8 Gadgets for music creators you never knew you needed
The thing about creativity is that it can strike at any time whether you’re at home or on your commute. The instruments of yesteryear stifled creativity as you had to wait until you were home or at the studio with all your gear. With the power and innovation of technology, these eight devices help you create music on the go no matter where you are.
- What’s the best way to start your day with music? The Xiaomi Mi music alarm clock is ideal for those who can’t start their day without music. This alarm clock is complete with a built-in wireless speaker.
- Is there a way to physically feel music while creating it? The Wave Wearable MIDI Controller will not only let you control sound but also shape effects as well as send commands.
- Which portable microphone can give you studio-quality recording? Featuring 24-bit 96 kHz recording, the FOX studio microphone captures the same quality as a professional recording studio.
Like any artistic field, musicians take in everything around them for inspiration. A noisy street can become the percussion. The murmur of fellow commuters takes the form of a bass line. Someone shouting down the street becomes the chorus.
But when you’re mid-commute, it’s hardly the place to compose a masterpiece.
As a result, you’re often left suppressing your creativity until you’re back with your instruments. You could lug around your gear to start creating whenever you’re inspired. Or, you could make it easier on yourself with these devices to help you make music anywhere.
Roland GO:MIXER PRO Smartphone Audio Mixer
This portable device makes it easy for you to connect and mix up to nine audio inputs, such as professional mics and instruments. Simply plug in, choose the volume levels and start recording. You’ll receive the stereo audio output directly on your smartphone, waiting for you to upload and share it.
ROLI Portable Songmaker Kit
With everything you need for a portable studio, the Songmaker Kit enables you to create tracks from any location. This device combines the Seaboard Block, Lightpad Block M, and Loop Block for a comprehensive studio experience. In addition, the Seaboard Block comes with 24 keywaves for you to play melodies.
Jamstik 7 Portable Smart Guitar
Learn the guitar anytime, anywhere with the Jamstik 7 Portable Smart Guitar. Designed as the ultimate portable guitar instruction tool, this guitar is ideal for beginners and travelers alike. In addition, the Jamstik 7 comes with apps and software that take the guesswork out of learning to play.
IK Multimedia UNO Synth True Analog Synthesizer
This portable device offers impressive analog sound that’s also easily programmable and straightforward to use. Synth beginners and professionals alike will appreciate the UNO Synth’s pure analog audio path as well as its compact design.
Fret Zealot LED Bass Guitar Learning System
Learn to play the bass guitar in sixty seconds with the Fret Zealot LED Bass Guitar Learning System. This LED accessory makes it easy for you to pick up a bass guitar and start rocking. All you need to do is attach the paper-thin LED strip and follow the lights to begin playing.
Joué Modular MIDI Controller Board
Bring your digital instruments to life with the Joué Modular MIDI Controller Board. This device simplifies digital music playing, making it possible for artists of all levels to express themselves. Made of wood and metal, the Joué board comes with a polyphonic pressure sensor where you place magic modules.
Popuband Populele Smart Ukelele
Populele is a real ukulele that includes smart features to help you learn or improve your ukulele skills. Featuring 72 LEDs built into the fretboard, you can clearly see where your fingers go.
Artiphon INSTRUMENT 1 Multi-Instrument Device
This incredible device can be played as a guitar, drum pad, synthesizer, a piano, and so much more. Connecting to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, you can experience all of these instruments at the touch of a button.
Looking for even more inspiration? Head over to our music gadgets category now for more such inspiration.
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