Top 5 Tech Gifts Under £150 For DJs This Mothers Day
Mothers Day is coming up fast now!
For those of you that have Mum’s who DJ or maybe your partner is a new Mum, that wants to be a DJ or wants to get into production to push her career further and you are stuck for what to get her, we’ve picked some of our favourite tech gifts for under £150, so you have plenty of options to spoil those DJ Mums.
Urbanears Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones
Plattan 2 Bluetooth Headphones from Urbanears, combines their sleek iconic design with 30+ hours of wireless playtime for a truly liberating listening experience. The headphone offers crisp, full spectrum sound with up to 10 meters of listening range, and an intuitive control knob for simplified navigation. Other features include the essential built-in mic, ergonomic fit, music sharing Zound Plug, and a collapsible design so you can easily take them wherever you go.
Urbanears strives to create magic where people and technology meet–a task the Stockholm-based company tackles passionately with human-centred design and innovation. We’ve been testing these out for a while and we love them, they are perfect for day to day life and a cheaper for that DJ / Mum that is just getting started.
Grab them here for £79.95!
Our favourite Mini Speaker company Minirig have released details of a brand new speaker!
The Bristol-based brand has launched a Mini version of their ever-popular Minirig speaker. Hand-built in the UK from high-quality materials, the Minirig Mini is small enough to fit in your pocket but still packs a BIG punch, with custom 2” driver, 15W amp and a whopping up-to-30 hours battery life. You can, of course, link it up to the rest of the family, which includes the Minirig and the Minirig subwoofer, to get the party really started!
Add in the latest Bluetooth 4.2 apt-X and wireless stereo, app controls, and you’ve got the perfect travelling companion.
Also miniaturised is the price with the Minirig Mini costing just £99.95, available now from http://amzn.to/2FkgKQf
Ableton Live 10 Intro
Ableton Live 10 is the brand new version of Ableton, which combines fast, fluid music creation and performance software. It uses timeline-based workflow or improvises without constraints in Session View and you can record virtual instruments, drum machines, guitars or audio from the real world.
It comes in three editions: Intro, Standard and Suite. They share common features, but Standard and Suite have additional features, instruments, Packs, and effects.
For the new and starting DJs, the intro version allows you 16 audio and MIDI tracks, 8 scenes, 2 send and return tracks, 4 mono audio input channels, 4 mono audio output channels and Capture with 1500 Sounds and 4 Software Instruments, this is a perfect intro for any Mum wanting to get in to production.
Grab a copy for £89.00 from http://amzn.to/2G2TV0l
M-Audio Axiom AIR Mini
M-Audio’s Axiom Air Mini 32 is a Portable 32 Key USB MIDI Keyboard Controller with Eight Trigger Pads, Full-Consignment of Production/Performance Ready Controls.
It has slimmed down mini keys that are velocity sensing and as well as 8 dynamic trigger pads, 8 knobs, 3 transport buttons, 5 navigation buttons and some amazing software in Ignite by AIR. It features VIP 3.0 software, which allows you more hands-on control of your favourite VST instruments and effects. The VIP Native Plugin Map Standard allows 3rd party virtual instrument and effect developers to produce their own plugin maps for enhanced VIP integration, if your plugin of choice doesn’t come with a pre-mapped profile then simply map your own!
This is a perfect starter for those DJs that want to start getting into production and comes in at £64.00 from http://amzn.to/2oYWmsF
ADAM F5 5″ Nearfield Studio Monitor
We love ADAM audio at Data Transmission, the sound quality you get from their speaker range is really impressive and their price point is very good too. The F5 offers all the features you want to see in a professional studio monitor: a broad frequency range (52Hz – 50kHz) plus comprehensive control.
At best they are sincere and would not hide anything from you. In recording or mixing sessions it is vital to hear the slightest shade within the sound in order to be able to make adjustments. The new F series, consisting of the two active nearfield monitors F5 and F7 and a dedicated subwoofer, the SubF, is designed in the continuing tradition of the legendary ADAM professional monitors.
These come in at £148.00 from http://amzn.to/2oYAyO2
Novation Launchpad Mini MKII
Launchpad Mini (MK2) is Novation’s most compact and affordable Launchpad grid instrument for Ableton Live. It offers all the functionality of the original Launchpad in a smaller and more portable controller that is ideal for compact setups.
It displays your Ableton Live session view on 64 mini pads, which let you trigger clips, play drum racks, control your mixer, FX and make amazing performance videos for YouTube. All the pads are backlit with multi-coloured LEDs that show you which clips are loaded, playing, and recording. Separate buttons around the outside of the grid are designed to trigger scenes, switch modes, and navigate your session in Ableton Live.
You can combine Launchpad Mini with any other Launch products, like Launch Control and Launchkey Mini, to create a compact and hands-on studio setup.
It comes in at £84.00 from http://amzn.to/2oSTU83