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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 »

Switchcraft SC702CT Direct Box Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0lSvhUUeE Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a quick overview of the Switchcraft SC702CT passive stereo direct box. It takes the unbalanced stereo outputs of consumer gear like... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljp0CRmrB5c Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a quick overview of Sennheiser's HD 25 headphones. With excellent SPL handling, these headphones are ideal for broadcasters, live... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive AR12 Mixer Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omi0F9P2smg Wesley Smith from PreSonus presents the StudioLive AR12 USB mixer. It makes it easy to capture multitrack 24-bit/96kHz audio as you mix. You can send all channels to... Read more »

New Products Announced at GearFest 2016

The 15th annual GearFest saw the announcement of many great new products — attendees at the show were the first in the world to see and get their hands on these new releases! From Arturia to sE Electronics to... Read more »

Make Music Day 2016

Join in a world-wide celebration of music on June 21! First launched in France in 1982, Make Music Day has grown into an international festival, with events in more than 700 cities in 120 countries! Anyone and... Read more »

New Gear at GearFest: iConnectivity mio

Our friends at iConnectivity are unveiling four new products at GearFest 2016 — the mio family of MIDI interfaces for Mac and Windows PC! These new MIDI interfaces connect via USB and provide a simple... Read more »

GearFest Exclusive: the World’s First Commercially Available Synthesizer

Here's a hot tip on an amazing must-see at GearFest here at Sweetwater this weekend: see and hear a beautifully restored 1941 Hammond Novachord — widely considered the precursor to the modern synthesizer... Read more »

5 Great Reasons to Attend GearFest 2016!

GearFest 2016 — our 15th annual FREE celebration of music and gear — takes place next Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, 2016, right here on the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, IN! Here are five great... Read more »

GearFest App Now Available

The countdown is on: GearFest 2016 is just around the corner! This year's event is going to be the biggest and best ever. With so much to see and do, you're going to want to plan out your schedule — and now we've... Read more »

PreSonus Rackmount RML Digital Mixers Add Line Inputs

PreSonus scored a huge home-run hit with the StudioLive RM16AI and StudioLive RM32AI rackmountable digital mixers. Now they've expanded their rackmount digital mixer family with the StudioLive RML16AI and StudioLive... Read more »

How to Record Bass with Victor Wooten

Our good friend and renowned bass virtuoso, Victor Wooten, stopped by Sweetwater recently to sit down for a video shoot in Sweetwater Studios with our own Director of Studio Operations, Mark Hornsby, to talk about... Read more »