Best Gifts for Audio Engineers of 2018

Best Gifts for Audio Engineers of 2018

The holidays are closing in and it's prime time to finish up shopping. As an audio engineer myself, I know we can be the most difficult person to find gifts for. I've put together this list to help you find the perfect stocking stuffers for the audio engineer in your life without spending a fortune. Although, it wouldn't hurt to have a Manley Labs FORCE under the tree...

MXL 2008 - $49.99

We're starting this list off with a hot deal. For a limited time, the MXL 2008 is only $49.99! I can almost guarantee that you will not find a better condenser microphone for under $50. If you want to hear this microphone in action, check out our weekly show, Pixel Pro Audio: Unfiltered by clicking here.

JBL LSR-305p MKII - $258/pair

JBL's legendary WaveGuide technology from high end mastering speakers and accurate sound reproduction come together in the very affordable JBL LSR-305p. This is our number one recommendation for studio monitors under $300. They can easily feel at home in any studio and translate to great mixes everywhere they sit. Not exactly a stocking stuffer, but they fit well under the tree!

Walrus Guitar Pedals 

Walrus Audio makes some of the best guitar pedals around. My personal favorite is the Deep Six Compressor. Not matter what style of guitar  is being played through it, it sounds great. We have lots of choices from Walrus that you can check out here.

PreSonus AudioBox USB 96 - 99.95

If you know someone who wants to get into digital recording, then there is no better way than the PreSonus AudioBox USB 96. This portable audio interface has two inputs for microphones and instruments and includes PreSonus' Studio One recording software! The software alone sells for $100 and is included with this absolutely free.


Engineers can never have enough cables. XLR, TRS, 1/4" TS, Insert, etc... There is never a point in time when any of us have thought, "yeah, I've got enough cables." It's usually, "I don't really want to buy cables because preamps and compressors are so much cooler." At which point, we realize  you need cables to use the gear... In short, cables make a great gift. Always. Thanks for checking out our list. If you want your gifts guaranteed by Christmas, order by Tuesday 12/18/2018! As always, enjoy FAST and FREE shipping on any order in the continental US. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to give us a toll free call at 855-269-0474, or stop in our store in Downtown Appleton! Be sure to check out our other Gift Guides here.

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