25 best music making gadgets

Whether you're a heavy metal machine, a jazz hepcat or a synth wizard, you'll be able to make some noise with these musical gadgets

Behringer XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB

£tbc, djkit.com

A 32 channel premium mixer with a dock for an iPad means serious business. The great thing about the Behringer XENYX iX Series – which comprises three models – is that you can also connect it to your PC or Mac via USB to record any signal source you can hurl at it.

The 32 studio-grade presets like reverb, flange and delay mean you can get a decent sounding result even if you have the musical sensibilities of a cabbage.