The world of musical instruments is vast, there are many options to choose from. Some typical instruments that come to mind are the guitar, bass, drums or keys. We can’t forget the microphone too, for all you singers out there. There is a whole lexicon of other unique and sometimes strange instruments and items that are less known. We put this article together with that thought in mind. This list is 12 items you didn’t know you should own! 12 things, both instruments, and accessories that you may or may not know about but are awesome all the same. So, without further ado, let’s get into this list!
Looking for something new to get your creative juices flowing? Check out the 17-key electric kalimba from Blackbird. This all mahogany thumb piano is perfect for melodies and chords. Keys have note markings engraved for easy playing. The internal pickup even allows you to run the electric kalimba through a pedalboard for loops and effects. Its unique sound and simplicity to play, make it a great addition to your rig. This is perfect for adding the X factor to your song that will leave people guessing.
Are these the future of headphones? I certainly wouldn’t mind at all; these headphones or neck phones rather are great. Sound Wear Companion is a wireless speaker that rests comfortably on your shoulders and moves with you as it delivers deep, clear sound. Stay connected to your music and calls. Plus, you can hear the world around you, without having earbuds in that muffle your surroundings. As a bonus, there is a $50 instant rebate on these for the month of June, just saying…
The AVS features a full HD webcam compatible with H.264 video compression, a high-quality 48kHz/16-bit USB condenser boundary microphone conveniently integrated into the base of the unit. It has an LED light ring, daylight-balanced, with both cool and warm filter accessories for the look of studio production. The Marantz Turret is a unique, all-in-one broadcast tool that is designed for live-streaming, video calling and gaming applications. It is compact and simple, perfect on a desktop, and the lightweight design makes it portable enough to take on location.
Seeking maximum engagement? Roland’s VR-1HD lets you broadcast dynamic multi-camera live streams for larger audiences who watch longer and post more comments. The VR-1HD comes complete with amazing picture and sound that easily outshines standard live streams from a mobile phone or static webcam. Whether you’re a creator, gamer, commentator or presenter, it’s the easy way to live stream with high production standards. And since you’re going to get more comments, ensure they’re good ones with the VR-1HD.
Vorson Electric Ukuleles are the coolest instruments that we have seen in a long time. If you play guitar you are going to want one. If you play ukulele you will HAVE to have one. The JV-2 “E” is a truly radical design for an electric uke, and it plays as good as it looks. Dual single coil pickups provide excellent ukulele tone with nice variation via a 3-way toggle and volume control. The neck is very comfortable and fitted with an adjustable steel truss rod and bridge for custom setups. Shredding on a uke? Absolutely possible!
If you buy a Ukulele than you are going to want to grab some extra strings, naturally. Ernie Ball Ukulele strings are made from 100% nylon monofilament. Ukulele strings are offered in traditional clear resin for a bright, balanced tone with excellent projection and black resin for a warm, rich tone with percussive attack. Perhaps the best part of these Ukulele strings is the ball end, which takes the hassle out of restringing your instrument. Thank you, Ernie Ball!
An indispensable tool, the PW-9VPC-02 power adaptor is a must have on hand when playing live, in the studio, or at home. The D’Addario 9V Effects Pedal Power Adaptors are essential equipment for the modern musician eliminating the time and hassle of opening a pedal to install or replace a battery. With this amazing adaptor, you just plug one end into the pedal and attach a batter to the other end. It really is that simple.
This addition to Latin Percussion’s stave Cajon collection brings a unique look to an already exclusive design. Making a Cajon in the shape of a mini conga with bands reminiscent of a whiskey barrel provide for a great sound and original look. The rounded “belly” and smaller top give an amazing sonic range that has crisp slap tones with increased resonance and bass tone. Plus, it looks like a whiskey barrel so that is an automatic win.
This might be a roadie’s best friend! The GaffGun is the revolutionary tape applicator that lays floor tape over cables. It works based on a series of interchangeable CableGuides. Select the right cable guide for the size and number of cables you’re taping, snap it in, and you’re ready to go. In addition, the GaffGun will apply various floor tapes for a variety of purposes. Whether you are seaming a dance floor, marking your warehouse, masking off an area, or laying double-sided carpet tape, the GaffGun is the easiest and most efficient way to get the job done.
Let’s get the party started! The JBL PartyBox 300 is a powerful party speaker with JBL sound quality and vivid light effects. Thanks to its rechargeable battery and 12V DC input you can bring the party everywhere. Just plug in your Mic or Guitar and take the stage or stream your playlist via Bluetooth or from a USB stick. Connect two PartyBox speakers wirelessly with the TWS feature or wired from one RCA output to another RCA, input.
Ozzy Osbourne and Hohner have now teamed up to deliver the world´s hardest rocking harmonica. Be part of the Prince of Darkness’ journey and follow in his musical steps with this instrument. From his first career steps in a blues band, through the days with Black Sabbath up to his incredible, ongoing solo career, one instrument has always been Ozzy´s companion – a Hohner harmonica.
We have saved the best for last, drumroll, please… The Theremin! The Theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments, and the only one known that you play without touching. By moving your hands in the space around its antennas, you control pitch and volume. Theremins have been used on great classic recordings like Good Vibrations and ’50s sci-fi soundtracks, and add amazing coloration to any performance or recording or can be played as a serious solo instrument. Like the Ethervox, the Etherwave is an authentic adaptation of inventor Leon Theremin’s original design. This is one of the craziest instruments in existence and you would blow away all friends and fans by having one. Last, if you haven’t done so already do yourself a favor and YouTube some Theremin covers of popular songs. You can thank me later.
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