Music is not all about brassy blowing, strings and strumming. Today, the kind of tracks that people used to demand can now be produced by the average geek using the best modern day electronic gadgets for musicians. So, if you happen to be an aspiring musician, then perhaps all or some of the following musical gadgets should be on your work bench.
Yamaha EZ-220 keyboard
Piano lessons can become relatively easier with this entry-level keyboard since it has interactive keys that light up to inform the musician where the finger have to be placed for the notes in a particular song. It comes with a USB controller so it is possible to connect it to a computer or iPad. Moreover, it features wireless connectivity to the free iPad Page Turner app that includes sheet music on it. This keyboard also comes with 100 preset songs, including digital scores, and 392 built-in voices through which the sounds of brass, drums, guitars, strings, synthesizers, and more can be created.
TC PolyTune Mini
Guitarists who have yet to develop the perfect pitch usually have to plug their bass guitar or guitar into electronic tuners instead of an amp. They then have to get each string in tune by pick each of them one at a time. However, the need to pick each string at a time is eliminated by TC Electronic’s PolyTune Mini, which means that all six strings can be strummed at once and how out of tune each string is, is individually displayed. The strings can then be adjusted accordingly and can be strummed again to check whether or not they are in tune. The PolyTune Mini can be used to check the tuning of any guitar since it can fit on any pedal board.
Numark iDJ Pro
The DJs of today seem to be quite fond of using MacBooks because of their versatility, but the popularity of iPads also seems to be increasing thanks to gadgets like the Numark iDJ Pro. The iDJ Pro happens to be a professional DJ controller that makes the integration of an iPad into the controller casing possible. Basically, the iPad sits in the middle of the controller casing. The design of Numark DJ controllers is combined with the iPad and the djay app from Algoriddim, which is currently among the most popular iOS DJ apps. Just about any song can be instantly accessed; tracks can be downloaded to the iPad, and can be mixed using the Numbark controls. AirPlay is also supported by it.
Normally, karaoke versions of songs, i.e. songs with vocals removed, are required to be able to enjoy a karaoke experience and sing along to songs. With TC Helicon’s VoiceLive Play, any MP3 player can be plugged in and standard MP3s can be used to sing along to virtually any song by any artist. Simply a microphone has to be plugged in and the song has to be played on a media player. The vocal track is the replaced by the voice of whoever is singing. Vocal effects, such as auto-tune, harmony and reverb can also be added using this gadget.
Peavey Self-Tuning AT-200 Guitar
Many people share a negative opinion about AutoTune, believing that it makes it possible for tone deaf individuals to pass off as singers and get away with sounding as if they can actually sing. However, they probably did not expect an auto tuner for the guitar to become available. The AT-200 was actually created as a result of the teamwork of Antares Audio Technology, the company behind AutoTune, and Peavy Electronics. The AT-200 is a self-tuning guitar that will make any guitarist’ sound as if they are in perfect tune even if their strings are not actually in tune. In fact, the guitarists playing this guitar will even be able to as if they have the perfect pitch, even if they do not.
Hopefully, some of the above electronic gadgets for musicians should help you in honing your musical skills, no matter how out of sync or rusty they might be.
This post has been contributed by Tressy Jones. She loves to write about Arts and Music. She recommends yourinstrument.com.au for providing best quality used electric guitars for sale.