Top Ten Electronic and Music Gift Ideas for the 2018 Holiday Season

Audio and video items, musical instruments are top holiday gift items –
and come in a range of prices to fit all holiday budgets

To help you rock the holidays, our team of industry experts has compiled a group of super-cool, high-quality items that span a variety of categories and hit a range of prices so there is something for everyone’s holiday list. These are the items that professional musicians, recording studios, and other professionals use – but as they come in a variety of price points, these top-quality gift ideas won’t break the budget and are ideal for home use.


Mackie FreePlay Go Ultra-Compact Portable Bluetooth Speaker ($149.99)

Mackie Freeplay Go

Everyone appreciates great sound! This flexible, wireless yet powerful Bluetooth speaker delivers impressive sound. Tuned by professional audio engineers, the FreePlay offers fantastic clarity and room-filling sound via its powerful yet compact custom speaker design.

Ideal for any music-lover or musician.


Zoom H1N ($99.99)

Zoom H1N

The H1n has been designed to ensure the best user experience. One-touch button controls make it simple to record songs, audio-for-film, lectures, podcasting, and more. Its monochromatic 1.25” LCD display is easy to read even in the brightest lighting conditions. X/Y microphones capture high-quality stereo sound, supporting up to 24-bit audio at sampling.

Ideal for those who record and appreciate great sound quality.

iZotope Spire Studio ($349)

Spire Studio

This portable, high-quality audio recording device is like having a multi-track recording studio in your backpack – and in fact, iZotope studio effects are used by top recording studios. It enables the capture of ideas effortlessly whenever or wherever inspiration strikes. Users polish their tracks to perfection with the built-in effects, and then edit, mix, and export with ease. It is a truly remarkable and versatile hardware iOS/Android interface/recording system that communicates wirelessly with an iPhone, iPad, or tablet.

Ideal for musicians who want a super easy way to record at home or on the road.

Gaming/Home Theater Projector

Optoma GT1080-DARBEE ($749.00)

Optoma Darby

Experience vibrant, lifelike images with the Optoma Darbee gaming projector. Perfect for gamers and movie enthusiasts with limited space, the projector’s short throw lens can create an impressive 100” image from less than 4 feet away. Full HD 1080p and 3000 lumens deliver spectacular visuals. Set up is a breeze, and easily connect game consoles, Blu-ray players, set top boxes or other HDMI devices like Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick or Apple TV™. The GT1080-DARBEE also has integrated speakers and comes with a carrying bag so it can travel to a friend’s house for immersive gaming, sports, or a movie night.

Ideal for gamers and home theater enthusiasts.


Setwear Gloves (From $12.99)


Protecting your hands is an important concern for musicians. Moving equipment puts one’s precious digits at risk. Setwear gloves are anatomically designed for this purpose. Combining reinforcement, improved gripping, flexibility, and breathability, these custom gloves are sure to be a welcome gift for the working musician.

Ideal for musicians and crew who want to protect their hands.

ModTone Pro Series Effect Pedals ($39.95)


ModTone effects pedals have made a huge impact with their unique sounds and the simple principle of “Boutique for everyone!” With 30+ different pedals options, ModTone constantly tinkers with new ideas and concepts to bring to market – there is a ModTone pedal to fit every need from heavy metal to a classic tremolo or classic overdrive with everything in between.

Ideal for musicians who want to develop their sound in new and exciting ways.

Gator Pedal Board with Gig Bag and Power Supply ($99.99)


Electric guitarists use effect pedals to expand their sound and create sonic signatures, but often all their effects don’t fit on their pedal board. This pedal board measures a generous 16” x 30” and includes a nylon padded carry case and power supply, which can power up to 11 stomp boxes. Includes Velcro and an adjustable, padded shoulder strap.

Ideal for electric guitarists who want maximum tonal flexibility.

Fender CD-60SCE Acoustic-Electric Guitar with 12-Month Fender Play Card ($249.99)


Fender’s CD-60SCE combines powerful onboard electronics – including an onboard tuner – with great tone and easy playability. It features a stylish Venetian-cutaway body giving easy access to the upper-frets, a solid spruce top for increased volume and crisp sound, plus an easy-to-play neck with mahogany back and sides. Included with this purchase is a 12-month subscription to Fender’s Play guitar learning method (valued at $89.99).

Ideal for the beginner- to intermediate-level guitar player who is ready to plug in.

Line 6 Relay-G10 ($159.99)


Experience wireless freedom with the Relay G10 guitar wireless system.  Just plug the transmitter into your instrument and the receiver automatically selects the best channel.  Built-in cable tone technology matches the character and feel of an instrument cable to preserve your tone.  A long lasting rechargeable transmitter gives you up to 8 hours of worry-free playing time per charge.

Ideal for electric guitarists and bass players who want to take their performance to the next level.

Casio PX-160BK-K 88-Key Digital Piano Bundle ($399.99)


If you’ve been looking for a feature packed, full-sized digital piano with hammer-action weighted keys at a price that won’t break the bank, look no further! The Casio PX-160 is an 88-Key digital piano that boasts pro-quality features such as Casio’s proprietary “AiR” (Acoustic and intelligent Resonator) sound technology, which provides grand piano sounds that were meticulously recorded from a 9-foot concert grand at 4 different dynamic levels. It also features two headphone outputs for quiet listening, and includes a free X-style keyboard stand and bench.

Ideal for home keyboardists and family gatherings.

Chris Tso, VP of Merchandising, explained how the Full Compass team developed this list of top gift ideas. “Whether you’re seeking the ideal holiday gift or looking to treat yourself to something special, the Full Compass team has sought out truly unique gift ideas that are also great values in the areas of musical instruments, pro audio, gaming, and more. Technology has never been more affordable or easier to use than right now. This holiday season we are pleased to showcase a truly outstanding array of gift options that are sure to please both the casual user and the professional alike.”

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