Gifts for singers can be even trickier than those for other musicians…
If you’re buying gifts for singers, this can seem like a daunting task as there isn’t a specific instrument or accessory that you can turn to. However, there are some pretty standard bits of gear that you can get them that they’ll always be grateful for. There’s also a few bits and pieces that might surprise them too…
Here are some suggestions that we reckon would make great gifts for singers…
1. Shure Beta 58A Microphone
The SM58 is one of the most popular microphones ever made. Robust, great-sounding, and reliable it has everything you might need from a live vocal microphone.
The Beta 58a takes all of the classic elements of this famous mic and raises the bar with lower handling noise, better frequency response and better dynamic response, too. Put simply, it’s just as tough and robust, but it sounds better.
2. Boss VE-20 Vocal Performer
The BOSS VE-20 Vocal Processor is a twin compact FX pedal, much like the brand’s famous guitar FX pedals. Here, however, the VE-20 provides a feature set geared towards the vocalist.
There’s a high-quality mic input with phantom power (so that it can be used with condenser mics), and a set of great effects tuned towards the performing vocalist. Common effects such as reverbs, chorus and the like are present, along with more experimental effects like distortions, strobe and more.
Crucially, these can all be operated with a foot-press at the microphone for hands-free operation. As you would expect from a company with their reputation, the BOSS VE-20 Vocal Processor is as rugged as they come with the ability to take plenty of punishment. However, everything operates delightfully smoothly to make this quite a formidable unit.
3. QTX QRPA 2-Way PA Speaker
Give the vocalist in your life the ability to take their solo show on the road with the QTX QRPA 2-Way PA Speaker with Bluetooth and Wireless Microphones.
Whether they’re trying to get their big break outside record label offices, simply wowing the crowds on the high street, or giving it beans in the backyard at the family BBQ, this handy little system has everything needed to get the job done in style.
Thanks to a variety of connectivity options including Bluetooth and a pair of mic/line combo inputs, you can easily connect an external sound source to sing along with. The wireless VFF microphone is ideal for presentations and vocal performances and with 100-Watts at your disposal, you can bet your sweet face that you’ll be heard loud and clear!
Rounding it all off nicely, the QTX QRPA system has an extendable handle and wheels that make it exceptionally easy to transport.
4. Focusrite Scarlett Studio 3rd Gen Recording Package
Focusrite make some of the best and easiest to use equipment for vocalists, especially those who want to do their homework or home studio owners that want to record as soon as inspiration strikes. The Focusrite Scarlett Solo Studio 3rd Generation USB Audio Interface Bundle is perfect for those looking for an all-in-one solution.
This nifty little package from Focusrite includes the Scarlett Solo USB audio interface, Focusrite large diaphragm vocal microphone as well as a pair of high quality studio headphones. It’s everything a vocalist needs to record over demos you’ve captured in the studio or in the practice room.
Perfect for laying down some professional grade vocal tracks at home – superb quality at an unbeatable price.
5. Wster Bluetooth Microphone with Party Lights
With the Wster Bluetooth Microphone with Party Lights you don’t even actually need to be that good of a singer. Simply connect to your smartphone or other bluetooth device with ease to play your tunes through, and you’re good to go.
There is the option to get rid of the vocals from the track you’re singing along to, as well as effects including delay and pitch shift. There’s even a headphone connection that allows you to listen back to music without disturbing others.
If you fancy a bit of craic this Christmas then get one of these and you won’t be disappointed.
Head to the Dawsons Music website for more Gift Ideas for Musicians.
Jon is a multi-instrumentalist with a passion for inspiring others to get involved in making music. After spending many years playing venues here, there and – pretty much – everywhere, he joined the Dawsons’ Music Web Team before progressing into his current role managing the Dawsons Blog.