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Slate Digital Updates VerbSuite Classics

Slate Digital has released version 1.0.7.1 of VerbSuite Classics. In addition to several bug fixes, improvements in this version include: Added the Device Browser Added a Reset Reverb Parameters in the Configuration... Read more »

Save Up to $900 on RedNet and Red Interfaces with Trade-in

Looking to upgrade your rig to Focusrite's amazing Rednet or Red 4Pre or Red 8Pre interfaces? Now's the time, because you can get up to $900 for your trade, depending on the competing interface you are trading in!... Read more »

How To EQ Background Vocals

Few things are as frustrating as having perfect background vocal recordings that don't "sit" well in the mix. If you push the volume up, they start to mask the lead vocals, but if you pull them back, they fade away... Read more »

NAMM News: PRS Unveils Sonzera Guitar Amplifiers

PRS Guitars has introduced a new family of all-tube combo and head guitar amplifiers, the Sonzera series. Available in 20-watt combo and 50-watt head and combo versions, the new amps are aimed to provide maximum... Read more »

NAMM News: SSL Updates Sigma

Solid State Logic has updated their Sigma Remote Controlled Analogue Summing Mixer to version 2.1 software. The free update introduces Eucon control and three new AAX, Audio Units, and VST/VST3 format plug-ins. A... Read more »

Drum Lesson: Linear Triplet Fills with Mike Johnston of MikesLessons.com

Join Mike Johnston of MikesLessons.com for a quick lesson on linear triplet fills, and how to incorporate them into your playing. Check out more lessons from Mike Johnston here: https://www.MikesLessons.com Check... Read more »

6 Great Reverb Pedals

Reverb is an effect that can easily be taken for granted by guitarists. It comes built in to a lot of amps and is usually controlled by a single knob. And once the right setting is figured out, it's basically left... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017 Preview

It's NAMM time again! Each year, the world's manufacturers of music and pro audio gear gather together in Anaheim, California, for a huge trade show where they introduce the new products we'll all be lusting after... Read more »

How Often Should I Clean My Fretboard?

Getting in a basic maintenance habit of wiping down your guitar or bass with a soft cloth after each playing session is a great way to keep finger gunk and oils from building up over time. If you can't remember to... Read more »

Surgical EQ vs. Tone Shaping EQ

Sometimes a precision, "surgical" EQ cut or boost is exactly what a track or channel needs to accentuate or remove a trouble frequency or to control feedback or resonances. But other times, a wider bandwidth EQ... Read more »

Disc Makers offers Music Release 101 Course

Looking to release your own music to your fans? Like to maybe sell some copies or get some notice? Then you need this new FREE 5-day e-mail course from our friends at Disc Makers! Just sign up — did we mention... Read more »

The Full-size Odyssey We’ve Been Waiting For

Introduced at Winter NAMM 2015, the 86%-sized re-creation of the historic ARP Odyssey was an instant hit. Many vintage synth fans, however, were clamoring for a full-sized version of the legendary analog synth. The... Read more »

Apogee Updates Element Control App

Apogee has released a free software update for their Element Control app for Mac and iOS. This app, designed exclusively for the Element Thunderbolt audio interfaces, now features a new talkback features which can... Read more »

Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive Pedal Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Strymon Riverside Multistage Drive pedal. Strymon's Riverside multi-stage drive effects pedal goes from crystal-clear clean boost to thick, modern high gain without sacrificing sound... Read more »

How to Add Depth to Delay with Reverb

Here's a method for adding depth to and mellowing out the character of a delay effect: Insert a reverb plug-in after a delay plug-in on a channel strip or aux channel in your DAW. Keep the reverb decay short, and... Read more »

2017 Winter NAMM Rumors: CONFIRMED

Sure, the Holidays are nice, but every musician knows that the real winter magic happens at the annual NAMM Show. This is the music industry's largest platform for launching new, innovative tech and gear and before... Read more »

Hammond Novachord with Sweetwater’s Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm3RBAZChrQ Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's full-time synth fanatic, gives an in-depth tour of the Hammond Novachord, which is widely regarded as the father of the modern polyphonic... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Arpeggiator

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's soundware engineer, digs deeper into the Arpeggiator features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12 please... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Control Voltage and Pedal Inputs

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's mad scientist of synth, digs deeper into the basic Control Voltage and Pedal Inputs of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. External control of the... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Basic Edit Pages

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's synthesis expert, digs deeper into the basic Edit Pages of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12 please watch:... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Chord and Poly Chord Modes

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's in-house synth guru, digs deeper into the Chord and Poly Chord features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12... Read more »

Behringer DeepMind 12 Modulation Matrix

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's professor of synthesis, digs deeper into the Modulation Matrix features of Behringer's DeepMind 12 True Analog 12-Voice Polyphonic Synthesizer. For a 42-minute overview of the DeepMind 12... Read more »

Cut the Mud

In most popular music, electric bass generates much of the punch and bottom end, working in conjunction with the kick drum. Because of this, it stands to reason that you want to have as much low end in your bass... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2017 Sneak Preview!

The big annual Winter NAMM trade show is just around the corner, and we're expecting an amazing array of new product introductions at this year's show! But why wait until the show opens to start learning about... Read more »

Tech Tip of the Day

01/18/2017
Slate Digital Updates VerbSuite Classics

Slate Digital has released version 1.0.7.1 of VerbSuite Classics. In addition to several bug fixes, improvements in this version include:

Added the Device Browser
Added a Reset Reverb Parameters in the Configuration Menu
Removed the scroll wheel for switching between Devices
Longer Pre-Delay Time
Updated some Presets and Devices
Added new Fusion Captures from CLA Audio Legends Course
Added snapper at 0 for Gain, EQ Gains and Width
Updated the User Guide
Added tooltips in the preset bar
AudioUnit SDK update
Windows only: Added an informative message in the installer for the IR folders hierarchy

NOTE: the Factory and FG-BM7 IR libraries must be updated due to the new device browser. The new Factory library is included in the installer, the BM7 update can be downloaded.

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Word for the Day

01/18/2017
Abstraction Layer

In computing, an abstraction layer, or abstraction level, is a way to hide the implementation details of deep functionality, allowing the separation to facilitate interoperability and platform independence. This is how peripherals can work with computers using different operating systems. For example, an audio interface can connect to the USB port of a computer running either macOS or Windows; the interface doesn't need to be re-coded to work with each operating system, instead the interface only needs to have a driver that can run on each operating system's abstraction layer.

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