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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 »

Get Your Gifts There by Christmas!

The holidays are fast approaching — but even if you're doing some last minute shopping, you can rely on getting your gits delivered on time! And, if you get your order in by next Wednesday, you'll still... Read more »

How To Choose a Guitar Speaker Cabinet, Part 1

Guitar speaker cabinets are available in a wide array of sizes and styles, with options both cosmetic and functional. The same speaker mounted in different enclosures can sound different, in ways that are subtle and... Read more »

MOTU Announces Monitor 8

Live, studio, headphones, audio interface, mixer...MOTU's Monitor 8 may just be the most versatile audio interface/digital mixer available — especially at its under $1k price point! The Monitor 8 comprises, in... Read more »

How to Take Your Studio to the Big Time

Looking to open your studio up as a commercial space? Already running your studio as a business? The latest free guide from Disc Makers can help you take you studio business to the next level. The Art of Running a... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive AI Supports 96k Recording

PreSonus has announced a firmware update for the StudioLive AI-series mixers that adds support for streaming 96kHz audio to and from computer via Firewire 800. This update does not affect the number of recording and... Read more »

Line 6 Takes AMPLIFI to the Desktop

Line 6 set the guitar world on its collective ear with the amazing AMPLIFI bluetooth-capable stereo combo amps; the tones, the tablet control, USB, gorgeous stereo sound, awesome playback quality for music players... Read more »

Eventide Maxes Out H9

Eventide has announced the latest version of their popular (and immensely powerful) H9 multi-effects pedal, H9 Max. The new version comes from the factory fully pre-loaded with all 45 available algorithms —... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Seven Days of Black Friday Sale!

If you love a good deal (and who doesn't?), then you're going to really love Sweetwater's amazing Black Friday celebration! This year's Black Friday sale lasts seven days — a full week — and we've got... Read more »

How To Listen: Part 3 — Analytical and Critical Listening

I hear it a lot from my musician friends: they do not have time to just sit down, put on a pair of headphones, and listen to a whole record like they used to. I totally get that. I have a family, work, gigs, and... Read more »

Earthworks SR40V Vocal Mic Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6Gu8SrYj7A Get the Earthworks SR40V vocal microphone here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SR40V Craig Breckenridge from Earthworks presents the SR40V hypercardioid vocal... Read more »

Earthworks FlexWand 730 Choir Microphone Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ea6mM9f_i7E Get the cardioid version of the Earthworks FlexWand 730 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/FlexWand730C Get the hypercardioid version here:... Read more »

Don Felder Visits Sweetwater

Don Felder, superstar guitarist/vocalist/songwriter with the Eagles stopped by Sweetwater to hold a sold-out songwriting masterclass, to perform at a local venue, and to help us celebrate the 100th episode of our... Read more »

Happy Birthday, Mr. Sax!

Antoine-Joseph "Adolphe" Sax turned 200 on November 6! (Or would have, if he was still around.) But what IS still around is the musical instrument he invented, the saxophone. Hailing from Dinant, Belgium, Sax was... Read more »

Disc Makers & CD Baby’s Ultimate YouTube Guide for Musicians

Looking to get the word out about your music? Promoting a new release? Want to build a bigger fan base? Then you're probably already working on adding video to your promotional arsenal. And these days, "video" is... Read more »

Sweetwater’s 2014 Holiday Gift Guide

It's always a big question as the holidays approach: what in the world will you give to the musicians, engineers, and producers on your list? We can help! The Sweetwater 2014 Gift Guide is now available, and it has... Read more »

Stimulate Your Brain!

Want to wake up your brain and use it to its fullest potential? It's easy, just play music! In this short, fun video from the TED-Ed series, researchers look at brain activity in people while listening to music, and... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Amazing 24-Day Holiday Giveaway

The holiday celebration has officially begun! It's that time of year again, parties, gatherings, events...and, of course, lots of music! And what would the holidays be without gifts? Especially gifts from your... Read more »

Go Pro HERO4 Black/Music & HERO4 Silver/Music

With its clear wide-angle optics, flexible recording modes, and creative mounting options, the GoPro HERO3+ Black Edition/Music Bundle was an immediate smash hit here at Sweetwater. In the months following its... Read more »