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Fodera Custom Basses Available at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ni1OXfYSKI Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents their custom-made instruments, with help from professional bassist Matthew Garrison. Jason gives an overview of Fodera Custom, how they... Read more »

Win Gear Used to Make David Crosby’s New Album!

Sweetwater and our friends at pureMix bring you an amazing gear giveaway, with five lucky winners! Sponsored by Avid, Focal, Lauten Audio, Dangerous Music, and Universal Audio, the giveaway is in celebration of the... Read more »

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Classic Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHPoQzS69Ss Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents the Monarch 4 Standard Classic bass guitar, with help from professional bassist Matthew Garrison. Since 1983, Fodera has been designing... Read more »

IK Multimedia Introduces iRig HD 2

The latest revelation from IK Multimedia is the iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface, successor to the popular iRig HD. Featuring premium 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital conversion, the tiny iRig HD 2 offers a... Read more »

Big Changes for Pro Tools!

At the IBC trade show, Avid announced major changes that will make Pro Tools more affordable, and allow users more flexibility in configuring their systems and integrating third-party interfaces. You can now... Read more »

Matthew Garrison Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKh4WYIVEg0 Mitch Gallagher joins jazz bass virtuoso Matthew Garrison for an interview. In addition to being a composer and solo artist, Garrison has worked with artists including... Read more »

Shure Releases the 50th Anniversary Edition SM58

The most popular handheld dynamic mic in the world is celebrating an anniversary! The Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old earlier this year, and now Shure has released the limited-edition 50th... Read more »

10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series II Bass Demo with Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVeXshwSpUs World-famous bassist Victor Wooten presents the Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series II bass guitar. Crafted with the same materials by the same top luthiers, the Yin Yang... Read more »

Fodera Bass Guitars Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnNYojazNcY Nick D'Virgilio sits down with Jason DeSalvo from Fodera bass company to talk about their custom bass guitars. When you're a small instrument company like Fodera, you... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6

The latest version of PreSonus' Notion notation and composition software for Mac and PC is now available. Among the new features in Notion 6 are tighter integration with PreSonus' Studio One DAW, ReWire MIDI... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

Orange Crush Bass Amplifier Line Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzyoaaNqMUo Jon Bailey from Orange presents the Crush series of bass amplifiers. Loaded with features from their higher-end OB1 and 4 Stroke amps, Orange infused the Crush Bass series... Read more »

Orange Two Stroke Boost EQ Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3_hFca2UFU Jon Bailey from Orange squeezes some tone out of the Two Stroke Boost EQ pedal. With up to 12dB of boost available, you can highlight your solos or push a tube amp into... Read more »

Mesa/Boogie Signal Management Pedals

Mesa/Boogie has released four new pedals aimed at helping guitars players optimize their tone and manage difficult signal situations. First up, we have the Stowaway, a compact input buffer for pedalboards. The... Read more »

Orange 4 Stroke Bass Head Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCc8e7TWvOs Jon Bailey from Orange presents the 4 Stroke bass amplifier head (available in 300-watt and 500-watt versions). The 4-band parametric EQ offers +/-18dB in your bass, low... Read more »

Manley VOXBOX and Ampeg B-15N Come to UAD

Universal Audio has released UAD software version 8.7 for UAD DSP accelerator hardware and Apollo audio interfaces. This release adds two new plug-ins to the UAD family, the Manley VOXBOX channel strip and the Ampeg... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Vocalist’s Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians. Entitled The Vocalist's Guide to Recording, Rehearsing, and Performing: Care and Maintenance for Singers in Every Genre, this guide is... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Hartke Bass Pedals Demo with Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VCUaC2bfNhg World-famous bassist Victor Wooten demonstrates three cool bass pedals from Hartke: the HC33 Chorus, the HF44 Bass Fuzz, and the HL77 Looper. The HF44 Bass Fuzz is a... Read more »

Orange Crush Bass Combos

Orange has redesigned their line of bass combo amps with the Crush Bass Series. The Crush Bass Series includes three amps: Crush Bass 25 (25 watts, 8-inch speaker), Crush Bass 50 (50 watts, 12-inch speaker), and... Read more »

Hartke KB12 Kickback 1×12″ Bass Combo Demo with Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0YQy7TAeRos Bass Virtuoso Victor Wooten presents the Hartke KB12 Kickback bass combo. Hearing your tone as the audience hears it is critical to live performance. The Hartke Kickback... Read more »

Hartke TX600 Bass Amplifier Demo with Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3rdV01j0QoA Bass virtuoso Victor Wooten presents the Hartke TX600 bass amp. The TX600 hybrid electric bass amplifier head is Hartke's most portable design. Despite only weighing seven... Read more »