Stocking Stuffers For The 2015 Holiday Season
Radial Engineering USB Pro
Whether you're an engineer working on the go or just love making demos in your bedroom and dumping them over to analog later, you need the right tool for converting your recordings. Radial Engineering's USB Pro is the perfect tool, as it features a USB input and stereo pair of balanced XLR Outputs that allow you to send audio signals through mic pres, consoles and monitors.
Stedman Proscreen XL
Pop filters are a necessity in the studio that often get overlooked, which means having a few extra around can never hurt. Keep your mics and vocal tracks clean with this great stocking stuffer.
Triad-Orbit IO-R Retrofit Quick-Change Coupler
Triad-Orbit has been doing some very interesting things by making it much easier to keep your workflow moving along when changing out mics. From customizable boom, stereo and wall stands to the amazing IO-R Quick-Change Coupler, they've truly thought of everything. The later allows users instant compatability between mic stands, boom arms, mic clips and more, just by adjusting the mounting heads.
Mixing Console Tape
Some see a roll of plain old masking tape, but you see endless possibilities on a recording console. Keep track of your channels with this studio staple and never worry about gunking up your desk with crappy, unremovable tape again.
Audio-Technica ATH-M50x Headphones
The elite minds behind Audio-Technica designs have worked to bring the experience of listening to studio monitors to a pair of headphones. The ATH-M50x Headphones accomplish that by using the M50x driver, which offers up clear, fatigue-free, high-resolution audio. If you receive these as a stocking stuffer, prepare to have your mind blown.
Little Labs Pepper
For guitar players and engineers, the problem of keeping your gear organized during the reamping and interfacing process is always prevalent. Little Labs has helped to solve this issue with the Pepper, their box that acts as a central hub for pro audio and guitar gear. If you'd like to utilize rackmount gear or pedals with your amp rig, this is an ideal tool for you.
Roland Boutique Series JU-06, JX-03 and JP-08
One of the strongest new entries to Roland's lineup of gear is their Boutique Series, which features three recreations of classic synthsizers. Roland has made module versions of the Jupiter-8, Juno-106 and JX-3P that are the size of a book and can be used with any midi controller or slid into the brand's K-25m. Same classic synth sounds, just a smaller size!
Pace iLok Smart Key
Trying to keep track of all of your software and want it stored in one safe place? The Pace iLok Smart Key accomplishes just that by holding all of your software licenses in one convenient USB device. This little beauty can hold up to 500 authorizations!
Voodoo Labs Pedal Power 2 Plus
While powering your pedals is usually never a problem with most power supplies, guarenteeing your sound is balanced and hum-free can prove more troublesome. The Pedal Power 2 Plus from Voodoo Lab provides isolation and an ultra-low noise transformer to ensure your sound is perfect.
Isoacoustics Aperta Speaker Stands
Creating the ideal monitor setting for your studio space is a whole lot easier when your room features Isoacoustics Aperta Speaker Stands. Using the brand's famous floating design, these stands are pleasing for both your eyes and ears, while also being budget-friendly for anyone who might want to give them as a stocking stuffer.