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8 Easy Ways to Control Snare Buzz

If you play acoustic drums, you know snare buzz is a fact of life — it's simply part of the sound. All of the drums and cymbals feed off of each other to create the natural sound of a drum kit. In a live... Read more »

10 Gig Bag Essentials

There's nothing worse than getting to a gig, session, or rehearsal and finding out that you forgot something, or that something you needed wasn't included in your gig bag. One way to avoid this nightmare situation... Read more »

Income Tax Planning for Musicians

If you're in the business of creating, performing, or recording music, there are steps you can take to make the most of your year-end gear purchases and potential tax deductions. But you need to wrap these up by... 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 »

AES Co-founder Passes

Norman Pickering, a co-founder and the first secretary of the AES (Audio Engineering Society), has passed away. During his career, Pickering researched violin strings, bows, and violin acoustics, though he was best... Read more »

Kemper Releases Profiler OS 3.2

Kemper has released Kemper Profiler and Profiling Amp Operating System Version 3.2. The new version adds a number of enhancements, with the main feature being Kemper's new Pure Cabinet technology. This can remove or... Read more »

Happy Thanksgiving!

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

Waves Updates Tracks Live to Version 1.2.0

Waves has updated their Tracks Live recording application to version 1.2.0. The new version offers a number of new features including: Improved graphic interface with Retina display support.Tracks can be color-coded... Read more »

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 »

Yamaha TF Mixers

Yamaha's TF family of digital mixers hits the sweet spot where potent performance, efficient workflow, and ease of use meet. Whether you're a seasoned engineer working front of house for a multiple-act show or a... Read more »

Bose Releases a Portable Line-array System

Following up on their successful L1 portable PA system, Bose is proud to announce their F1 Model 812 flexible-array loudspeaker and F1 subwoofer. The F1 is the first powered portable loudspeaker that can be... Read more »

How to Choose the Best Drum Head for the Job

When playing live or particularly when tracking a song in the studio it pays to optimize the sound of your drums. One factor that's often overlooked is the contribution of the drum head to the drum sound. It pays to... Read more »

A New Level of Control for Ableton Live

Whether you're already familiar with Push or just getting into Ableton Live, the newly announced Push 2 control system for Live will enhance the way you create and perform electronic music. The original Push... 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 »

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 »

The Bose L1 Story

Bose L1 PA systems are modular, portable, convenient — and great sounding! They set up in minutes and deliver crisp, balanced sound to audiences of up to 500. Bose's articulated line array exhibits less SPL drop-off... 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 »

Reach Your Audience!

Mackie has announced a new professional PA system that delivers wide coverage and awesome sound quality in a compact, portable package: Reach. Utilizing ARC (Amplified Radial Curve) high-frequency array technology... Read more »

Two Notes Engineering Updates Torpedo Remote to v3.1.3

Two Notes Engineering has updated their Torpedo Remote desktop software for the Torpedo Live and Torpedo C.A.B. hardware cabinet simulators to v3.1.3. This version adds a new "Arcade Mode," a simplified interface... 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 »

Antelope Audio Unveils Orion 32+ and Orion Studio

Antelope Audio has announced two new hybrid USB/Thunderbolt audio interfaces, one the studio flagship Orion 32+ and the other the Orion Studio, a comprehensive studio centerpiece. Orion 32+ The Orion 32+ builds on... Read more »

Rivera Venus Recording — Tone Toolbox!

Combining a two-channel 25-watt amp head with an integrated Rockcrusher attenuator, 11-band EQ, and more, the new Venus Recording from Rivera is the ideal solution for guitarists looking for studio tone and 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 »