Music Tech Thatís Perfect for Travelling
No matter who we are, it’s a given that you’ll travel. Whether it be once a year or once a month, for work or for leisure, travelling is something that we should all enjoy. For music enthusiasts and professionals, taking to the road can often mean extra levels of prep as you seek to bring – and retain the quality that you love! To help, we’ve identified some of the best travel-friendly tech – from apps to extensions – that’ll help you retain a high level of output whilst on the move.
Dubbed ‘lunchbox’ amps, these tiny amp heads are small, affordable and easy to use – often even sold with a travel bag. That’s why we have been so impressed with the calibre of the so called’ micro’ guitar heads that are being released at the moment. These tiny amps can pack a real punch and Orange, Peavey, Blackstar and even Marshall all have ranges perfect for a different genres. MusicRadar have a recent round-up of some incredible ‘Lunchbox’ amps to read through here, featuring cutting distorted leads and smooth cleans!
A mobile recording studio powered by a specialised Blue microphone. This platform utilises PreSonus recording software matched with mastering software from iZotope, making the Raspberry Studio a brilliant solution for anybody who needs to record when out travelling. The microphone features a USB input, which is nothing new, but when paired with specialised software and a variety of downloadable plugins, the easy to use UI will make this an attractive purchase to anybody who needs to keep recording on the move. Read more on the Raspberry Studio website here.
iPad Docking Stations:
The iPad is the perfect device to take on the road that is capable of editing software – yet the design of the tablet does not lend itself well to music production. As a result, a number of companies have designed docking stations for the iPad that are capable of expanding the connectivity of the device; increased MIDI capabilities and a friendlier UI are all achievable (whilst third party made) for any travelling recording artist. You can see some great examples in this Gearank round up.
Sometimes travel means sticking to a budget, and for anybody looking for a cost-effective solution to recording on the road, there are always cheap smartphone apps that can help you out. Programmes like Garageband, Amplitube or Animoog that can all be used to simply record yourself, cheaply, with no need to lug any extra recording equipment. These pocket friendly options are perfect for recording and composing on long haul trips.
If you do choose to travel with expensive (yet portable) recording or musical technology, then be sure to contact Flightcase Warehouse to keep your gear safe when you’re on the road. With thousands of off the shelf products ready to be shipped to you within a day, and bespoke creations made by our Pro Flightcase team, Flightcase Warehouse is your one stop solution for precision-perfect protection. Visit www.flightcasewarehouse.co.uk, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01827 60009 to protect what’s most valuable to you.