Picking up an instrument is one of the greatest things you can do – fact! Learning to play the guitar, drums, or even just getting involved in the creative process (whether its with a battle axe of rock ‘n roll or behind a PC) can be an incredibly rewarding hobby to indulge in. So, in the spirit of getting people banging their heads, making some beats, or belting out 2016’s next tear-jerker, here’s 6 musical instrument deals to kickstart your next passion:
Ibanez UKS10 Ukelele
The sweet-toned, nylon-stringed ukulele originated in the 19th century in Hawaii. It gained great popularity in the U.S. during the early in 20th century and from there spread internationally. Ibanez is one of the big guitar brands building specially-made Ukes for the world to enjoy, and the UKS10 is a great place to start. The pint-sized instrument brings the rich, textured sounds to your fingertips and is a great instrument to learn to play if you want something manageable, mobile, and smooth on the ears.
Fender Mexican Standard Stratocaster
Fender’s classic Stratocaster has become a staple of rock-‘n-roll and a notable choice for not only aspiring musicians, but some of the best in the business. The Standard Stratocaster guitar offers legendary Fender tone with classic styling, and features include three single-coil pickups, synchronised tremolo with high-mass bridge block, tinted neck, shielded body cavities, medium jumbo frets, parchment pickguard and ’70s-style headstock logo. Timeless, punchy, and beautiful.
Cort AD880CE NS Standard Series Dreadnought Acoustic
If you’ve been thinking about getting an acoustic guitar, Cort’s oldest acoustic series, the Standard Series defines superb performance and value for the money. The Standard Series guitars are affordable but offer good solid performance for beginners and hobbyists alike in a variety of models with different types of features for any playing situation.
Mapex Prodigy 5 piece Fusion Drum Kit
For aspiring drummers, the Prodigy is an excellent kit for musicians looking for a lower priced option. Great for applications ranging from beginners level playing, to experienced drummers looking for a practice room kit, for the conventional, high wear and tear on skins and hardware, and issues associated with frequent use. It features high-quality 9-ply Basswood drum shells, with Remo Heads and double-braced hardware. This 5-piece kit is standard in size and includes a stool, crash cymbal, hi-hats and sticks.
Alesis GuitaLink Plus
If you’re already a guitarist or bassist, recording can always seem like the proverbial wall preventing you from progressing; but it doesn’t need to be a complicated process using mixers or renting studios. The Alesis GuitaLink Plus enables you to easily connect guitars, basses, and other instruments directly to your computer via USB. GuitarLink Plus’ internal, analog-to-digital conversion injects studio-quality, 16-bit, 44.1 kHz digital audio straight to a computer without the need to install drivers.
The package also comes with Guitar Rig LE, which is a software to help shape guitar sounds with emulations of classic amplifiers and effects pedals. You can record your performances right in Guitar Rig and export it to your favourite recording software, or connect it to your amp or PA system for performance.
Samson C01R Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone
Whether you’re looking to do some voice recordings, singing, making a YouTube channel, or putting together your first podcast, the Samson C01R USB condenser microphone is the ideal option. Now with a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, the C01U Pro ensures the natural warmth and detail of vocal and instrumental performances are captured in all your digital recordings.
A large, 19mm diaphragm captures all the nuances of your voice, making the C01U PRO ideal for hip-hop/rap artists, singer-songwriters and ADR (automated dialogue replacement) work with video editing suites. In addition, the mic element is shock-mounted within a solid die-cast metal construction to minimise unwanted handling noise/vibrations on your recordings.
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