Published on December 2nd, 2016 | by Mr No Hands
5 Musically Inspired Presents for Sound Junkies
Right about yesterday, the panic of shopping for Christmas began to set in. With the pre-Christmas sales now over, hordes of buyers across the land are scouring the shops for that extra special gift, and endless debates are ongoing about whether or not this is the right gift for them.
So, here’s some of our unique favourites suitable for everyone’s wish list:
IRig Mix- Android & IoS DJ Mixer- £99
The life of a DJ is rarely one that allows for a lot of time to sit down. Ever in the hunt for the next set, this convenient gadget enables them to piece together their masterpieces whilst on the move.
Capable of charging itself via a standard laptop, the mixer itself includes slots for headphones, a microphone, and pair of stereo inputs. Functionality and artistry at their finest.
DJ Mouse (£55 by DJ Tech)
How comes gamers get all the great PC hardware? With the DJ Mouse by DJ Tech, Musicians now have access to awesome point-and-click peripherals too.
Designed with music-makers in mind, the DJ Mouse can perform all the regular functions of a normal PC mouse, but with the added feature of a jog wheel, DJ’s can now mix, fade, scratch & rewind songs directly from the PC (Selecta!).
Stop Smoking – Start Vaping (Kit- approx. £30)
For many on the music scene, smoking is amongst the many elements of the lifestyle. Rather than watch your friend or family member suffer from years of inhaling the toxins of cigarettes, get them an ‘e-cig’ instead.
Combining flavoured e-liquids with vapour, now they can have all the benefits of smoking, with the damaging negatives virtually cut out. Perfect for those looking to give up smoking in the New Year.
LiveMus!c HearSafe Ear Protectors- £25
Whether you’re up on stage, moshing up front or up in the rafters, live music is always a noisy affair. If you know someone who’s often found in the presence of a pumping speaker, then these earplugs are vital for their long-term audial health.
Utilised by acts across the world, never worry about hearing loss again with these protectors in place.
Thanks to the Internet, being scouted by a record label has never been easier. With Justin Bieber the most high-profile name to make his fortune via the Web, thousands of aspiring stars now compete for attention online.
As a veteran music producer Owsinski has a unique insight into what the best techniques are to build a following. Could this be the key to superstardom?
Cheap ‘n’ Cheerful! Vinyl Record Coasters (£9.99 by Menkind)
Measuring 4” in diameter, each vinyl coaster is made from 100% food safe plastic making each one the perfect placemat for a cuppa.
Got any other great ideas? Add them in the comments below.