Christmas gift guide 2019 feature

Win! The 2019 Songwriting Christmas Gift List

Christmas gift guide

It’s beginning to look a lot like (a songwriter’s) Christmas

Be in with a chance of winning all of the products featured in our gift guide with this seasonal competition


Whether you’re on the lookout for last-minute gift ideas for the songwriter in your family, or simply looking to treat yourself, we’ve rounded up what we think are some fantastic items for this festive season. From the relatively lavish options of a Korg PA system and an entire suite of IK Multimedia music production software to the more stocking-friendly accessories and books, this guide aims to ‘wrap up’ a neat collection of products that should appeal to a wide range of different music makers.

To be in with a chance of winning this amazing collection of songwriting gear, simply complete the form at the bottom of this page…


KORG KONNECT PORTABLE STEREO PA SYSTEM: £449.00
KONNECT is a portable all-in-one stereo PA system that provides a complete solution for both sound and convenience. It’s a single unit that has everything you need for performances, DJ, background music, or MC work in any situation: live shows, parties, dance studios, exhibitions, seminars, or presentations. Featuring clarity that’s unparalleled in any compact speaker, KONNECT delivers both powerful low-end and loudness. At the same time, KONNECT includes conveniences such as an interface that’s easy to understand and operate, a rich variety of EQ presets suitable for any source, and support for wireless control from your smartphone or tablet.

Korg Konnect

Korg KONNECT


ORANGE ACOUSTIC CRUSH 30: £319.00
The new Crush Acoustic 30 is designed to project clear, distinct sounds with its angled construction and 30 Watts of power. It comes with two channels with built-in reverb and chorus across both. The global notch filter reduces feedback efficiently and precisely with one control. The Crush Acoustic 30 is lightweight, portable and battery-powered. True to Orange’s traditions, it is simple, versatile and affordable.

Orange Acoustic Crush 30

Orange Acoustic Crush 30


IK MULTIMEDIA HAMMOND B-3X: €299.00 (APPROX. £255)
Hammond B-3X is the next-level organ virtual instrument that delivers an unprecedented new degree of realism and detail to give musicians full immersion into the electro-mechanical Hammond organ experience with all its soul, passion and vibe. Created in close collaboration with both the Hammond Organ Company, of Chicago, Illinois, and Suzuki Musical Instruments Mfg. of Hamamatsu, Japan, the Hammond B-3X instrument captures the authentic sound and vibe of the legendary Hammond B-3, with a comprehensive, holistic approach. This prize will be given to the winner as a download code.

IK Hammond B3X

IK Multimedia Hammond B3X


IK MULTIMEDIA MODO DRUM: €299.00 (APPROX. £255)
MODO DRUM is IK’s first physical modelling drum virtual instrument. Using a powerful combination of modal synthesis and advanced sampling, MODO DRUM gives you the most deeply customizable virtual drum kits ever. Like our award-winning MODO BASS software, MODO DRUM delivers incredibly realistic and authentic tracks for your music, with a level of control over every detail you’ve never imagined before. Create the drum tracks of your dreams with access to every parameter of every drum in your kit, from size and tension, to material and play style, and so much more. This prize will be given to the winner as a download code.

IK Multimedia MODO Drum

IK Multimedia MODO Drum


ROB PAPEN PUNCH 2: £119.00
Rob Papen Punch 2 continues the Punch legacy as a cutting edge virtual drum machine… with lots of extra punch! The original Punch virtual drum machine combined professionally designed drum samples with a built-in pattern sequencer to enable quick and easy sound design. Now, with even more drum synthesis models added and a fresh re-designed main screen, Punch 2 allows you to take your virtual drum kit design to new heights. This prize will be given to the winner as a download code.

Rob Papen Punch 2

Rob Papen Punch 2


D’ADDARIO XT ACOUSTIC PHOSPHOR BRONZE STRINGS: £17.50 PER PACK
D’Addario XT strings combine high carbon steel cores with an advanced corrosion resistance treatment, giving you enhanced break resistance, pitch stability, and long-lasting performance – all while preserving the tone and feel of your favourite uncoated strings. These are strings made to stay, with uncompromising performance that never fades away. We’re giving away three sets of light D’Addario XT Acoustic strings.

D'Addario XT Acoustic guitar strings

D’Addario XT Acoustic guitar strings


THE SONG FOUNDRY 30-DAY CHALLENGE BOOKS: £9.95 EACH
Transform your lyric writing, music composition and creativity skills, and banish writer’s block for good, with these four books by The Song Foundry’s Ed Bell. The 30-Day Lyric Writing Challenge is expertly designed to take your lyric writing skills to the next level, in only 10 minutes per day, The 30-Day Creativity Challenge is designed to supercharge your creative skills through 30 unique 10-minute challenges, The 30-Day Music Writing Challenge will take your songwriting composition skills to the next level, in as little as 15 minutes per day, and The 30-Day Speed Songwriting Challenge is a unique series of songwriting challenges that will get you writing faster and more freely.

Song Foundry 30-day Creativity Challenge books

The Song Foundry 30-day Challenge books


HOW I WROTE BOOK BY SONGWRITING: £12.00
Within the pages of How I Wrote you’ll find the real stories behind 40 chart-topping hits and cherished classics, in the words of the writers themselves. From the likes of The Kinks, The Doors and Rod Stewart in the 60s, to Beyoncé, Aloe Blacc and The Lumineers in the 21st century – through five decades of pop, rock, R&B and indie tracks in-between – this book puts the art and craft of the song at the centre of the stage.

How I Wrote book

How I Wrote by Songwriting Magazine


The prize

One lucky winner will receive all the items listed in our Christmas gift guide above.

How to enter

The competition is now closed.


Terms & conditions

  • The prizes are as stated, are not transferable to another individual and no cash or other alternatives will be offered.
  • Entrants must be aged 18 or over. Proof of identity and age may be required.
  • All entries must be made directly by the person entering the competition. Entries made online using methods generated by a script, macro or the use of automated devices will be void.
  • Some items have been unboxed and reviewed by Songwriting and as such won’t be as new.
  • In the event of a prize being unavailable, the publisher reserves the right to offer an alternative prize of equal or greater value.
  • The closing date for entries is 29 December 2019.
  • The winner will be notified by email by 5 January 2020 and will need to reply with their full postal address where the prize should be sent.
  • Reasonable efforts will be made to contact the winner. If the winner cannot be contacted or is unable to comply with these terms and conditions, the publisher reserves the right to offer the prize to the next eligible entrant drawn at random.
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