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Mitch Gallagher

Mitch Gallagher

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Hands On Review: IK Multimedia SampleTank 3

IK Multimedia’s SampleTank has been a great choice as a software sample playback engine for more than thirteen years. It’s always been easy to learn, easy to operate, and it came with a great library; and several... Read more »

Hands On: Antelope Audio Zen Studio

Antelope Audio is a company that specializes in amazing products. Their mastering-grade converters and super-accurate clocks are just two examples. Then, there is the Orion 32, with its groundbreaking ability to... Read more »

Hands On: iZotope RX 4 & RX 4 Advanced

As recording engineers and recording musicians and songwriters, noise is our enemy. Over the years, a number of solutions for removing noise have hit the market. But when iZotope released RX, the whole idea of noise... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Komplete 10 & Komplete Kontrol S Series

Imagine how tough it is for the developers at Native Instruments. You've got this package called "Komplete" that comes loaded with basically everything you can think of including software instruments, sound... Read more »

iOS update: iOS8

A new operating system is always big news, and the recent release of iOS 8 is no different. With this release, Apple has added a ton of new features, although not a lot of them are aimed specifically at our... Read more »

Sweetwater Tours FedEx

It will come as no surprise that here at Sweetwater, we pack and ship a lot of packages. Each of those packages represents a trust from you, our customer. You've trusted us to get your order to you in perfect shape... Read more »

Hands On: IK Multimedia Sample Tank 3

IK Multimedia's SampleTank has been a great choice as a software sampler for more than 13 years. It's always been easy to learn, easy to operate, and came with a great library; and several great expansion modules... Read more »

Hands On: Propellerhead Reason 8

Reason 8 is here, and it rocks! Everything in Reason 8 has been streamlined and optimized for a faster, creativity-inspiring user experience. New Features The new Browser window allows one-stop, fast access to your... Read more »

Hands On: iZotope RX 4 and RX 4 Advanced

As recording engineers and recording musicians and songwriters, noise is our enemy. There's gear noise — hiss, rumble, pops, clicks, and hum; environmental noise — many of us record at home in... Read more »

Hands On: The KOMPLETE World of Native Instruments

Imagine how tough it is for the developers at a Native Instruments. You’ve got this package called "KOMPLETE," that comes loaded with basically everything you can think of, including software instruments, sound... Read more »

Hands On Review: Reason 8 Arrives!

Reason 8 is here and it rocks! The software was officially released today, and I've already downloaded my copy and started putting it through its paces. With this release, Propellerhead has drawn the focus in tight... Read more »

Hands-On Review: Blue Mo-Fi

Blue is well known for crafting excellent microphones that each carry their own cool twist; they look unique, they sound unique, and they're must-haves for any mic locker. So it's no surprise that when Blue... Read more »

Hands On: LR Baggs Lyric System

Not happy with the plugged-in sound of your pickup-equipped acoustic guitar? Then you definitely need to turn your ears toward the LR Baggs Lyric system, which is now available for both nylon and steel-string... Read more »

Hands On: TC-Helicon VoiceLive 3

Think the VoiceLive vocal processors from TC•Helicon are only for vocal harmonies? Think again! With the new VoiceLive 3, TC•Helicon takes the VoiceLive up to an entirely new level. The VoiceLive 3 comprises three... Read more »

Hands On: Avid S6

When you’re in a production environment, getting things done quickly and efficiently is key to success. Avid has always provided tools that allow professionals to get the job done, including a lineage of control... Read more »

Hands On: Shure GLX-D

Cut the cord! To go wireless as a guitarist is to experience tremendous freedom. Don’t get me wrong, cables do the job and can even be used to fine-tune your tone. But the ability to transmit a transparent sound... Read more »

Hands On: Universal Audio Apollo Twin

One of the big hits at the recent Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim, California, was the announcement of the Apollo Twin by Universal Audio. With the Apollo Twin, UA brings all the cool features of the Apollo audio... Read more »

iOS update: Wireless Listening and Manual Management

Here’s a little secret for you: in most cases, we make music because we want to hear it. When using an iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch, this means being reined in by earbuds or tethered by a cable from the device’s... Read more »

Hands On: Peavey ValveKing II

My first real amp was a 2 x 12" Peavey Classic — the old-school late-’70s original with the aluminum side panels on the grille. Ah, the good old days! I played that amp for years, followed by several other Peaveys... Read more »

Hands On: Native Instruments Maschine Studio

“Hybrid music production system” is a phrase that is often applied to Native Instruments’ Maschine, especially to the newest flagship version, Maschine Studio. In this case, “hybrid music production system” means... Read more »

Hands On: PRS Archon

Most guitar amps that can deliver crushing high-gain tones at high volume levels suffer from a similar malady: they’re no good at delivering clean tones. The cleans are always a compromise and often end up sounding... Read more »

Hands On: MONO Cases Vertigo

I’m sort of a fanatic about protecting my guitars. I’ve got a bunch of different cases, some of which will withstand a nuclear event, submersion in the deepest ocean, or even a launch into outer space. But these... Read more »

BOSS Unveils New Products

At the annual Musikmesse trade show in Frankfurt, Germany, BOSS made big waves with their announcement of several major new products. The excitement started with the GP-10 Guitar Processor. The GP-10 features COSM... Read more »

Hands On: Line 6 AMPLIFi 150

Winter NAMM saw Line 6 unveil a brand-new line of guitar amplifiers designed to take the at-home market by storm (though they’re also gig ready). At first look, the AMPLIFi amplifiers are self-contained stereo... Read more »