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TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Microphone Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6QL_5jz5Ps Mitch Gallagher presents the Shure KSM8 Dualdyne dynamic microphone.The first dynamic mic of its kind, the Shure KSM8 Dualdyne microphone combines two diaphragms... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »

7 Tips for Guitarists Using In-ears

You're finally happy with the sound coming from your guitar amp, now it's time to mic it up and send it back through your in-ear monitors so you can hear it onstage. Somehow, though, from your amp to your in-ears... Read more »

David Bowie Passes

David Robert Jones, better known as David Bowie, has passed away after an 18-month battle with liver cancer. His death comes two days after the release of his latest album, Blackstar, on his 69th birthday. A native... Read more »

3 New Waves Live Sound Plug-ins

Waves has introduced three affordable new eMo live-sound plug-ins that are perfect companions for the just-announced eMotion LV1 live digital mixer: eMo Q4 EQ — a 4-band paragraphic equalizer that can be used... Read more »

Waves Announces LV1 Mixer

Waves has unveiled the eMotion LV1, a revolutionary new live mixing console. The eMotion LV1 is being heralded as a harbinger of a new era in live sound mixing for front of house, monitors, and broadcast. Based on... Read more »

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Artist Interview

What was the most-watched Sweetwater artist interview video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slfzjawcvUg Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsDSB5AxOrQ... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From everyone here at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe, happy, prosperous, and musical 2016!

Best of 2015: Sweetwater’s Top Pro Audio Videos

What was the most-watched Sweetwater pro audio video for 2015? And the winner is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sacs9vy56VA Popular runners up include: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cE8--QY4bGQ... Read more »

Happy Holidays!

From all of us at Sweetwater's inSync, best wishes for a safe and joy-filled holiday!

Allen & Heath Announces Qu Chrome Mixers

The new Allen & Heath Qu Chrome mixers bring even more power to the Qu-series mixer family! There are three new members in the family: Qu-16 Chrome, Qu-24 Chrome, and Qu-32 Chrome. On the surface, the first thing... Read more »

Shape Your Transients!

Sonnox has announced Oxford Envolution, a new frequency-dependent transient shaper plug-in. Available in native or DSP-driven formats for AAX, VST, and Audio Units on Mac and PC, Envolution allows you to boost or... Read more »

7 Gifts That Will Fit in a Stocking

It's that time of year — gift-giving season is upon us! (And don't forget, gift season also means gift receiving!) Don't procrastinate, get your wish list ready now for your friends and family. If you need... Read more »

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 »