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Novation Adds New Features with Circuit v1.3 Firmware

Novation has updated the firmware for their popular Circuit groovebox to version 1.3. The free firmware update adds powerful new features as well as streamlines and simplifies the Circuit workflow making it easier... Read more »

Manley VOXBOX and Ampeg B-15N Come to UAD

Universal Audio has released UAD software version 8.7 for UAD DSP accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces. This release adds two new plug-ins to the UAD family, the Manley VOXBOX channel strip and the Ampeg... Read more »

Antelope Adds Vintage EQs to Orion 32+

Antelope Audio has announced the release of four new classic hardware-based, vintage-style EQs for the Orion 32+ Thunderbolt audio interface. These new equalizers — free of charge for new and existing Orion... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 and 18i20 Audio Interfaces Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d3-dNJMcx_4 Mitch Gallagher presents the 2nd generation of Focusrite's popular Scarlett USB audio interface. We'll cover the differences between this generation vs. the previous... Read more »

How to Get a Great Overhead Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WTzaWSnrFIc Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great overhead recording using Telefunken microphones, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio. Mark... Read more »

How to Get a Great Hi-hat Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rfgp9cEvB4Q Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips on getting a great hi-hat recording using Telefunken microphones, with help from Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio. Mark... 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 »

How to Get a Great Tom Sound with Telefunken Microphones

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AklSC2zMhZQ Mark Hornsby from Sweetwater Studios shares some tips and techniques for capturing excellent tom recordings with Telefunken mics (with help from Sweetwater's Nick... Read more »

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 »