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

Numark iDJ Live

£75, numark.com

iPhone DJing was never going to catch on, was it? But with Numark’s iDJ Live, you can spin the same brilliant apps like djay on the iPad’s bigger screen. Hardware comes in the form of two ‘decks’, a central mixer and crossfader bringing a bit of realism to beginners’ mixing and scratching.

DJ live, record your best iTunes mixes or just hit Automix. And you can buy 12 of these for the same price as the more serious – and seriously priced – iPad appcessory the Pioneer DDJ-TT1.