20 Fail-Safe Gifts for Music Producers <50$

gifts for music producersAre you on the lookout for fail-safe gifts for music producers? Then, I assure you, you came to the right address. Maybe your nephew or stepson is totally into production and you really want to hit the nail on the head this year.  All of the items below are gifts that I, as a music producer, would personally love to receive! I hope you’ll find a pick and make your special someone smile from ear to ear.

Acoustic Panels

Acoustic panels are probably the safest gift you can give to a music producer, unless he recently built a perfectly treated professional studio. Especially for new producers, acoustic panels are always welcome. Here are a couple of options.

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Acoustic Panels
109 Reviews
Acoustic Panels
  • Each WEDGE comes uncompressed and in prime condition! The Wedges in the photo will be exactly what you get.
  • Great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office - For use in recording studios, control rooms, Offices home studios, home entertainment theaters, Home Offices
  • 12 Pack covers 12 square feet - Each tile is 1 square foot of 1 inch thick acoustic wedge
  • For professional acoustic control, sound dampening, acoustic treatment, noise reduction - Reduce waves, reverb and flutter echoes in smaller to medium sized rooms.
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Acoustic Wedge for the Corners
116 Reviews
Acoustic Wedge for the Corners
  • Finish off your 2"-3" acoustically treated wall panels for an ultra clean look and added sound absorption
  • Great for spot treating sound on walls in your studio or office - For use in recording studios, control rooms, Offices home studios, home entertainment theaters, Home Offices
  • Product Care: Occasional Vacuuming of Dust.
  • For professional acoustic control, sound dampening, acoustic treatment, noise reduction - Reduce waves, reverb and flutter echoes in smaller to medium sized rooms.
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Vocal Recording Panel
176 Reviews
Vocal Recording Panel
  • Reduces Room Ambience to Create Optimal Recording Conditions Anywhere
  • Eliminates Audio Wave Bounceback & Interference to Deliver Dry, Clear Sound
  • Aluminum & Foam Panels Position Easily Behind Microphone for Effortless Setup
  • Included Mounting Hardware Supports Recording Equipment for Added Safety

Professional Hearing Protection

The biggest asset of a music producer are his or her ears. That’s why gifting a professional hearing protection is probably the most reasonable gift you can make. I carry a pair wherever I go and I bet my hearing would be much worse off, was it not for this handy tube at my keychain.

Professional Hearing Protection
761 Reviews
Professional Hearing Protection
  • Europe's #1 Hearing Protection for Musicians
  • Special music filters offering outstanding sound quality
  • Very comfortable, compact, and hardly visible in the ear

Portable Controllers for on the Road

Nowadays, a music producer can carry his studio in his backpack. Skrillex often produces his hit-tracks on airplanes and in hotel rooms. For high goals like this a laptop is not always enough. Therefore, I recommend gifting a music producer portable MIDI controller to give him or her more flexibility on the road.

USB MIDI Controller Board
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USB MIDI Controller Board
  • SIMPLE MIDI MAPPING: 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 11 assignable buttons and 6 DJ Transport Buttons, 1 X/Y fader slider and can be MIDI mapped to control CC or program change messages to any parameter or function to record in your favorite DAW
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: A single cable connects the mini controller kit to the USB port of any Mac or PC laptop computer or desktop PC. No extra power adapter necessary! Works with all professional Digital Audio Workstation software like Logic, Ableton Live, Pro tools or GarageBand
  • PERFECT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS: Compact board surface features LED light transport control allowing you to quickly play, rewind, fast forward, loop, stop and record all without hunting for settings in your DAW. Master your music by ear - adjust volume and mix virtual sound parameters more fluidly from the 9 sliders and rotary knobs
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USB MIDI Keyboard
401 Reviews
USB MIDI Keyboard
  • 25-key USB MIDI keyboard controller gives you expressive performance with computer-based digital audio workstations, sequencers, and more
  • 25 velocity-sensitive mini-keyboard keys are highly portable; writing sessions, capturing ideas and studio use with nearly all music creation software
  • Built-in arpeggiator provides melodic inspiration and versatile patterns for modern music production

Flexible Mic Stands

Microphone stands are usually super bulky. It’s often hard to just briefly grab a stand and record a sudden inspiration. As producers we need a quick workflow to get our ideas out there! A missing piece in the puzzle is therefore a super quick and handy mic access. The following solutions work wonders.

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Flexible Mic Stand
809 Reviews
Flexible Mic Stand
  • The adjustable black scissor arm stand is made of high quality steel frame, plastic mic clip and wind pop filter mask shield (included)
  • The adjustable arms allow you to carry it with you easily and adjust the suitable angle and height to show your perfect voice
  • Can be mounted on the announcers' table with the table mounting clamp and wind pop filter mask shield (included)
Flexible Mic Clamp Mount
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Flexible Mic Clamp Mount
  • Excellent for miking amps, drums, mobile broadcasts/podcasts, press conferences, recordings, movie productions, school performances, etc.
  • Mounts securely on equipment, trussing, doors, podiums, etc. with dual step rubber jaws that prevent damage to mounted surface
  • Excellent for live sound, DJ"s, film production, podcasts, recording, etc.

Adapters 

Adapters, adapters, adapters! When I was studying music production adapters were always 1. scarce because they get lost so quickly due to size and 2. high in demand. That caused a lot of hassle and lending. Thus having more than necessary can never hurt.

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Mini Jack to Jack Adapter
77 Reviews
Mini Jack to Jack Adapter
  • Usage: 6.35mm to 3.5mm stereo audio adapter allows you to connect your headphones or microphones with 1/8 inch plugs to audio devices such as home audio, amplifiers, guitar and piano with 1/4 inch stereo jack.
  • Gold-plated Pure Copper: Minimized the signal loss and preserving the sound quality.
  • Increase Compatibility: Tested and inspected to meet all 6.35mm male to 3.5mm female plugs.
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Headphone Splitter
64 Reviews
Headphone Splitter
  • 3.5mm Splitter: 3.5mm male to 2 female headphone splitter cable connects to most stereo devices with single 3.5mm 3-pin port
  • Earphones Splitter to Share Music: You can share music with your family or your friend. It allows you to connect an external 3.5mm audio jack device such as smart phone, iPad, tablet, computer, earphones
  • 24K Golden-Plated Terminals: Golden-plated 3.5mm headphone splitter jack connector terminals resist corrosion or damage

Pocket Synthesizer

Pocket synthesizers are probably the coolest thing to have as a music producer. You can carry them around, play them on the road and impress your other music producer friends with them. Truly a fail-safe gift for music producers!

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Retro Pocket Synth
370 Reviews
Retro Pocket Synth
  • Miniature stylus operated synthesizer is a recreation of the 1967 classic
  • Choose from three different retro organ sounds, Optional vibrato effect
  • Tuning knob on bottom allows you tune the Stylophone or do pitch-bend effects
Korg Monotron
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Korg Monotron
  • VCO (Sawtooth) with Pitch control; VCF with Cutoff and Peak controls
  • Space Delay with Time and Feedback controls; LFO with Waveshape, Rate, and Intensity controls
  • Ribbon Keyboard with extra-wide four-octave range; keyboard glows under blacklight
STYLOPHONE GEN X-1
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STYLOPHONE GEN X-1
  • PLAYABILITY: Two ways to make sounds with the stylus. The keyboard to make distinct notes and the sound strip above the keyboard to slide between notes on a scale.
  • PORTABILITY: Take this synth anywhere. Battery operated with built in speaker. Audio line out for headphones and/or external speaker. Audio in to use as an effects unit.
  • ENRICH THAT SOUND: New features include, LFO (with square and triangle waves), Low pass filter (cutoff/resonance), Envelope (attack/decay).
Otamatone
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Otamatone
  • World's cutest and weirdest musical instrument
  • By pressing down various parts of the tail button, different pitch and tone will start playing
  • Move its mouth and Otamatone will start singing for you

Small Instruments

Another fail-safe gift for music producers are small instruments. You can never have enough of them! You can use them in creative ways in your productions or just fiddle around on them on the go to generate musical ideas and material.

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Ukulele
2031 Reviews
Ukulele
  • Kala Ukulele, known for high-quality instruments, is the most recognized and sought after ukulele brand in the world
  • Kala ukuleles are played by some of the most renowned players around the world including: Twenty One Pilots, Vance Joy, and Zac Brown
  • Kala ukuleles are the instrument of choice for schools - more people learn to play on a Kala than any other ukulele brand
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Zelda Ocarina
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Zelda Ocarina
  • ALL-IN-ONE: Comes with neck-strap cord,a music book,a display stand, and a protective bag
  • WELL-CRAFTED: Beautiful, accurate craftsmanship with tri-force symbol
  • GREAT MATERIAL: Made from kiln-fired ceramic with a beautiful and durable glaze
Melodica
299 Reviews
Melodica
  • Range of over two and one half full octaves for soprano or alto.
  • 32 keys starting with "F" below middle "C"
  • Ideal for beginners as well as professionals
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Kalimba
3 Reviews
Kalimba
  • ♫ Beautiful Sound, Different Kind Of Melody: This Product is Dedicated in Sound Quality - Bright, Perfect Echo and Delay.
  • ♫ Use Top Quality Instrument Wooden Material to Ensure Perfect Effect: [ Kalimba Body:Mahogany Tone Wood] + [ Keys: Carbon Steel ]
  • ♫ Professional 17 Keys, Playing coordination and rythmn together. A traditional instrument originated in Africa, even pluck it can make sweet sound.
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Mouth Harp
106 Reviews
Mouth Harp
  • Master: Pavel Potkin one of the most famous Jew's Harp masters
  • Features: original quality, clear sound, easy to use tool, made in Altai
  • Material: brass, steel, array of cedar, leather cord
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Major C Harmonica
56 Reviews
Major C Harmonica
  • German craftsmanship provides superior response, bendability and tone
  • Precision molded plastic comb for unmatched comfort and durability
  • Recessed reed plates and airtight design for consistently excellent performance
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Who is writing? Dario, a german-born internet citizen, professional music producer, composer, teacher, blogger and internet entrepreneur who likes to help you become a well rounded music producer!

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