This might not seem like the kind of list you would expect to see on PhotographyTalk, but let’s not forget one very important thing: photographers are mostly artistic personalities and a lot of them find new ways of expressing their creativity that don’t always involve a camera. Some write, paint or draw. Some cook. Others make music. For the passionate musicians out there who every now and then put down the camera and pick up an instrument, we’ve got a great gift list for this Christmas. Here are five awesome instruments to consider this holiday season for you or a loved one.
1. Casio CGP-700
This is a great, easy-to use keyboard for your home. The CGP-700 is versatile and it has something for everyone. It’s packed with hundreds of beautiful sounds, including grand pianos, electric pianos, drums synths and a lot more. The beautiful 5.3” touch screen keeps you informed and easily puts you in control. Changing tones and rhythms can easily be done by swiping your finger. The six speaker sound system has an impressive 40 Watts of power and with 550 different instrument tones to choose from, this keyboard is going to keep you busy for a long time.
2. Zoom H1 Portable Digital Recorder
The H1 is the perfect tool for recording professional quality audio. It is perfect for recording sound for your videos as well as keeping track of your musical progress. It’s small enough to fit in the palm of your hand and very easy to use thanks to its intuitive 1-button recording interface.
3. Yamaha FG700S Acoustic Guitar
There’s nothing like the sound of a quality acoustic guitar. Yamaha has a long history of producing outstanding guitars and this entry level model from the FG series is no exception. Although it’s an entry level model, it has high end features like die-cast tuners, a rosewood fingerboard and a solid strike spruce top. It’s the perfect guitar to take on your camping trips and play next to the fire.
4. Roland TD-25K Electronic Drums Set
This mid-level electronic drums kit is ideal for a home studio environment. Besides the obvious advantage of saved space, the TD-25K kit is equipped with a sound engine derived from the flagship TD-30, the choice of professionals. The interface is simple and intuitive and thanks to Roland’s SuperNATURAL technology, the drumming experience is a superior rich one. The sound engine is very responsive to your playing, giving you a natural feel that is essential for musical expression.
5. Moog Theremini
It is the reinterpretation of one of the oldest electronic instruments in history. It’s easy to use and it guarantees great results no matter how skilled of a musician you are. It’s fun, inspiring and pretty much like no other musical instrument you’ve ever tried.