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Friedman Vintage T Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFNOeom9m3w Mitch Gallagher presents the Friedman Vintage T electric guitar. The Vintage T solidbody electric guitars come to you from the mind of music-equipment guru Dave Friedman... Read more »

Radial JDX Direct Drive Active Direct Box and Amp Simulator Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFK-5hu3wrs Don Carr presents the Radial JDX Direct Drive active direct box. Wouldn't it be cool to plug into a direct box that gives you the sound of a guitar amp? Unlike common DIs... Read more »

Truetone 1 Spot Pro CS12 Pedal Power Supply Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xv8jwzj86Ic Don Carr presents the Truetone 1 Spot Pro CS12 pedalboard power supply. Its 12 power outlets are fully isolated to minimize noise in your rig. Four outputs are switchable... Read more »

Composite Acoustics GX Series Acoustic-electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7d35zii8itI Mitch Gallagher presents the GX Series of acoustic-electric guitars from Composite Acoustics. Tired of your guitar acting up because of the weather or climate? The... Read more »

Rivera Mini RockRec Load Box


Xotic RC Booster V2 Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NyMEKW9sFI4 Don Carr presents the Xotic RC Booster V2 pedal. The Xotic RC Booster-V2 provides you with super-transparent 20dB boost without altering your carefully crafted tone. And... Read more »

Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister Deluxe 40 Tube Amp Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rni387W_wo Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the Hughes & Kettner Grandmeister Deluxe 40 tube amp head. Whether you're playing jazz, blues, or death metal, Hughes & Kettner's... Read more »

Guild Bluesbird Electric Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDix0a-0ouk Mitch Gallagher presents the Guild Bluesbird electric guitar. The carved maple top looks sweet while also providing comfortable contours. And speaking of comfort, the... Read more »

Can I Use Unbalanced Cables with Balanced Equipment?

You can — with some caveats. The advantage of using balanced cables to connect between balanced outputs and balanced inputs is that balanced connections have better noise rejection, thanks to a second... Read more »

UVI Releases World Suite

UVI has gone around the world in search of exotic instruments representing thousands of years of musical culture — and put it all into an amazing sampled virtual instrument called "World Suite." Comprising... Read more »

PRS McCarty 594 10-Top Guitar Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m1p51gmofKY Mitch Gallagher presents the PRS McCarty 594 10-Top single-cutaway electric guitar. The PRS McCarty Singlecut 594 gracefully blends vintage elements and modern... Read more »

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 »

Kush Plug-ins Updated

Kush has released bugfix updates for Pusher, Clariphonic DSP mkII, and Electra DSP. In all of them, an issue that could cause authorization errors and prevent the plug-in from running under subscription licenses has... 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 »

Bitwig Studio Update Features MASCHINE JAM Integration

Bitwig has updated Bitwig Studio to version 1.3.15. The flagship new feature of this update is support for the Native Instruments MASCHINE JAM hardware controller. The update also includes numerous enhancements to... 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 »

Can I Run a Distortion Pedal into a Raging Guitar Amp?

Sure. Some of the most famous sounds in rock have been using a BOSS Super Overdrive, Ibanez TubeScreamer, or MXR Distortion+ into a distorted amp. You just need to keep the concept of gain staging in mind. If you've... 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 »