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Latest Vic Firth Articles

6 Ways to Overcome Drum Volume by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TlGnzDHxUk Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents six great tips for managing the volume of your drum kit. Whether you're playing live on a crowded stage, or in a studio recording... Read more »

15 Stick Bag Essentials

As a drummer, your stick bag is your toolkit. It should contain everything that you need to play a gig or to get through a session, along with a small assortment of tools that might be needed for minor repairs. Here... Read more »

3 Tips for Using Headphones in the Studio

Studio headphones sound better than ever! Here are three headphone-related tips that will help you make the most out of your recording time: 1 - Bring Your Own Most studios have headphones for musicians to wear... Read more »

How to Choose Drumsticks

With so many drumstick options out there in the world (Sweetwater currently sells 74 different types of drumsticks and that does not include Rute-style sticks, brushes, or mallets!), how do you know what type of... Read more »

15th-annual MIPAs Presented

On March 13th, the MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Award) 2014 award ceremony was held during the Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany. Journalists from more than 100 magazines around the world vote to... Read more »

M.I.P.A. Winners Announced

Each year, at the Musikmesse trade fair in Frankfurt, Germany, the world's journalists get together and present awards to the best products in a wide range of categories — the Musikmesse International Press... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »

2011 MIPA Award Winners

Each year, more than 100 magazines from all over the world vote for the best musical instruments and audio equipment in more than 40 categories. The awards are presented at a special ceremony at the huge Musikmesse... Read more »

MIPA Madness

Each year, more than 100 music industry magazines from around the world converge on Frankfurt, Germany, to cover the annual Musikmesse tradeshow. While they're there, they get busy and vote on the MIPA (Musikmesse... Read more »

Musikmesse: And the Winner Is

The annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) are held at the Musikmesse Trade Fair each year; the winners in these awards are decided by journalists at more than 100 international magazines. This year's... Read more »