Issue 93


Ableton Live 12
What’s in. What’s out. What to expect.




12 December 2017

Welcome to AudioTechnology’s list of audio stocking fillers! We’ve curated a list of Christmas present ideas, with all items under $200. You’re sure to find a perfect gift ideas for a friend or loved one (or yourself) this Christmas.

We’ve included links to online retailers where possible (and lots of the items are on sale) so you can get your wallet out right away and snag a bargain. Where direct links are unavailable, contact your nearest retailer for product pricing and availability.

AudioTechnology Annual Print Magazine Subscription


Give a fellow audio lover something special with a 12-month subscription to AT.




 Pepperdecks DJoclate 2-Ch 3.5mm Mixer


Smoothly glide between two 3.5mm input sources with this cute passive mixer.

Steinberg UR22mkII 2×2 USB Interface


Two D-PRE mic preamps and iOS connectivity. Perfect for an up and coming songwriter.

Audix OM2 Dynamic Vocal Microphone


This road-ready microphone will make a great gift for a gigging friend or relative.



Yamaha MG06X Analogue Mixer


Everyone needs a handy little mixer for a rainy day. The MG06X will have your back.


PreSonus Eris 3.5 Desktop Monitors


Affordability doesn’t have to compromise quality. Here’s a great entry-level set of monitors.


PreSonus HP2 Wired IEM Headphone Amp


A must-have for wired stage or studio IEM setups that gives level and pan control to performers.


Shure SE215 In-Ear Earphones


Secure fit, detailed sound and a detachable cable make these budget IEMs great value for money.


Rode AI-1 1-in/2-out USB Interface


Rode’s first audio interface is super compact and extremely easy to use — a great gift idea.

Apogee JAM 96k Portable Guitar Input (Windows & Mac)


Capture your on-the-road inspiration with Apogee’s high-quality guitar input converter.


ClearOne CHAT 30D Professional USB Headset


Level up the quality of your VoIP and videoconferencing calls with ClearOne’s 30D headset.



Beyerdynamic DT240 Pro Headphones


Closed-back cans with an easy-to-drive impedance of 32Ω — ideal for YouTubers and podcasters.

AKG D5 Live Dynamic Microphone


The incredibly popular and rugged D5 is a good choice for reproducing live vocals.

AKG K-52 Monitoring Headphones


AKG has a reputation for creating headphones with impressive bang for buck, like the K-52.

Tascam DR-05 Portable Recorder


Never miss a moment with this trusty and feature-rich audio recorder from Tascam.

BeesNeez Angus In-Line Preamp


Got a ribbon mic with a stingy output? Add +18dB of gain with this nifty phantom-powered preamp.


Direct Sound Extreme Isolation EX-25 Plus Headphones


Drummers love these noise-isolating headphones that are great on stage or when tracking in the studio.


Ibanez Tube Screamer Mini Stompbox


Satisfy your guitarist cravings with Ibanez’s delightful miniature recreation of the TS808 pedal.

Audio-Technica AT2020/AT20X Combo


Score an Audio-Technica condenser microphone and headphone combo for a ripper price.

Sennheiser HD 280 Pro Closed-Back Headphones


Equally at home with tracking and mixing duties, these headphones attenuate noise up to 32dB.

Sennheiser e609 Supercardioid Instrument Mic


Add this rugged workhorse to your live mic toolbox. The e609 works a treat on amp cabs.

Audio-Technica ATH-M50X Monitoring Headphones


Audio-Technica’s famous closed-back monitoring cans are a mix engineer’s best friend.






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Ableton Live 12
What’s in. What’s out. What to expect.