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BLOCKS Dashboard

ROLI has announced BLOCKS Dashboard, a free app that integrates Lightpad Block, Live Block, and Loop Block with digital audio workstations (DAWs) and plug-ins. Essentially, BLOCKS Dashboard turns Lightpad Block... Read more »

Peter Erskine on Zildjian Cymbals

World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine talks about why Zildjian cymbals are among his instruments of choice. When alchemist Avedis Zildjian I set out to create gold by combining metals, he instead discovered an alloy... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Peter Erskine on TAMA Drums

World-renowned drummer Peter Erskine talks about why TAMA drums are his instruments of choice. TAMA builds their drums with a painstaking attention to detail, precision, and care in order to deliver the best drum... Read more »

Richard Chycki on Recording John Petrucci

Producer/engineer Richard Chycki sits down with Mitch Gallagher to talk about recording John Petrucci's guitar for the Dream Theater album, The Astonishing. He shares session photos and talks about the process for... Read more »

Electro-Voice ND Series Microphones Demo

Nick D'Virgilio presents the Electro-Voice ND series of microphones, and shares some tips on how to use them to capture exceptional drum tones. After the video, learn more about the microphones and other gear used... Read more »

Peter Erskine — The Return of DR.UM

Join world-renowned drummer Peter Erskine for a recording session at Sweetwater Studios. Widely known for his drumming with Weather Report, Steps Ahead, and other jazz icons, Peter Erskine shares his love of jazz as... Read more »

Amphion One15 Passive Studio Monitors Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Amphion One15 passive studio monitors. Any pro monitoring setup could benefit from Amphion One15 speakers. These high-end passive monitors employ custom-designed drivers, a high-density... Read more »

Technology Guidelines for the Portable Church

When Jesus wandered the countryside in Judea, his version of a portable church was a hillside where he could stand with enough grass for his followers to sit on. These days, however, a portable church requires a lot... Read more »

AKAI Professional MPX16 Sample Recorder and Player

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's in-house sample jockey, demonstrates some alternative uses for the AKAI Professional MPX16 Sample Recorder and Player, as well as a brief walk-through of its parameters and computer-based... Read more »

Lynn Fuston Interviewed by Sweetwater

Mitch Gallagher sits down with Lynn Fuston, Manager of Written Content at Sweetwater. Lynn shares how he got started with studio engineering and writing, and some of the recording projects he's worked on in... Read more »

The “Lead Sister’s” Greatest Hits

Today's birthday girl turned down the role of Elaine Robinson in the classic 1967 movie, The Graduate. She played the glockenspiel in her high school band. Her condo doorbell chimed the first six notes of the... Read more »

8 Accessories to Streamline Your Gig

Want to have a better experience at your gigs, regardless of where you're playing? Mitch Gallagher shares eight smart accessories for musicians that will make packing up and setting up at your gigs more enjoyable... Read more »

5 Essential Accessories for Live Sound

Sometimes it's the little things that can make or break a live performance. Mitch Gallagher shares five helpful accessories to keep on hand that can prevent problems before they arise. After the video, learn more... Read more »

How to Automate Patches for Live Performances

Whether you're a guitarist, keyboard player, or other type of electronic musician, automating your gear to change presets along with your performance is a huge help. Mitch Gallagher shares expert advice on... Read more »

How to Use a Click Track to Maximize Live Performance

Performing along with a click track is a smart way to tighten up your playing, and it doesn't have to be complicated. Veteran performer Nick D'Virgilio shares some expert advice on using a click track for live... Read more »

Live Monitoring 101: How to Use In-ear Monitors

Being able to hear yourself is critical for a great live performance, and in-ear monitors are a smart solution. Nick D'Virgilio shares some expert advice on getting the most out of your in-ear monitoring system at... Read more »

How to Incorporate a Digital Mixer into Your Live Sound System

Mitch Gallagher shares expert advice on integrating a digital mixer into your live sound system. For this video Mitch is using a Behringer X Air X18 digital mixer, connected to a pair of QSC K12 powered... Read more »

Bitwig Studio 2 Released

Bitwig has released Bitwig Studio 2, the next generation of their popular linear/non-linear music-production and -creation platform. Bitwig Studio 2 is loaded with new features, new devices, new capabilities, and... Read more »

Innovative New Effects with Eventide Fission

Eventide has released a new plug-in, Fission, that brings new capabilities to the world of audio processing based on innovative Structural Effects technology. Structural Effects is a patent-pending technology that... Read more »

Free QMix-UC App for PreSonus StudioLive and Studio 192

PreSonus has released a new version of the QMix-UC app, which allows for remote control over StudioLive Series III and StudioLive AI mixers asw well as Studio 192-series audio interfaces. The free app allows up to... Read more »

How Richard Chycki Recorded Drums and Keyboards for Dream Theater

Mitch Gallagher sits down with acclaimed Engineer, Mixer, and Producer Richard Chycki. He talks with Mitch about the microphones used to record the drums and piano/organ for the latest Dream Theater album, The... Read more »

LR Baggs Synapse Personal PA System at Winter NAMM 2017

Mitch Gallagher stops by the LR Baggs booth at NAMM to check out the Synapse personal PA system. With 500-watt Class D amplification and a compression woofer and tweeter with matched sound propagation for seamless... Read more »

Everywhere with Johnny Cash

Johnny Cash. This article could end right there. Few names in music pack a bigger wallop than the Man in Black himself – and today is his birthday. With Spring Break coming, it might be interesting to get a few... Read more »