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Mackie DL32R

Digital mixers have changed the way we work — recall, compact size, awesome sound quality, built-in effects, computer interfacing, all of these things are game changers. But the new Mackie DL32R takes these advances... Read more »

Amazing Power and Flexibility from PreSonus

PreSonus's latest innovation, the StudioLive RM32AI, harnesses the processing power and sound quality of their StudioLive consoles into a compact 4-rackspace package. With 32 XMAX Class A preamps, three main... Read more »

Yamaha Announces New DBR Series and CBR Series Loudspeakers

Yamaha has introduced two new series to its portable loudspeaker lineup—the powered DBR Series and the passive CBR Series. The DBR Series represents the most portable powered loudspeakers the Yamaha offers. The... Read more »

Roland Extends Rebates on RD-64 and TD-15K

Roland has recently announced an extension of their $100 rebates on both the RD-64 digital stage piano and TD-15K V-Tour electronic drum kit. The rebates are in effect through this year, ending on 12/31/14. The... Read more »

Line 6 Announces AMPLIFI Remote 2.0 for Android

Line 6 has released a software update for their highly-successful AMPLIFI series of guitar amplifiers, making them Android compatible. AMPLIFI is a hybrid, guitar/full-range amp, available in either 75 or 150-watt... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Channel-Switching Amp : Part 2

In Part 1 of this series, we looked at how to decide which channel-switching amp would best suit your needs. Part 2 is about making the best use of all of the options that modern, channel-switching amps offer. Two... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Channel-Switching Amp: Part 1

Channel-switching amplifiers offer guitarists a wealth of options. Since Mesa/Boogie introduced the Mark I in the '70s, channel-switching amps have become an industry standard. The original Mark I was a... Read more »

Hands-On Review: TC-Helicon Play Acoustic

Great sound for voice and guitar in one box If you are a singer/songwriter and you like to get out there and perform, then I'm sure you want to have the best sound possible. You put in countless hours working on... Read more »

Disc Makers Shows You How to Make Money with Your Music

Disc Makers has released their latest free guide, Licensing Tips — Getting Your Music Ready for Film and TV. The new publication offers 10 tips that will help you place your music in films and TV shows... Read more »

Mackie DL32R Digital Rackmount Mixer Review – The Sweetwater Minute, Vol. 260

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzO9f8rRHqE Get the Mackie DL32R here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/DL32R/ Mitch Gallagher gives a comprehensive look at Mackie's brand-new DL32R digital rackmount mixer... Read more »

137th AES Show Wrap Up

Every year, audio professionals and enthusiasts from around the globe gather for the annual AES — Audio Engineering Society — trade show and conference. This year's event took place in Los Angeles, and... Read more »

How to Listen: Part 2 — Ear Training

The ears are an amazing part of the human body. There are so many tiny parts that have to go together in just the right way in order for us to hear. If we treat our ears right they will in turn treat us with the... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS

Designed to take full advantage of the DSP-enhanced capabilities of the AAX plug-in format, the Sonnox Oxford SuprEsser DS offers superior de-essing power for Avid S3L live consoles and Pro Tools | HDX systems with... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Auralex GRAMMA v2 Series

Auralex updated their GRAMMA line for this year's AES show, unveiling three models of their world-famous acoustic isolation platforms. The 15" x 15" BabyGRAMMA v2 is perfect for bass and keyboard combo amps, whereas... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Latch Lake micKing 1100

The next step in Latch Lake's micKing studio boom mic stand line, the micKing 1100 offers tried-and-true functionality and extreme stability. As with the rest of the line, the micKing 1100 includes Latch Lake's... Read more »

137th AES Convention: Audio-Technica AT5045

The next model in Audio-Technica's flagship 50 series microphones, the AT5045 brings top-notch sound quality to instrument miking. This hand-built, stick-design side-address electret microphone is ideal for getting... Read more »

Samson Synth 7 Wireless Handheld Mic System Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LAF-p8kqNK8 Get the Synth 7 wireless handheld mic system here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Synth7HH James Petercsak from Samson presents the Synth 7 wireless handheld... Read more »

Samson Synth 7 Wireless Lavalier Mic System

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ed2D2Y2LpF8 Get the Synth 7 wireless lavalier mic system here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Synth7Lav James Petercsak from Samson presents the Synth 7 wireless lavalier... Read more »

Samson Synth 7 Wireless Headset Mic System Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yuylbsIx8yw Get the Synth 7 wireless headset mic system here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Synth7Ear James Petercsak from Samson presents the Synth 7 wireless headset... Read more »

Hands-on Review: Yamaha MG06X and MG16XU Mixers

The MG06X — A Great Sounding Compact Mixer If you do solo gigs then you know what a hassle it can be to have to lug a bunch of gear around. You don't need enough gear for a whole band, you just need a few... Read more »

Bose QC25 Noise-Canceling Headphones

Why put up with ear fatigue from background noise when you are traveling or working? Just slip on a pair of Bose QC25 headphones, and you'll be enveloped in blissful silence — until you crank up the music! The... Read more »

How to Control Drum Sustain with Dampening

What does dampening your drums do, and why would you want to do it? The simple answer to those questions is to shorten or take away completely the sustain of the drum, so it sits in the mix of the music you are... Read more »

New From Boss

The RC-1 Loop Station is the new entry-level model in Boss' award winning lineup of loopers. The RC-1's straightforward operation will appeal to both beginning players and advanced musicians who like to keep things... Read more »

Hands On Review: Pearl Throne Thumper

When you play your drums, do you ever wish that you could feel and hear your kick drum better, as if you were onstage at a big gig with giant monitors down by your side or behind you? Do you play on an electronic... Read more »