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Gifts Under a Grand 2021

Mackie MP-460 In-Ear Monitors $499.99

With Mackie MP-460 quad balanced armature in-ear monitors, youll hear your monitor mix with true clarity, helping you perform better and with more confidence. And thanks to their ergonomic design, MP-460 in-ear monitors offer 40dB of passive isolation for a noise-free experience. Complete with a durable internally-braided cable—detachable for easy management and replacement.


AKG Lyra USB Mic $155

The AKG Lyra Microphone is a USB microphone system great for bloggers, live streaming, podcasters, voice over artists, and for recording vocals and musical instruments. Using AKG’s Adaptive Capsule Array, you may switch between four different microphone mode/configurations possible with four condenser capsules inside.

Martin Acoustic D JR-10E StreetMaster $699

The Martin D Jr-10E is a stellar junior-sized guitar and features a solid Sitka spruce top with sapele back and sides—an outstanding tonewood pairing that delivers warm, rich acoustic tone across the entire frequency spectrum. And when youre ready to plug in, onboard Fishman Sonitone electronics deliver stellar amplified acoustic tone.


KRK Classic Studio Monitors $300-$500 per pair

KRK’s Classic Series of powered studio monitors defaults to a new flat frequency solution toward more critical listening and more accurate mixes. With the option to engage the +2 dB KRK Bass Boost, the Classic Series provides the enhanced bass response and sound that music creators around the world have loved for years. All Classic Series models deliver natural, balanced response with low distortion and superior stereo imaging.

Casio Privia PX-S1100 Keyboard $649.99

The PX-S1100 evokes a high-end acoustic grand, with a modern design thats not much larger than the keys themselves. The touch sensor controls are revealed only after the power button is pressed and are easy to see in any lighting. The PX-S1100 is loaded with 18 onboard Tones, including a stereo grand piano.

Jackson JS Series Rhoads Ziricote JS42T Limited-Edition Electric Guitar $499.99

The Jackson JS32T Rhoads solidbody electric guitar gives you instant attitude—sonically and visually. The affordable JS32T Rhoads serves up thick, snarling tone and prodigious sustain —courtesy of its resonant, lightweight poplar body, string-through-body tail, and two toasty humbuckers. Down low, your fretting hand will appreciate the 12" radius that keeps things nice and comfortable for natural, relaxed chord work.

PreSonus FaderPort 8 8-channel Production Controller $599.95

This 8-fader control surface features 100mm motorized, touch-sensitive faders that handle effortlessly and follow automation precisely. Channel controls include all the standards, such as level, pan, solo, mute, and record arm, and a full set of digital scribble strip displays also help to keep you on track. The FaderPort 8 has native support for PreSonus Studio One, and support for HUI and Mackie Control Universal protocols, which means you can use it with virtually any DAW software. Gain hands-on control over your production software.

Simmons SD1250 Electronic Drum Kit $919.99  

Master your craft with the Simmons SD1250 six-piece electronic drum kit. The SD1250 includes a mesh kick drum, 12" snare and four toms. Housed in a distinctive drum shell design, the snare features a rimshot sensor and includes its own stand to get the angle just right. Each of the four toms are dual-zone to easily trigger alternate voices, while each dual-layered mesh pad is tension-adjustable to accommodate for player preference. The SD1250 features a custom sound library containing 750 sounds. These include a wide collection of drums, world percussion and vintage electronic drums for additional creative inspiration. 

Audio-Technica Introduces AT2040 Hypercardioid Dynamic Podcast Microphone $99

Audio-Technica’s AT2040 brings professional broadcast-quality sound with exceptional vocal reproduction to podcasters and other content creators at an affordable price point. Featuring a stylish all-metal construction, the AT2040 excels at isolated/up-close vocal reproduction and rejection of unwanted room noise due to its tight hypercardioid polar pattern, ensuring professional-quality podcasts. 

Gauge Mic Locker Plug-In $49 ($99 MSRP)

Gauge MIC Locker Plug-In, which quickly and easily enhances the sound of any track by adding the tone and character of the worlds most iconic and desirable microphones, with stunning results. Mic Locker is incredibly simple and easy to use.  Just insert it on an audio track, select a classic microphone, and adjust the slider to your taste. This is a recording and voiceover artists dream.

Roland Blues Cube Hot 60-watt 1x12” Combo Amp $799.99

The reinvented Roland Blues Cube Stage combo guitar amplifier delivers vintage-flavored tube tone and response in a gig-ready package. Rolands Tube Logic circuitry reproduces every stage of a tweed-era amplifier from preamp to power amp to speaker output. This 2-channel amp offers a large tonal palette and a variable power output, so youll be ready for any gig. The versatile and powerful Roland Blues Cube Stage combo amplifier delivers vintage tube tone and the touch response you want from an amplifier.

Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2 $299

The original Fly Rig, introduced in 2014, was a true game-changer for players in all categories. Not just a multi-effects unit, the all-analog SansAmp technology enables any Tech 21 Fly Rig to be an actual “rig.” Run directly into DAWs, mixers/PA systems, or with an existing amp. The Fly Rig 5 v2 features a SansAmp Section with the tonality of the Blonde Character Series pedal, which can get nice and dirty by using the Drive control, the Boost function, or the Plexi/Cali section. Or all three. Each method achieves different tones. Other features include 3-band EQ, switchable Tap Tempo Delay; independent reverb; effect loop, chromatic tuner, and XLR Output.

Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre USB-C Audio Interface $699.99

Focusrites Clarett+ 4Pre 18-in/8-out audio interface is a powerful foundation for your studio or mobile recording rig. It sports four great-sounding Clarett+ microphone preamplifiers, upgraded conversion, an outstanding dynamic range, and ultra-fast, low-latency performance enabled by USB-C. The magic of the Clarett+ 4Pre starts as soon as you plug your microphones in—the mic preamps feature Focusrites switchable Air effect, which switches in an analog model of Focusrites classic ISA transformer-based mic pre. With flexible connectivity including analog and S/PDIF I/O, the Focusrite Clarett+ 4Pre is ready to integrate into virtually any recording rig.

Nugen Audio’s Paragon ST Mono/Stereo Convolution Reverb $299

Paragon ST is a true convolution reverb with the flexibility and control of a classic algorithmic reverb. The updated ST is full of new controls for music producers, including modulation, stereo width and more. Via re-synthesis, Paragon ST offers full control of the decay, room size and brightness of reverbs modelled on recordings of real spaces. 

Baby Audio TAIP AI-Powered Tape Emulation Plug-in $69

Tape recordings have a musical quality that digital mixes often lack. TAIP brings this quality into your DAW. It will add some authentic analog heat to your tracks, without the need to route any audio outside the box. AI-powered algorithm, giving you the true warmth and behavior of analog tape. The result is a truly faithful tape emulation that’s intuitive and creative in use—with some added features to accommodate a modern workflow. 

Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass $824.99

The Fender Aerodyne Jazz Bass is something completely different. Cutting-edge bass players looking for a high-performance and lightweight bass with a strikingly different appearance will flip over the Aerodyne Jazz Bass. This is a special edition Jazz Bass featuring a bound basswood body with a new unique carved top, a maple neck with rosewood fingerboard and matching painted headstock. The Aerodyne Jazz Bass is loaded with a Precision/Jazz Bass pickup combination and rear routed/top mounted controls with no pickguard.