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Microphone Month 3

Articles by Sweetwater

Vintage AKG C12 vs. New Telefunken C12 Mic Comparison

What's the sonic difference between a brand-new Telefunken C12 microphone compared to a vintage original AKG C12? Join Mitch Gallagher as we put them up against each other, featuring vocalists Nick D'Virgilio and... Read more »

Telefunken Vintage ELA M 250E vs. New ELA M 251E Mic Comparison

What's the sonic difference between a brand-new Telefunken ELA M 251E microphone compared to a vintage original Telefunken ELA M 250E? Join Mitch Gallagher as we put them up against each other, featuring vocalists... Read more »

Vintage Neumann U47 vs. New Telefunken U47 Mic Comparison

What's the sonic difference between a brand-new Telefunken U47 microphone compared to a vintage original Neumann U47? Join Mitch Gallagher as we put them up against each other, featuring vocalists Nick D'Virgilio... Read more »

Fishman TriplePlay Wireless MIDI Pickup Update

Mitch Gallagher presents an update for Fishman's TriplePlay MIDI guitar controller, as well as five completely new East West sound libraries created specifically for TriplePlay. You can control software instruments... Read more »

Stereo Mic Mounts vs Two Mic Stands

When you have a good sounding room and good sounding audio source, miking in stereo can add a true sense of dimension and realism to your tracks. There a number of great recording techniques that use two... Read more »

Behringer Announces New DeepMind 6 and DeepMind 12D

The rumor mill began to churn as soon as Behringer released the fantastic DeepMind 12 synthesizer: "Behringer is already planning to roll out another synth, and this one is going to be amazing." Well, those rumors... Read more »

UVI Releases Falcon v1.3

UVI has updated Falcon, their creative hybrid virtual instrument, to version 1.3. In addition to miscellaneous bug fixes, the new version features: A new Rotary effect.Support for AnaMark tuning in the Micro... Read more »

Emerson Custom Pomeroy Boost / Overdrive / Distortion Pedal Demo

Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr sit down with Mitch Ingram from Emerson Custom to check out the Pomeroy overdrive pedal. It packs a powerful boost and a highly tweakable overdrive into a pedalboard-friendly, all-analog... Read more »

Novation Updates Circuit Firmware to v1.5

Novation has updated the firmware for their Circuit groovebox. The new firmware, version 1.5, brings four additions: Fractional Gate — the gate length for a note no longer has to equal one step, it can be... Read more »

PreSonus Unveils Studio One 3.5

Studio One 3.5, an extensive update to PreSonus's popular DAW for Mac and Windows offering 60 new features and enhancements, is now available as a free update for registered Studio One 3.x owners. Among the hottest... Read more »

19 Ableton Shortcuts You Should Know

As far as flexible DAWs go, Live just about takes the cake. As specialty controllers such as Novation's Launchpad and Ableton's own Push series have hit the market, taking control of this powerful DAW and its unique... Read more »

Sweetwater Sessions with Sophia D’Virgilio

Sweetwater employee Sophia D'Virgilio and her ukelele perform "Here and Now" for Sweetwater Sessions. Audio recorded using a Telefunken ELA M 251El. Get yours here:... Read more »

Why Buy Your Guitar From Sweetwater?

See how Sweetwater goes to great lengths to give you the very best online guitar buying experience. From our online Guitar Gallery that allows you to see and select the exact instrument you want to our 55-point... Read more »

Bob Moog’s Other Instrument

  Today is an unofficial holiday for synth lovers everywhere — it's Bob Moog's birthday. While Bob is no longer with us, the omnipresent Moog Synthesizer serves as a lasting tribute to his genius. But it's easy... Read more »

Eventide H9 Update Adds PitchFuzz

Eventide has updated the H9 Harmonizer Effects Processor with a new effect, PitchFuzz. PitchFuzz combines fuzz, three pitch shifters and two delays for an amazing range of tonal shapes. PitchFuzz is something new;... Read more »

A Designs Mix Factory 16-channel Summing Mixer Demo

Mix engineer and producer Tony Shepperd presents the A Designs Mix Factory summing mixer. The Mix Factory takes a fresh approach to analog summing, delivering analog warmth with the depth and imaging needed to make... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases MASCHINE 2.6.5

Native Instruments has updated MASCHINE to version 2.6.5. The update introduces Ideas View, a new layout that lets users build Scenes by mixing and matching patterns independent of the timeline. MASCHINE users can... Read more »

Essential Mastering Plug-ins Every Studio Should Have

Mastering is the final step to attaining a professional-sounding recording. It's the glue that makes a record sound like a record; it creates consistency across an album, and it prepares your music for distribution... Read more »

16th Annual GearFest Preview by Sweetwater

Mitch Gallagher is joined by Bob Bailey, Sweetwater's Executive Director of GearFest, to see what's in store for GearFest 2017. Right now, more than 12,000 music lovers just like you are planning to attend GearFest... Read more »

7 Oddest Recording Techniques You Need to Try

Think about this for a second: someone had to be the first person to eat a lobster. (Don't worry, this is going somewhere.) They had to think, "Yum, this big sea bug just might be good to eat." The point is, there... Read more »

Arturia Releases V Collection 5.3 Update

Arturia has released an update for their V Collection. V Collection 5.3 includes a new Arturia Software Center app for quick and easy updating of all the virtual instruments in the collection with one click. The... Read more »

Way Huge Red Llama 25th Anniversary Overdrive Pedal Demo

Bryan Kehoe from Dunlop/Way Huge presents the Red Llama 25th Anniversary Overdrive pedal. Utilizing a CMOS circuit, the Red Llama gives you transparent and responsive tube-like dynamics and tone. This anniversary... Read more »

Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini Combo Amp Review

Don Carr presents the Friedman Dirty Shirley Mini combo amp. Based on the sought-after JTM 45 amp, the Dirty Shirley Mini gives you a wide range of tones from smooth and clean to Friedman's famous high-gain tones... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases UAD v9.2 with New SSL 4000G Compressor Collection

Universal Audio has introduced two new plug-ins along with their new UAD v9.2 software: the Pure Plate Reverb and the SSL 4000 G Bus Compressor Collection for UAD-2 hardware and Apollo interfaces. The Pure Plate... Read more »