Are you looking to please a keyboardist but don’t know where to start? Whether they’re a piano, organ, digital keyboard, or synth player- here are our top 10 best gifts for keyboard players!
If your musician is still using a clicking metronome, maybe the time has come for them to switch to a vibrating one. Our Pulse wearable metronome is designed to be worn on the wrist like a watch, or pretty much anywhere on your body thanks to additional body straps. It allows the body to feel the beat instead of hearing annoying metronome clicks, and focus on the music.
There is nothing more annoying than having to turn a page in the middle of a flawless performance. Luckily, you can end a keyboard player’s struggle with the Stomp Bluetooth foot pedal. In addition to turning pages, it allows you to customize triggered actions inside your music apps.
Far from your average MIDI keyboard, the Arturia KeyLab MKII is a great choice when it comes to MIDI controllers. Available in 49, 61 keys, or 88 keys, the keyboard has a sleek design and superior build quality. Simple to use, it allows you to optimize your workflow within any DAW. The best part? It comes with Analog Lab V, a plugin that combines all kinds of pianos, keyboards, and synths.
While chairs provide a quick and easy solution, playing on one won’t do a keyboardist’s posture any good in the long run. The Thomann KB-15BM piano bench can be adjusted in height and has a velour seat cushion that won’t crack like an artificial leather seat. If black won’t go well with your musician’s interior, there are plenty of other colour options to choose from.
A piano songbook is a simple yet good gift idea. The Big Black Piano Songbook provides a great repertoire ranging from classical favourites and famous movie themes to chart hits and Christmas music. The arrangements make it suitable for ambitious beginners and advanced players.
Whether it’s a silent piano, a digital keyboard, or a synth, good headphones are a must. Offering excellent value for money, the Sony MDR-7506 headphones are an industry standard. They are comfortable and offer a good and balanced frequency response. Warning: you’ll want a pair for yourself too.
The Lumi Keys Bluetooth MIDI keyboard is the definition of eye candy. Consisting of 24 keys, it is modular and easily expandable as you can connect two or more Lumi Keys together. The keys are illuminated and their colours will make happy both adults and children alike. Coming with an optional interactive piano-learning app, it will make the perfect gift for keyboard players of all ages.
A favourite among composers of all genres, Omnisphere’s diverse library contains over 14,000 sounds and 58 FX units. Thanks to its Hardware Synth Integration feature, users can fully enjoy the joys of the hardware synth workflow. Omnisphere sounds have been featured in major motion pictures such as Avatar, Finding Nemo, and The Avengers.
If your keyboard player enjoys playing in the dark, a piano lamp will be the perfect gift if you care about your musician’s eyesight. The K&M 12298 gold piano lamp has a retro look, an adjustable brightness dimmer, and a warm white light. It will look great on any digital or upright piano.
Your keyboard player is still in the learning phase? Offer them a couple of piano lessons. Apprentus lets you find a suitable teacher for players of all ages and you can buy assignments in bulk. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing someone you love make progress!
Anja Drozdova is a Swiss-Russian musician and music teacher. She focuses on finding creative ways to engage students during piano and music theory lessons by using different mediums such as technology and visual arts. Anja also writes electronic pop music under the artist name Mlkshk. Her music is inspired by everyday life, scenes from childhood, and imaginary places, shapes and colours.
Soundbrenner is a company dedicated to helping musicians stay focused on what truly matters: their music. By creating innovative devices, such as Soundbrenner Pulse and Core, our goal is to deliver the best practice experience for musicians. Click here to find out more.
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