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Articles by Sweetwater

Make Sure Snare Mic Is In Phase With Overhead Tracks

Sometimes, you just can't seem to get your snare recordings to sound punchy. You do all the right processing in your DAW — compress the snare, EQ it to be snappy, but it still sounds lackluster. What you may... Read more »

Speaker Diaphragm

This is another term for the speaker cone. The cone of a speaker is commonly made from paper, though various models have featured cones constructed of composite or laminated materials (including glass fiber)... Read more »

DW Collector’s Series Jazz Exotic Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S3g5PZzj9GU Nick D'Virgilio presents the DW Collector's Series Jazz Exotic Shell Pack. Collector's Series drums boast exceptional craftsmanship, giving you a shell pack that sounds... Read more »

Stone Custom Drum Company Niles Maple/Poplar 3-piece Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYZ0V1NBt7I Nick D'Virgilio presents the Stone Custom Drum Company Niles shell pack. This shell pack has the heart and soul of a late-1970s Slingerland drum kit. In fact, it's a dead... Read more »

TC Electronic Corona SCF Chorus and Tri Chorus Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixkJYgBdjR0 Don Carr presents the TC Electronic Corona SCF chorus pedal. TC's Stereo Chorus Flanger (SCF) is still one of the most lauded chorus/flange effects out there. That's why... Read more »

Thicken Up Reverb Returns with Compression

Using an aux in your DAW as an input for a reverb is a tried-and-true mixing technique. It helps you separate the verb from the source material and lets you dial in exactly how much reverb you want. Sometimes... Read more »

Sealed Back (Speaker)

A speaker frame can have either an open back or sealed back assembly. A sealed back frame focuses the sound waves out of the front only. This tightens and focuses the waves. Tweeters are typically sealed back.

Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017 T Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ExVI8HPaPfg Don Carr presents the Gibson Les Paul Classic 2017 T guitar. It blends everything we all love about the '60s-era Les Pauls with modern enhancements that make them reliable... Read more »

Controlling Instrument and Stage Sound in Worship presented by Yamaha

https://youtu.be/8Yb-Ga_a70M Mike Overlin from Yamaha shares some tips on controlling instruments and stage sound for worship. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here to see all... Read more »

Miking Guitar Amps presented by Daniel Ellis from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/wrnWroAYgUA Daniel Ellis from Jesus Culture explains how he approaches miking guitar amplifiers onstage with a Shure SM57 dynamic microphone. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship... Read more »

How to Mic a Drum Kit presented by Daniel Ellis from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/J_CiYRGppSU Daniel Ellis from Jesus Culture explains how he approaches miking up a drum kit onstage using Shure microphones. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click... Read more »

How to Soundcheck a Stereo Guitar Rig presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/qZyCp8yc7_s Daniel Ellis (FOH Engineer) from Jesus Culture explains how he soundchecks a stereo guitar rig. By flipping the polarity of one channel while listening in mono, he can ensure the best... Read more »

Building a Relationship as a Team presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/NvpxlnXxPAg Will Doggett from MultiTracks.com talks with Jesus Culture about ways to build relationships with your fellow worship musicians. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship... Read more »

Building Your Mix as a Team presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/-PsspPObTa0 Will Doggett of MultiTracks.com talks to the Jesus Culture band as they explain their approach to collaboratively building a mix as a team, as well as some of the tools they use. After... Read more »

The “Your Love Never Fails” Story presented by Chris McClarney with Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/y-yB28Ln3W0 Chris McClarney and Jesus Culture share the story behind "Your Love Never Fails." After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here to see all the videos from... Read more »

Keeping a Good Balance in Your In-ear Monitors presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/h3CDoE1jaWQ Will Doggett with MultiTracks.com and the Jesus Culture band share how they manage what belongs in their in-ears and what doesn't. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship... Read more »

Tuning Your Drum Kit presented by Josh Fisher from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/TDN74bSR_E4 Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio is joined by Josh Fisher from Jesus Culture to talk about tuning your drum kit for performance. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect... Read more »

Managing Energy with Drums presented by Josh Fisher with Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/deAN4MdJGUo Will Doggett from MultiTracks.com and Jesus Culture's drummer, Josh Fisher, show how drums can drive the energy behind a performance. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship... Read more »

Choosing Your Electric Guitar with Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/X1JOk8w5Cys Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture shares some insights on how he chooses which guitar to play for which parts. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here... Read more »

Setting Up a Tube Amp presented by Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/BOm3fvTxsAo Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture shares some insights on how he sets up his tube amplifiers for performance. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here... Read more »

How to Communicate Musically in Spontaneity presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/pMv0DEDl3K0 Will Doggett from MultiTracks.com and Jesus Culture share some insights on how to communicate musically in spontaneity. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here:... Read more »

Prioritizing Your Mix in Worship presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/hwbGs-kVnL4 Will Doggett from MultiTracks.com talks with Daniel Ellis (FOH Engineer) from Jesus Culture about prioritizing the mix in a worship setting. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater... Read more »

Communicating with Your Drummer presented by Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/tb0McwbEFss Josh Fisher (drummer for Jesus Culture) shares three productive ways to communicate with your drummer. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here to see... Read more »

Building Your Pedalboard with Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture

https://youtu.be/Omkhx9-AbE0 Jeffrey Kunde from Jesus Culture shares some insights on how to put together a pedalboard for live performance. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click... Read more »