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Gig Bag Essentials

A gig bag can be the most convenient way to carry your instrument. Whether you're going to a friend's house for an impromptu jam, taking your axe on vacation, playing a club gig across town or doing a world tour... Read more »

Moog Theremini Editor Now Available for Mac and PC

Everyone familiar with science-fiction soundtracks or classic rock is familiar with the unique and amazing theremin. Moog has made bringing the theremin to the masses one of their missions, releasing both a whole... Read more »

Novation Launch Control XL Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update Vol. 97

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7BwODwP40 Learn more about the Novation Launch Control XL here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LaunchContXL Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Novation Launch Control XL... Read more »

Mitch Gallagher’s Winter NAMM 2015 iOS Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BV1vsFUt3cA Check out these and other iOS products here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/ Sweetwater's iOS Update, Vol. 96 Mitch Gallagher gives a rundown of his top picks for iOS... Read more »

Pro Tools for Musicians

Our friends at Disc Makers are at it again, helping musicians make better music! This time, they've published a free guide containing everything you need to know to get started with Pro Tools, entitled Pro Tools for... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig 2 Interface – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7NRzBv11QMM Learn more here: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/ik-multimedia-irig-2/ Dan from IK Multimedia presents the iRig 2 from the show floor of Winter NAMM 2015. After the... Read more »

AirTurn PED Bluetooth Foot Controller – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6R2Ttb21-8 Get the AirTurn PED here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/PED Perfect for hands-free control of your Mac, PC, iPad, or Android tablet, the PED is a natural choice... Read more »

Tomorrow is the Day!

At 10am Pacific time tomorrow, the annual Winter NAMM throws open its doors and the fun will begin! Manufacturers from around the world will be pulling back the curtains on all their new products, and Sweetwater is... Read more »

Why do some iOS interfaces not list any AD/DA specs?

Q: I have an interface for connecting my guitar to my iPad. Why doesn't it list any AD/DA specs? A: All iOS devices have built-in digital audio converters — that's how they process the sound from the internal... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2015 Approaches!

It's that time of year — manufacturers, sales reps, retailers, journalists, and a few lucky guests are winging their way to Anaheim, California in anticipation of the 2015 installment of the Winter NAMM... Read more »

Shure Motiv Series Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drJZKSY_F1A Sweetwater's iOS Update, Vol. 95 Mitch Gallagher presents the Motiv series by Shure which includes the MVI audio interface, the i5 microphone, and the MV-51 microphone... Read more »

Do I need a Preamp?

These days, nearly every audio interface includes preamps so that you can get a strong level into your DAW. Some of them include a fair number of features, such as selection among line, mic, and instrument levels;... Read more »

Loopacks App Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fA_kWF9MV5Q Check out Loopacks and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Sweetwater's iOS Update, Vol. 94 Mitch Gallagher tries out the free... Read more »

IK Announces iRig 2

IK Multimedia has announced iRig 2, the sequel to their best-selling guitar interface. iRig 2 builds on the success of its predecessor with intuitive input gain control, a 1/4-inch amplifier output jack, and Android... Read more »

Fix It Before the Mix

How many times have you heard an engineer (or yourself!) say, "We'll fix it in the mix." Smoothing over a rough patch in a song during mixdown is something we've all done — and there's nothing wrong with that... Read more »

Sweetwater Studios Featured in Mix Magazine

"Sweetwater Studios: A New Production Model with Fort Wayne Roots" is the title of a feature article in the new issue of Mix magazine — and we're thrilled to be featured! The article goes in depth discussing the... Read more »

Reason 8.1 — Share, Collaborate, Sample, Remix

Propellerhead Software's latest version of Reason — version 8.1 — brings some major changes to the software, in the form of support a new service, Discover, that supports collaborating with other... Read more »

Happy New Year!

From all of us at Sweetwater and inSync, may 2015 be a healthy, happy, prosperous, and very, very musical year for you and yours!

Master Fader 3.0 for Mackie DL Series Mixers

Wireless control of Mackie DL series mixers just took a leap forward with the release of Master Fader 3.0, a new iOS controller app. Master Fader 3.0 is compatible with all DL series mixers; while some features are... Read more »

Get Your Gifts There by Christmas!

The holidays are fast approaching — but even if you're doing some last minute shopping, you can rely on getting your gits delivered on time! And, if you get your order in by next Wednesday, you'll still... Read more »

Focusrite iTrack Pocket Audio Interface Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 93

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WAUaqZHryg Get the Focusrite iTrack Pocket here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iTrackPocket Mitch Gallagher presents the Focusrite iTrack Pocket iOS audio interface. After... Read more »

How to Take Your Studio to the Big Time

Looking to open your studio up as a commercial space? Already running your studio as a business? The latest free guide from Disc Makers can help you take you studio business to the next level. The Art of Running a... Read more »

Line 6 SonicPort VX iOS Audio Interface Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 92

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hEWlheMJ7o Get the SonicPort VX here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/SonicPortVX Mitch Gallagher presents the Line 6 SonicPort VX audio interface. After the video, click the... Read more »

Korg Volca Sample

Korg has introduced the Volca Sample, the latest in the popular Volca family, and an ideal tool for quickly and easily integrating user-importable samples in music production. The Volca Sample features 100 onboard... Read more »