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Musikmesse 2015: AKG D 112 MKII

AKG has found a way to improve upon the AKG D 112 kick drum mic. Their new D 112 MKII retains all of the classic features and sonic qualities that have made the D112 an absolute standard. AKG has responded to... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: AKG C 314

AKG intends for their new C 314 microphone to find use in all studio environments, from project to professional. This large-dual-diaphragm condenser is said to deliver linear frequency response and best-in-class... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: dbx PowerRack8

The dbx PowerRack8 500 Series rack is the perfect complement to their recent line of 500 Series processors. This 8-slot, rackmountable housing provides 350mA of power for each of your modules and offers both... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme

With four times the memory of its predecessor, the VoiceLive 3 Extreme lets you shape and enhance your vocals with great-sounding onboard effects, create natural-sounding vocal harmonies, and process your guitar... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Yamaha TF Series Mixers

Yamaha's TF series delivers fast, accurate gain setup, single-step compression and EQ, and microphone-specific presets to even the most modest sound reinforcement applications. TouchFlow Operation combines elements... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015

Today one of the largest music/pro audio trade shows in the world opened its doors: Musikmesse! Held in Frankfurt, Germany, Musikmesse features mile after mile of aisles packed with pro audio, music, lighting... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3 Extreme

With four times the memory of its predecessor, the VoiceLive 3 Extreme lets you shape and enhance your vocals with great-sounding onboard effects, create natural-sounding vocal harmonies, and process your guitar... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Yamaha TF Series Mixers

Yamaha's TF series delivers fast, accurate gain setup, single-step compression and EQ, and microphone-specific presets to even the most modest sound reinforcement applications. TouchFlow Operation combines elements... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: AKG D 112 MKII

AKG has found a way to improve upon the AKG D 112 kick drum mic. Their new D 112 MKII retains all of the classic features and sonic qualities that have made the D112 an absolute standard. AKG has responded to... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: Mackie ProFXv2 Mixers

Mackie's latest professional analog mixers, the ProFXv2 series, range in size from a compact 4-channel mixer to the 30-channel, 4-bus, USB-equipped console. The brand new Vita preamps are optimized to meet the... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: sE Electronics GuitaRF

The guitaRF by sE Electronics promises to improve your guitar mic setups by eliminating unwanted stage noise and room reflections, while acting as a double mic stand and fine-positioning tool. The one-piece design... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015: PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI

If you want serious flexibility, then build your live-sound or studio recording rig around the PreSonus StudioLive CS18AI AVB ethernet control surface. When you couple the CS18AI's 18 motorized faders and extensive... Read more »

Create the Perfect Press Kit — with Disc Makers’ Help!

Want your band or project to be a success? Then you've got to get the word out. You'll certainly want to use social media, e-mail your mailing list, hire an airplane for some skywriting, put up flyers around town... Read more »

Learn to Talk Studio Talk Good

Confused over when you should be shouting out "crest factor" during a session? Looking for the right time to mention "DC coupling" during a dinner party? Anxious to impress by dropping the term "algorithm" at a gig?... Read more »

Behringer XR18 X Air

Keeping pace with the changing face of audio technology, Behringer's XR18 X Air has all the ins and outs that define it as a mixer but adds the power of wireless control, a USB interface, and so much more to the... Read more »

Best Communities for Music Education

We're all music lovers, so we all understand the importance of music education in our schools. Interested to know if you your town made the cut for the best of the best in music education? The NAMM Foundation, major... Read more »

World Record Records

With the revival of interest in vinyl, many of us have begun accumulating records again. But it's no exaggeration to say that none of us will ever approach the collection of Brazilian Zero Freitas. The owner of a... Read more »

How To Use the B9 and C9 in Your Guitar Rig

The electro-harmonix B9 and C9 Organ Machines effectively add a variety of different organ sounds to your guitar rig, which is pretty darn cool. Beyond the obvious use of playing organ parts on guitar, these pedals... Read more »

The Home Studio Handbook

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another free guide for musicians: The Home Studio Handbook. If you're interested in home recording (what musician isn't?), then you're going to want to download your free PDF... Read more »

Behringer XR18 X Air Digital Mixer Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sacs9vy56VA Get the Behringer XR18 X Air mixer here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/XR18 The Sweetwater Minute, Vol. 278 Mitch Gallagher gives a thorough overview of the... Read more »

Worship Workshops at Sweetwater Inspire Attendees

Sweetwater played host this week to an amazing lineup of key worship artists and musicians to present a special series of workshops centered around the latest tools and technology for worship. There's been a... Read more »

Eventide adds Looper to H9

Eventide has added an optional looper to their H9, allowing the multieffects processor to record a loop, slow it down, and reverse it in real time. The looper can be added to an H9 Core, H9, or H9 Max through in-app... Read more »

Timely and Sage Advice

Our friends at Disc Makers recently posted valuable articles to their blog: "The Psychology of Being Great" (and who doesn't want to be great?) featuring best-selling author and sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella... Read more »

Soundcraft Signature Series Analog Mixers Overview by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJjIxtq9_V4 Learn more about the Soundcraft Signature Series mixers here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Sig12 Sean Karpowicz from Soundcraft presents the Signature Series... Read more »