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Gift Guide: Gifts for Creators

As every content creator and music producer knows, pro recording gear can be expensive -- which is why we've filled this gift guide with ideas that will fit any budget, starting at just $25. From headphones to microphones to cameras, this guide is packed with gear that's perfect for creators and producers of all kinds.

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Gifts for Content Creators: Audio Interface Bundles
For content creators just getting started recording or livestreaming at home, an all-in-one studio package can be the perfect gift. The Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 Studio package includes a microphone, headphones, USB audio interface, and recording software -- just add a computer. PreSonus's AudioBox USB 96 Studio Bundle is another great option -- and it comes with PreSonus' super-popular Studio One Artist music production software.

Ready for the next step up? Help a creator start their home studio with an all-in-one bundle that includes a set of studio monitor speakers, like the PreSonus Studio One Producer Recording Bundle or Mackie Studio Bundle.
Gifts for Content Creators: Studio Monitors
Every up-and-coming creator or producer can use a solid pair of studio monitor speakers. For home studios, we recommend smaller speakers -- here are our favorites across price ranges, from the super-affordable PreSonus Eris and Mackie CRX monitors, to the home studio favorite Kali Audio LP6, to Adam Audio's entry-level ribbon-tweeter offering, the T5V.
Gifts for Content Creators: Video Cameras and More
Gifts for Content Creators: Headphones
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, since they minimize "bleed." For beginners or pros, the Audio-Technica M50X are a studio workhorse that our customers love. And if you're looking for a truly luxurious pair of headphones with outstanding sound and fit, the Neumann NDH-20 do not disappoint.

If you plan to do less live recording, and more mixing and mastering, a pair of open-back headphones generally delivers a more accurate sound, such as the popular Sennheiser HD 600.
Gifts for Content Creators: USB and XLR Microphones
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! Choose a USB microphone like the AKG Lyra, Shure MOTIV MV88 Plus, or Tula microphone if you'd like to plug the mic directly into your computer or mobile device, without using a mixer or interface. Or, go with a studio-standard XLR microphone, such as the classic Electro-Voice RE20 if your setup includes an audio interface, mixer, or preamp with XLR inputs.
Gifts for Content Creators: Recording Tools
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 looking for a high-end audio interface that's still portable and desk-friendly, we recommend the Universal Audio Volt 276. And for the creator who wants to produce a podcast with a group, check out the TASCAM Mixcast 4 -- a standalone recorder with 4 mic channels and all sorts of built-in tools for podcasters.