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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 »

Exploring Drum Throne Options by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar62DWphI2c Nick D'Virgilio shows you a variety of drum thrones, and explains why you may choose one style over others. After the video, click the links below for more info on the... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

Our friends at Disc Makers have published yet another free guide! This one is aimed to help musicians looking to book shows, whether one-offs or full tours. The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging — Strategies for... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive 32

PreSonus has unveiled the new StudioLive 32, the 3rd generation of its acclaimed StudioLive series of digital mixers. It offers 32 channels with 32 fully recallable XMAX microphone preampifiers and 33... Read more »

Schlagwerk la Peru & Agile Dual Cajons Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TEHr1UUvCKE Nick D'Virgilio presents two cajons from Schlagwerk, the La Peru cajon and the Agile Dual cajon. The appropriately named Schlagwerk Cajon la Peru has the kind of tone and... Read more »

DW Collector’s Lacquer Custom Purpleheart Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dV21jyF-K60 Nick D'Virgilio presents the DW Collector's Lacquer Custom Purpleheart shell pack. This 7-piece shell pack exhibits excellent attack, projection, and sensitivity, and it's... Read more »

Tama Star Reserve Snare Demo with Peter Erskine

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lu3PpSe8iD4 World-famous jazz drummer and composer Peter Erskine presents the Tama Star Reserve snare drum. The solid, one-piece maple shell represents the best of TAMA's fine... Read more »

Sugar Percussion Solid Stave Alaskan Yellow Cedar Snare Drum Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPoPnG10lLo Nick D'Virgilio presents a premium, solid stave snare drum from Sugar Percussion. Alaskan yellow cedar is a soft tonewood used in acoustic guitar tops. Its natural... Read more »