DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

It's probably the most fantastic time of the 12 months – whether or not you are treating your self or in search of the right reward for another person, we have got you coated. From £6 to over £10ok, that is the last word reward information for DJs and producers. Dig in. 

 

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Evermix 2 | £75
The Evermix MixBox 2 turns any cellphone right into a recorder with phono enter on one finish and a Lightening cable USB on the opposite. The app even permits you to add straight to Mixcloud, SoundCloud and different social websites. It's additionally helpful for shortly digitising vinyl. 

Numark DJGO2 | $79
A WYSIWYG sort DJ controller – will not be filling the cubicles of superclubs any time quickly however a practical unit for mixing on the go, or whipping out at after events. 

Pioneer DJ HDJ-500 | £79
Pioneer DJ's entry level into the HDJ vary are a top quality, well-built headphone, with extendable cable and prime quality sound. They additionally fold all the way down to make them good and transportable. You can by no means have sufficient headphones, proper?

Gear4Music Mini Strobe | £Eight.99
It's 7am, the solar is developing, however this little strobe will preserve the celebration going for lower than a couple of cans of Red Stripe. 

Decksaver | £Various
Protect your well-earned wares with Decksavers tremendous sturdy, custom-sized covers for every type of DJ and studio tools. Not only for venues and golf equipment, these unhealthy boys will preserve your wanting model new for years. 

UDG Creator DIGI Hard Case | £15.99
If you've got ever forgotten a USB stick in a CDJ, properly, this may not make it easier to there. But, it'll be sure they're properly sorted whenever you're sober sufficient to recollect to take them residence. It's additionally bought a little bit pouch so that you can preserve a headphone adapter, although you may most likely lose that too will not you? 

Defected / Glitterbox / Classic slipmats | £15
Deck out your decks with these Defected slipmats, in addition to Classic and the varied different sub labels. In truth, the entire Defected retailer has loads of enjoyable stocking fillers for any dance music fan. Glitterbox fan, anybody?

Vinyl cleaning brush | £6
Keep your data mud and static free with this useful brush. Perfect for the Discogs addict in your life. 

Traktor Pro 3 | £75
Native Instruments' ultra-popular DJ software program lastly bought a serious replace this 12 months, and with it got here a welcome worth drop. Pick it up now for properly underneath £100. 

Vinyl Alphabet Organiser | £9
Keep your assortment in easy-to-find form with these useful alphabetic playing cards – whether or not its by label, style, artist or observe is as much as you. 

After the Disco scented candle | £34
The putrid musk of the afterparty is well averted with this scented candle, particularly designed to wind down into post-disco decadence. 

 

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Moog Merch | $Various
Moog have lengthy reigned as one of many coolest corporations in music, largely as a result of their synths and results containers are bloody nice. Be the envy of the lad on the tills in Aldi with their elegant Bag for Life. 

Akai LPK25 | £58
Even when you've already bought a MIDI keyboard, the LPK25 is such a useful factor to have round for sticking in a bag for a aircraft or practice, or simply bashing out some basslines on the sofa. The motion is not as unhealthy as different related sized keyboards neither. 

Haynes Electronic Synth Guide | £25
The Haynes annual used to run the UK and can little doubt reign once more when candy Brexit turns into a actuality. Once you are bored of canned meals, strive constructing this mini synth for some candle-lit choral consolation. As AA batteries are actually thought-about forex, it's possible you'll battle to show it on, but it surely's a couple of hours wasted eh?

Teenage Engineering Pocket Operators | £75
Teenage Engineering are a few of Sweden's best creatives, their OP-1 synth nonetheless on the buying record of hundreds of producers and music-makers around the globe. Get in on the quirky motion with their Pocket Operators that come within the type of bass synths, drum machines, lead synths and extra. 

Creative Strategies for Electronic Music | €25
Created by Dennis De Santis, this e book is designed to assist music makers of all ability ranges and kinds to remain inventive within the studio and keep away from author's block. Though it was designed for Ableton, it is for customers of all softwares and devices. 

G-Force Vintage Synth Top Trumps | £6.95
Who will win when a Pro-One takes on a DX7? There's just one very particular solution to discover out. 

The Secrets of Dance Music Production | £26.90
A complete e book by the blokes behind Attack Magazine, The Secrets of Dance Music Production is packed stuffed with suggestions, strategies and tutorials on the right way to combine and produce like the professionals. It additionally comes with a load of downloadable content material so you possibly can play alongside. 

Personalised soundwave print | from £13.50
Get the visible model of your favorite dancefloor banger printed up as a poster with this quirky idea. Perfect for some studio inspiration – you may by no means have to ask 'Where's the drop?' once more. 

 

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Reloop RP-7000 mkII | £375
This professional turntable bought rave opinions when it first got here out this 12 months and is a good various to a number of the dearer fashions available on the market. It's no secret that it is styled on the basic 1210 so when you, your son or daughter or different half are on the look out for a strong turntable, it is a fantastic shout. 

Numark Mixtrack Pro 3 | £179
An wonderful entry-level level into digital DJing for any newbie or afterparty aficionado. Designed for Serato DJ, it is bought all you could begin mixing and begin your highway to DJ dominance. 

Sennheiser HD-25s | £110
One of the preferred DJ headphones on the market – even when the one you love already has a pair, it is all the time useful to have a spare. 

Traktor Kontrol S2 MK3 | £229
The newest model of Traktor Kontrol S2 strips it again to the naked minimal, providing two-channel management and new Mixer FX management per channel. A luxurious home celebration controller. 

Allen & Heath Xone:23C mixer | £299
Allen & Heath's entry-level two channel mixer lately received our Tech Award for Best Mixer Under £600. It's half that, in reality and is ideal for anybody who's in search of high quality audio and easy options. No FX, however aside from that it is a fantastic choice. 

KRK Rokit 6 Monitors | £300
The yellow cones of KRK are a house DJ setup staple – bassy, tight and loud, the Rokit 6s are a strong choice and may double up within the studio. If your price range would not stretch, even the 5s and 4s will principally do the job. 

Serato DJ Suite | $299
Serato's newest software program replace introduced with it DJ Suite. Having eliminated the necessity for exterior with this newest model, the long-running DJ software program continues to evolve. 

AIAIAI TMA-DJ headphones | £139
AIAIAI got here into the market with a storm at launch, and proceed to evolve – these TMA-DJs are a top quality alternative for any DJ model. They're not unhealthy for making music both, although the TMA-Studios could be a fair higher shout for that. 

Pioneer DJ PLX-500 | £229
A less expensive various to Pioneer DJ's Technics clone PLX-1000. An wonderful alternative for residence and DJ use, at a fantastic worth. It's even bought USB for fast ripping of data. Lovely. 

 

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Ableton Live 10 | £349
Live 10 noticed the behemoth DAW come of age, with refined plugins and extra professional options added. It's nonetheless arguably one of the best shout for making digital music – improve worth is even cheaper so perhaps test first with the particular person you are shopping for for what model they're on. 

Akai FL Fire | £175
The first and solely devoted controller for FL Studio was launched earlier this 12 months from Akai. It's a tidy unit with built-in sequencer management and assignable knobs. For the Fruity amongst us. 

NI Komplete Kontrol A49 | £189
Having launched their uber fancy Komplete Kontrol S-Series keyboards in 2017, NI have launched some reasonably priced options for direct management of their Komplete vary. They may not have the flowery gentle information or screens however they nonetheless auto-map to all issues NI. 

ADAM T5V monitors | £290
ADAM have lengthy been hailed as a number of the greatest displays round, and so they've lastly been made obtainable to these of us on a price range with the brand new T5Vs. Already reeling in rave opinions, these are a fantastic improve choice for each DJ setups and studio classes. 

BEATS Studio 3 Wireless | £299.95
While we're not overly eager on wi-fi within the studio – it could actually usually introduce latency and high quality points – Apple's BEATS boast noise cancelling expertise in addition to the W1 chip for higher Bluetooth stability. There's additionally Siri performance to reply calls and skip tracks in addition to 'real-time audio calibration to protect a premium listening expertise'. Fancy.  

iZotope Spire Studio | £290
iZotope's new unit is a singular multi-track recording answer. Hidden inside a small transportable machine is a full studio with guitar and bass amp simulations, results, reverbs and multi-track modifying, all through a cellphone or pill machine. It'll additionally set your ranges for you routinely so you possibly can simply plug proper in and begin making music. 

Korg Monologue | £205
The mono model of Korg's widespread Minilogue, this one even function presets made by Aphex Twin! The sequencer is nice, the sound is great and it is all pure analogue. A high quality mono choice for worth.

Universal Audio Arrow | £400
The least expensive solution to get UAD plugins into your life, the Arrow is a straightforward 2-in 2-out interface that comes with some primary DSP to get your UAD plugins rolling. They're a number of the greatest available on the market so when you wanna step up your sport – or wish to deal with somebody to subsequent degree high quality – that is the place you begin. 

Arturia Microbrute | £229
Arturia hit a homerun with the Minibrute, and that is the smaller however no much less feisty various. With some further patch factors for menacing modulation, do not let the scale idiot you – this factor is a beast. 

Roland Boutique series | from £295
Re-creating every little thing from the basic D50 and Jupiter-Eight to the 808, 909 and SH-101, Roland have revived their retro catalogue and made them a lot smaller within the course of. There's no studio on this planet that would not profit from a couple of of those. 

Arturia V Collection | £215
Arturia's mammoth software program assortment continues to develop – this a one-stop store for digital studio synth options. Even when you missed the current Black Friday 50% deal, at simply over £200 it is nonetheless a discount.

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Pro-ject Primary E | £134
Pro-ject have lengthy been recognized for his or her high-quality residence listening turntables and the Primary E is a brilliant reasonably priced solution to get onto the Pro-ject ladder. There's no pitch faders right here so do not count on to be mixing any tracks, however as a listening turntable, it is a prime answer. 

Q-Acoustics 3010 speakers | £159
Bookshelf audio system are under-rated, often as a result of their measurement. But the Q-Acoustics pack a punch and may sit flush in your cabinets or desktop with minimal fuss. A large ranging sound makes them appropriate for all music sorts. 

SONOS One Speaker | £199
Enter the SONOS realm for under 200 bucks with the One speaker. Although they have much more competitors today than a couple of years in the past, SONOS are nonetheless a fantastic residence audio listening answer and as you may count on, this may be built-in into an present setup, or chained as you SONOS assortment grows. 

UrbanEars Stammen | £219
A versatile speaker answer with DAB radio, WiFi connectivity, bluetooth and aux inputs in addition to a useful app to manage all of it remotely. Hey, the sound ain't unhealthy both. 

Apple HomePod | £279
Although Siri is likely to be the neatest of all our new good pals, HomePod's sound is by far one of the best of the good speaker crew. You pay the value for it, however you hear it within the high quality. 

Audioquest Dragonfly DAC | £169  
For cellular producers or fussy audiophiles, the iPhone and laptop computer converters generally do not minimize it. This transportable digital-to-analogue converter bypasses the Apple (different manufacturers can be found) conversion and takes issues up a notch to present higher readability and depth to your sound. Excessive for some, important for others. 

Shanling M0 Media Player | £99
If your higher half continues to be on a 3310 and leans in the direction of the audiophile spectrum (area of interest, we all know), the Shanling M0 might be for them. It's a transportable lossless music machine with wonderful converters and helps high-quality wi-fi audio transmission through Bluetooth aptX. If you've got ever zoned out listening to them speak about constancy, this could preserve them occupied whilst you and the household get your new Alexa to inform jokes. 

DJ Mag Tech Gift Guide 2018

Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16 | £1,200
Pioneer DJ's dwell sequencing and sampling unit has been one thing of successful – it now's the central hub behind dwell reveals and artistic DJ units around the globe. The sequencer is tremendous efficient, the built-in samples are actually robust and the flexibility to sync it with a CDJ or Pro Link-compatible unit is the cherry on prime. Great within the studio, too. 

Denon DJ SC5000 Prime | £1,zero99
Those cheeky upstarts at Denon DJ proceed to make waves with their Prime vary – the primary large splash got here within the type of the SC5000 and the X1000 mixer. Now lowered in worth til the top of the 12 months – hurry! – it is shortly changing into an everyday on tech riders the world over for its twin audio outs, quick evaluation and high-quality contact display. 

RANE Seventy Two Battle Mixer | £1,570
Turntablists and battle DJs are falling in love with the Seventy Two and it is not exhausting to see why. With a great deal of efficiency pads and a flowery contact display, you will not want to have a look at the laptop computer display once more. 

Ableton Push 2 | £520
Ableton's much-loved controller – or instrument, as they'd name it – is a brilliant versatile and highly-addictive solution to get probably the most out of Live, with out taking a look at your laptop computer. Everything from sequencing, pattern modifying and macro management is all potential from the well-built unit. We would not say it is vital for Ableton customers, but it surely's shut. 

NI Komplete 12 Ultimate | £1,279
Native Instruments' uber bundle is a producer's dream, that includes every little thing from a multi-sampled Nils Fraham piano to full variations of Kontakt, Reaktor, Massive, mixing instruments, enlargement packs, samples and far, a lot, (a lot) extra. You may want a couple of further exhausting drives, however after getting this, you are unlikely to ever want anything. 

Akai MPC X | £1,899
Akai Pro's newest flagship MPC is a studio in a field, with no laptop computer in sight. Capable of making entire tracks from scratch in addition to sending MIDI, recording audio, sampling and far more, it is a becoming replace to the legendary line of music manufacturing centres. 

Barefoot Audio MM27 | £10,995
Well, if we're gonna dream why not stick these in right here? Ten grand may look like quite a bit for a pair of audio system however they're the centre piece of the studio for artists and producers like Boys Noize, Butch Vig and P Diddy. A splendidly rounded speaker with big sub capabilities and an expansive sound – you'd have to actually love somebody to select these up for them. But, rattling. 

Moog One | £7,799
Moog recently announced their first absolutely poly synth the Moog One to very large acclaim and pleasure – till we noticed the value. That's the price of high quality although. It's an authorized beast with all the stunning Moog qualities you'd count on coupled with countless sound shaping management. We need One. 

Allen & Heath Xone:96 | £1,599
The latest update to A&H's somewhat-standard the Xone:92, the :96 provides new saturation management, provides twin USB and a three.5mm audio sync output for utilizing the unit with any appropriate clock. It's so good, it received our Best Club Mixer a the DJ Mag Tech Awards 2018. 

MasterSounds Radius 4V | £1,985
A favorite of the DJ Mag squad, MasterSounds have gone for model and substance of their newest rotary mixer. A really liquid sound, easy controls and a strong construct, it might appear costly however when you hear it, it's going to all make sense.