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

Gear4 Pocket Loops

£50, gear4.com

If even the most basic of our music-making gadgets scare you, Gear4’s idiot-proof Pocket Loops keyboard and app set-up is a good starting point.

Once you’ve downloaded the free app for iPhone and iPod Touch and docked your device, you’re away – prodding random notes to make a melody takes mere seconds and then the fun starts – record and loop up to four tracks then throw in some effects and beats from the virtual drum kits. Easy.