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Microphone Month 2

Live Sound Buying Guides

Allen & Heath dLive Buying Guide

dLive Handles the Most Demanding Live Situations It's clear that when Allen & Heath designed the dLive, they had set their sights on building the ultimate digital mixing system. They didn't want to be hampered... Read more »

Allen & Heath Qu Series Buying Guide

The Qu series of digital mixers is Allen & Heath's answer to the call for a powerful live sound mixing system with convenient recording and playback solutions, iPad control, and flexible I/O options. These mixers... Read more »

Mic Stands and Accessories Buying Guide

There's an almost overwhelming selection of microphone stands and mic stand accessories on the market, and looking at the hundreds of options available at Sweetwater may leave you wondering where to start. That's... Read more »

Mic Preamp Buying Guide

How to Choose a Mic Preamp Along with the musician and the microphone, your choice of microphone preamplifier will play a significant role in the final sound of your productions. And while the basic purpose of a mic... Read more »

The Bose L1 Story

Bose L1 PA systems are modular, portable, convenient — and great sounding! They set up in minutes and deliver crisp, balanced sound to audiences of up to 500. Bose's articulated line array exhibits less SPL drop-off... Read more »

Sennheiser Wireless Mics Buying Guide

There are many reasons why you'll see Sennheiser wireless systems being used for big-name broadcast events - they're reliable and sound great, and the systems are incredibly flexible. Sennheiser has been a leader in... Read more »

Live Sound Microphone Buying Guide

How to choose a live sound microphone A microphone is the first link, and perhaps the most important link, in the audio chain that transmits your voice and music to your audience. With hundreds of models available... Read more »

Audio-Technica System 10 Wireless Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right System for Your Needs If you're a performing musician, presenter, or content creator, Audio-Technica's System 10 wireless system gives you advanced 24-bit digital operation, quick setup, and... Read more »

DPA Headset Buying Guide

How to Choose the Perfect DPA Headset Microphone For years, live sound and broadcast professionals at Sweetwater have trusted the quality and performance of DPA headset microphones. When selecting the right headset... Read more »

Solid State Logic Console Buying Guide

There are several things that have brought generation upon generation of Sweetwater customers to Solid State Logic consoles, such as their build quality, their ergonomics, and, most importantly, their stunning... Read more »

Gallien-Krueger Buying Guide

For nearly half a century, Gallien-Krueger has been innovating amplifier technology. An early amp of theirs was even seen onstage backing Santana at Woodstock!. While this was admittedly a guitar amp... Read more »

Sennheiser Wired Mics Buying Guide

There's a Sennheiser mic for literally every audio task. At Sweetwater, we know that choosing the right mic for the job is one of the most important decisions you'll make, and affects how easily your sounds... Read more »

Sennheiser Headphones Buying Guide

The "best" headphones are the ones that were designed for the task at hand. When you choose headphones designed for the audio task at hand, you're going to have a great listening experience. Sennheiser offers a wide... Read more »

Waves DiGiGrid Buying Guide

What is a DiGiGrid SoundGrid DSP system, and how can it benefit my workflow? This buying guide will answer these questions, and give you examples of how it would be used in common applications. The dedicated DSP... Read more »

Sennheiser In-ear Systems Buying Guide

Choosing in-ear monitoring over stage monitor speakers will improve your entire band's live sound by lowering onstage volume, giving your microphones more gain before feedback, and giving you and your bandmates... Read more »

Peavey Vypyr VIP Buying Guide

Unrivaled Feature Set! Endless Tone Options! Instrument Modeling! Bi-directional USB! For Electric, Bass & Acoustic Peavey has taken their modeling amplifier technology to a new level with the Vypyr VIP Series... Read more »

Soundcraft Si Expression Buying Guide

The Soundcraft Si Expression line is ideal for those moving from analog to digital for the first time, or for the seasoned pro who still appreciates an analog approach to mixing. Powerful and versatile, the boards... Read more »

JamHub Buying Guide

Personal Monitoring, Silent Rehearsal, and So Much More! Whether you're performing with your band onstage, rehearsing late at night, or just practicing your chops at home, you'll be amazed at the power and... Read more »

Triad-Orbit Microphone Stand Buying Guide

Whether you're working in the confines of a studio or the chaos of a live stage, Triad-Orbit's modular stand system makes your job easy. If your work requires you to be as efficient as possible, then you'll love... Read more »

Headphones Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Headphones for the Job It's a question we hear every day: "What's the best pair of headphones I can get for ___?" That's a tricky question. If you just look at baseline professional-quality... Read more »

Signal Processing Buying Guide

How to Choose Signal Processing Gear Whether you're recording in the studio or mixing FOH, signal processing offers you the opportunity to forge your own signature sound. From compression and limiting to EQ and... Read more »

Live Sound Monitors Buying Guide

How to Choose Live Sound Monitors The ability to hear yourself while performing onstage is imperative to a good performance. It doesn't matter if you're the drummer or the lead singer, when you can hear yourself and... Read more »

Racks & Rack Cases Buying Guide

How to Choose Racks and Rack Cases If you're performing and touring, equipment racks are the professional way to protect your power conditioners, microphone preamplifiers, mixers, processors, wireless gear, and... Read more »

Cable Buying Guide

How to Choose the Right Cable Here at Sweetwater, we know that choosing the right cable for the right device can sometimes be tricky. Sweetwater's Cable Buying Guide should demystify some of the confusion... Read more »