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Recording News

How to Get a Great Snare Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MwBtD-Z33Kg Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great snare drum recording, using Telefunken microphones. Mark shows how the choice of microphone, the... Read more »

Season 3 of MASCHINE TruTorials

Native Instruments has posted Season 3 of their instructional video series for MASCHINE. TruTorials is back with 12 new 90-second episodes showcasing MASCHINE's workflow and capabilities. These free, bite-sized... Read more »

How to Get a Great Kick Drum Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iI1_bPxJoNE Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great kick drum recording, using Telefunken microphones. Mark shows how the choice of microphone, the... Read more »

Ableton Announces Upcoming Live 9.7

Ableton is previewing version 9.7 of the popular Live DAW software; the new version is in beta test stage and will be released later this year. They're telling us to look for big improvements to slicing, recording... Read more »

Nektar Impact LX+

Nektar has unveiled their latest USB MIDI controller keyboards, the Impact LX+ series. The new keyboards are based on the original Impact LX49 and LX 61, but expand the offering with DAW integration comprising more... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Antelope Releases Zen Tour iOS/Android Control App

Antelope Audio has released iOS and Android apps for controlling the company's new (and super hot) Zen Tour audio interface. The apps are available for free from each platform's respective store. The Zen Tour Remote... Read more »

Waves Announces Scheps Parallel Particles

Waves has announced a new plug-in created in collaboration with Grammy-winning producer/engineer, Andrew Scheps (Adele, Metallica, Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Black Sabbath, Lana Del Rey). Scheps Parallel... Read more »

Introducing UVI Thorus

Looking for the ultimate plug-in chorus effect? Check out Thorus from UVI! Thorus offers exceptionally deep modulation possibilities, clear and detailed sound, intuitive but power controls, and much more. From... Read more »

Two New from Waves

Waves has debuted two new plug-ins — an amazing processor called "Infected Mushroom Pusher" and a new instrument called "Electric 88." Designed to provide the power, intensity, and punch found in the tracks... Read more »

Bettermaker EQ 542 & Bettermaker EQ 502P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvQ1G2vWE6o Zachary Winterfeld from TransAudio Group presents two innovative 500 series EQ modules from Bettermaker: the EQ 542 and the EQ 502P. What's so cool about these equalizer... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

The latest FREE downloadable guide from our friends at Disc Makers is The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging: Strategies for Booking, Promoting, and Thriving On Stage in Your Home Town and On the Road, a comprehensive... Read more »

M-Audio M-Track 2X2M USB Interface with MIDI Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9Cih2DXLNU Steve Curto from M-Audio presents the M-Track 2X2M USB interface. It's a USB interface with two channels of 24-bit/192kHz digital audio conversion and MIDI in/out in a... Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes from everyone at inSync and Sweetwater for a safe and enjoyable day celebrating the freedom of our nation!

Scotty Moore Dies at 84

One of the founders of rock and roll, genre-defining guitarist, Scotty Moore, best known for his time as Elvis Presley's guitarist and first manager, passed away at his home yesterday. In addition to performing and... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: sE Electronics Reflexion Filter PRO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvvKhajoPzo Jonathan Pines from sE Electronics presents the 10th Anniversary edition Reflexion Filter PRO, from Summer NAMM 2016. It's an outstanding tool for reducing unwanted room... Read more »

Harmony Central’s GearFest X-treme Show Report

Our friends at Harmony Central have posted an awesome report on their experiences at GearFest 2016 here at Sweetwater! The crew from HC arrived with the Harmony Central AirStream trailer in tow and set up a command... Read more »

Focusrite Red 4Pre Mic Preamp/Audio Interface Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL0blUT24X4 Ted White from Focusrite presents the Red 4Pre microphone preamplifier and audio interface. Packing four pristine, software-controlled Red Evolution mic preamps fitted... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Rupert Neve Designs RNHP Headphone Amplifier

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nXg58B0qj6s Jonathan Pines from Rupert Neve Designs presents the RNHP Headphone Amplifier, at Summer NAMM 2016. What the RNHP delivers is reliable, reference-grade amplification for... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

The annual Summer NAMM trade show, held in Music City — Nashville, TN — opened its doors today and will run through Saturday, June 25. The Summer NAMM show is always a blast, with new product... Read more »

Reason 9 Arrives!

Today marked the official release of Propellerhead Software's Reason 9, the latest version of their music production software. Reason 9 expands on the powerful Reason platform with new devices, new tools, workflow... Read more »

Brian Vibberts Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd5znSyyC0U Mitch Gallagher interviews audio engineer Brian Vibberts. He was visiting Sweetwater for GearFest 2016 on behalf of Antelope Audio. After the video, learn more about... Read more »

JoeCo Hard Disk Recorder Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1tA6KfOKA4 Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing presents two hard disk recorders from JoeCo, the BlackBox BBR1-B and the Blackbox BBR-DANTE. They deliver high-quality recording... Read more »

Switchcraft Studio Patch 1625 Small Format Patchbay Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-rsA9cYKKU Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a brief overview of the Switchcraft Studio Patch 1625 small-format patchbay. A single 1625 gives you eight pairs of TT patch points... Read more »