Looking for music gear to give to your special musician but working with a budget? Here are Music Connection's gifts under $1,000 for 2017:
TASCAM DP-32SD 32-track Digital Portastudio
The TASCAM DP-32SD Digital Portastudio packs the flexibility of a fully loaded DAW into one piece of hardware. It records 32 tracks to solid-state media. Up to eight tracks can be recorded at a time through its combination XLR and 1⁄4” combo jacks. Input processing, like compression and limiting, are available during recording, as well as guitar amp simulation and multi-effects for use with the instrument-level input. The included 4GB SD card can be replaced with up to 32GB SCHC media or swapped with other cards between projects.
GIK Acoustics Portable Isolation Booth (PIB)
The GIK Acoustics PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) effectively isolates a vocalist or sound source and removes negative room ambiance, which improves clarity and recording quality. Unfolded it acts as a vocal booth expanding to 6’6” tall x 3’7” wide. Collapsed it can be used as an isolation screen around instruments.
The CVE series offers legendary Cerwin-Vega Sound, advanced DSP technology and features an effective control panel for efficient setup. Access all controls with the push of one button to tailor the sound to your personal taste. Stream audio via Bluetooth in mono or stereo paired mode from any mobile device. The CVE Series is ideal for setups where portability is paramount, or a lightweight, integrated audio solution is essential.
LA Sound Panels’ Skyline Diffuser
Based on the classic BBC formula, LA Sound Panels’ Skyline Diffusers are custom milled from Douglas Fir for a clean, professional look. Easy to mount and highly effective, Skyline Diffusers are important additions to any studio environment.
Roland GO: MIXER
The Roland GO: MIXER is a compact audio mixer for smartphone video production. Compatible with iOS and Android smartphones, GO: MIXER connects digitally via an included cable, providing clear stereo sound. With multiple inputs available, users can connect a mic, musical instruments and media players, and mix them all together live while they shoot. Ultra-portable and simple to use, GO: MIXER is the ideal solution for adding a pro sound touch to social media videos.
Burl Mic Preamp
Based on the API 500 series form factor, the B1 is meant to complement the B2 BOMBER ADC and the B80 MOTHERSHIP and will give you multi-channel pleasure. With the proprietary BX3 input transformer and BX2 output transformer, the B1 MIC PRE delivers warmth with depth and clarity. The B1 gets the best out of any microphone, whether it be dynamic, condenser or ribbon.
iZotope Spire Studio
Spire is a versatile, wireless system that enables songwriters and musicians of all genres to capture, edit and collaborate seamlessly—at home, or on the road. Inspired by the recognition that great music can come from anywhere, iZotope designed Spire to go everywhere.
Mojave Audio MA-50
The MA-50 large-diaphragm transformerless condenser microphone from Mojave Audio is a cardioid mic designed by technical Grammy-winning designer David Royer. It features a 3-micron capsule and a fixed-cardioid polar pattern and can be used in various applications, such as for vocals, voice-overs, broadcast TV, piano, percussion recordings and more. The MA-50 utilizes the same capsule as the MA-200 and MA-201fet microphone, handling the fastest transients with ease up to 140 dB. The Mojave Audio MA-50 large-diaphragm condenser microphone yields results that will appeal to pros and semi-pros alike.