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Cubase Pro 8.5 and Cubase Artist 8.5 are Here!

Steinberg has released the latest version of Cubase Pro and Cubase Artist, version 8.5! Perhaps the biggest news is VST Transit, a cloud collaboration system that allows musicians around the globe to easily work... Read more »

Win Big in the Annual GearFest Raffle from pureMix

Our friends at pureMix have launched their annual GearFest raffle — and you could win big! But there's more to this raffle than just a chance to win great prizes. Each entrant in the raffle qualifies to view... Read more »

Overloud TH3

The next generation of the Overloud TH guitar amp and effects modeler plug-ins has been announced! TH3 has been greatly expanded with 21 new guitar amps, two new bass amps, five new guitar cabinets, two new bass... Read more »

What Are the Differences Between Single-coil and Dual-coil Pickups?

The most obvious difference is that a single-coil pickup has one coil of wire wrapped around a magnet or magnets, while a dual-coil has two coils of wire wrapped around magnets. Dual-coil pickups are generally... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

From everyone at Sweetwater, we wish you a happy Thanksgiving holiday! inSync will return tomorrow!

The Vocalist’s Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing

Want to kick your vocal abilities up a notch? Need to learn how to warm up? How can you take care of and preserve your voice? Why should you keep a bag of potato chips handy in the studio? All these questions and... Read more »

Sweetwater Welcomes Emerson Custom

Sweetwater is delighted to bring you the Emerson Custom product line! From low-torque pots with a custom audio taper to paper-in-oil bumblebee capacitors, Emerson products are designed to give discerning guitarists... Read more »

Sonuus Updates Voluum Firmware, Adds Tuner

Sonuus has updated the firmware for their Voluum pedal to version 1.3.0. New with this version is a tuner, making this the first volume pedal with a built-in tuner. Sonuus says the tuner is fast, lets you tune to... Read more »

Ampeg PF-50T Portaflex Tube Bass Amp Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GyZu7d6OO80 Sweetwater Sales Engineer Jared Kalish demonstrates the Ampeg PF-50T Portaflex, a 50-watt all-tube bass amp head. Weighing in at 19.4 lbs., the small size and light weight... Read more »

You Could Win Big in Sweetwater’s Annual Holiday Giveaway!

A holiday classic returns! It's official: the annual Sweetwater holiday celebration has begun! This year celebrating our favorite time of year includes giving away more than $75,000 in prizes — and you could... Read more »

Stay In The Flow When Recording

When you're recording — especially if you're recording alone — it can be tempting to stop as soon as you've made a mistake, undo the record pass or delete the offending performance, and start again. That... Read more »

Guide to the Complete Marketing Process

If you're going to make music, it's nice if people can find it and hear it! The new free guide from our friends at Disc Makers, The Complete Marketing Process: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan, will... Read more »

Sweetwater AES Convention and Trade Show Report

If you're into professional audio for live sound, studio recording, or video, then the 139th annual AES (Audio Engineering Society) convention and trade show was all about you! This year's convention took place in... Read more »

Blue Introduces Lola

Blue has expanded their acclaimed headphone family with Lola, a sealed, over-the-ear headphone with massive custom drivers and detailed, accurate sound quality. Lola introduces a new lighter, slim-fit headband with... Read more »

139th AES Convention Coverage Begins October 30!

The 139th AES Convention, one of the premier audio events of the year, is set to unveil the latest technological advances from the professional audio world and Sweetwater will keep you in tune with all of it. A... Read more »

PreSonus Announces HP2

The PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is designed for musicians and performers who need mobility and uncompromising audio quality when using wired headphones or in-ear monitors. The HP2 is a portable... Read more »

7 Questions About Sample Rate

It's easy to talk about the sample rates for sessions, but how much do you know about it? In this article, I'll answer a few questions about sample rates. What is "Sample Rate"? Sample rate is literally how fast... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

Avid releases Sibelius 8.0.1

Avid has updated Sibelius to version 8.0.1 with over 100 enhancements, including: Fully localised editions of What's New, Tutorials, and Reference guidesThe mouse cursor now changes to a Pen icon when entering... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

Juan Alderete Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBWLCxl0thU Mitch Gallagher sits down with bassist Juan Alderete (Racer X, The Mars Volta). Juan was visiting Sweetwater to help introduce EarthQuaker Devices and demonstrate some of... Read more »

36 Month Financing is Back — for a Limited Time!

0% interest for 36 months on qualifying orders $699 and up; that's what Sweetwater's 36 Month Financing is all about. Just your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, make the required 36 equal monthly... Read more »

The Definitive Press Kit Guide for Musicians

Want to get noticed by the press? Then you're going to need a press kit — and not just a selfie and quick email, but a well-designed, professional package that conveys what you and your music are all about... Read more »

Classic Kenny Aronoff Grooves for Toontrack

Toontrack has announced a new MIDI drum expansion pack for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer, American Rock MIDI! The new collection of MIDI grooves features 376 individual MIDI files selected and performed by Kenny... Read more »