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TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Casio MZ-X500 Arranger Keyboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3L0a8KRYAg Sweetwater stops by the Casio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the MZ-X500 arranger keyboard. Get the Casio MZ-X500 here:... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: M-Audio CTRL 49 Keyboard Controller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QE9PdP0hVA Sweetwater stops by the M-audio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their CTRL 49 keyboard controller. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Pittsburgh Modular Structure Racks

Take the guesswork out of setting up your next Eurorack rig by building it in a Pittsburgh Modular Structure Eurorack Enclosure. These robust and elegant enclosures include top-grade, super-clean power supplies... Read more »

Yamaha Montage 8 Keyboard Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo4jpJFMvqQ Blake Angelos from Yamaha presents the Montage 8 keyboard synthesizer workstation. After the video, click the link below for even more info on the Yamaha Montage 8. Learn... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Guide to Keyboard Key Sizes

Full-size keys. "Slim" keys. "Mini" keys. There are these key sizes — and others — found on synths and keyboards. Unfortunately, the name given to a key size doesn't always tell you all that much about... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

Korg minilogue Demo by Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JuZpEtZF-hg Get the Korg Minilogue right here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/minilogue Sweetwater's synthesis guru, Daniel Fisher, demonstrates the surprisingly affordable... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Keyboard/Synth Video

What was the most-watched Sweetwater keyboard/synth video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n3K_fZDvINs Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjVpWsA-FjA... Read more »

Happy Holidays!

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

Waves introduces Element 2.0

Waves' Element virtual analog polyphonic synthesizer offers dual oscillators with sync, four LFOs, and an extensive modulation matrix; built-in effects including chorus, delay, reverb, distortion, bit crusher, and... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »