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8 Easy Ways to Control Snare Buzz

If you play acoustic drums, you know snare buzz is a fact of life — it's simply part of the sound. All of the drums and cymbals feed off of each other to create the natural sound of a drum kit. In a live... Read more »

10 Gig Bag Essentials

There's nothing worse than getting to a gig, session, or rehearsal and finding out that you forgot something, or that something you needed wasn't included in your gig bag. One way to avoid this nightmare situation... 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 »

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 »

AES Co-founder Passes

Norman Pickering, a co-founder and the first secretary of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), has passed away. During his career, Pickering researched violin strings, bows, and violin acoustics, though he was best... 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 »

Yamaha TF Mixers

Yamaha's TF family of digital mixers hits the sweet spot where potent performance, efficient workflow, and ease of use meet. Whether you're a seasoned engineer working front of house for a multiple-act show or a... Read more »

Bose Releases a Portable Line-array System

Following up on their successful L1 portable PA system, Bose is proud to announce their F1 Model 812 flexible-array loudspeaker and F1 subwoofer. The F1 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that can be... Read more »

A New Level of Control for Ableton Live

Whether you're already familiar with Push or just getting into Ableton Live, the newly announced Push 2 control system for Live will enhance the way you create and perform electronic music. The original Push... Read more »

You Could Win Big in Sweetwater’s Annual Holiday Giveaway!

A holiday classic returns! It's official: the annual Sweetwater holiday celebration has begun! This year celebrating our favorite time of year includes giving away more than $75,000 in prizes — and you could... Read more »

Guide to the Complete Marketing Process

If you're going to make music, it's nice if people can find it and hear it! The new free guide from our friends at Disc Makers, The Complete Marketing Process: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan, will... Read more »

Sweetwater AES Convention and Trade Show Report

If you're into professional audio for live sound, studio recording, or video, then the 139th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention and trade show was all about you! This year's convention took place in... Read more »

Reach Your Audience!

Mackie has announced a new professional PA system that delivers wide coverage and awesome sound quality in a compact, portable package: Reach. Utilizing ARC (Amplified Radial Curve) high-frequency array technology... Read more »

Blue Introduces Lola

Blue has expanded their acclaimed headphone family with Lola, a sealed, over-the-ear headphone with massive custom drivers and detailed, accurate sound quality. Lola introduces a new lighter, slim-fit headband with... Read more »

139th AES Convention Coverage Begins October 30!

The 139th AES Convention, one of the premier audio events of the year, is set to unveil the latest technological advances from the professional audio world and Sweetwater will keep you in tune with all of it. A... Read more »

Antelope Audio Unveils Orion 32+ and Orion Studio

Antelope Audio has announced two new hybrid USB/Thunderbolt audio interfaces, one the studio flagship Orion 32+ and the other the Orion Studio, a comprehensive studio centerpiece. Orion 32+ The Orion 32+ builds on... Read more »

Rivera Venus Recording — Tone Toolbox!

Combining a two-channel 25-watt amp head with an integrated Rockcrusher attenuator, 11-band EQ, and more, the new Venus Recording from Rivera is the ideal solution for guitarists looking for studio tone and a... Read more »

PreSonus Announces HP2

The PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is designed for musicians and performers who need mobility and uncompromising audio quality when using wired headphones or in-ear monitors. The HP2 is a portable... Read more »

7 Questions About Sample Rate

It's easy to talk about the sample rates for sessions, but how much do you know about it? In this article, I'll answer a few questions about sample rates. What is "Sample Rate"? Sample rate is literally how fast... Read more »

Antelope Audio Debuts 10MX Atomic Clock

Antelope Audio has announced their latest atomic clock, the culmination of two decades of developing industry-leading digital clock technologies. The 10MX fuses proven technologies with advances in industrial design... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

36 Month Financing is Back — for a Limited Time!

0% interest for 36 months on qualifying orders $699 and up; that's what Sweetwater's 36 Month Financing is all about. Just your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, make the required 36 equal monthly... Read more »