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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 »

Korg Kronos Keyboard Workstation Demo with Jordan Rudess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NC1pXlIYbOc Keyboard virtuoso Jordan Rudess demonstrates the Korg Kronos keyboard workstation, and explain why it's one of his favorite keyboards for his live performances. The... 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 »

ROLI Seaboard Grand Stage Keywave Controller Demo with Jordan Rudess

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqYzI6zxDLM Jordan Rudess, keyboard virtuoso for Dream Theater, presents the ROLI Seaboard GRAND Stage keyboard controller in the Sweetwater Performance Theater. ROLI's innovative... Read more »

Moog Joins the Eurorack Revolution

When most of us think of a Moog modular synthesizer, we imagine a wall packed with gear and garlanded in patch cables. That's why we were so excited when Moog unveiled their Mother-32, a semi-modular monosynth built... Read more »

Casio Privia Pro PX-560 Digital Piano Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkGiO_Rt90U Mike Martin from Casio presents the Privia Pro PX-560 digital piano. The PX-560 gives you many of the sound design advantages of its award-winning PX-5S predecessor, and... Read more »

Interview with Jordan Rudess by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_QrmppCTW4 Mitch sits down with keyboard virtuoso Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater, Liquid Tension Experiment) for a special interview. Voted "the best keyboardist of all time" by... Read more »

New Beat-making Tutorials from Propellerheads

The Propellerheads are back with two more Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet tutorials, this time covering Liquid Drum 'n' Bass and Trip Hop . Not into making beats or EDM? These are still awesome production tutorials that... Read more »

Retro Roland Synths for the Tabletop Generation

Roland is turning heads here at Sweetwater with a trio of cool new synth modules — the perfect fit for today's tabletop synth environment. The Boutique series, which includes the JX-03, JU-06, and JP-08 synth... Read more »

5 Awesome Synth Plug-ins

It's been a fascinating year for hardware synths. But we've also been introduced to astounding virtual synths for Mac and PC. Recently, Sweetwater welcomed u-he, makers of highly regarded synth and effects plug-ins... Read more »