Slow Magic’s Holiday Gift Guide for Musicians
Written by Slow Magic
Slow Magic on Christmas 1999
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Technivorm Moccamaster KBG 59607 Coffee Brewer ($329)
I’m addicted to black coffee and nothing’s better than a simple and solid coffee maker. This is one of the best drip coffee makers out there. Dream Angel picked the pink color but I really like it too.
Beyerdynamic DT 770 PRO 80 Ohm Studio Headphone ($148.49)
I bought these headphones on a whim while traveling and needing to finish a remix. I’ve been blown away by the quality and comfort of these. I’ve ended up wearing them even when I’m at home working on music.
Propellerhead Reason 10 ($300)
I wouldn’t be where I am today without this DAW. I made the very first Slow Magic songs with Reason and have loved watching it grow and expand over the years. If you are thinking about music production you can try it for free.
Headphone Mount ($9.29)
I’m kind of a nerd in my studio so something like this that can make headphones easy to access is cool to me. Not only is it inexpensive, but it definitely helps your studio feel more organized.
Moog Grandmother Semi-Modular Analog Keyboard Synthesizer
I don’t own one of these (yet), but I’ve spent way too long playing one at Guitar Center and I was blown away. I always expect the best from Moog but this is one of the prettiest sounding synths I’ve touched, and with built in reverb it really is the full package.
Gaff Tape ($16.71)
I also wouldn’t be where I am today without this stuff. If you’ve only ever used Duct tape, using gaff tape will change your life.
KRK Rokit 5 Powered Studio Monitor ($299)
I got these studio monitors soooo long ago when I was just a new music producer. It was one of the best decisions I made when trying to make better sounding music. I sometimes want to get new speakers for aesthetic reasons but I never do because these are so solid.
Rode NT1KIT Cardioid Condenser Microphone ($264)
This is a great mic if you need to record anything at all. I usually work on music “in the box” but sometimes I need to record something “real” and this always gets the job done.
Philips Hue Single Premium Smart Bulb ($39.99)
Adding lighting to my studio really helped me feel like it was a nice space to spend hours in front of a computer. You can even sync the lights to the sound output of your DAW if you want to feel like you are on a stage and not just sitting on a computer.
Arturia MiniLab MkII 25 Slim-Key Controller ($97.88)
If you are new to producing or just want to try it, getting a nice midi keyboard is a great place to start. It’s always helpful to play something instead of just clicking the screen. Arturia makes solid hardware (and software synths if you are looking for better sounds)
TCL 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD TV ($429.99)
I wanted a HUGE monitor so I could see more of what I was doing with Reason and I decided to try out a TV. I was impressed to learn it works pretty well and doesn’t cost nearly as much as a computer monitor of this size would.
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