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Latin Percussion Matador Stave Cajons Reviewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ac3Ph8osk Nick D'Virgilio presents two cajons by Latin Percussion: the Matador Quinto Cajon, and the Matador Tumba Cajon. LP's proud tradition in conga making extends to its LP... Read more »

Gretsch Drums Brooklyn 4-Piece Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgyzni6qFTA Nick D'Virgilio presents the Gretsch Drums Brooklyn four-piece shell pack. The Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack boasts vintage tone that can only be described as warm... Read more »

The Journey of a Pearl Music City Custom Drum Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8rSBFOCDjA Join Nick D'Virgilio as he heads down to the Pearl factory in Nashville to witness the birth of a Music City Custom drum kit. You'll get to see how the kit is built, then... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Songwriters on Songwriting Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another essential guide to make music: Songwriters on Songwriting — and like all of their other guides, this one is completely free! In Songwriters on Songwriting, a... Read more »

Pearl Ash Cajon and Eco Acoustic Cajon Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTbEVlZ0cCY Nick D'Virgilio presents two cool cajons from Pearl: the Ash Cajon and the Eco-Acoustic Cajon. Ash is a light and resonant wood that, as the resonator of the Pearl Ash... Read more »

WFL III Limited Edition Aluminum and Limited Edition Maple Snare Drums Reviewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3lUIMHjMGQs Nick D'Virgilio presents two Limited Edition drums from WFL III. Ludwig has over a century in the drum making biz. And today, Bill Ludwig III is bringing the spirit of... Read more »

Black Friday is Here!

Looking for the best deals ever? Then welcome to Black Friday at Sweetwater! Today, you'll find the gear you want at up to 80% off. Whether you're shopping for a gift for the musician, engineer, or producer in your... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us here at Sweetwater and inSync, best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Paiste 2002 Big Beat Cymbal Series Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpIEYKVxTsk Nick D'Virgilio presents the Paiste 2002 Big Beat series of cymbals. These cymbals are crafted from Paiste's 2002 bronze (CuSn8) for stage projection and specially... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Headphones

Sennheiser has expanded their popular HD Pro series of headphones with a new model, the HD 200 Pro. Designed to provide Sennheiser-quality audio at an affordable price, the HD 200 Pro features proprietary neodymium... Read more »

Rock ‘N’ Rolla Portable Turntables

Rock 'N' Rolla has introduced three new portable "briefcase" turntable models, the Junior, Premium, and XL. The Junior features three speeds and a USB port for converting your vinyl collection into digital files... Read more »

Drum Tips & Tricks With Kenny Aronoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HKJYcOEEG8 Nick D'Virgilio joins world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff in Sweetwater's Performance Theater to share some wisdom. Best known for his work with John Cougar Mellencamp... Read more »

A Song for You

On November 13, 2016, the Tulsa Sound grew a little quieter with the passing of Leon Russell. From session musician to sideman to solo star, Leon devoted his life to the music that he loved. Leon Russell was born... Read more »

iZotope’s Free Mixing Guide Updated

iZotope has updated their free downloadable Mixing with iZotope guide with new Neutron tips. The free guide takes a comprehensive look at the art, aesthetic, and theory behind audio mixing. You'll learn how to use... Read more »

How to Run a Recording Studio

Thinking about putting your recording studio to work making money? Want to up the success of your commercial or project studio? Check out the latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers: The Art of Running a... Read more »

Avenged Sevenfold Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZN82H9WOx38 Mitch Gallagher is joined by Zacky Vengeance, Synyster Gates, and Johnny Christ from Avenged Sevenfold for this special interview. They were kind enough to stop by while... Read more »

Custom Westone In-ear Monitors

When you need to hear yourself, nothing works better than custom-molded in-ear monitors. And no one does custom in-ears better than Westone, who has been leading the industry for more than 50 years! Now Sweetwater... Read more »

Vintage Recording Studio for Your Kids

Have a daughter who wants to be a pop star? Need the perfect gift for your little aspiring recording engineer? Want to have a load of fun? Look no further than Melody's Recording Studio from American Girl. Based on... Read more »

Joe Crabtree Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAHCjutNemU Nick D'Virgilio sits down with drummer/educator/app developer Joe Crabtree. He talks about his current touring experience with Wishbone Ash, how he got started with app... Read more »

Steinberg Unveils Dorico

They've been teasing it for some time, and now Steinberg's innovative, next-generation music notation/scoring program is here! Dorico offers many unique and exciting features and functions for musicians, arrangers... Read more »

Pearl Decade 7-piece Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tAqacNp_x6A Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl Decade drum kit. This Pearl 7-piece shell pack delivers a large kit's worth of top-quality drum shells for an incredibly low price. The... Read more »

Hands On: Gruv Gear Club Bag, Sliiv, and Bento Boxes

We all take gear on the go. Whether you're simply carrying your laptop around, putting together a mobile studio, taking gear to a gig, jam, or session, or traveling around the world, you want your gear to arrive... Read more »

Sweetwater Interviews Brooks Wackerman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzmN2JLbuO4 Nick D'Virgilio sits down with Brooks Wackerman (Avenged Sevenfold). He talks with Nick about his first tour with Avenged Sevenfold, his musical background, and much more... Read more »

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

In a move that has musicians and music lovers thrilled — but some writers and poets bristling — the Nobel Committee dramatically redefined boundaries between "high art" and commercial creative forms when... Read more »