The final DJ and producer reward information for Christmas 2018

It's essentially the most great time of the yr – whether or not you are treating your self or searching for 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. 

 

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 2018

Evermix 2 | £75
The Evermix MixField 2 turns any telephone right into a recorder with phono enter on one finish and a Lightening cable USB on the opposite. The app even allows you to add straight to Mixcloud, SoundCloud and different social websites. It's additionally helpful for rapidly 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 top quality sound. They additionally fold all the way down to make them good and moveable. 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 occasion going for lower than just a few 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 gear. Not only for venues and golf equipment, these dangerous 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 would possibly not show you how to there. But, it should ensure that they're properly sorted while you're sober sufficient to recollect to take them dwelling. It's additionally obtained a bit of pouch so that you can preserve a headphone adapter, although you may in all probability 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 assorted different sub labels. In truth, the entire Defected retailer has loads of enjoyable stocking fillers for any dance music fan. Glitterbox fan, anybody?

Orofon Concorde Mix needles | £79 every
Whether it is as a spare or an improve, you'll be able to by no means go improper with a set of Concordes from Ortofon. The MKIIs introduced earlier this yr are a sturdy, high-quality choice for any model of music. 

Vinyl cleaning brush | £6
Keep your information 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 obtained a serious replace this yr, and with it got here a welcome value drop. Pick it up now for properly below £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 monitor is as much as you. 

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

 

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 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 packing containers are bloody nice. Be the envy of the lad on the tills in Aldi with their stylish Bag for Life. 

Akai LPK25 | £58
Even if you happen to've already obtained a MIDI keyboard, the LPK25 is such a useful factor to have round for sticking in a bag for a airplane or prepare, or simply bashing out some basslines on the sofa. The motion is not as dangerous as different comparable 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, attempt constructing this mini synth for some candle-lit choral consolation. As AA batteries at the moment are thought-about forex, you might wrestle to show it on, however it's just a few 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 listing of 1000's of producers and music-makers world wide. 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 guide is designed to assist music makers of all talent ranges and kinds to remain artistic 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 strategy to discover out. 

The Secrets of Dance Music Production | £26.90
A complete guide by the blokes behind Attack Magazine, The Secrets of Dance Music Production is packed filled with ideas, strategies and tutorials on tips on how to combine and produce like the professionals. It additionally comes with a load of downloadable content material so you'll be able to 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 must ask 'Where's the drop?' once more. 

 

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 2018

Reloop RP-7000 mkII | £375
This professional turntable obtained rave critiques when it first got here out this yr and is a superb various to a number of the dearer fashions in the marketplace. It's no secret that it is styled on the traditional 1210 so if you happen to, 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 glorious entry-level level into digital DJing for any newbie or afterparty aficionado. Designed for Serato DJ, it is obtained all you want to begin mixing and begin your highway to DJ dominance. 

Sennheiser HD-25s | £110
One of the most well-liked DJ headphones on the market – even when your beloved already has a pair, it is at all times 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 occasion controller. 

Allen & Heath Xone:23C mixer | £299
Allen & Heath's entry-level two channel mixer just lately gained our Tech Award for Best Mixer Under £600. It's half that, in truth and is ideal for anybody who's searching for 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 might double up within the studio. If your funds does 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 selection for any DJ model. They're not dangerous 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 glorious selection for dwelling and DJ use, at a fantastic value. It's even obtained USB for fast ripping of information. Lovely. 

 

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 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 the very best shout for making digital music – improve value is even cheaper so perhaps examine 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 yr 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 inexpensive options for direct management of their Komplete vary. They won't have the flamboyant 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 finest displays round, they usually've lastly been made accessible to these of us on a funds with the brand new T5Vs. Already reeling in rave critiques, these are a fantastic improve choice for each DJ setups and studio periods. 

BEATS Studio 3 Wireless | £299.95
While we're not overly eager on wi-fi within the studio – it may well 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 | £349
iZotope's new unit is a singular multi-track recording resolution. Hidden inside a small moveable gadget is a full studio with guitar and bass amp simulations, results, reverbs and multi-track enhancing, all by way of a telephone or pill gadget. It'll additionally set your ranges for you routinely so you'll be able to simply plug proper in and begin making music. 

Korg Monologue | £205
The mono model of Korg's in style Minilogue, this one even characteristic presets made by Aphex Twin! The sequencer is nice, the sound is superb and it is all pure analogue. A top quality mono choice for a very good value.

Universal Audio Arrow | £400
The least expensive strategy to get UAD plugins into your life, the Arrow is an easy 2-in 2-out interface that comes with some fundamental DSP to get your UAD plugins rolling. They're a number of the finest in the marketplace so if you happen to wanna step up your sport – or need to deal with somebody to subsequent stage 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 traditional 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 the earth that would not profit from just a few 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 if you happen to missed the current Black Friday 50% deal, at simply over £200 it is nonetheless a discount.

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 2018

Pro-ject Primary E | £134
Pro-ject have lengthy been identified for his or her high-quality dwelling listening turntables and the Primary E is an excellent inexpensive strategy 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 resolution. 

Q-Acoustics 3010 speakers | £159
Bookshelf audio system are under-rated, normally as a result of their dimension. But the Q-Acoustics pack a punch and might 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 as of late than just a few years in the past, SONOS are nonetheless a fantastic dwelling audio listening resolution and as you would possibly count on, this may be built-in into an present setup, or chained as you SONOS assortment grows. 

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

Apple HomePod | £279
Although Siri could be the neatest of all our new sensible mates, HomePod's sound is by far the very best of the sensible 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 typically do not reduce it. This moveable digital-to-analogue converter bypasses the Apple (different manufacturers can be found) conversion and takes issues up a notch to offer higher readability and depth to your sound. Excessive for some, very important for others. 

Shanling M0 Media Player | £99
If your higher half remains 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 conveyable lossless music gadget with glorious converters and helps high-quality wi-fi audio transmission by way of 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. 

The ultimate DJ and producer gift guide for Christmas 2018

Pioneer DJ TORAIZ SP-16 | £1,200
Pioneer DJ's dwell sequencing and sampling unit has been one thing of a success – it now could be the central hub behind dwell exhibits and artistic DJ units world wide. The sequencer is tremendous efficient, the built-in samples are actually robust and the power 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 massive splash got here within the type of the SC5000 and the X1000 mixer. Now decreased in value til the tip of the yr – hurry! – it is rapidly changing into an everyday on tech riders the world over for its twin audio outs, quick evaluation and high-quality contact display screen. 

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

Ableton Push 2 | £520
Ableton's much-loved controller – or instrument, as they'd name it – is an excellent versatile and highly-addictive strategy to get essentially the most out of Live, with out your laptop computer. Everything from sequencing, pattern enhancing and macro management is all attainable from the well-built unit. We would not say it is important for Ableton customers, however it'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 would possibly want just a few further arduous 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 would possibly seem to be so much 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 large sub capabilities and an expansive sound – you'd have to actually love somebody to choose these up for them. But, rattling. 

Moog One | £7,799
Moog recently announced their first totally 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 a licensed beast with all the beautiful Moog qualities you'd count on coupled with limitless 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 gained 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 very liquid sound, easy controls and a strong construct, it might appear costly however when you hear it, it will all make sense.