20 Holiday Gift Ideas on Every Musician’s List for Any Budget

Last Updated on December 23rd, 2019 at 10:21 am

Holiday Gift Ideas

The holidays are coming fast so before everybody gets began with their holiday shopping, it’s time to find (or ask for) that great holiday gift ideas.

There are lots of fascinating music gears out there, it isn’t hard to get overwhelmed by choice.

That’s why we have put together a list of all the ideas for any budget.

When you are not sure what to ask for or give to the music producer in your life, here are 20 perfect holiday gift ideas any artist will love this holiday season.

1. Teenage Engineering’s Pocket Operator synth

The Pocket Operator makes one of great holiday gift ideas because it’s reasonably priced, portable and really a quite good synthesizer. Also, it is super fun!

Pretty much everything Teenage Engineering puts out is a good gift for the aspiring musician, the Pocket Operator is just one example.

Any item from their collection of fun and user-friendly modular synth products is enough to make the musician on your list jump for joy.

Pocket Operator – $59 USD 

2. Really nice guitar strings

Guitar strings break and they are pretty costly to replace again and again.

There is no guitarist out there who cannot put a pack of premium guitar strings to use.

There’s plenty of premium strings out there, however, Elixir is one brand that gives a bunch of higher quality guitar strings that any guitarist in your life is sure to appreciate!

Elixir – Starting at around $10 USD

3. A LANDR Pro mastering account

Mastering is a vital part of the music production process. No song is completed till it is mastered.

LANDR removes the cost and time it takes to get a track mastered with its AI-based mastering tool.

Give the artist in your life the ability to create high-quality tracks that shine with a yearly unlimited mastering subscription for 2020.

Yearly LANDR Pro Mastering and Distribution Account –  $223 USD (With coupon TRACKFRIDAY35)

4. Output’s Platform music production desk

For the serious music producer staying organized is key for maintaining a productive workflow.

Sometimes something as simple as the furniture you utilize in the home studio could have a positive or negative impact on productivity.

Output’s Platform music production desk is the perfect method to stay productive, organized and inspired in the studio.

The desk is designed by and for music producers and features optimal space for keyboards, monitors, speakers, MIDI tools and more!

Output Platform – $549 USD

5. Universal Audio’s Apollo Twin X audio interface

Recording sound into your DAW is not possible with no digital audio interface.

There are all types of audio interfaces out there, however, having a high-quality one could enhance recording quality everywhere throughout your workflow.

With a broad range of configuration and connectivity options, real-time UAD Console environment, Unison preamp modeling, and industry-standard UAD-2 plugins, Apollo is the interface to beat for features and performance.

It even doubles as a mic pre-amp and features speedy Apple Thunderbolt 3 connectors for iOS.

Apollo Twin X – $899 USD

6. The Drum Caddy

Drummers are consistently losing or breaking their sticks when playing their instruments.

In the practice room this may not be a big deal, however, live it could be a disaster.

The drum caddy a convenient method to solve this problem with its cup holder-like receptacle for drum sticks that simply attaches to any drum hardware.

It is a good stocking stuffer idea for any drummer out there.

Drum Caddy – $22 USD

7. Ableton Push 2

Ableton is the DAW of choice for a lot of music producers, particularly beatmakers and DJs.

Ableton Push is a great MIDI controller companion for any Ableton user, it makes Ableton that much more fun and simple to use.

In 2020 improve somebody’s creativity with the perfect MIDI controller for Ableton.

Ableton Push 2 with Ableton 10 Live Intro –  $799 USD

8. Any guitar pedal from this sale

I have never met a guitar player who does not love a new pedal.

There are so many to choose from, it is difficult to pick just one.

However, with the holiday season coming up there are lots of good guitar pedal sales.

Remembering who you’re buying for, pick out a cool guitar pedal and give somebody a new range of sounds to play with!

Guitar pedals on Reverb – Starting at $20USD

9. The Lethal Audio Synthesizer Plugin

Lethal is a great synthesizer plugin for any music producer out there.

It gives lots of options to make cool and modern sounds for any genre.

Best of all, you do not have to pay for it entirely right now. You could rent-to-own the plugin and pay for it monthly over time with LANDR rent-to-own plugins.

Try Lethal for free today and dive into more than 3000 presets and drum samples.

Lethal Audio Synthesizer – Rent-to-Own for $9.99 USD per month for 20 months

10. Music lessons

Giving somebody the chance to get better at their instrument or learn a new one is a powerful and life-changing present.

Whether it is through an app or with a private instructor, a batch of music classes is a superb present for an aspiring musician.

Music lessons – varying prices

11. Behringer’s WASP Deluxe hybrid synth

Behringer is putting out some fairly cool yet affordable synth products these days.

In case you are looking for a versatile present for an electronic music producer, the WASP Deluxe is a perfect choice!

It is fun to use and since it is a hybrid synth it could easily connect to both a computer and analog speakers.

Wasp Deluxe Synth – $299 USD

12. Roland’s TR-08 drum machine

The TR-08 is a compact take on the TR-808 drum machine that took the world by storm in the 80s.

It’s highly sought after because it is such a useful tool for any creator out there. This groove box is absolutely delighted any musical artist in your life.

Roland TR-08 –  $299 USD

13. Zildjian’s Crash Cymbal of Doom

I’m a bit of biased here, however, I feel Zildjian’s Crash Cymbal of Doom is one of the coolest cymbals out there.

While this cymbal definitely comes off my wishlist, lots of drummers are turning towards this cymbal for its complicated sound and explosive quality.

Zildjian Crash Cymbal of Doom – 310$ USD

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14. Alesis’ Nitro Mesh Kit

Whether you are learning or are looking for a quieter method to practice drums, the Alesis’ Nitro Mesh Kit is the best quality and value on the electronic drum market.

At an affordable price, it gives a complete mesh kit that closely simulates the feeling of an actual drumset.

It is a good choice for anybody that desires to learn or practice drums quietly.

Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit – $379 USD

15. Fender’s Mustang GT40

The Mustang GT40 is a good amp for a newbie guitarist and a great option for anybody who desires a modern amp to back up their existing amp setup.

Fender’s Mustang series is special because they digitally simulate lots of the world’s most sought after amp sounds.

These amps are both reasonably priced and versatile and represent a good option for any guitarist or aspiring musician in your life.

Fender Mustang GT40 – $299 USD

16. 1000 LANDR Samples credits

Clearance and copyright law have made sampling music a bit complicated.

Fortunately, LANDR samples make it possible for creators to make tracks without anything to worry about.

LANDR’s extensive database of over 1,000,000 cleared and royalty-free samples give artists any sound they can possibly need to make that great track.

Give a music producer 1000 LANDR sample credits today and help somebody make a new hit!

1000 LANDR Sample credits – $49 USD

17. Glo the Polyphonic Whale by Phonicbloom

That is one cool little synthesizer toy that’s great for all ages and produces an unending variety of cool and fascinating sounds.

The whale-shaped device uses a microphone that synthesizes surrounding noises into beautiful ambient sounds.

It makes for a good present to anybody excited about making cool, psychedelic, and even meditative sounds.

Glo the Polyphonic Whale – $150 USD

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18. The Arturia Microlab

This low-cost MIDI keyboard is the proper starter equipment for anybody who desires to get into music manufacturing.

It comes with everything you should get began with making beats, electronic music, and more!

Plus the keyboard easily maps and integrates with the included BitWig recording and music production software platform.

Arturia Microlab – $89 USD

19. Audio Technica’s AT4040 condenser mic

For the bedroom producer, I recommend getting Audio Technica’s relatively affordable AT4040 condenser mic.

A condenser mic gives a great deal of versatility for recording vocals, drums, guitar, or any other instrument.

When it comes to microphones, it’s all you should get began with making music.

Audio Technica AT4040 – $249 USD

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20. Two Notes’ Torpedo Captor amp attenuator

Getting quality recording tone out of a loud amp, where loud amps are not welcome isn’t simple without a good amp attenuator.

Two Notes’ Torpedo Captor is one of great holiday gift ideas for capturing the full tone of any tube amp without creating any noise at all.

Just plug it into your digital audio interface and record the amp’s signal directly into your daw!

Two Notes’ Torpedo Captor – $269 USD

Holiday Gift Ideas

It’s the thought that counts

New gear is always great to have, however, the holidays are not just about buying presents and getting what you need.

Keep in mind, the point of having all this music gear is to express yourself, create art and share it with the world.

Spending time with somebody near you, helping somebody create, or sharing something you created is usually the most valuable Holiday Gift Ideas you could give this holiday season.

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