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Coming Soon: NAMM 2017

The annual Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) trade show in Anaheim, California, will open its doors at 10am PST on Thursday, January 19 — and Sweetwater will be there! Tune in at 10 to view... Read more »

Disc Makers offers Music Release 101 Course

Looking to release your own music to your fans? Like to maybe sell some copies or get some notice? Then you need this new FREE 5-day e-mail course from our friends at Disc Makers! Just sign up — did we mention... Read more »

The Full-size Odyssey We’ve Been Waiting For

Introduced at Winter NAMM 2015, the 86%-sized re-creation of the historic ARP Odyssey was an instant hit. Many vintage synth fans, however, were clamoring for a full-sized version of the legendary analog synth. The... Read more »

2017 Winter NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED

Sure, the Holidays are nice, but every musician knows that the real winter magic happens at the annual NAMM Show. This is the music industry's largest platform for launching new, innovative tech and gear and before... Read more »

Hammond Novachord with Sweetwater’s Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3RBAZChrQ Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's full-time synth fanatic, gives an in-depth tour of the Hammond Novachord, which is widely regarded as the father of the modern polyphonic... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's soundware engineer, digs deeper into the Arpeggiator features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12 please... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Control Voltage and Pedal Inputs

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's mad scientist of synth, digs deeper into the basic Control Voltage and Pedal Inputs of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. External control of the... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Basic Edit Pages

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's synthesis expert, digs deeper into the basic Edit Pages of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12 please watch:... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Chord and Poly Chord Modes

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's in-house synth guru, digs deeper into the Chord and Poly Chord features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Modulation Matrix

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's professor of synthesis, digs deeper into the Modulation Matrix features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017 Sneak Preview!

The big annual Winter NAMM trade show is just around the corner, and we're expecting an amazing array of new product introductions at this year's show! But why wait until the show opens to start learning about... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.7

We posted a teaser back on December 8 about the upcoming release of the next version of Pro Tools, and now the release date is here! Avid has unveiled Pro Tools 12.7, which includes a variety of new features... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhOsUBwb5no Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's in-house Mad Scientist of Synths takes a deep dive into the Behringer DeepMind 12 Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. After a brief... Read more »

UVI Releases World Suite

UVI has gone around the world in search of exotic instruments representing thousands of years of musical culture — and put it all into an amazing sampled virtual instrument called "World Suite." Comprising... Read more »

TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Effects Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO2UfDZ2vJk Mitch Gallagher presents the TC-Helicon Perform-VK vocal processor. Get the TC-Helicon Perform-VK here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PerformVK/

Recording a Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Recording a Wurlitzer Electric Piano In an age when we have digital versions of almost every keyboard instrument ever made, it can still be fun to go back to the source and record the original instruments. The... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Songwriters on Songwriting Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another essential guide to make music: Songwriters on Songwriting — and like all of their other guides, this one is completely free! In Songwriters on Songwriting, a... Read more »

Free Patch Library for Keyscape and Omnisphere 2

Ilio has created a free 20-patch library — called "Darkness + Light" — of sounds for Spectrasonics Omnisphere 2 and Keyscape users, featuring the Keyscape core library and Omnisphere 2's deep synthesis... Read more »

Yamaha Clavinova Digital Pianos Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vEDnfu80pzQ Mitch Gallagher is joined by Craig Knudsen from Yamaha to learn about the Clavinova series of digital pianos. For over 30 years, Yamaha's Clavinova line of digital pianos... Read more »

Black Friday is Here!

Looking for the best deals ever? Then welcome to Black Friday at Sweetwater! Today, you'll find the gear you want at up to 80% off. Whether you're shopping for a gift for the musician, engineer, or producer in your... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving

From all of us here at Sweetwater and inSync, best wishes for a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!

Arturia Releases MiniLab MKII

Arturia's latest controller keyboard is the MiniLab MkII, a compact, high-quality controller that's perfectly suited to space-challenged studios and musicians on the go. The MiniLab MkII features a 25-note... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Headphones

Sennheiser has expanded their popular HD Pro series of headphones with a new model, the HD 200 Pro. Designed to provide Sennheiser-quality audio at an affordable price, the HD 200 Pro features proprietary neodymium... Read more »

Rock ‘N’ Rolla Portable Turntables

Rock 'N' Rolla has introduced three new portable "briefcase" turntable models, the Junior, Premium, and XL. The Junior features three speeds and a USB port for converting your vinyl collection into digital files... Read more »