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Latin Percussion Matador Stave Cajons Reviewed

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87ac3Ph8osk Nick D'Virgilio presents two cajons by Latin Percussion: the Matador Quinto Cajon, and the Matador Tumba Cajon. LP's proud tradition in conga making extends to its LP... Read more »

5 Tips to Set Up Your New Guitar Amp

You've finally ordered that sweet new guitar or bass amp you've been dreaming about — and it's arrived! There's the ceremonial unboxing. Then you plug it in, dial up your usual settings...and it doesn't "wow"... Read more »

The REDD Mic: An Interview with Wade Goeke of Chandler Limited

The REDD Mic – A Mic Unlike Any Other In November 2016 Chandler Limited announced the release of the REDD Mic, the company's first ever microphone to join their extensive lineup of re-creations of classic vintage... Read more »

Way Huge Camel Toe Triple Overdrive MkII Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7OHZ6W3qMVI Don Carr presents the Way Huge Camel Toe Triple Overdrive MkII. Way Huge has combined their ultra-popular Green Rhino Overdrive and their Red Llama Overdrive in an... Read more »

Gretsch Drums Brooklyn 4-Piece Shell Pack Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgyzni6qFTA Nick D'Virgilio presents the Gretsch Drums Brooklyn four-piece shell pack. The Gretsch Brooklyn 4-piece Shell Pack boasts vintage tone that can only be described as warm... Read more »

Antelope Synergy Bundle Announced

Antelope Audio has announced that they are bundling the free "Antelope Synergy Bundle" with all of their audio interfaces: Zen Studio, Zen Tour, Orion Studio, Orion 32, Orion 32+, and Goliath. The Synergy Bundle... Read more »

TC-Helicon Perform-VK Vocal Effects Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PO2UfDZ2vJk Mitch Gallagher presents the TC-Helicon Perform-VK vocal processor. Get the TC-Helicon Perform-VK here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PerformVK/

QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ox6ZQ63rBUg Mitch Gallagher presents the QSC TouchMIx-30 Pro digital mixer with touchscreen interface. With a total of 32 inputs, advanced processing and routing capabilities, and a... Read more »

Xotic X-Blender Effects Loop Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NpV952iHP78 Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's Director of Product Optimization, takes a break from his keyboards to geek on his second love, guitar processors. In this video, Fisher... Read more »

Avid Announces Upcoming Pro Tools 12.7 and More!

Our friends at Avid made several important announcements today. 1. There are big promos going on through the end of the year for owners of Pro Tools 9.x, 10.x, 11.x, and 12.x with an expired or no Annual Upgrade... Read more »

Waves Primary Source Expander

With a hi-tech name like "Primary Source Expander," you know the new plug-in from Waves has to be cool! This plug-in is designed for live sound use; it lets you increase mic gain before feedback while reducing stage... Read more »

Fender Announces New American Pro Series

Fender has released an new family of instruments, the American Professional series! The new series brings new pickups, new models, and new colors to the Fender lineup. Best of all, we've already got them in stock... Read more »

The Journey of a Pearl Music City Custom Drum Kit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u8rSBFOCDjA Join Nick D'Virgilio as he heads down to the Pearl factory in Nashville to witness the birth of a Music City Custom drum kit. You'll get to see how the kit is built, then... Read more »

Greg Lake Dies at 69

Greg Lake Remembered Today's gray December skies just got a little grayer. Iconic vocalist, musician, and producer Greg Lake lost his fight with cancer on December 7, 2016, at the age of 69. For more than 47 years... Read more »

Manley ELOP+ Compressor/Limiter Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aSBozWlVHPQ Ted Bahas from Techrep Marketing presents the Manley ELOP+ compressor/limiter. Manley's ELOP has remained an essential component in the signal chains of top engineers... Read more »

5 Best New Mics Under $500

I love auditioning new mics. I always have. Other than the performer, instrument, and recording space, I believe microphones have the single greatest impact on the sound of a recording. During my career I've... Read more »

Steinberg Unveils Cubase 9

Big news from Steinberg: Cubase 9 is here! The new version is loaded with killer, innovative features that will make creating music and audio productions easier, faster, and more creatively inspiring than ever... Read more »

MXR Shin Juku Drive Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi246PX-lck Mitch Gallagher presents the MXR Custom Shop Shin Juku Drive. The MXR Custom Shop worked closely with celebrated Japanese amp guru Shin Suzuki to craft a pedal that... Read more »

Two New Mobile Interfaces from MOTU

MOTU has released two new "hybrid" audio interfaces for Mac, Windows, and iOS: the 624 and 8A. Each of these compact, mobile interfaces supports Thunderbolt and USB3 connectivity as well as AVB/TSN audio networking... Read more »

Best Drum Sets Under $1000

Many drummers (or even the parents of future drummers) don't realize that it's possible to get a respectable kit, with name-brand cymbals and hardware, for under a grand. While it may have been unthinkable a decade... Read more »

Recording a Wurlitzer Electric Piano

Recording a Wurlitzer Electric Piano In an age when we have digital versions of almost every keyboard instrument ever made, it can still be fun to go back to the source and record the original instruments. The... Read more »

6 Ways to Improve Your Vocal Recordings

1. Choose the right microphone Voices are different, and microphones are different. Find the right microphone for a particular voice, and the recording process can be easy. Use the wrong mic, and it can become an... Read more »

9 Reasons to Buy Your Next Guitar from Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hin0Hc844M8 Why buy your next guitar from Sweetwater? Here are nine reasons: • All the brands you love, plus a few you'll love to meet • See details photos of almost every guitar •... Read more »

TC-Helicon Mic Mechanic V2 Vocal Processing Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLT4gVO_Ftk Tom Lang from TC-Helicon presents the Mic Mechanic vocal processing pedal. The Mic Mechanic 2 gives you a powerful vocal toolbox in a compact, easy-to-use pedal — now with... Read more »