12/16/08 12/15/08 POPSUGAR Living Holiday Great Gifts for the At-Home Musician Gifts For the Geeky At-Home Musician December 15, 2008 by Tech 1 Shares Chat with us on Facebook Messenger. Learn what's trending across POPSUGAR. The portable all-in-one MPC500 ($565) production center is perfect for the at-home musician that sometimes wants to take his gear on the road. Plugs right into your computer or laptop for all the mixing and beat-making you can handle. Akai's MPC500 The portable all-in-one MPC500 ($565) production center is perfect for the at-home musician that sometimes wants to take his gear on the road. Plugs right into your computer or laptop for all the mixing and beat-making you can handle. MPC500 $565 from amazon.com Buy Now Beatmaker For the iPhone The Beatmaker iPhone app ($20) is also great for the musician that loves to tinker with his or her tunes while out and about, then lay them down in his at-home studio. Beatmaker proves that you don't have to spend thousands on music making software to get great results. Beatmaker iPhone app $20 from intua.net Buy Now M-Audio Torq Mix Lab For the DJ in your life, the plug-n-play M-Audio Torq Mix Lab ($100) lets you start mixing and spinning right away. Compatible with your PC or Mac, the mixer gives you the tactile controls of a mixing board, while never having to touch a record. M-Audio Torq Mix Lab $100 from store.apple.com Buy Now Musical Nintendo DS Titles Your Nintendo DS isn't just for playing games — it can make music too! The Korg DS-10 ($40) is a great game to unleash anyone's musicality. It's a fully functional synthesizer, sequencer, and drum machine that allows you to flesh out a new song and save it for later. And while Electroplankton ($100) isn't exactly in the "music making" category, you can make some amazing sounds and beats by playing with the games' 10 marine creatures, each with its own theme. Since this game is originally a Japanese title, try checking out Gizmine to see if you can get it any cheaper! Korg DS-10 $40 from amazon.com Buy Now Electroplankton $100 from amazon.com Buy Now Z.Vex Nano Head Amp The Nano Head Amp ($500) is so tiny, it's sure to find a home even in the smallest of spaces. The best part? You can plug your guitar into this pint sized bad boy and have no fears about being evicted, cause even at low volumes, this amp cranks out great sound. Nano Head Amp $500 from zvexamps.com Buy Now Belkin's Tune Studio I fell in love with Belkin's Tune Studio ($250) at this years' MacWorld, and have been trying to think of an excuse to buy it ever since. Record from anywhere right onto your iPod Classic, and get impressive studio-quality playbacks. Tune Studio $250 from belkin.com Buy Now USB Microphones If your at-home musician makes music from their computer, a USB mic is a must have. Blue Mic makes some of the best around including the Snowball ($80) a USB mic perfect for recording vocals and instruments alike, and the Eyeball ($100) — a webcam/USB microphone mash-up — that's perfect for recording those heartfelt solos you'll be uploading to the band's YouTube page. Blue Mic makes some of the best around including the $80 from bluemic.com Buy Now Snowball $80 from amazon.com Buy Now Eyeball $100 from amazon.com Buy Now Vox Amplug For Headphones If your landlord has warned you of your late night guitar solos, then check out the Vox Amplug ($40). Just plug the Vox amp right into your guitar, your headphones into the amp, and jam away. You'll be the only one hearing your masterpiece . . . and mistakes! Vox Amplug $40 from voxamps.com Buy Now Tenori-on I loved the Tenori-on ($1000) back when it first hit the market, and it's still an awesome choice for the ultimate geek musician. Why? Cause not only can you make some wicked beats, but the light show you create is a nice bonus. Tenori-on $1000 from secure.keyfax.com Buy Now Share this post Korg DS-10ElectroplanktonBlue Mic EyeballBlue Mic SnowballAkai MPC500Vox AmplugBelkin Tune StudioGifts For The At-Home MusicianNintendo DSTenori-onHoliday Get Inspired With Our Living Newsletter You're subscribed! Sign Up For Our Newsletter Select topics that interest you Home Food Tech Love and Sex Vegetarian DIY Sign up with facebook By signing up, I agree to the Terms & to receive emails from POPSUGAR.