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

Roland SPD-SX Percussion Pad

£500, drumshack.co.uk

Drummers have always been a simple, easy to please bunch as long as they’ve gone something to whack away at, and the Roland SPD-SX is built to take quite a beating.

2GB of built-in memory offering 360 minutes of sampling goodness provides a nifty solution for compact beat-making. Its recording and nine velocity sensitive rubber pads along with and two external inputs should mean there’s plenty to keep those drumsticks busy.