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Microphone Month 3

Drums News

Pearl 3D Cajon & BassCase Cajon Travel Case Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NL_bit6xWjE Nick D'Virgilio presents the Pearl 3D Cajon and Pearl's BassCase Cajon Travel Case. Pearl chose to place its internal wires higher on the 3D Cajon than on most, which lets... Read more »

How to Record Drums Video Series

If you're looking to up your game when recording drums, you need to check out this video series, put together by Mark Hornsby, Director of Sweetwater Studios, and featuring Nick D'Virgilio on drums. The videos... Read more »

Evans Hydraulic Series Drumheads Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4icw0TYXgNc Nick D'Virgilio presents the Evans Hydraulic series drumheads. Evans Hydraulic Glass drumheads feature two plies sandwiching a thin layer of oil, giving these heads an... Read more »

DW Machined Chain Drive Bass Drum Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pe8ciG4OTFo Nick D'Virgilio present the DW Machined Chain Drive Bass Drum Pedal. Machined from solid aluminum, the DW MCD Machined Chain Drive bass drum pedal offers you the smooth... Read more »

Zildjian A Avedis Cymbals Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qb68ByFapI8 Nick D'Virgilio presents Zildjian's A Avedis series of cymbals. A Avedis series cymbals harken back to the Zildjians of the 1950s. Handcrafted in Zildjian's Norwell... 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 »

How to Get a Great Overhead Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTzaWSnrFIc Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great overhead recording using Telefunken microphones, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio. Mark... Read more »

How to Get a Great Hi-hat Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfgp9cEvB4Q Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great hi-hat recording using Telefunken microphones, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio. Mark... Read more »

Remo Crimplock Symmetry: Better Fitting Heads for Your Congas

Remo has come up with a way to account for the size variances in conga shells and counterhoops across manufacturers. It's called Crimplock Symmetry, and we at Sweetwater are really excited about it. Crimplock... 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 »

How to Get a Great Tom Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AklSC2zMhZQ Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips and techniques for capturing excellent tom recordings with Telefunken mics (with help from Sweetwater's Nick... Read more »

How to Get a Great Snare Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwBtD-Z33Kg Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great snare drum recording, using Telefunken microphones. Mark shows how the choice of microphone, the... 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 »

How to Get a Great Kick Drum Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI1_bPxJoNE Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great kick drum recording, using Telefunken microphones. Mark shows how the choice of microphone, the... Read more »

Yamaha Recording Custom Series Drum Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpZpra7crB4 Nick D'Virgilio presents the Yamaha Recording Custom Series. The Recording Custom Series has been re-engineered in collaboration with Steve Gadd, an iconic session... Read more »

Yamaha Recording Custom Series Drum Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpZpra7crB4 Nick D'Virgilio presents the Yamaha Recording Custom Series. The Recording Custom Series has been re-engineered in collaboration with Steve Gadd, an iconic session... 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 »

Pearl Midtown Drum Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W_Ub7qRR3mA Raymond Massey from Pearl presents the Midtown Series 4-piece shell pack (in the Black Gold Sparkle finish). This 4-piece shell pack squeezes into the tiniest corner of a... Read more »

DW Performance Series Satin Oil Drums Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvMolJQs9dY Nick D'Virgilio presents the DW Performance Series Satin Oil drums. Delivering unbelievable resonance and projection thanks to DW's proprietary HVX shell, Performance... Read more »

Sugar Percussion Interview with Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InGUPeEwTdQ Nick D'Virgilio sits down with the crew from Sugar Percussion: Ruby Sugar Price, Jefferson Shallenberger, and Jonathan Womble. They explain how they began making drums and... Read more »

Glen Sobel Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1JA-E7_iaEQ Nick D'Virgilio sits down with drummer Glen Sobel (Alice Cooper) for an interview. Glen talks about his musical history, his equipment, playing with Motley Crue, and much... Read more »

DW Purple Heart Snare Drum Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tq_3-E1RJDc Nick D'Virgilio presents the DW Purple Heart snare drum. This snare drum exhibits excellent attack, projection, and sensitivity, and it's versatile enough for nearly any... Read more »

Todd Sucherman Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jwj9vWWmjEk Nick D'Virgilio sits down with drummer Todd Sucherman for this interview at Sweetwater's GearFest 2016. Todd Sucherman, drummer from the multi platinum band STYX won #1... Read more »

Bill Ludwig III Interviewed at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqJ6wsNLdD0 Nick D'Virgilio sits down with drum industry veteran Bill Ludwig III. Bill talks about his early experiences with drums, Ringo Starr, and what goes into a great set of... Read more »