Holiday Gear Guide: Stocking Stuffers For The Recording Nut

Avid MBox and Pro Tools 9

List Price: $899.00

Avid took a hard look at how people are creating music and have unleashed new versions of Pro Tools and the MBox that are completely in step with the future of music making. Standalone mode, automatic delay compensation, ‘70 effects and virtual instruments, and Sibellius’ score editor are a few of Pro Tools’ new features, while the MBox has new pre-amps and converters. The future rocks!

Shure SRH550DJ Headphones

List Price: $99.99

Don’t let the “DJ” in the name of these headphones from Shure fool you – they work great in home recording studios too. The big cushy earpieces swivel 90 degrees for a compact fold-up, making them also perfectly suited to toss in your bag when you hop off the train or get to the office.

Digitech JamMan Delay Looper

List Price: $499.95

Digitech’s JamMan Delay Looper is a modern update to one of their legendary ‘80s pedals: the PDS-8000. It’s a two-in-one pedal that loops on the left and delays on the right, with a versatile range of delay effects like analog, tape, digital, and reverse delay.

Audio-Technica AT2022 X/Y Stereo Microphone

List Price: $439.00

Audio-Technica’s 2022 is a battery-powered stereo recording mic that makes beautiful stereo recordings on the fly. Plug it into a digital recorder, video camera, or use it for computer recording. There’s a world of sound out there, and the 2022 makes capturing it a breeze.




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