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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 »

Wanted: FileMaker Pro Developer

If you love FileMaker and you're a musician, we're a great place to work! If you just love FileMaker... we're still a great place to work, and we may have your dream job waiting for you! We're growing quickly, and... Read more »

Sweetwater Welcomes Little Labs

Since 1988, Little Labs has created tools that aid audio professionals in their quest for sonic pleasure. Founder Jonathan Little's products are aimed at previously un-addressed audio applications, providing new... Read more »

Hands-On Review: TC-Helicon VoiceLive Play Electric

If you are a singer and have not heard of or tried out any of the TC-Helicon vocal processors, then you are really missing out! TC-Helicon is in the business of vocals and making it so singers can have the sound... Read more »

Midas PRO1 Digital Mix Console Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LW65Mqmi4CM Get the Midas PRO1 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PRO1IP/ Kyle Turnside, Systems Solutions Engineer for Midas, presents the PRO1 digital mixing console... Read more »

Midas M32 Digital Mix Console Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5zgeAFDLke0 Get the Midas M32 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/M32/ Steve Young from Midas presents the M32 digital mixing console. Enjoy the video, then check out the... Read more »

Mackie Teaser: Control Anything from Anywhere!

Mackie has released a new teaser video on the (apparently) upcoming DL32R digital mixer. In the video the DL32R seems to be a new member of the "DL" family of Mackie's iPad-powered digital mixers; the new mixer... Read more »

PreSonus SLRM32AI Rack Mixer Review – The Sweetwater Minute, Vol. 254

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VvutmfM7FGc Get the PreSonus SLRM32AI here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SLRM32AI Mitch Gallagher gives a thorough overview of the PreSonus SLRM32AI rackmount mixer, which... Read more »

Happy Labor Day!

Labor Day is a U.S. holiday designed to let us kick back and take a break from work — fire up the grill, gather the friends and family, and relax! But here at Sweetwater, Labor Day also means a huge sale!... Read more »

Hands-On Review: Blue Mo-Fi

Blue is well known for crafting excellent microphones that each carry their own cool twist; they look unique, they sound unique, and they're must-haves for any mic locker. So it's no surprise that when Blue... Read more »

How to Write Better Blog Posts

Do you have a blog on your website? A place where you can talk about what you're doing, where you're playing, what's happening with your music? Did you know that 8 out of 10 people will read the headline of a blog... Read more »

Crank Up Your Site with a Better “About” Page

As musicians and engineers, many of us don't enjoy the "sales" part of what we do — but "sales" is a massive part of being a success in this industry (whether we know it or not) — getting gigs, getting... Read more »

5 Crowdfunding Mistakes

Thinking about financing your next album using Kickstarter, Indiegogo, or another crowdfunding site? Crowdfunding can be a great — and fun — way for you and your fans to participate in the creation of... Read more »

9 Reasons Your Band Isn’t Getting Press

To build your band, you need to let people know what you're doing, what you're releasing, and where you'll be playing. Social media is a great avenue for getting the word out, but an album review, pre-event feature... Read more »

How To Troubleshoot Your Signal Path; Part 2

Part one was a mental checklist for signal-path triage, designed help get you out of a gig emergency; part two goes beyond the more obvious points into a diagnosis of more serious signal-path ailments. If you've... Read more »