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TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Yamaha Recording Custom Drumset

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yywthZzNA7o Sweetwater stops by the Yamaha booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the latest edition of their acclaimed Recording Custom acoustic drum set. See Sweetwater's Winter... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Yamaha Snare Drums

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixajrhN0RmU Sweetwater stops by the Yamaha booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their latest snare drums for the Recording Custom series of drums, designed with input from legendary... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Audio-Technica ATM230 Dynamic Microphone

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5xoGWDcGRgQ Sweetwater stops by the Audio-Technica booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the ATM230 dynamic drum microphone. Get the Audio-Technica ATM230 here:... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Alesis Strike Zone Electronic Drum Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CznlgpiIpKY Sweetwater stops by the Alesis booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their Strike Zone electronic drum kit. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Alesis Strike Pro Drum Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fyCwssHBc5s Sweetwater stops by the Alesis booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their Strike Pro electronic drum kit. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: AKG Drumset Concert 1 Mic Bundle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1Rr6mcDZzk Sweetwater stops by the AKG booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the Drumset Concert 1 microphone bundle. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the... Read more »

Roland El Cajon Demo at Winter NAMM 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZRBYzIju3Q The Roland EC-10 EL Cajon enhances your music with layered electronic sounds. In addition to top-notch acoustic sounds, the EC-10 EL Cajon is packed with 30 electronic... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Sabian XSR Cymbals

Quality cast cymbals at a great price - that's what you get with the Sabian XSR Series. For the XSR Series, Sabian has leveraged the latest cymbal-making technology and drawn on many of the same production methods... Read more »

TAMA HP910LN Speed Cobra Kick Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U69qcRjAtkU Hey drummers, check out the TAMA HP910LN Speed Cobra kick pedal! The revamped Tama HP910LN Speed Cobra kick drum pedal starts with the Iron Cobra family's secret weapon:... Read more »

TAMA HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7DTf8sBrxM Hey everybody, today we're taking a look at the TAMA HP900RN Iron Cobra Rolling Glide bass drum pedal! The Iron Cobra's design eliminates unwanted friction - you'll feel... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

Ludwig Classic Maple 3-piece Shell Pack Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F2Vp7656QAo Hey drummers, this time out we're trying out the Ludwig Classic Maple 3-piece shell pack with 22" kick drum. Classic Maple shells are constructed of 7-ply maple for its... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

PDP Concept Direct Drive Double Kick Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hoHPP63hCNk Hey drummers, check out the PDP Concept Direct Drive double bass drum pedal! It's engineered to give you the sensitivity and performance of a high-end product at a great... Read more »

Pearl Roadshow 5-piece Complete Drum Set with Cymbals Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSnBTlpFjwA Hey aspiring drummers, let's check out the Pearl Roadshow 5-piece complete drum set! It comes with drums, cymbals and hardware, everything you need besides a seat and... Read more »

15 Stick Bag Essentials

As a drummer, your stick bag is your toolkit. It should contain everything that you need to play a gig or to get through a session, along with a small assortment of tools that might be needed for minor repairs. Here... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Meinl Percussion Cajon Drum Set Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXNdz2pLs4U Hi drummers, this time out I'll be playing the Meinl Percussion Cajon Drum Set! Small acoustic gigs don't typically demand the sound of a full kit, and that's where the... Read more »

How to Build a Zep-style Drum Kit

Hey everybody, for this video we're putting together a modern take on the drum kit of a legendary drummer, John Bonham from Led Zeppelin. The Zep Set shell pack is made from an amber acrylic that matches Bonham's... Read more »