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As every home studio producer knows, pro recording gear can be expensive -- which is why we've filled this gift guide with ideas that will fit budgets from $25 to $600. From headphones to microphones, this guide is packed with gear the home studio producer will love.

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Gifts for Beginner Producers
For producers just getting started recording at home, a package that includes an audio interface, microphone and headphones can be the perfect gift. The Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio Package gives you one microphone preamp, and the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio Package gives you two mic preamps, for a bit more flexibility. Both packages include a microphone, headphones, USB audio interface, and recording software -- just add a computer.

PreSonus's AudioBox recording packages both offer two mic preamp channels, plus 5-pin MIDI in and out ports for connecting a MIDI keyboard -- a great choice for any producer who plays keyboards or wants to get into beat production on a computer. Check out the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle, or step up to the PreSonus Studio One 3 Recording Package to get a pair of PreSonus Eris studio monitor speakers instead of headphones.
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Every up-and-coming producer can use a solid pair of studio monitors. For home studios, we recommend smaller speakers -- here are our favorites across price ranges, from the super-affordable PreSonus Eris and Mackie CR5, to the mid-priced JBL LSR305, to the high-end Adam Audio AX series.
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When you're recording vocals at home, an sE Electronics Reflexion Filter can help capture cleaner sound. The X1 S Studio Microphone Bundle includes the X1 S microphone itself and the filter to go around it, plus a pop filter and XLR microphone cable. Need more sound isolation? Invest in an IsoVox 2 VocalStudio mobile vocal isolation booth -- it's the next best thing to having a dedicated recording booth in your house!

If the producer on your list is into synths and and electronica, a mini MIDI controller makes a great gift. We recommend the Arturia MiniLab -- a MIDI controller keyboard bundled with Arturia's Analog Lab Lite software synthesizer -- or the ROLI Seaboard RISE 25, a groundbreaking MIDI controller with a continuous-touch surface sure to inspire ideas.
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Every producer can use a pair of headphones, for making music late into the night without bothering neighbors. We recommend closed-back headphones for tracking acoustic instruments and vocals -- two solid choices are the Audio-Technica M50X or Sennheiser HD280 set.

For a producer that does less recording live instruments, and more mixing and mastering, a pair of open-back headphones generally delivers a more accurate sound. High-end open-backs can get quite expensive, but for beginners we recommend the modestly priced AKG K240 (a well-worn studio classic) or Audio-Technica ATH-AD900X (a feather-light, super-comfortable design.)
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Gifts for the Producer with Everything
Can you ever have too many microphones? Mics make great gifts -- even the most seasoned producer is always looking to add to their collection. Microphones are beautiful, they don't take up much space, and they never become obsolete! For a producer that's performing live or making videos, the Shure Super 55 Deluxe Pitch Black Edition is an eye-catching limited-edition mic that looks great on stage or on screen.
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For the producer that wants to build beats at home as well as perform live, the Akai MPC Live is hot! This music production workstation is a standalone MPC -- meaning, it works without a computer. Akai's more affordable option is the MPC Touch, which does require a computer: it's a controller for the included MPC software, including some 20 GB of samples and software instruments from Akai. Both the MPC Live and MPC Touch pair a 7" multi-touchscreen with the classic 16-pad MPC grid, giving you a new way to get hands-on with your music.

Another killer gift for producers is the Novation Circuit Groove Box, another standalone instrument with two digital synths and a drum machine built into a battery-powered, go-anywhere box. Step up to the Novation Circuit Mono Station, and you'll get a Novation Bass Station-style analog synthesizer for creating even sicker sounds.
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A video camera makes a killer gift for any producer who wants to make videos! Check out the Zoom Q8 camera or the Zoom Q4n camera -- both feature a high-quality stereo pair of microphones built in.

Producers want to listen to music on their big, powerful speaker systems, not a wimpy little Bluetooth speaker. That's where the Hosa IBT-300 comes in handy -- it adds a Bluetooth receiver to any speaker system, so anyone with a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone or laptop can stream tunes to the producer's studio monitors.

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