Not an audio producer.
We couldn’t get ahold of Santa, but we did gather some ideas from other friends on what to get for the audio makers in your life.
- Sony MDR-7506 headphones
- Tascam DR-60D. Better yet, Sound Devices 722.
- Sennheiser K6 mic preamps and capsules
- Pair of KRK Rokit 8 nearfield self-powered monitors. Better yet, pair of Focal CMS-50s
- Nice mic boom, like a K-Tec. “I tend to like the ones that don’t have cables inside because they can rattle and you can’t do anything about it. Lightness is good, like carbon fiber. Here’s a super cheapy… never tried it.” – Jay Allison.
- sE Electronics Reflexion Filter PRO Portable Vocal Booth
- Hindenburg software
- WAVES plug-ins – Broadcast and Production bundle, Sound Restoration Bundle, Dorroughs Loudness Meter plugin
- Dropbox account
- A good camera for stills and video. Like GoPro.
- Sonic Studios mic cables. “He makes all kinds of cables, but his basic mic cable is great. Expensive, but the best. You can get right angle on a mini plug, which reduces stress.” -Jay Allison
More ideas from us and other places:
Satisfied bib customer.
- If you shop on Amazon, we’d much appreciate you starting from here, our Amazon affiliate link, which supports us.
- A PRX membership! $50/year for individuals. Get in touch.
- Babies love headphone bibs.
- Great T-shirts and CD sets for supporting Transom.
- KCRW has a list of inspiring books and more in Gifts for a Future Radio Producer.
- John Biewen’s book Reality Radio — a compilation of stories and reflections from audio documentarians.
- Association of Independents in Radio (AIR) membership
- Stick stuff to this and it’ll still be there later.
- Third Coast Festival T-shirts and more.
- New book from The Moth. It’s sold out on Amazon right now. But, you should find out which indie stores near you have it anyway.
Producers, what are some of your favorite gifts you’ve received or given? Jump on in with your ideas in the comments below!