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Audio-Technica AT2020USBi Condenser Mic Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bwpGCnSKmj4 Mitch Gallagher presents the Audio-Technica AT2020USBi condenser microphone. Inspired by the acclaimed AT2020, the AT2020USBi gives you the convenience of both Lightning... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

36 Month Financing is Back — for a Limited Time!

0% interest for 36 months on qualifying orders $699 and up; that's what Sweetwater's 36 Month Financing is all about. Just your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, make the required 36 equal monthly... Read more »

Shure MVL Mobile Lavalier Mic

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4iWOaiVV93A Thomas Banks from Shure presents the MVL Mobile Lavalier Mic. Just plug the MVL into the headphone jack of any smartphone or tablet computer with recording capabilities... Read more »

The Definitive Press Kit Guide for Musicians

Want to get noticed by the press? Then you're going to need a press kit — and not just a selfie and quick email, but a well-designed, professional package that conveys what you and your music are all about... Read more »

Shure MVi USB Interface Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VsDR89KW8c Thomas Banks from Shure presents the MVi USB interface for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. The class A preamp includes phantom power for your condenser mics, and there are... Read more »

Shure MV5 USB Microphone Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JX_rkOfycCw Thomas Banks from Shure presents the MV5 USB microphone for Mac, Windows, iOS and Android. This all-in-one microphone/audio interface includes three DSP presets for... Read more »

Is Your Music Good Enough?

Here's an interesting article we stumbled across on how to step back and evaluate whether your music is really ready for release or not. It's hard for all of us to be objective about our art, and the tips in this... Read more »

Time Guru Metronome App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhfmiw-2zO8 Mitch Gallagher presents the Time Guru Metrome app. It's a great practice partner with lots of options. You can change the metronome sound, select custom time signatures... Read more »

Shure MV88 Mid-side Microphone for iOS Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQNDRGvzt3o Thomas Banks from Shure presents the MV88, a mid-side microphone with a Lightning connector for iOS devices. You can record 24-bit/48kHz audio straight to your device... Read more »

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan

Apple has unveiled the latest version of OS X, OS X 10.11 — nicknamed "El Capitan." The new operating system for Mac computers adds many useful enhancements, including new ways to manage multiple windows and... Read more »

Shure MV51 USB Microphone Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Bi2ikI_YvI Thomas Banks from Shure presents the Motiv MV51 USB microphone for Mac, PC, iOS, and Android. A 1" condenser microphone element onboard the MV51 captures clear sound... Read more »

Reface Capture App Released

Yamaha has released a free app that allows you to store and recall Reface Voices on iOS devices. Each stored Voice can be rated, named, and given a custom image from your photo library. Additional features include a... Read more »

How to Make Your Recording Space Sound Great

It's a fact that most home studios are, well, in homes. And while this makes many things easier (for example, getting to the session on time), there is one thing that is inescapable — the average bedroom is... Read more »

RME Babyface Pro Audio Interface Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GfqFCp8-XzE Mitch Gallagher explores the RME Babyface Pro audio interface with his iPad. An updated version of the acclaimed Babyface, the Babyface Pro reduces the need for bulky... Read more »

Mini but Mighty

Apple has announced the iPad Mini 4, the latest generation of the compact version of the popular iPad family. The new iPad Mini 4 is 18& thinner and lighter (only 0.65 pounds) than previous generations, yet it is... Read more »

Home Studio Handbook

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide, the Home Studio Handbook! It's no secret that home studios are all the rage, and for good reason — the gear is so affordable, and with a home... Read more »

Apple Unveils iPad Pro

Apple has announced a big addition (literally) to their iPad family — the iPad Pro! With a screen that measures nearly 13 inches — 78% larger than an iPad 2 — and the most advanced Retina display... Read more »

MOTU Debuts Stage-B16

MOTU has unveiled the all-new Stage-B16, a 16-input stage box/rackmount mixer/audio interface with onboard DSP, Wi-Fi control, and studio-quality analog audio performance at up to 192kHz with a stunning 123dB DR... Read more »

Labor Day Sale!

Sweetwater's massive Labor Day Sale is going on right now! You could save up to 75% on special buys, discounts, and closeout items. Check it out!

Mixing with the Pros Workshop Series

Want to learn to mix like a pro? Then don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit behind the glass with some of the most sought-after recording engineers in the world, the Mixing with the Pros Workshop... Read more »

How To Audition For a Band

Auditioning for a band is a chance to seize an opportunity quickly and decisively. If a band is holding auditions, that means there's a position to fill and probably soon. If it's someone you want to work with... Read more »

The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time

Garth edges out Elvis...Barbra inches past AC/DC...Springsteen and Madonna are neck and neck...Digital Music News has published their list of "The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time" — and it's a... Read more »