Are you looking for a gift for your beloved musician friend or family this holiday season? There are some cool gifts out there right now whether you're looking for a novice or a pro.
1.First up! Don't forget at Venice School of Music you can buy a gift certificate for all types of music lessons ranging from singing, piano, songwriting & even countless workshops. I'm a big fan of any gifts that provide and experience and are "out of the box." (Meaning no waste!)Workshops are great if the person is trying to meet other musicians to jam with too.
2. Second gift I'd recommend is a wireless bluetooth microphone. If you're looking for an adult who likes karaoke or is young,
these bluetooth karaoke mics are for all ages. They are also around $30 which is a reasonable price. They even have reverb and delay! There's no specific brand I recommend- I usually go by the one with the best ratings on sites like Amazon.
3. Next up, I'd buy this midi keyboard controller for any intro or PROFESSIONAL-producer, beat maker, or songwriter.
If you understand the tech talk of music, this keyboard plugs into your computer to make beats/music in your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) but more importantly it comes with a built-in speaker and presets. This means that you can use this to play, maybe tune an instruments, perform a small gigs WITHOUT a computer. That's a very big deal for these small controllers and any type of musician would love this!
4. Last up! If you know someone is ready to start recording their vocals or guitar etc.. they will need an audio interface. In short, these convert analog sound (singing, guitar amp) into digital so the audio will record onto a computer. You can just buy the interface if you'd like (the red box in the picture is a nice one)
or if the person you are buying for has no gear- consider a bundle with a mic stand, cables, microphone & headphones. It's pretty hard to record well without all of these things so take the bundles into consideration.