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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 »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

The latest FREE downloadable guide from our friends at Disc Makers is The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging: Strategies for Booking, Promoting, and Thriving On Stage in Your Home Town and On the Road, a comprehensive... Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes from everyone at inSync and Sweetwater for a safe and enjoyable day celebrating the freedom of our nation!

Bunny Brunel Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICd2a679Qrw Mitch Gallagher sits down with bassist Bunny Brunel at Sweetwater's GearFest 2016. Along with Stanley Clarke, Jaco Pastorius, and Jeff Berlin, Bunny founded the... Read more »

Peavey MiniMEGA 1000-watt Lightweight Bass Head Overview by Sweetwater

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 »

Scotty Moore Dies at 84

One of the founders of rock and roll, genre-defining guitarist, Scotty Moore, best known for his time as Elvis Presley's guitarist and first manager, passed away at his home yesterday. In addition to performing and... Read more »

Peavey MiniMAX 500-watt Lightweight Bass Head

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2MCZSbsn7_A Michael Smith from Peavey presents the MiniMAX 500 bass amp head. The Peavey MiniMAX packs a massive tone arsenal that you'll find ideal for any live or studio gig. To... Read more »

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 »