With Christmas and the holidays right around the corner, it's often one of the most stressful times of the year. While it may seem like a complete headache to find gifts (especially last minute) for your loved ones, here's a list of the 15 Best Gifts for Music Producers in 2018!
Don't worry, we got you covered this holiday season.
14 Best Gifts for Music Producers 2018
1. External Hard Drive
You may have had that dreadful moment when all of a sudden your computer crashes and you've instantaneously lost all of the hours of music that you've been working on for the past year. Wouldn't it have just been easier to back up all of your music to an external hard drive and not have to worry about your computer crashing?
For an all around great external hard drive, consider the Seagate Expansion 4TB Portable External Hard Drive with more than 10,000+ reviews.
2. Online Storage
The rule I always have is to backup my computer and audio files in three places. Number one being your physical computer, number two being an external hard drive, and number three being online storage using Google Drive, Dropbox, or iCloud.
3. Loops and Sounds
Get the one gift that they will really love, which is a membership to Splice.com. Splice offers over 2 million sounds to choose from at just $7.99 per month.
A good pair of headphones really can change the game for music producers. Whether they are recording or just listening to music, a good pair of headphones can be a game changer. Take a look at the Audio Technica ATH-M30x for $59.
5. Spotify Marketing Course
The Spotify Marketing Course is essential for any music producer wanting to learn more about how to upload their music to Spotify and how to optimize their profiles the best they can. Learn about playlisting, what kind of songs to release and more. Learn more about the course HERE.
6. Studio Monitors
One of the most important aspects of a home studio is having amazing speakers. Unlike regular speakers though, studio monitors are setup to the tune of a music producer. Check out some entry-level speakers at just $258 for two speakers with the JBL 305P Mkll or the pricier PreSonus Sceptre S8s at $599 per speaker.
7. SubPac M2X
The SubPac is one of the most unique items on this list. The wearable M2X is perfect for listening to your favourite music, monitoring the low end in the DJ booth without hurting your ears, or for making your on-the-move listening experiences much more immersive. Check out the M2X for $349 here.
8. Condenser Microphone
If your music producer ever plans on starting a podcast or doing any kind of speaking, I highly recommend the Audio-Technica AT2020USB+ for $129.
9. Philips Color Ambiance LightStrip
Every music producer wants the home studio to look top notch. After watching how this guy turned his apartment into a completely smart home, I was convinced to put in the Philips Huge White and Color Ambiance LightStrip for $69 into my studio and setup a number of different automations using IFTTT or Zapier.
10. Monitor Speaker Stands
If you've purchased expensive monitors, you don't necessarily want these monitors up against a wall. Instead, it's best to have the monitors placed on stands that are ear level to where you sit. You can't go wrong with these VideoSecu 2 Heavy Duty mounts for $39.
11. Dual Monitor
Life is just better when you have multiple monitors to work off of. If you want your music producer to have a much more enjoyable time producing music, consider buying them a second monitor. Here's a great deal on a 27″ Acer for $153.
12. Dual Monitor Stand
Considering that you've opted for the dual monitors, now you'll want to find a stand to support the monitors. While there's quite a bit of different setups, I went with the VIVO Dual Monitor Desk Mount Stand for only $29.
13. Computer Chair
Your music producer most likely lives in their computer chair. Why not invest the money in a nice chair that they will get the most use out of. This ergonomic ELECWISH chair even has a retractable footrest and lumbar support.
14. Stand Up Desk
If the music producer plans on spending a lot of time producing, a nice ergonomic chair is nice, but also the option to stand and stretch out the legs is an essential aspect. Consider the Varidesk 49900 for $395.