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Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Drum Video

What was the most-watched Sweetwater drum video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cC3u2WVnGtM Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF38DrK5Rl8... Read more »

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

Ahead Two-way Switch Kick Starter System Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rff8l2bOstI Hey drummers, this time out we're taking a look at the Ahead Two-way Switch Kick Starter System! The Two-way Switch Kick Starter System is the key piece of the entire... Read more »

DW Design Series Mini Pro 4-piece Shell Pack Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HOZBXz1N6HE Take a listen to the DW Design Series Mini Pro four-piece shell pack! This is a small, compact kit that packs a surprising punch. The thing that most obviously sets the DW... Read more »

Wuhan Cymbals Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86_Q9oWwokI Hey drummers, today I'll be demonstrating a variety of Wuhan cymbals. Wuhan's china cymbals in particular offer a ton of value, producing huge, washy china sounds at a... Read more »

Meinl Cymbals Byzance Vintage Benny Greb Sand Series Cymbal Box Set Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pp6LCoGeE8o Hey drummers, check out the Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb Sand Series 4-piece Cymbal Package! Hammered into form in Turkey, the Meinl Byzance Vintage Benny Greb Sand... Read more »

Buy MASCHINE, Get 7 Free Expansions

Native Instruments is offering a smoking deal to purchasers of MASCHINE (black or white), MASCHINE STUDIO (black or white), or MASCHINE MIKRO (black or white) through January 4, 2016: purchase one of these MASCHINE... Read more »

Avid Announces Pro Tools 12.4

Avid has announced the latest version of Pro Tools, v12.4 will be available in late December, 2015. The new version adds Track Freeze, which joins Commit and Track Bounce as methods for reclaiming CPU power during... Read more »

Ludwig Copper Phonic Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oFl9W1dBusQ Hey drummers, take a listen to the Ludwig Copper Phonic snare drum! This sensational snare drum sports a thick 1.2mm copper shell with a gorgeous lightly lacquered and... Read more »

Ludwig Breakbeats 4-piece Shell Pack with Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G85drnAU28g Hey everybody, today I'm playing for you the Ludwig Breakbeats four-piece shell pack. Ludwig actually brought in the famous Roots drummer Questlove to help them create a... Read more »

7 Gifts That Will Fit in a Stocking

It's that time of year — gift-giving season is upon us! (And don't forget, gift season also means gift receiving!) Don't procrastinate, get your wish list ready now for your friends and family. If you need... Read more »

8 Easy Ways to Control Snare Buzz

If you play acoustic drums, you know snare buzz is a fact of life — it's simply part of the sound. All of the drums and cymbals feed off of each other to create the natural sound of a drum kit. In a live... Read more »

Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z41pMk5nx-M Hey drummers, check out the Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 snare drum! The performance-proven Ludwig Supraphonic LM400 snare drum can be heard on countless recordings from the... Read more »

6 Essential Home Studio Building Blocks

A home studio may be the ultimate facilitator of creative freedom for a musician. Where else can you create, totally unfettered by the clock, free to experiment for as long as you like? That's something you'd... Read more »

Nfuzd Audio NSPIRE Rock Full Pack Electronic Trigger Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZGNC3Nsb7o Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents the Nfuzd Audio NSPIRE Rock Full Pack with help from John Emrich, Developer at Nfuzd Audio. These electronic triggers sit on top of... Read more »

Income Tax Planning for Musicians

If you're in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by... Read more »

Ludwig Black Beauty Snare Drum Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rgerq2Z-hOU Hey drummers, today we're listening to the Ludwig Black Beauty snare drum! This legendary snare drum starts with a single sheet of brass. It's machine drawn and spun into... Read more »

Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 are Here!

Steinberg has released the latest version of Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist, version 8.5! Perhaps the biggest news is VST Transit, a cloud collaboration system that allows musicians around the globe to easily work... Read more »

Win Big in the Annual GearFest Raffle from pureMix

Our friends at pureMix have launched their annual GearFest raffle — and you could win big! But there's more to this raffle than just a chance to win great prizes. Each entrant in the raffle qualifies to view... Read more »

Pearl Export EXL 5-piece Drum Set Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DioTd46hej8 Pat Saunders from Pearl Drums presents the Export EXL 5-piece drum set. Pearl's Superior Shell Technology (SST) uses a combination of strategically arranged plies of... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

From everyone at Sweetwater, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday! inSync will return tomorrow!

The Vocalist’s Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing

Want to kick your vocal abilities up a notch? Need to learn how to warm up? How can you take care of and preserve your voice? Why should you keep a bag of potato chips handy in the studio? All these questions and... Read more »

3 Tips for Using Headphones in the Studio

Studio headphones sound better than ever! Here are three headphone-related tips that will help you make the most out of your recording time: 1 - Bring Your Own Most studios have headphones for musicians to wear... Read more »

In The Groove

When musicians want to get into the groove, they're not just jamming along to the hit Madonna song from 1985; they're diving deep into the spirit of whatever musical situation they're in and making it feel as good... Read more »