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Fender Acoustic SFX Stereo Acoustic Amplifier Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDOeT-cmDrU Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Acoustic SFX stereo acoustic amplifier, with help from musician Chase Elliot. Utilizing Stereo Field Expansion (SFX) technology... Read more »

Eventide Anthology X Native Plug-in Bundle

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2_L_caDJ3Nc Mitch Gallagher presents Eventide's Anthology X native plug-in bundle. Comprising the best Eventide effects from 35 years of the top recording and post-production... 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 »

Fender Acoustic Pro 200-watt Acoustic Amplifier Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQviUbT932Q Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Acoustic Pro amplifier here at Sweetwater Sound, with help from musician Chase Elliot. This 2-channel, 200-watt acoustic guitar... Read more »

EVH 5150 III LBX Tube Amp Head Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YWTisCk-NpI Ronnie Mancuso from EVH presents the 5150 III LBX tube amplifier. This tiny monster gives you the same Crunch and Full Burn channels as its bigger brothers. And you can... Read more »

Yamaha Revstar Guitars Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3TdskA7KEc Mitch Gallagher presents Yamaha's all-new Revstar series of solidbody electric guitars — the first new series of guitars from Yamaha in more than 20 years —... Read more »

Morgan Amps PR12 Tube Combo with Reverb Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aWyLXF4cJfI Hey guitarists, take a listen to the Morgan Amps PR12 tube combo! Based on vintage 12-watt American combos from the '60s, Morgan Amps PR12 all-tube combo guitar amp... 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 »

Fender Bassbreaker 18/30 Tube Combo Amp Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9YB_IX6-Ws Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Bassbreaker 18/30 tube combo amplifier, with help from Sweetwater guitarist Don Carr. The EL84-driven Bassbreaker 18/30 electric... Read more »

Fender Bassbreaker 45 Tube Amp Head Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a3DGwQNmvEo Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Bassbreaker 45 tube amp head, with help from Sweetwater guitarist Don Carr. With an eye to the past while still looking forward... Read more »

Fender Bassbreaker 007 Tube Amp Head Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_UdQ8_kiXs Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Bassbreaker 007 tube amp head, with help from Sweetwater guitarist Don Carr. A pair of 12AX7s and a single EL84 push seven Class... Read more »

DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AW7RjXxlMnU Hey guitarists, check out the DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay pedal! Obscura's unique Degrade control lets you manipulate the amount of signal degradation to craft new... Read more »

TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor Pedal with TonePrint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsbN1u7w7sc Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the TC Electronic HyperGravity compressor pedal. The HyperGravity uses a highly advanced multiband dynamics algorithm from TC... 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 »

Fender Bassbreaker 15 Tube Combo Amplifier Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hqz6uEyr1E0 Branden Carpenter from Fender presents the Bassbreaker 15 tube combo amp, with help from Sweetwater's Don Carr. The Bassbreaker 15 combo guitar amp gets its 15 watts of... Read more »

10 Gig Bag Essentials

There's nothing worse than getting to a gig, session, or rehearsal and finding out that you forgot something, or that something you needed wasn't included in your gig bag. One way to avoid this nightmare situation... 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 »

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 »

BOSS PW-3 Wah Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObcQR_M5Akg Mitch Gallagher puts the BOSS PW-3 wah pedal to the test in this episode of Guitars and Gear. Along with BOSS reliability, you get two switchable wah voicings... Read more »

Overloud TH3

The next generation of the Overloud TH guitar amp and effects modeler plug-ins has been announced! TH3 has been greatly expanded with 21 new guitar amps, two new bass amps, five new guitar cabinets, two new bass... 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 »

Portable Electric Guitar Solutions

If you've ever had to decide whether or not to bring your guitar along with you solely due to space, check this out. Here are some ideas for portable guitar rigs that don't sacrifice quality in the name of size. The... Read more »