Gifts for Music Lovers & Musicians

For the latest newest and recommendations on gifts for musicians and music lovers, you’ve come to the right place! Our music gift ideas will take a look at the latest music product reviews from major brands and help you compare options. Whether you are looking for some excellent sound mixing software, a new amp, or music controls that connect wirelessly to your iPad for easy and casual show management, we’ll tell you if the latest inventions are worth the price of admission or are better off left alone.

CLIPHIT Turns Any Surface Into A Drum Kit (video)

CLIPHIT Turns Any Surface Into A Drum Kit (video)

Drummers will drum on anything that makes a sound. But now they can practice their skills on the go with the CLIPHIT from Korg that clips to any surface to turn it into a practice drum kit. Each of its three clips feature sensors in them that will transform into…
F-Pedals Bring Wireless Power To Analog Guitar Pedals

F-Pedals Bring Wireless Power To Analog Guitar Pedals

In a world of advancing digital technology, most guitarists are, and for good reason, defiantly analog in how they perform. Analog pedals are simply better-designed and offer better sounding effects, and if an analog pedal breaks, it might sound cool. A broken digital pedal sounds like a synth in a…
Every Guitarist Needs The Roadie Tuner

Every Guitarist Needs The Roadie Tuner

Whether you’re actually in a band or play the guitar for fun, you definitely need the Roadie Turner, a new Kickstarter campaign that will tune your guitar quickly and accurately. Touted as the “ultimate guitar tool,” the Roadie Turner will take the guesswork out of tuning your guitar so that it…
Ototo: Turn Anything Into A Musical Instrument

Ototo: Turn Anything Into A Musical Instrument

One of the less noted, but uniquely important, achievements in electronics is how it’s created new frontiers in music while simultaneously making it more accessible. Modern synthesizers allow composers to put an entire orchestra at their fingertips. Ototo, on the other hand, allows you to turn anything at your fingertips…
iRig Blueboard Puts Virtual Pedals At Your Feet

iRig Blueboard Puts Virtual Pedals At Your Feet

One of the challenges of digital music production in the modern day is the fact that everything you’re recording may be digital, but the techniques you want to use can be… decidedly analog. Especially pedals. Which is where IK’s iRig Blueboard comes in. Stomp Box It’s actually a fairly clever…
Firefly LED Guitar Pick Creates a Rhythmic Light Show (video)

Firefly LED Guitar Pick Creates a Rhythmic Light Show (video)

For those guitar players out there, amp up your talent with the Firefly LED Guitar Pick that will create a rhythmic light show that’s synchronized to your tunes as you play it. The Kickstarter campaign is like a portable light show that will enhance any live gigs and make fans swoon…
Gibson Min-ETune Robotically Tunes Your Guitar Instantly, No Hands Necessary (video)

Gibson Min-ETune Robotically Tunes Your Guitar Instantly, No Hands Necessary (video)

Play guitar for any extended period of time, and odds are that you’ll be able to quickly and easily tune it by ear alone.  But tuning your guitar’s strings to a performance worthy level generally requires a roadie or a respectable amount of patience with a tuner.  Unless of course…
Meet the Peavey AT-200, an Electric Guitar That Can Tune Itself (VIDEO)

Meet the Peavey AT-200, an Electric Guitar That Can Tune Itself (VIDEO)

Sick of the tedious, imprecise process of tuning your electric guitar? Check out the new Peavey AT-200, an electric guitar with auto-tune! It features Antares Auto-Tune for Guitar with String Tune and the Solid-Tune intonation system, two technologies that work together to give the guitar perfect pitch. To use the…
V Motion Project (video)

V Motion Project (video)

[GR]YERtJ-5wlhM[/GR] People are getting really creative with the the multi-faceted camera used in the XBox Kinect – a motion capturing technology that’s meant for video games. Both artists and techies have been experimenting with it, with the most interesting project from the folks over at Assembly, a collective of self-labeled…
Star Wars Millenium Falcon Guitar (video)

Star Wars Millenium Falcon Guitar (video)

[GR]83bEEKeoYaI[/GR] Generally speaking, picking up the gold old axe tends to attract the ladies.  But something tells us that this Star Wars inspired guitar will do anything but.  In fact, it might have them running for the closest escape pod, unless of course they’re a Princess Leia impersonator, and even…
Korg nanoKEY2 Review

Korg nanoKEY2 Review

A nice addition to any MIDI setup or to serve as a starting point for anybody with an interest in sound design, the Korg nanoKEY2 takes a considerable step forward from its previous iteration in terms of style. Whereas the first nanoKEY was modeled after the thin, trapezoidal sort of…
iTar: iPad Guitar (video)

iTar: iPad Guitar (video)

Since their inception, the iPad and iPhone have been transformed, thanks to an array of apps, into a variety of instruments.  But despite the touchscreen of these device’s boasting an unparalleled sensitivity not found in other handsets and tablets, they still lack the visceral experience many a musician have come…
Electronic Rock Guitar Bag Incorporates a Playable Guitar

Electronic Rock Guitar Bag Incorporates a Playable Guitar

ThinkGeek is no stranger to musical t-shirts.  And we’re not talking about a piece of clothing that has a bands name printed on it.  No, we’re referring to the t-shirts that actually incorporate a musical instrument, such as a guitar or drums.  We got one a while back, and while…
iPad Piano Hopes To Excel Learning

iPad Piano Hopes To Excel Learning

We have a sneaking suspicion that isn’t the first iPad compatible piano to hit the market, and in all likelihood nor will it be the last. From the minds of Ion Audio comes the Piano Master, a 49-note keyboard complete with midi support.  Includes is a 1/8-inch headphone jack input, speakers, sustain…
Kitara Touchscreen Guitar Now Available For $849 (video)

Kitara Touchscreen Guitar Now Available For $849 (video)

Remember that touchscreen guitar that we showed you last January, the Misa?  Well, you can now preorder the basic version for $849 or the special edition for $2,899.  In addition to a price announcement, they’ve also changed the name to Kitara. Feature wise we’re looking at a multifunction touchscreen, MIDI…
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