2013 World Music Gift Guide: Software, Miscellaneous Gifts and Music Charities

Sony ACID Music Studio 9
Sony ACID Music Studio 9
Okay, now music making software might be the perfect gift for the budding musician or recording studio novice. Offerings include Sony ACID Music Studio 9, eMedia Piano & Keyboard Method v3, Pitch Switch, Samplitude Music Studio 2013, Music & Sound for Film: The Editor’s Companion, RecordNow Music Lab 10 Premier and Continental Drift: World Music Loops & Samples. In addition, Magix has MAGIX Music Maker 2013, MAGIX Music Maker 2013 Premium and MAGIX Samplitude Music Studio 2014 available.

Now, if you’ve got wee ones on your list there’s plenty of musically inspired gifts to get little minds engaged. Truth be told, I’d probably play with some of these goodies.

Perhaps you’re buying for a group or a class and want to give a music-inspired, or maybe you’re looking for some stocking stuffers or are just seeking out a gift for under $25. Well, we’ve got some ideas and they won’t break the bank!

We hope that you’ve found the perfect gift or at least pointed you in the right direction.

Music Charities

As always we encourage you to give to some of our favorite charities like VH–1’s Save the Music and the Music Maker Foundation. We also hope that you’ll donate any old instruments or CDs to your local community center, arts center, local school music program or library so that gift of music keeps on giving.

Other gift guides:

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Electronics

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Concert and Educational DVDs

2013 World Music Gift Guide: Books

Author: TJ Nelson

TJ Nelson is a regular CD reviewer and editor at World Music Central. She is also a fiction writer. Check out her latest book, Chasing Athena’s Shadow.

Set in Pineboro, North Carolina, Chasing Athena’s Shadow follows the adventures of Grace, an adult literacy teacher, as she seeks to solve a long forgotten family mystery. Her charmingly dysfunctional family is of little help in her quest. Along with her best friends, an attractive Mexican teacher and an amiable gay chef, Grace must find the one fading memory that holds the key to why Grace’s great-grandmother, Athena, shot her husband on the courthouse steps in 1931.

Traversing the line between the Old South and New South, Grace will have to dig into the past to uncover Athena’s true crime.


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