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$75 or less - Best Gadgets
Old 2nd December 2009
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Hands-down winner:


A DRUM KEY!!!

...The knob you turn BEFORE you "turn the knobs"!

(And the best "bang-for-the-buck" of ANY knob in the house!)
Old 2nd December 2009
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Mopads. Best thing I've added to my studio under $50. It's one of those things you might not consider buying for yourself (until you've experienced them) but if someone gave you a set as a gift, you'd really appreciate it. Once you have them, you won't live without them.

Auralex MoPAD | Sweetwater.com
Old 2nd December 2009
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Mopads. Best thing I've added to my studio under $50. It's one of those things you might not consider buying for yourself (until you've experienced them) but if someone gave you a set as a gift, you'd really appreciate it. Once you have them, you won't live without them.

Auralex MoPAD | Sweetwater.com
Cut up a piece of foam and you have it for free basically. I took a piece of foam out of a prop closet at the theater I work for and put that under my speakers. Don't pay for a MoPAD.
Old 2nd December 2009
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I'll take my Mopad anyday over a cut up piece of foam. It looks nicer and you can even angle the monitors down by rearranging the foam. Of course I guess you could use some bookmatches to prop up the back of the speaker so if that works for you too then skip the Mopads.
Old 2nd December 2009
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Cut up a piece of foam and you have it for free basically. I took a piece of foam out of a prop closet at the theater I work for and put that under my speakers. Don't pay for a MoPAD.
+1000..I used a few pieces of foam/hi absorbers and can even angle them, all you have to do is apply more pressure/push down real hard on the front of the speaker and it settles in to the foam o with a angle...I would NEVER pay for mopads..but thats just me, I am NOT knocking them, just prefer the DIY cost!!
Old 3rd December 2009
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Piano-style sustain pedal for MIDI controllers: less than $25.

Buy Yamaha FC4 Piano-Style Sustain Pedal | Sustain, Volume, Expression Pedals | Musician's Friend
Old 3rd December 2009
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johnson j-station (ebay of course- it's out of production for years but still holds its own)
I miss mine a lot.

My favorite gadget would be the Korg AW-2 tuner. Clips on anything, extremely accurate and fast and tuning guitars or other instruments between takes isn't annoying anymore.
Old 3rd December 2009
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johnson j-station (ebay of course- it's out of production for years but still holds its own)
Still have mine and it ROCKS for both bass and guitar. Nice as a table top within
arms reach when I'm recording if I need to tweek something. I think it sounds better
because it uses actual hardware for effects instead of the POD's way of running an
emulation. The chorus absolutely kills the Line 6 models.
Old 3rd December 2009
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Wacom tablet for drawing in automation.


USB coffee cup warmer.
Both these suggestions are just genius. Im getting on the case.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Me too...

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I'll take my Mopad anyday over a cut up piece of foam. It looks nicer and you can even angle the monitors down by rearranging the foam. Of course I guess you could use some bookmatches to prop up the back of the speaker so if that works for you too then skip the Mopads.
I prefer my MoPad over any foam for a speaker isolation pad. It looks better, for me.
Old 4 weeks ago
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Dust covers, desk savers
Miditech midi thru/filter or other brand
Mackie HM-4 Headphone amp or other brand
Desktop monitor stands
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