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Musikmesse 2015: DigiTech Obscura Altered Delay

Digitech's Obscura Altered Delay gives you Analog, Tape, Lo-Fi, and Reverse delays that you can sonically manipulate and tweak. More than your typical delay pedal, Obscura's Degrade control lets you manipulate the... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015

Today one of the largest music/pro audio trade shows in the world opened its doors: Musikmesse! Held in Frankfurt, Germany, Musikmesse features mile after mile of aisles packed with pro audio, music, lighting... Read more »

TC Announces Stereo Ditto

Why loop in mono when you can go stereo? With the Ditto Stereo pedal from TC Electronic, you get all the simplicity, power, sonic quality, and ease of operation that the Ditto pedal is famous for, but in glorious... Read more »

How To Get the Most From Your Delay Pedal: Part 2

In How to Get the Most from Your Delay Pedal: Part 1, I gave some examples of different delay uses, and here in Part 2, I'll offer more. These sounds will work great in mono or stereo, with a single delay pedal; try... Read more »

Create the Perfect Press Kit — with Disc Makers’ Help!

Want your band or project to be a success? Then you've got to get the word out. You'll certainly want to use social media, e-mail your mailing list, hire an airplane for some skywriting, put up flyers around town... Read more »

See All The Hottest Guitar Gear from NAMM!

Sweetwater and Premier Guitar magazine are proud to present Guitars & Gear! Featuring 22 new-from-NAMM product demos, with commentary by three industry veterans, Guitars & Gear is unlike any other new gear coverage... Read more »

Radial Bassbone V2 2-ch Bass Preamp and DI Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jP3ZpluZZIc Get the Radial Bassbon V2 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BassboneV2 Mitch Gallagher presents the Radial Bassbone V2 bass preamp and DI pedal. After the... Read more »

Learn to Talk Studio Talk Good

Confused over when you should be shouting out "crest factor" during a session? Looking for the right time to mention "DC coupling" during a dinner party? Anxious to impress by dropping the term "algorithm" at a gig?... Read more »

Best Communities for Music Education

We're all music lovers, so we all understand the importance of music education in our schools. Interested to know if you your town made the cut for the best of the best in music education? The NAMM Foundation, major... Read more »

World Record Records

With the revival of interest in vinyl, many of us have begun accumulating records again. But it's no exaggeration to say that none of us will ever approach the collection of Brazilian Zero Freitas. The owner of a... Read more »

The Home Studio Handbook

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another free guide for musicians: The Home Studio Handbook. If you're interested in home recording (what musician isn't?), then you're going to want to download your free PDF... Read more »

Worship Workshops at Sweetwater Inspire Attendees

Sweetwater played host this week to an amazing lineup of key worship artists and musicians to present a special series of workshops centered around the latest tools and technology for worship. There's been a... Read more »

Eventide adds Looper to H9

Eventide has added an optional looper to their H9, allowing the multieffects processor to record a loop, slow it down, and reverse it in real time. The looper can be added to an H9 Core, H9, or H9 Max through in-app... Read more »

Timely and Sage Advice

Our friends at Disc Makers recently posted valuable articles to their blog: "The Psychology of Being Great" (and who doesn't want to be great?) featuring best-selling author and sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella... Read more »

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 »

BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver Pedal Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8qBbPk6xULE Get the BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BB-1X David Garza from BOSS presents the BB-1X Bass Driver pedal. After the video, click the... Read more »

How To Use the Eleven Rack Output to Amp for Recording

Recording with Eleven Rack offers lots of output options. Typically, it's the interface to the computer so all of the information travels via the USB connection. When using Eleven Rack as a sound source only —... 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 »

How To Keep Your Guitar Humidified

It's that time of year again, the middle of winter, when the heater runs constantly and the doors and windows stay shut tight. Unfortunately, that also means lower humidity levels, which leads to the drying out of... Read more »

Electro-harmonix Bass Soul Food Pedal – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQgtQUlnuI8 Get the Bass Soul Food here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BASSSOULFOOD After last year's amazing success with the Soul Food overdrive, electro-harmonix... Read more »

MXR M85 Bass Distortion Pedal – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSRWRLULdwY Get the MXR M85 Bass Distortion pedal here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BassDist/ When MXR decided to create an all-new M85 Bass Distortion pedal, they... Read more »

Tech 21 dUg Pinnick Signature Ultra Bass 1000 Amp – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLMIZ05g1Ko Learn more here: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/tech-21-dug-pinnick-signature-ultra-bass-1000/ The Tech 21 dUg Pinnick Signature Ultra Bass 1000 is a 2-channel bass amp... Read more »

BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver Pedal – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX0aHJFSxBU Learn more about the BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver here: https://www.sweetwater.com/insync/boss-bb-1x-bass-driver/ The BOSS BB-1X Bass Driver gives your bass bold, punchy sound... Read more »

Rupert Neve Designs RNDI Direct Box – Sweetwater at Winter NAMM 2015

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnq2AmL9Gwk Get the Rupert Neve Designs RNDI here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/RNDI/ Featuring custom transformers and Class A, discrete FET amplifiers, Rupert Neve... Read more »