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Nathan Nockels Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KQeFK9Ii2Ms Nick D'Virgilio sits down with songwriter/producer/musician Nathan Nockels. A trailblazer in the worship community, Nathan shares his passion for worship, and his mission... Read more »

Kirk Hammett is Having a Great Day

It's November 18, and Kirk Hammett is having a great day. For one, today is his birthday. What's more, today marks the day that Metallica releases their long-awaited new triple album, Hardwired...to Self-Destruct... Read more »

Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group at EastWest Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKcUNGgUFH4 Mitch Gallagher joins Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group for a special event held at EastWest Studios. This unique event allowed engineers and producers to hear products in... Read more »

ATC SCM12 Pro Nearfield Monitor Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGUPhFmnoMw Mitch Gallagher joins Ben from ATC to check out the SCM12 Pro nearfield studio monitor. The ATC SCM12 Pro is a compact, high-performance 2-way passive studio monitor that... Read more »

Drawmer MC3.1 Monitor Controller Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UoRIiI5KRqA Mitch Gallagher joins Brad Lunde from TransAudio Group to check out the Drawmer MC3.1 monitor controller. Drawmer's MC series of monitor controllers gets a... Read more »

PRS Announces 2017 Core and S2 Series Guitars

PRS Guitars has announced three new guitar models for 2017, expanding the "Core" lineup, as well as new pickups for the S2 series. All of PRS's "Core" models for 2017 (except for the DGT) will be enhanced with the... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Headphones

Sennheiser has expanded their popular HD Pro series of headphones with a new model, the HD 200 Pro. Designed to provide Sennheiser-quality audio at an affordable price, the HD 200 Pro features proprietary neodymium... Read more »

Rock ‘N’ Rolla Portable Turntables

Rock 'N' Rolla has introduced three new portable "briefcase" turntable models, the Junior, Premium, and XL. The Junior features three speeds and a USB port for converting your vinyl collection into digital files... Read more »

Lee Oskar Harmonicas Explained

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDhdCNuOCbs Lee Oskar presents the Lee Oskar Harmonica series. Lee Oskar was born in Copenhagen, Denmark, in 1948 and received his first harmonica at the age of six. In his late... Read more »

Pioneer DJ Toraiz SP-16 Sampler/Sequencer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pewkasRdMFE DJ Lars from Pioneer DJ presents the Toraiz SP-16. The Toraiz SP-16 is the result of a joint effort by Pioneer and Dave Smith, and it combines a powerful sample playback... Read more »

Drum Tips & Tricks With Kenny Aronoff

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HKJYcOEEG8 Nick D'Virgilio joins world-renowned drummer Kenny Aronoff in Sweetwater's Performance Theater to share some wisdom. Best known for his work with John Cougar Mellencamp... Read more »

FabFilter Unveils Pro-R

FabFilter has announced the latest member of their "Pro" family of products, Pro-R. A high-end algorithmic reverb, Pro-R features "musical" controls (Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width) for intuitive... Read more »

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – “Edit Play Style” Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7N6Ibatw3w Don Carr joins Rikk from Toontrack to check out EZdrummer 2. Toontrack EZdrummer 2 builds on a decade of providing musicians, composers, and producers like you with the... Read more »

Taylor T5z Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVNbbdVcFmU Rich Casciato from Taylor Guitars presents the T5z acoustic-electric guitar. The Taylor T5z Standard allows you to get fully acoustic sounds and fully electric sounds from... Read more »

Mastering Made Easy!

Every recording can benefit from a good mastering job. And now, iZotope has made mastering simple, effective, and efficient with the release of Ozone 7 Elements. Ozone 7 Elements distills all the power of Ozone 7... Read more »

A Song for You

On November 13, 2016, the Tulsa Sound grew a little quieter with the passing of Leon Russell. From session musician to sideman to solo star, Leon devoted his life to the music that he loved. Leon Russell was born... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Interface Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-dCDfcjgM Mitch Gallagher presents the IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 guitar interface. The successor to IK Multimedia's popular iRig HD, the iRig HD 2 guitar interface demonstrates all... Read more »

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016: Zildjian Avedis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXgNOxCUL58 #PASIC 2016: Zildjian Company​ about their Avedis series of cymbals. More at

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016: Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So7a9sZzekU We're here at PASIC​ talking to Zildjian Company​ about their new additions to the Low Volume series of cymbals.

Neil Young’s Less is Most Approach

Neil Young turns 71 today, and it's probably a bigger deal to us than it is to him. You see, Neil isn't into bells and whistles. Fueled by his straight-ahead, honest approach to music, Neil went from humble... Read more »

The Legendary Neumann U 87

The industry-standard large-diaphragm condenser mic In the 1960s, the new transistor was making serious inroads into the tube-driven world of pro audio. In 1967, Neumann's large-diaphragm U 67 tube condenser... Read more »

The Neumann U 87 Quiz

Think you know a lot about the Neumann U 87? Have you used them in the studio for years? Or maybe you've always wished you had a few. Take this quiz and see how much you really know about the venerable Neumann U 87... Read more »

A Loud Silence: Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

On Thursday night, November 10, Leonard Cohen passed away, leaving us a treasure trove of songs that set the standard for depth, passion, and unfathomable talent. For more than 50 years, his rich bass voice... Read more »

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016 – Matt Billingslea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fCyAuDHn30 Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio catches up with Taylor Swift drummer, Matt Billingslea.