenser microphone that is legendary and widely recognized has brought affordable, professional quality into the homes and studios of podcasters, musicians, and voice-over artists alike.
Get it on Gear4Music here for $90
5. Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen
“Bringing big studio sound to wherever you make music, Scarlett Solo makes it easier than ever to record and release your songs”. Record audio from a microphone, an instrument or other line sources onto your computer, wherever with Focusrite Scarlett Solo 3rd Gen. A staple for any modern musician.
It’s on sale for the holidays for just under $100, grab it while it lasts!
Get it on Focusrite here for $89.99 (original price $99.99).
Happy holidays from your friends at Amuse! We would also love to hear your favorites and recommendations. Drop them here in the comments!