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60 Gifts for Aspiring Musicians

From Portable iPad Docking Mixers to Percussion Writing Tools

— December 22, 2015 — Tech
Regardless of age or musical instrument of choice, gifts for aspiring musicians can come in a wide variety of forms. From portable iPad dock mixers to acoustic recording devices, there are a variety of tech-enabled tools that make at-home recording accessible and cost-efficient.

For anyone experimenting with digital recording equipment, a professional-quality set of headphones is a must. The TMA-1 headphones were born out of a collaboration between Danish audio design company AIAIAI and Los Angeles independent record label Stones Throw and are a high-quality gift option.

The iDrum system is an innovative technology that transforms any tablet or smartphone into a synthesizer. The futuristic and highly portable iDrum system has recording capabilities and allows users to recreate sounds inspired by instruments like guitar, piano and percussion.
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Crowdsourced Music Discovery Tools
Crowdsourced Music Discovery Tools
A Song A Day Sends New Songs Daily Based on Your Favorite Genre
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Retro Computer Microphones
Retro Computer Microphones
The 'Neatmic' is a High-Quality Stylish Computer Microphone
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Colorful Cubic Speakers
Colorful Cubic Speakers
The Sony SRS-X11 is a Miniature Bluetooth Speaker Available in Five Colors
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Electrical Music Kits
Electrical Music Kits
This Musical Science Kit Lets You Learn About Electricity Through Sound
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Handheld Digital Music-Makers
Handheld Digital Music-Makers
'Oval' is a High-Tech Instrument that Plays Acoustic Instruments
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Metronome-Inspired Streaming Devices
Metronome-Inspired Streaming Devices
'Radio Activity' Lets Users Stream Their Music Based on Tempo
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Concert Tour Analytics
Concert Tour Analytics
YouTube's Music Insights Tells Artists Where to Route Their Tours
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App-Controlled Guitarist Tools
App-Controlled Guitarist Tools
The Roadie Tuner is a Health Check for Your Guitar
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Handheld Music-Creating Gadgets
Handheld Music-Creating Gadgets
The Motus Lets You Make Music Without Having to Play An Instrument
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Gesture-Controlled Instruments
Gesture-Controlled Instruments
The Titan Reality Pulse Turns Mid-Air Gestures Into 3D Music
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Music-Synthesizing Plug-Ins
Music-Synthesizing Plug-Ins
The Ototo Music Synthesizer Lets Users Play Any Object
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Custom Bluetooth Earbuds
Custom Bluetooth Earbuds
The Black Kameleon Bluetooth Earbuds by NOIZY BRANDS are Ready to Rock
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Smartwatch DJ Apps
Smartwatch DJ Apps
The Pacemaker Apple Watch Platform Helps Amateurs Make Music
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Digital DJ Controllers
Digital DJ Controllers
The DDJ-WeGO3 Controller Allows DJs to Mix Tracks Directly From Spotify
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Electronica Composer Apps
Electronica Composer Apps
Pepp Groovebox Adds Ease into Music-Making with Sliders and Sequencers
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Musician-Friendly Smartphones
Musician-Friendly Smartphones
The Marshall London Phone Has High-Definition Recording & Playback
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Audio-Broadcasting Lamps
Audio-Broadcasting Lamps
This Sony Lamp Doubles as a Bluetooth Speaker
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Natural Linen Guitars
Natural Linen Guitars
The El Capitan Instrument Design is Made Out of Fabric Composite
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Hands-On DJ Camps
Hands-On DJ Camps
Paul Oakenfold Helps People Learn to DJ in a Camp-Style Setting
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Miniature Desktop Computers
Miniature Desktop Computers
The HP Stream Mini Was Introduced At CES 2015
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Metronomic Musician Wristbands
Metronomic Musician Wristbands
The Soundbrenner Pulse Helps Musicians Keep the Beat
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Miniaturized Musical Instruments
Miniaturized Musical Instruments
This Tiny Violin is Perfect for Miniature Musical Aficionados
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Streamlined Musical Instruments
Streamlined Musical Instruments
A Curvaceous Piano Represents the Soft Sounds of Classical Tunes
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Music-Playing Bluetooth Styluses
Music-Playing Bluetooth Styluses
Play Music or Make Calls While Working with This Bluetooth Stylus
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Educational DJ Platforms
Educational DJ Platforms
The Live-Stream Site and Online Community Focuses on the Decks Not Crowds
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Audience Mood-Sensing Wristbands
Audience Mood-Sensing Wristbands
The SXSW Interactive Experiences are Taking Things Up a Notch
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Seamless Wireless Headphones
Seamless Wireless Headphones
This Music Accessory Headset by Samsung Boasts Perfect Sound Quality
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Booming Subwoofer Backrests
Booming Subwoofer Backrests
The Subpac Tactile Bass Systems Help You Embrace the Bass
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Decor-Inspired Speakers
Decor-Inspired Speakers
The Bang & Olufsen BeoPlay A6 is Expertly Crafted to Musical Perfection
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Portable Stereo Microphones
Portable Stereo Microphones
The iRig Mic Field Converts iOS Devices into Portable Stereo Recorders
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Mobile Music Mixers
Mobile Music Mixers
Pokket Lets Tech Lovers Play the Role of DJ with Its Phone-Friendly Design
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DJ-Approved Headphones
DJ-Approved Headphones
The AIAIAI x Stones Throw TMA-1 Headphones is Timeless and Professional
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Live Streaming Pens
Live Streaming Pens
Hammacher Schlemmer Offers a Writing Utencil that Can Record Video
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Amazing Multi-Instruments
Amazing Multi-Instruments
The Artiphon Instrument 1 Transforms into Your Ideal Musical Device
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Bluetooth-Providing Accessories
Bluetooth-Providing Accessories
The Auris bluMe Adds Bluetooth to Old-School Audio Equipment
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Smart DJ Mixing Boards
Smart DJ Mixing Boards
The 'Mixfader' Device Mixes Sounds by Connecting to Your Smart Devices
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Custom-Fit Earbuds
Custom-Fit Earbuds
These App-Connected Custom Earphones Mold to Each Unique Ear Shape
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Versatile Music Developer Apps
Versatile Music Developer Apps
The Universal Music Player App Lets You Create Develop Apps
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Compact Cylindrical Speakers
Compact Cylindrical Speakers
The Minirig Small Bluetooth Speaker Has a 50-Hour Battery
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Throwback Drum Machines
Throwback Drum Machines
The Akai ‘Rhythm Wolf’ is Inspired by Analog Music Production
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Whimsical Stage Props
Whimsical Stage Props
This Stage Set Features Over-Sized Artwork and Illuminated Neon Lights
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Music-Playing Lighting
Music-Playing Lighting
The LightFreq Smart Light Bulb Has an HD Speaker and Works Like an Intercom
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Percussion Writing Tools
Percussion Writing Tools
Perform Drum Solos During Lunch Breaks With Drumstick Pencils
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Throwback Professional Turntables
Throwback Professional Turntables
The Pioneer PLX-1000 is Made for Old School Disc Jockeys
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Large Tablet Workstations
Large Tablet Workstations
The TStand Tablet Stand is Capable of Holding the iPad Pro
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Mobile Instrument Kits
Mobile Instrument Kits
Dream Cheeky's iDrum Turns Phones into Pianos, Guitars and Drums
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Acoustic Recording Devices
Acoustic Recording Devices
This Guitar Pickup Records Acoustic Instrument Audio onto a Tablet
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Sleek Simple Speakers
Sleek Simple Speakers
The BeoPlay A8 by Bang & Olufsen Promotes Undocked Freedom
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Digital Vinyl Record Players
Digital Vinyl Record Players
The Kontor Back to Vinyl Office Turntable Digitally Plays Records
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Wearable Audio Recorders
Wearable Audio Recorders
This Miniature Recording Device Can Help Users Capture High-Quality Sound
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Wi-Fi Enabled Voice Recorders
Wi-Fi Enabled Voice Recorders
The Olympus DM-901 Voice Recorder Has Wi-Fi Connectivity
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Super Slim Sound Boards
Super Slim Sound Boards
Control Music On-The-Go with This Multifunctional Remote
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Smart Wireless Sound Systems
Smart Wireless Sound Systems
The Musaic Sound System Can Also Control Smart Lighting and Security
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Room-Sizing Speakers
Room-Sizing Speakers
The Sonos Play:5 Measures Your Room to Give Perfect Sound
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Handmade Trunk Turntables
Handmade Trunk Turntables
These Custom Turntables are Made Out of Real Tree Trunks in Seattle
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Musically Shaped Cheese Boards
Musically Shaped Cheese Boards
This Bamboo Set is Sure to Impress Your Guests at Your Next Soiree
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Portable iPad Docking Mixers
Portable iPad Docking Mixers
The 'Mackie' iPad Controlled Mixer Lets You Mix on the Go
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Sound-Enhancing Tablet Speakers
Sound-Enhancing Tablet Speakers
This iPad Speaker is Both Portable and Loud
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Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
Microphone-Equipped Selfie Sticks
The 'Solocam' Helps Journalists Film Videos Without a Crew
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