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10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6

The latest version of PreSonus' Notion notation and composition software for Mac and PC is now available. Among the new features in Notion 6 are tighter integration with PreSonus' Studio One DAW, ReWire MIDI... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

Arturia V Collection 5 Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNDcUSGHWk Mitch Gallagher presents Arturia's V Collection 5 with help from Sweetwater's synth guru Daniel Fisher. A synth lover's dream come true, Arturia's V Collection 5 bundles... Read more »

Novation Adds New Features with Circuit v1.3 Firmware

Novation has updated the firmware for their popular Circuit groovebox to version 1.3. The free firmware update adds powerful new features as well as streamlines and simplifies the Circuit workflow making it easier... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Season 3 of MASCHINE TruTorials

Native Instruments has posted Season 3 of their instructional video series for MASCHINE. TruTorials is back with 12 new 90-second episodes showcasing MASCHINE's workflow and capabilities. These free, bite-sized... Read more »

Korg microKEY AIR Keyboard Controller Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkZ11OcFj14 Mitch Gallagher presents the Korg microKEY AIR series of keyboard controllers for iOS, with help from Daniel Fisher. When you're on the move with your Korg microKEY Air... Read more »

Ableton Announces Upcoming Live 9.7

Ableton is previewing version 9.7 of the popular Live DAW software; the new version is in beta test stage and will be released later this year. They're telling us to look for big improvements to slicing, recording... Read more »

Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has unveiled their latest USB MIDI controller keyboards, the Impact LX+ series. The new keyboards are based on the original Impact LX49 and LX 61, but expand the offering with DAW integration comprising more... Read more »

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EthWhoIK43c Sweetwater's resident synth geek, Daniel Fisher, takes you on an exhaustive sonic run through of every parameter of Moog's Minimoog Model D Synthesizer reissue. Those of... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Hammond SK Series Organs Sweetwater Exclusive Free Bonus Thumb Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAcFooGmQU Sweetwater's Director of Production Optimization, Daniel Fisher, demonstrates our Sweetwater-exclusive thumb drive for the Hammond Sk-Series Combo Organs. It's filled with... Read more »

Two New from Waves

Waves has debuted two new plug-ins — an amazing processor called "Infected Mushroom Pusher" and a new instrument called "Electric 88." Designed to provide the power, intensity, and punch found in the tracks... Read more »

Yamaha Reface Ecosystem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEe7aoSw3wM Mitch Gallagher sits down with Blake Angelos from Yamaha to explore the Reface series of keyboards. Blake shows us the Reface Capture app which allows you to quickly save... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

The latest FREE downloadable guide from our friends at Disc Makers is The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging: Strategies for Booking, Promoting, and Thriving On Stage in Your Home Town and On the Road, a comprehensive... Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes from everyone at inSync and Sweetwater for a safe and enjoyable day celebrating the freedom of our nation!

Scotty Moore Dies at 84

One of the founders of rock and roll, genre-defining guitarist, Scotty Moore, best known for his time as Elvis Presley's guitarist and first manager, passed away at his home yesterday. In addition to performing and... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module 6-voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Module

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh7z7tRBWhs Carson from Dave Smith Instruments presents the OB-6 desktop module. Like the keyboard version, the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module is a 6-voice, all-analog, synth... Read more »

Eventide Announces Sculpt for H9

Eventide has released their latest algorithm for the H9 Core, H9, and H9 Max pedals. Sculpt is a multi-band distortion algorithm that gives you a degree of control that would otherwise require three or four pedals... Read more »

Harmony Central’s GearFest X-treme Show Report

Our friends at Harmony Central have posted an awesome report on their experiences at GearFest 2016 here at Sweetwater! The crew from HC arrived with the Harmony Central AirStream trailer in tow and set up a command... Read more »

Hammond XK-5 Organ System Demo at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGiTnPfSpE Musician Jim Alfredson presents the XK-5 digital organ on behalf of Hammond. Its design draws on original B-3 schematics, capturing that legendary sound, feel - and soul... Read more »

Jim Brickman Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTeMufQa87k Songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman joins Sweetwater's Don Carr for this interview at GearFest 2016. Brickman's signature piano sound has earned him, two Grammy nods, two... Read more »