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Ludwig Classic Maple 3-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gpt2HkF1atQ Hey drummers, check out this Ludwig Classic Maple 3-piece shell pack! I have to admit I've got a soft spot for Ludwig, as my first drum kit when I was five years old was a... Read more »

Stone Custom Drum Company American Classic Maple Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vYUmMHY8Rz8 Hey drummers, check out the "Chicago Style" American Classic Maple snare drum from Stone Custom Drum Company! Chicago Style means this drum sports three-ply... Read more »

Stone Custom Drum Company Super American Bubinga Snare Drum

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXg2MgPPjI0 Hey drummers, listen to this Super American Bubinga Snare drum from Stone Custom Drum Company! This snare drum is one-of-a-kind thanks to its perfectly bookmatched bubinga... Read more »

You Could Win Big in Sweetwater’s Annual Holiday Giveaway!

A holiday classic returns! It's official: the annual Sweetwater holiday celebration has begun! This year celebrating our favorite time of year includes giving away more than $75,000 in prizes — and you could... Read more »

Zildjian L80 Low Volume Cymbals and Remo Silentstroke Drumheads Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlDX6buKfu0 Hey drummers, let's take a look at two great low-volume solutions for your drum kit: Zildjian's L80 low-volume cymbals, and Remo's Silentstroke drumheads. Between these... Read more »

Meinl Percussion Traditional String Cajon Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYwG79F2iuI Hey everybody! Today we're taking a look at the Traditional String Cajon by Meinl Percussion! This cajon sports a gorgeous Makah Burl faceplate, which has a nice snap to... Read more »

Pearl Reference Pure Series 4-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=idTsUvGPgkI Hey drummers, check out this Pearl Reference Pure series 4-piece shell pack! This shell pack gives you three toms and a kick drum, and of course I've added a snare and... Read more »

Welcome Ludwig!

We are thrilled to announce that Ludwig has joined the Sweetwater family! Ludwig is one of the oldest and most successful drum manufacturers in history — they're heading into their 107th year. Few companies... Read more »

Guide to the Complete Marketing Process

If you're going to make music, it's nice if people can find it and hear it! The new free guide from our friends at Disc Makers, The Complete Marketing Process: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan, will... Read more »

DW Performance Lacquer Series 5-piece Drum Kit Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rcZva2Jie7A Hi everybody, this time out I'm playing the DW Performance Lacquer Series 5-piece shell pack. DW's Performance series is a budget-friendly line that makes it easier to get... Read more »

Sweetwater AES Convention and Trade Show Report

If you're into professional audio for live sound, studio recording, or video, then the 139th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention and trade show was all about you! This year's convention took place in... Read more »

Blue Introduces Lola

Blue has expanded their acclaimed headphone family with Lola, a sealed, over-the-ear headphone with massive custom drivers and detailed, accurate sound quality. Lola introduces a new lighter, slim-fit headband with... Read more »

139th AES Convention Coverage Begins October 30!

The 139th AES Convention, one of the premier audio events of the year, is set to unveil the latest technological advances from the professional audio world and Sweetwater will keep you in tune with all of it. A... Read more »

Stone Custom Drum Company Super American Hawaiian Koa Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wd4qgwGOMw Hey drummers, check out this gorgeous Hawaiian Koa snare drum from Stone Custom Drum Company! This is a 7-ply drum with Hawaiian koa over a cherry core. It features... Read more »

PreSonus Announces HP2

The PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is designed for musicians and performers who need mobility and uncompromising audio quality when using wired headphones or in-ear monitors. The HP2 is a portable... Read more »

DW Collector’s Exotic 5-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlwbmE0HFCA Let's check out another gorgeous drum kit from DW's Collector's Exotic series - this one features a Clear Rally Stripe Over Tropical Olive finish, with nickel hardware... Read more »

7 Questions About Sample Rate

It's easy to talk about the sample rates for sessions, but how much do you know about it? In this article, I'll answer a few questions about sample rates. What is "Sample Rate"? Sample rate is literally how fast... Read more »

Pearl Roadshow 4-piece Complete Drum Set Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dLy-SavolKY Hey everybody, here's a great drum kit for beginners: the Pearl Roadshow 4-piece complete drum set. The Pearl Roadshow drum set is a no-hassle, one-stop-shop kit for all... Read more »

Gretsch Drums Marquee 5-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QzSYQ9iAxi8 Hey drummers, today we're taking a look at the Grestch Drums Marquee 5-piece Shell Pack! This shell pack includes a kick, three rack toms, and a floor tom - and each drum... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

36 Month Financing is Back — for a Limited Time!

0% interest for 36 months on qualifying orders $699 and up; that's what Sweetwater's 36 Month Financing is all about. Just your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, make the required 36 equal monthly... Read more »

The Definitive Press Kit Guide for Musicians

Want to get noticed by the press? Then you're going to need a press kit — and not just a selfie and quick email, but a well-designed, professional package that conveys what you and your music are all about... Read more »

Akai MPC Touch Announced

Akai Professional has announced the latest member of the immensely popular MPC Music Production Center family, the MPC Touch! With the MPC Touch, Akai has reinvented the Music Production Center paradigm, using a... Read more »