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Toontrack Drum Software Buying Guide

Toontrack Drum Software When you want to add production-ready drum tracks to your project without spending days setting up mics and recording, Toontrack's EZdrummer and Superior Drummer are powerful solutions. If... Read more »

Toontrack EZkeys Buying Guide

When you're writing songs, Toontrack's EZkeys piano and keyboard software makes it incredibly easy to go from first inspiration and exploring chord progressions to your final arrangement. And EZkeys is ideal for... Read more »

Toontrack EZmix Buying Guide

Make Competitive Mixes Faster Than Ever You can get a radio-ready mix going faster than ever with Toontrack's EZmix mixing software. Simply insert the EZmix plug-in on any channel in your DAW, and tell it what kind... 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 »

Yamaha Nuage Buying Guide

Complete Control Plus Professional Sound Flexible Controller and High-speed I/O for Nuendo and More When it comes to flexible DAW control, Yamaha Commercial Audio covers all of the bases with their comprehensive... Read more »

DAW Software Buying Guide

How to Choose a DAW Program If you're reading this, odds are that you want to make music and are looking for the right tools to get the job done. Well, you're in luck! We're living in exciting times. If you look... Read more »

Manley Buying Guide

The Best of the Best Few relatively small gear manufacturers in the music industry are as well known and regarded as Manley Labs — and for good reason! In a world where mass-produced gadgets are stamped and shipped... 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 »

Neumann Microphones Buying Guide

Neumann Microphones With almost a century of microphone innovations to their name, every Neumann microphone is designed to be outstanding in one audio application or another. For every audio task, there's a mic... 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 »

LR Baggs Pickups Buying Guide

From humble beginnings as a guitar maker to becoming a world-class leader in amplifying acoustic instruments, LR Baggs has spent decades helping musicians sound better onstage. With contact mics, soundhole pickups... Read more »

Acoustic Guitar String Buying Guide

The importance of guitar strings Guitar strings are the heart of the instrument. You can't play without them. They can also make a big difference in your sound. Bright or mellow, loud or soft, your strings help... Read more »

Bass Guitar String Buying Guide

The importance of bass strings Bass guitars are designed to give you deep lows that help drive the music. A bass's strings can make a big difference in the tone of your bass. Some strings are brighter and deliver a... Read more »

Electric Guitar String Buying Guide

The importance of guitar strings Strings. Every guitar has them. Every guitar needs them. But with so many choices on the market, it can be confusing as to which set you should buy. Many people overlook the... Read more »

Dynaudio BM mkIII Studio Monitor Buying Guide

More than any other piece of gear in your studio, it's your studio monitors that ultimately determine the quality of your projects. From recording all the way through editing, mixing, and mastering - good monitoring... Read more »

Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II Buying Guide

The Professional Modular Interface That Can Adapt to Any Studio From solo recordings to full bands, you'll enjoy world-class sonics and incredible flexibility with an Apogee Symphony I/O Mk II audio interface in... Read more »

Music Man Guitars Buying Guide

Why Choose Music Man? It doesn't matter if you play guitar or bass, or which instrument model you choose. When you get a Music Man instrument, there are certain things you can just count on. Here are some of the... Read more »

Seagull Guitars Buying Guide

Handcrafted acoustic guitars from Canada For over 25 years, Seagull guitars have been handcrafted in the small village of La Patrie in eastern Quebec. About half of the village's population works creating these... Read more »

ESP Guitars Buying Guide

The Guitars That Defined a Genre The ESP legend began in the late 1970s, when a Japanese manufacturer of replacement guitar bodies and necks started building instruments for the rock-guitar world. It was in 1985... 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 »

Focusrite REDNET Buying Guide

REDNET The Simplicity of Ethernet. The Sound of Focusrite. Introducing RedNet, Focusrite's amazing new Ethernet-based audio interface/networking system. Built on the powerful Dante protocol, RedNet is ideal in any... Read more »