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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 »

Avid Releases Sibelius 8.3

Avid has announced the latest update to the Sibelius notation software, version 8.3. The new version includes more than 60 improvements, such as the ability to color any note — including the notes in chords... Read more »

TC Announces Sub ‘n’ Up Octaver

TC Electronic has announced the latest member of their TonePrint family of pedals, the Sub 'n' Up Octaver. The Sub 'n' Up Octaver offers two modes: polyphonic octave shifting or vintage-style mono octave shifting... Read more »

Branding for Musicians Workshop

Our friends at Disc Makers are hosting a free webinar on June 2 on a topic that is vital for all musicians: how to develop and promote a unique brand. Being successful in the music business as a musician is, of... Read more »

Music Icon Prince Passes

Prince Rogers Nelson, best known as simply "Prince," passed away suddenly April 21 at age 57. A native of Minnesota, Prince built a massive career based on his vision of music, production values, refusal to... Read more »

Welcome Xotic Effects!

Sweetwater is proud to announce the addition Xotic to our family of partner manufacturers. From the player-approved AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp to the bantam-sized EP Booster, SP Compressor, and SL Drive... Read more »

Saving the World, One String at a Time

As an environmentally conscious company, Sweetwater is excited to participate in D'Addario and TerraCycle's Playback string-recycling program, the first of its kind. On April 22-23, 2016, in celebration of Earth Day... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Guide: Recording Live Music

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians: Recording Live Music: Expert Advice to Record Your Live Gigs. This downloadable guide will tell you everything you need to know to... Read more »

Musikmesse Is Here!

Musikmesse, the huge annual music and pro audio trade show held in Frankfurt, Germany, is here — and needless to say, there is loads of new gear on display! Be sure to check out our Musikmesse trade show... Read more »

Country Legend Merle Haggard Passes

Merle Haggard, iconic country music singer/songwriter/musician, passed away today. He was 79 years old. Haggard's family was from Checotah, Oklahoma, but had moved to Bakersfield, California. He was born not long... Read more »

Music Man StingRay 40th Anniversary Bass

Forty years ago, Leo Fender created a prototype of the soon-to-be-famous Music Man StingRay Bass. Dubbed "Old Smoothie" because of its unique pickup arrangement — with 10 alnico polepiece magnets — this... Read more »

BeatBuddy Updates to v1.85, adds Sobriety

Singular Sound has released version 1.85 firmware for their popular BeatBuddy. Several major new features are included, such as an unique Sobriety Function that allows the user to specify just how much adult... Read more »

Sweetwater Joins Industry in Rallying Behind New Audio Format

Sweetwater Sound, the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and pro audio equipment in the U.S., has announced that they are partnering with major professional audio gear manufacturers and industry-leading... Read more »

Avid Releases Sibelius v8.2

Avid has released their second update for Sibelius notation software, version 8.2. This update is loaded with new features, building on the enhancements in Sibelius 8.0 and 8.1. Repeat barlines appear before time... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.5

Avid has released Pro Tools 12.5 and Pro Tools HD 12.5. The big news in this version is the arrival of Avid Cloud Collaboration, which brings to fruition the ongoing addition of new Pro Tools features, such as... Read more »

Disc Makers Celebrates 70th with Giveaway

Our friends at Disc Makers are celebrating their 70th anniversary — and you could be a lucky winner! As part of the celebration, Disc Makers presents "Disc Makers Ultimate CD Wallet Bundle Prize Package,"... Read more »

Live Sound Month Continues at Sweetwater!

As part of Live Sound Month, the experienced sound-reinforcement engineers and performing artists at Sweetwater have prepared over 30 articles covering topics from speaker coverage and speaker delay to the best way... Read more »

Keith Emerson Passes

Prog-rock keyboard virtuoso/composer/legend Keith Emerson died Friday at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. A pioneer in the prog-rock genre, Emerson, as one of the founders of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, combined... Read more »

Live Sound Month at Sweetwater!

We're celebrating Live Sound Month at Sweetwater! For over three decades, our passion has been helping performers take the stage with confidence, with PA solutions that cover everything from churches to coffee... Read more »