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Winter NAMM 2015: MIDAS M32R

At the MIDAS booth the new M32R digital mix console caught the attention of live sound engineers. It's got everything that made last year's M32 console such an outstanding mixer, just in a smaller format that's... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Mackie FreePlay

Bluetooth convenience joins great Mackie sound to bring you the FreePlay. More than just a multimedia speaker, the FreePlay is a highly portable personal PA with an onboard 4 channel digital mixer complete with... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: TASCAM 202mkVI Dual Cassette Deck

TASCAM's 202mkVI cassette deck is a great solution for a wide variety of applications. The 202mkVI is invaluable for long-play sound install applications, continually switching between two decks, or looping each... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Yamaha AG Mixers

Yamaha introduces a new category of mixers with their AG line. The AG03 and AG06 are hybrid mixing consoles and USB audio interfaces for web/podcasting, gaming audio, and music production. This new approach to... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: BOSS VE-1

Singers, Roland's VE-1 puts control of your vocal sound into your hands. With seven different presets, pitch correction, and a special "enhance" function, the VE-1 gives you front-of-house engineer power over your... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: QSC GXD Power Amps

The GXD amplifiers from QSC are dependable and versatile enough for any professional audio application. Whether you're installing a house of worship system or building your band's portable PA, you'll come to rely on... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Soundcraft Signature Series

Soundcraft is unveiling their Signature Series of compact analog mixers. Utilizing the same circuit design as some of their best consoles, Soundcraft has packed these mixers with Ghost mic pres for extraordinary... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Behringer SD8 Digital I/O Stagebox

Adding the convenience of Behringer's SD8 to your digital mixing system is the biggest favor you can do for yourself. Not only does the SD8 give you eight remote-controllable MIDAS-designed preamps and eight XLR... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Sennheiser EW D1

Onstage, you want range, audio quality, and ease-of-use from your wireless system. Sennheiser's EW D1 2.4GHz digital systems deliver all that - plus amazing value. Ideal for applications requiring up to eight... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: PreSonus Mix Systems

If you have always wanted the great sound and digital mixing convenience of the StudioLive line of mixers but needed more inputs than what was available, PreSonus has heard your cry. The newest StudioLive AI mixers... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Audio-Technica ATH-M50XDG

Special-edition Dark Green finish! A-T's flagship M-Series 'phones feature 40mm neodymium magnet drivers that deliver the accurate frequency response and stunning detail you need to make sound decisions when you're... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Rupert Neve Designs RNDI

Neve sonics in a direct box! Featuring custom transformers and Class A, discrete FET amplifiers, Rupert Neve Designs' RNDI handles bass, guitar, keyboard - or any instrument with a piezo pickup. This active mono DI... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: PreSonus SL-AVB-MIX Option Card

What's next for your Active Integration-centered PA, you ask? PreSonus answers with the SL-AVB-MIX AVB option card for StudioLive AI mixers. Connect your StudioLive AI Console mixer to a RackMount AI mixer for low... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015: Audio-Technica ATH-M70x

Audio-Technica's ATH-M70x new flagship professional monitor headphones are designed to bring out all the detail detail in your mixes. They feature proprietary 45mm large-aperture drivers tuned to accurately... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Compressor Pedal: Part 2

Miss the first installment of this series of articles? Check out Part I. Part I focused on the basics of guitar compressors and how they work. In Parts II and III, I'll show some sample settings and suggested uses... Read more »

Tomorrow is the Day!

At 10am Pacific time tomorrow, the annual Winter NAMM throws open its doors and the fun will begin! Manufacturers from around the world will be pulling back the curtains on all their new products, and Sweetwater is... Read more »

Rupert Neve Designs RNDI and R6

Rupert Neve Designs has two great new products — just announced, and already in stock at Sweetwater! First up is the RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface. The RNDI is an active direct box with custom... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015 Approaches!

It's that time of year — manufacturers, sales reps, retailers, journalists, and a few lucky guests are winging their way to Anaheim, California in anticipation of the 2015 installment of the Winter NAMM... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Compressor Pedal: Part 1

Most guitarists associate compressor pedals with snappy country licks, spanky funk rhythm, and clean, sustained, single-line leads. While these are iconic sounds, compressor pedals can be set up in a variety of... Read more »

Sweetwater Studios Featured in Mix Magazine

"Sweetwater Studios: A New Production Model with Fort Wayne Roots" is the title of a feature article in the new issue of Mix magazine — and we're thrilled to be featured! The article goes in depth discussing the... Read more »

How To Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet – Part 4

Check out Part I, Part II, and Part III of this series. The effect that different speaker wiring options and total speaker impedance load have on your overall tone is subtle, but noticeable. Where wiring and... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Sweetwater and inSync, may 2015 be a healthy, happy, prosperous, and very, very musical year for you and yours!

How To Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet – Part 3

Miss the first two installments of this series? Check out Part I and Part II! The sound of combined speakers has many elements: increased volume, more speaker surface, and higher wattage handling capability, to name... Read more »

How to Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet: Part 2

Part one of this series focused on speaker cabinet design; part two takes a look at how speakers of different sizes affect overall sound. 10-, 12-, and 15-inch The guitar's voice is typically translated by 10-, 12... Read more »