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Microphone Month 4

DJ News

Native Instruments Announces Maschine Jam

Native Instruments has unveiled the Maschine Jam production and performance system, the latest member of the Maschine family. Designed for music creation in the studio and onstage, Maschine Jam combines an 8x8... Read more »

10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

D16 Group PunchBOX Kick Drum Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f2QadaSHsKw Ray Williams from Music Marketing presents the D16 Group PunchBOX software instrument. PunchBOX combines sampling and synthesis in a virtual kick drum instrument. The... Read more »

Novation Adds New Features with Circuit v1.3 Firmware

Novation has updated the firmware for their popular Circuit groovebox to version 1.3. The free firmware update adds powerful new features as well as streamlines and simplifies the Circuit workflow making it easier... Read more »

Gator G-TOUR DSP DJ Controller Cases Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B1810i7n7BU Rob Garofala from Gator presents their G-TOUR DSP series of DJ controller cases. Built with tour-style plywood and heavy-duty, commercial-grade hardware, and filled with... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Kenny Harris and Dan Pawlovich from Panic! at the Disco Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQlwPHVI1JM Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio interviews Kenny Harris (guitar) and Dan Pawlovich (drummer) from Panic! at the Disco. They discuss the band, how they use Ableton Live... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Season 3 of MASCHINE TruTorials

Native Instruments has posted Season 3 of their instructional video series for MASCHINE. TruTorials is back with 12 new 90-second episodes showcasing MASCHINE's workflow and capabilities. These free, bite-sized... Read more »

Ableton Announces Upcoming Live 9.7

Ableton is previewing version 9.7 of the popular Live DAW software; the new version is in beta test stage and will be released later this year. They're telling us to look for big improvements to slicing, recording... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Novation Circuit Groovebox with Sample Import Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlwMFMOEKsw Enrique Martinez from Novation demonstrates some updated features for the Circuit Groovebox, including sample importing. Once you start making music with the Novation... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

The latest FREE downloadable guide from our friends at Disc Makers is The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging: Strategies for Booking, Promoting, and Thriving On Stage in Your Home Town and On the Road, a comprehensive... Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes from everyone at inSync and Sweetwater for a safe and enjoyable day celebrating the freedom of our nation!

Scotty Moore Dies at 84

One of the founders of rock and roll, genre-defining guitarist, Scotty Moore, best known for his time as Elvis Presley's guitarist and first manager, passed away at his home yesterday. In addition to performing and... Read more »

Harmony Central’s GearFest X-treme Show Report

Our friends at Harmony Central have posted an awesome report on their experiences at GearFest 2016 here at Sweetwater! The crew from HC arrived with the Harmony Central AirStream trailer in tow and set up a command... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

The annual Summer NAMM trade show, held in Music City — Nashville, TN — opened its doors today and will run through Saturday, June 25. The Summer NAMM show is always a blast, with new product... Read more »

Reason 9 Arrives!

Today marked the official release of Propellerhead Software's Reason 9, the latest version of their music production software. Reason 9 expands on the powerful Reason platform with new devices, new tools, workflow... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljp0CRmrB5c Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a quick overview of Sennheiser's HD 25 headphones. With excellent SPL handling, these headphones are ideal for broadcasters, live... Read more »

New Products Announced at GearFest 2016

The 15th annual GearFest saw the announcement of many great new products — attendees at the show were the first in the world to see and get their hands on these new releases! From Arturia to sE Electronics to... Read more »

Make Music Day 2016

Join in a world-wide celebration of music on June 21! First launched in France in 1982, Make Music Day has grown into an international festival, with events in more than 700 cities in 120 countries! Anyone and... Read more »

New Gear at GearFest: iConnectivity mio

Our friends at iConnectivity are unveiling four new products at GearFest 2016 — the mio family of MIDI interfaces for Mac and Windows PC! These new MIDI interfaces connect via USB and provide a simple... Read more »

GearFest Exclusive: the World’s First Commercially Available Synthesizer

Here's a hot tip on an amazing must-see at GearFest here at Sweetwater this weekend: see and hear a beautifully restored 1941 Hammond Novachord — widely considered the precursor to the modern synthesizer... Read more »