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Old 29th November 2009
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$75 or less - Best Gadgets

With the holiday season in mind, any suggestions out there for $75 or less must have gadgets for the (home) studio? Obviously, the first thought would be a used sm57 - any other thoughts out there for gift giving purposes?
Old 29th November 2009
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cable testers.
Old 29th November 2009
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some time ago, i bought a pair of MSH mics from naiant studio for 50 bucks.... and they are pretty useful, sometimes i just plug them into the interface without cable or mic stand, to record my band or something like that... but i don't know if these mics are still in the market...
Old 29th November 2009
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I have a naiant studio X-Q I rarely use it, but when I want to lay down a fast acoustic track it is perfect, I just don't care for omni's for close recording..but this mic does sound great!!
Old 29th November 2009
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Wireless Trackball mouse.

Wacom tablet for drawing in automation.

Griffin powermate for jog/shuttle, rew/ff etc.

USB coffee cup warmer.

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USB coffee cup warmer.

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Old 30th November 2009
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What is that in the above pic?
Old 30th November 2009
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And the winner is: little blondie hehhehhehhehheh

*LARGE CROWD APPLAUSE*
Old 30th November 2009
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And the winner is: little blondie hehhehhehhehheh

*LARGE CROWD APPLAUSE*
What do those bad boys go for?
Old 30th November 2009
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an eighth of...well, you know.
Old 30th November 2009
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Shiiite...my mistake, people....I had a Dollar/Pound crisis of memory, which means the blondie can't win in this category.........now if it WOULD have said £75 there would have been no contest heh

The blondie is $90. Needs a category. Change the heading of the thread please
Old 30th November 2009
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Is the blondie the only mic he makes?
Old 30th November 2009
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Is the blondie the only mic he makes?
Nope. Not sure he even does make it anymore. Check this:

https://www.gearslutz.com/board/so-mu...ondie-mic.html

I'd ask the man himself for any info......
Old 30th November 2009
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Tuners, giving a second on cable testers and sound level meters, VOMs, strings, picks, wind screens (get the metal Stedman), plastic or wood recorders, bongos, crap mics for affect, drum heads, used cymbals, percussion stuff, mic stands/booms, etc.
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some time ago, i bought a pair of MSH mics from naiant studio for 50 bucks.... and they are pretty useful, sometimes i just plug them into the interface without cable or mic stand, to record my band or something like that... but i don't know if these mics are still in the market...
The exact ones aren't there but naiant still makes mics and they are great.
Old 30th November 2009
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Reaper
Old 30th November 2009
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Talking

Try this little gadget of necessity.

SDC and LDC Helmets for snare and tom micing!!

12 bucks total.

Peace
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Old 30th November 2009
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iPhone apps. Too many good ones less than $10.
Old 1st December 2009
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They have a bunch of different verions from same seller, may take a minute to get to USA though:

i801-b Recording Studio Microphone Bar Neon Light Sign - eBay (item 390122994157 end time Nov-30-09 18:22:44 PST)
Old 1st December 2009
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radio shack
d.i.
274-017c
i think
about $12.50
with a good pre,
you have a workable
d.i.

my only other suggestion would be a weller soldering iron


be well


- jack
Old 1st December 2009
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Got this for $9.99 at office depot on black Friday..

Been having too much fun with it.. I was able to label my patchbay's and power switches..

They are now $40.00



Brother P Touch PT 1290 Electronic Labeler by Office Depot
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Old 1st December 2009
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-Multimeter (a must-have for diagnosing problems in the studio)
-Digital metronome
-Hand-held voice recorder (I have had so many song ideas that I was able to save because I had one of these on hand.)
-One of those build-it-yourself guitar pedals that includes all the parts would make a great gift.
Old 1st December 2009
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Electrical Ground/Wiring Tester. Great to have when playing live at a new venue to make sure everything wired correctly. I've also brought mine when checking out potential apts and rehearsal studios.

Amazon.com: Ideal Outlet Tester, 3 Prong, Checks Ground Circuit: Home Improvement

You can get em cheaper btw so shop around, was just the 1st link that came up.
Old 1st December 2009
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Countless great suggestions, great work everybody!
Old 1st December 2009
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johnson j-station (ebay of course- it's out of production for years but still holds its own)
Old 1st December 2009
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Good recommendation. I have one of the computer-interfacing versions of that and it's been a godsent! You can even put a pictures (like your logo) on the version I have.


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johnson j-station (ebay of course- it's out of production for years but still holds its own)
Another GREAT one! I used to have both the J-Station and the POD and the J-Station was always far more realistic than the POD. It just offers more clarity and none of the mush in the low-end.
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Smokey Amp!
Smokey Amp Zinky Electronics
Old 2nd December 2009
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$60 - drum dial
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