13 Best Electronic Music Equipment

List Updated August 2020

Bestselling Electronic Music Equipment in 2020


Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel controller for Serato DJ

Pioneer DJ DDJ-SB2 Portable 2-channel controller for Serato DJ
BESTSELLER NO. 1 in 2020
  • Hit the top 4 rubber pads to trigger Hot Cue, Auto Loop, Manual Loop and Sampler, and the bottom 4 for immediate access to Play, Cue, Sync and Shift
  • The DDJ-SB2 features large, low-latency jog wheels to give you great scratch response and accuracy
  • Use the trim knob and level meters to quickly check and adjust the input volume on each channel
  • Independent low/high pass filter dials are inherited from the premium DDJ-SX2 and DDJ-SR controllers
  • Hit Filter Fade to add 2 high pass filters to the crossfader so you can manipulate both the volume and bass filters with one hand for effortless mixes. That leaves the other hand free to get creative with loops, cue, samples and FX

Hercules DJControl Compact

Hercules DJControl Compact
BESTSELLER NO. 2 in 2020
  • The most complete and portable DJ controller; "On the go" DJ companion; Measures only 13.4" x 3.9" and weighs less than 1.23 pounds; Fits very easily into a bag or laptop shoulder bag; USB bus-powered (detachable USB cable included)
  • Ergonomics that adapt perfectly to your laptop; All of the essential Djing functionality in an ultra-portable design; Two-deck DJ controller; 2 jog wheels, 2.95" in diameter; Mixer controls in the center, individual deck controls on the left and right
  • 4 modes (Loop, Fx, Samples, Cue) per deck; 4 pads per deck; 2 equalization potentiometers per deck; 1 volume potentiometer per deck; 1.77" crossfader; 10 control buttons including a SHIFT command allowing you to double all the pad controls
  • The essentials of the mix at your fingertips; Scratch as naturally as with a vinyl record with the help of the jog wheels; The jog wheels also control the Pitch and navigation within the tracks
  • Highly intuitive features to create Loops, add effects and launch samples thanks to the unrivalled feel of the pads; Includes DJUCED 18 DJ software; Powerful and intuitive software; Mix two audio tracks on the fly; Save your mixes as audio files

sE Electronics X1 S Complete Studio Bundle

sE Electronics X1 S Complete Studio Bundle
BESTSELLER NO. 3 in 2020
  • Studio Miking & Isolation Solution
  • For Vocals & Instruments
  • X1 S Large Diaphragm Condenser Mic
  • RF-X Reflexion Filter
  • Auray RFMS-580 Reflection Filter Tripod Mic Stand

Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons)

Akai Professional MPD218 | MIDI Drum Pad Controller with Software Download Package (16 pads / 6 knobs / 6 buttons)
BESTSELLER NO. 4 in 2020
  • Simple, small, feature-packed pad controller for finger drumming and music production
  • 16 Thick Fat backlit MPC pads (48 assignable pads accessible via 3 banks)
  • 6 control knobs (18 assignable knobs accessible via 3 banks)
  • USB-powered through computer, no AC adapter required
  • Includes free software titles Ableton Live Lite, Akai Pro MPC Essentials, SONiVOX Big Bang Cinematic Percussion and Big Bang Universal Drums

Pyle USB MIDI Controller Board - Mini Portable Workstation Equipment w/ 9 Faders, Knobs, & DJ Transport Buttons - Control DAW Software Kit for Laptop Electronic Music Recording Production - PMIDIPD30

Pyle USB MIDI Controller Board - Mini Portable Workstation Equipment w/ 9 Faders, Knobs, & DJ Transport Buttons - Control DAW Software Kit for Laptop Electronic Music Recording Production - PMIDIPD30
BESTSELLER NO. 5 in 2020
  • SIMPLE MIDI MAPPING: 9 knobs, 9 sliders, 11 assignable buttons and 6 DJ Transport Buttons, 1 X/Y fader slider and can be MIDI mapped to control CC or program change messages to any parameter or function to record in your favorite DAW
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: A single cable connects the mini controller kit to the USB port of any Mac or PC laptop computer or desktop PC. No extra power adapter necessary! Works with all professional Digital Audio Workstation software like Logic, Ableton Live, Pro tools or GarageBand
  • PERFECT FOR ELECTRONIC MUSICIANS: Compact board surface features LED light transport control allowing you to quickly play, rewind, fast forward, loop, stop and record all without hunting for settings in your DAW. Master your music by ear - adjust volume and mix virtual sound parameters more fluidly from the 9 sliders and rotary knobs
  • 4 PRESET BANKS: Change the portable production hardware preset bank directly from the controller and switch to entirely different mapping scheme. Mixing system package allows you to quickly change instruments during live performance. Great desk equipment accessories for any recording studio musical station
  • INCLUDES MIDI EDITOR SOFTWARE: Download and install the programmable software to your Windows or Mac and make advanced edits to the global midi channel, switch between toggle and switch mode, or change CC value for both on and off

Pyle USB MIDI Keyboard Controller - 25 Key Portable Audio Recording Workstation Equipment - Hardware Buttons Control Any DAW Software for Laptop Computer Electronic Music Production - PMIDIKB10

Pyle USB MIDI Keyboard Controller - 25 Key Portable Audio Recording Workstation Equipment - Hardware Buttons Control Any DAW Software for Laptop Computer Electronic Music Production - PMIDIKB10
BESTSELLER NO. 6 in 2020
  • UNIVERSAL COMPATIBILITY: A single cable connects the mini travel size piano to the USB port of any Mac or PC laptop computer or desktop PC. No extra power adapter necessary! Great desk equipment accessories for any recording studio musical station
  • SIMPLE MIDI MAPPING: Assign the synth surface rotary knob or set the keys to CC mode and MIDI map control change messages to any parameter or function to record in your favorite DAW. Compatible with all digital audio workstation software like Logic, Ableton Live, Pro tools or GarageBand for professional electronic music production
  • 25 VELOCITY SENSITIVE KEYS: MIDI 25 velocity sensitive keys are pressure sensitive to bring large or small sound dynamics to your performance. Change nano controller hardware station between 3 velocity curve settings or set to constant velocity
  • LED LIGHT OCTAVE AND KEY SELECTION BUTTONS: Quickly change the synthesizer key or the octave range of the key board without adjusting your software. Choose octave up or octave down and enjoy a full range on this black compact portable keyboard with 2 assignable buttons
  • INCLUDES MIDI EDITOR SOFTWARE: Download and install the programmable software kit to your Windows or Mac and make advanced edits to the global MIDI channel - switch between toggle and switch mode, or change CC value for both on and off

Tascam TH-02 Closed Back Studio Headphones, Black

Tascam TH-02 Closed Back Studio Headphones, Black
BESTSELLER NO. 7 in 2020
  • TASCAM TH02-B Closed-Back Stylish Headphone, Black

Music Nomad MN110 Premium Drum Detailer and Polish, 8 oz.

Music Nomad MN110 Premium Drum Detailer and Polish, 8 oz.
BESTSELLER NO. 8 in 2020
  • Cleans, shines, and protects while removing fingerprints, dust, and spots
  • Great for cleaning drum shells, chrome hardware, rubber e-pads, thrones and more
  • Gloss enhancers to give a high gloss shine
  • Safe on all finishes, including gloss, matte, and metal
  • Used by Beginners, Pros, Repair Shops, Instrument Makers

Yamaha PKBB1 Adjustable Padded Keyboard X-Style Bench, black

Yamaha PKBB1 Adjustable Padded Keyboard X-Style Bench, black
BESTSELLER NO. 9 in 2020
  • Padded Seat
  • Steel Construction; 3 position height adjustment
  • Folds for easy storage
  • Yamaha PKBB1 Single Braced Adjustable X-Style Keyboard Bench
  • Height 17.5" - 19.5"

Dual Electronics LU43PB 4 inch 3-Way High Performance Indoor, Outdoor & Bookshelf Studio Monitor Speakers with Swivel Brackets & 100 Watts Peak Power

Dual Electronics LU43PB 4 inch 3-Way High Performance Indoor, Outdoor & Bookshelf Studio Monitor Speakers with Swivel Brackets & 100 Watts Peak Power
BESTSELLER NO. 10 in 2020

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard With 16 Backlit Performance-Ready Pads, 8-Assignable Q-Link Knobs & A 4-Way Thumbstick

Akai Professional MPK Mini MKII | 25-Key Portable USB MIDI Keyboard With 16 Backlit Performance-Ready Pads, 8-Assignable Q-Link Knobs & A 4-Way Thumbstick
BESTSELLER NO. 11 in 2020

Music Nomad MN105 F-ONE Fretboard Oil Cleaner and Conditioner

Music Nomad MN105 F-ONE Fretboard Oil Cleaner and Conditioner
BESTSELLER NO. 12 in 2020
  • 100 percent natural oils ultra-refined to clean, condition, and protect
  • Completely free of lemon extracts, so it is safe on all unfinished fretboards: rosewood, ebony and maple
  • Premium quality cleaner and conditioner used by high-end repair shops
  • Contains no petroleum, wax, detergents, or water
  • Dries fast but maintains conditioning for months

Hosa GTR-210 Straight to Straight Guitar Cable, 10 Feet

Hosa GTR-210 Straight to Straight Guitar Cable, 10 Feet
BESTSELLER NO. 13 in 2020
  • Length: 10 Feet
  • Connectors: Straight to Same
  • Conductor: 24 AWG OFC
  • Shield: 90% OFC Braid

Ableton Live Music Production Software Review

Home studio, musician/singer/songwriter sits down with Ableton Live with grand expectations and ends up getting caught in the cogs of the wheel.

I had heard good things about this software. I knew a few people who used it regularly and thought it was worth a shot at trying to upgrade my methods. I was lost within three seconds. I have to say I'm a pretty nimble-minded individual who knows her way around mostly any software programs you put in front of her, but I was literally staring at a completely unfamiliar and alien screen.

After growing very attached to Nuendo and Acid Pro and also having used Cake Walk experience, I was thinking it wouldn't take me long to learn my way around. There are buttons where buttons shouldn't be. First step. I wanted to work out how my midi keyboard would work with the setup. I couldn't get a sound out of it and even followed every step I could find in the Help section and that search engines could spit out.

I worked out other things, but even dragging a loop across seemed to take a lot more effort than I would'nt have expected. On the otherside of the fence, the sound quality of the loops and sounds I managed to get out of the standard inclusions did make it apparent that it somehow seemed like it was worth the effort to learn.

All in all it's a very different package to anything I had encountered in Music Production software to date. I am certain that once anyone learns just how to use this software, then some wonderful things can be created. I have a lot of reading ahead of me.

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