8 Items To Add To Your Holiday Gift List

Not sure what to get that special someone this holiday season? We have got you covered! This is a small list of some of the things we have been using, love to support, or even just want the world to know about that have enriched our creative processes and made us smile. 

So be sure and get someone you love something that can help them create in new and powerful ways!

1. SUBPAC M2 – WEARABLE, TACTILE AUDIO SYSTEM

 

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“Used by the top music producers, DJs, bass players, athletes and celebrities who love to feel music, SubPac technology combines tactile transducers and vibrotactile membranes to enable full experiential sound for music, gaming, and virtual reality entertainment.”

At madelife, we use SubPac in our studio for our creators to get a physical sense of their beats at even the most extreme frequencies. And, honestly, we think its super cool. And now SubPac comes as a wearable audio device for beat making on the go! Justin, our Audio Team Coordinator, has been using a SubPac on his own projects for the last weeks and here is what he had to say about his experience:

“What I think is incredible about the SubPac is that it allows you to experience sounds you would never be able to hear with your ear alone.”

2. ABLETON PUSH – INSTRUMENT OF THE NEW AGE

 

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“It’s a powerful, expressive instrument that gives you hands-on control of an unlimited palette of sounds, without needing to look at a computer.”

The Push is an instrument that allows you to tactically use the Ableton software, providing a sense of flow in the music making process. It’s a great addition if you already have the Ableton Live software. We at madelife love to use Push as a learning tool because of its hands on approach and endless possibilities. Plus, it’s 20% off until January 11th!

3. GIVE THE GIFT OF ART – PEOPLE. LOVE. ART.

 

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For the person who has everything and wants nothing, consider gifting a piece of culture. We at madelife have a variety of beautiful artworks that you can find out more about here. Some of our favorites comes from Hollis+Lana, Chris Blume, Sam Parker, and many more. And now we have an online store where purchasing art can be as simple 1-2-3!

And don’t just keep us in mind. There are so many amazing creators here in Colorado and especially Boulder, that finding a truly spectacular piece of art to bring home can be easy, fun, and an adventure of a lifetime!

4. ADOBE CREATIVE CLOUD – CREATIVE SOFTWARE

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“Designer. Photographer. Filmmaker. Dreamer. No matter who you are, Creative Cloud gives you the world’s best creative apps to make anything you can imagine.”

The Creative Cloud gives madelife access to all of the creative software necessary to create any project we can possibly dream of. And with a great customer support system, we have found that Adobe has given us an easy to access platform that we integrate across all of our systems. And as the industry standard in creative suites, our creators get to make fully professional works that enrich their portfolios and made their creative dreams a reality. And with the Creative Cloud, accessing the suite has never been more affordable or easy.

5. CARBONMADE – ONLINE PORTFOLIO BUILDER

 

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“Easy to Use. Professional Themes. A hassle-free online portfolio. No HTML necessary. Chock-full of features. Proves aphrodisiac.”

One of the biggest challenges for artists is making their work available online and often times, cost can be an issue. Making websites can be overwhelming for the uninitiated and that’s where Carbonmade comes in. For creators at madelife, Carbonmade is a really useful resource for any artist who wants to create a site to host their work that is both affordable and while making the whole process as streamlined as possible. Starting at just $6 per month, any artist can make a totally drool-worthy portfolio that is guaranteed to impress viewer and client alike.

6.THE OFFICIAL STANDING ROCK CAMP SHIRT

 

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The folks at Omaze have partnered with the resistance at Standing to create these shirts as a beautiful way to help support the ongoing fight against the Black Snake. Available as both a t-shirt and now, a warm hoodie, these shirts are the perfect way to show your support for the cause AND look very nice.

At madelife, we fully support the resistance fighters in their struggles and we had the pleasure of hosting the #NoDAPL Live Art and Music Event recently. We wish everyone safety with the ones they love this holiday and we love the simplicity and power of the statement these shirts make. So, grab one this holiday while you can!

7. SENNHEISER HD MIX 6 – STUDIO HEADPHONES

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“Designed to cater to the needs of the professional sound technician, the HD6 MIX is constructed of rugged, lightweight parts and built to withstand years of work in the studio. Sound-wise, they deliver an accurate, balanced sound reproduction suitable for mixing and monitoring.”

The Sennheiser HD Mix 6 headphones are a really great option for a creator looking to working with high-quality studio sound without breaking the bank. For about $180, these headphones can handle wide ranges of sound and are optimally compatible with most recording and mixing equipment. Light weight, sturdy, and under warranty for two years, these headphones are guaranteed to last. And we love that they come with two cables and a hard case to keep them protected as you travel the world.

8. KID ROBOT – POP ART AND STREET TOYS

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Kid Robot is the kind of place dreams are made of. With amazing toys and clever design, Kid Robot gives artists a platform to create the most amazing and charming creations such as their Dunnys and Labbits, each of which comes in a limited run specially made by a contemporary artist. At madelife, we have the odd Dunny or two that make us so happy. We love to support art and culture; and Kid Robot makes that very easy. So, grab yourself a limited edition Sriracha Dunny or maybe even a stool in the shape of a mustachio-ed rabbit. So cute!

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