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Peavey MiniMEGA 1000-watt Lightweight Bass Head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZcT1fF_Ako Michael Smith from Peavey presents the MiniMEGA 1000 bass amp head. It delivers a gut-churning 1,000 watts into 4 ohms, and yet it weighs in at just nine pounds and fits... Read more »

Eventide Announces Sculpt for H9

Eventide has released their latest algorithm for the H9 Core, H9, and H9 Max pedals. Sculpt is a multi-band distortion algorithm that gives you a degree of control that would otherwise require three or four pedals... Read more »

Harmony Central’s GearFest X-treme Show Report

Our friends at Harmony Central have posted an awesome report on their experiences at GearFest 2016 here at Sweetwater! The crew from HC arrived with the Harmony Central AirStream trailer in tow and set up a command... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Fender Flea Signature Jazz Bass Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ycEbVmaFsfo Alan Abassi from Fender presents the Flea Signature Jazz Bass at Summer NAMM 2016. After the video, check out Sweetwater's complete Summer NAMM 2016 Show Report here:... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

The annual Summer NAMM trade show, held in Music City — Nashville, TN — opened its doors today and will run through Saturday, June 25. The Summer NAMM show is always a blast, with new product... Read more »

BOSS Releases Free iOS/Android Tuner App

BOSS has brought the guitarist-standard TU-3 pedal tuner to your smartphone or tablet! The app re-creates the familiar look and feel of the TU-3 pedal tuner, yet uses the microphone in your device so you can tune... Read more »

New Products Announced at GearFest 2016

The 15th annual GearFest saw the announcement of many great new products — attendees at the show were the first in the world to see and get their hands on these new releases! From Arturia to sE Electronics to... Read more »

Make Music Day 2016

Join in a world-wide celebration of music on June 21! First launched in France in 1982, Make Music Day has grown into an international festival, with events in more than 700 cities in 120 countries! Anyone and... Read more »

GearFest Exclusive: the World’s First Commercially Available Synthesizer

Here's a hot tip on an amazing must-see at GearFest here at Sweetwater this weekend: see and hear a beautifully restored 1941 Hammond Novachord — widely considered the precursor to the modern synthesizer... Read more »

5 Great Reasons to Attend GearFest 2016!

GearFest 2016 — our 15th annual FREE celebration of music and gear — takes place next Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, 2016, right here on the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, IN! Here are five great... Read more »

Rocktron Launches MicroHUSH

The world-famous HUSH noise reduction system from Rocktron will be available in a space-saving bantam/mini pedal format with the launch of the all-new MicroHUSH! There's never enough room on a pedalboard for all the... Read more »

GearFest App Now Available

The countdown is on: GearFest 2016 is just around the corner! This year's event is going to be the biggest and best ever. With so much to see and do, you're going to want to plan out your schedule — and now we've... Read more »

How to Record Bass with Victor Wooten

Our good friend and renowned bass virtuoso, Victor Wooten, stopped by Sweetwater recently to sit down for a video shoot in Sweetwater Studios with our own Director of Studio Operations, Mark Hornsby, to talk about... Read more »

The Grand Design Deluxe Edition

If you have discovered Grand Designs — the incredible documentary about the music and career of iconic guitarist Carl Verheyen — then you know that Carl's new album, The Grand Design, is loaded with killer songs... Read more »

In the Studio with Victor Wooten by Sweetwater Studios

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QD3RxOKkysM Join producer Mark Hornsby and world-renowned bassist Victor Wooten in Sweetwater Studios to talk about recording bass guitar! These Nashville veterans share tips and... Read more »

Free Home Studio Handbook from Disc Makers

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another free must-have how to guide: The Home Studio Handbook! This guide provides information on everything you need to know about recording in your home. From building an... Read more »

Shure SM58 Celebrates 50!

Mic Month 2016 may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late for one final shout out: the Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old just a few weeks ago! Introduced in March of 1966 at the... Read more »

Sweetwater Hosts Worship Connect

The recent Worship Connect event at Sweetwater was a workshop designed to help worship leaders, techs, and musicians become better leaders and artists within their community. This was a unique opportunity to get... Read more »

Victor Wooten Rocks Sweetwater

Our good friend and bass player supreme Victor Wooten recently stopped by Sweetwater to shoot some videos on behalf of Hartke bass amps. While he was here, he treated the company to an impromptu jam session on our... Read more »

Pete Griffin Interview with Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QGgVYo6xGSI Mitch Gallagher interviews Grammy Award-winning bassist Pete Griffin. Pete has had the pleasure of performing with Dweezil Zappa, Dethklok, Steve Vai, Terry Bozzio, Chick... Read more »

Next-generation Creation Station Music/Audio Computers Arrive!

Sweetwater has released the latest-generation of our Creation Station Windows PC computers — and the new machines are the state of the art for music creation and audio production! There are four models in the... Read more »

Rupert Neve Designs RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSdpZ6Pw-wU Mitch Gallagher presents the RNDI direct box from Rupert Neve Designs. With fastidiously developed custom transformers and Class A biased, discrete FET amplifiers, the... Read more »

Pre-GearFest Amplified Workshops

Back by popular demand! Sweetwater's Amplified Workshops take place the day before GearFest officially starts — on June 16, right here on the Sweetwater campus. These paid workshops are taught by highly... Read more »

Billboard Releases Top 2015 Money-makers List

Billboard magazine has released their list of the top money-making musicians/bands for 2015. It's an interesting list both from the obvious curiosity aspect about who's popular, etc., but even more so because... Read more »