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Microphone Month 4

Bass News

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 »

Pedalboard Essentials: Loop Switchers

I've been using pedals in my guitar rig since back in the Dark Ages, when they were steam powered. (Keeping the fire stoked with logs under the pedalboard to keep up the steam was a real hassle during gigs...) I've... Read more »

Disc Makers Guide to Marketing for Musicians

Our friends at Disc Makers have published another free guide: The Complete Marketing Process for Musicians: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan. It's no secret that you'll never build a fan base or get... Read more »

President’s Day Sale — Save Up to 72%!

Looking for a great deal? You'll definitely find amazing deals at Sweetwater's 2016 President's Day Sale! You could save up to 72% off of regular prices on select items, now through February 16, 2016. Check out some... Read more »

Get iZotope DDLY Free — Limited-time Offer

Free never sounded so good! Get iZotope's new DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-in absolutely FREE from Sweetwater, no strings attached! Limited-time offer good through March 9, 2016. The DDLY is designed to let you create... Read more »

Maurice White Passes

Maurice White, founder, songwriter, producer, and co-lead singer for Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed away. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, Maurice formed his first band with Booker T Jones as a child. In his... Read more »

Eventide Releases SpaceTime for H9

Eventide has released a new optional algorithm and presets for their H9, H9 Core, and H9 Max stompboxes, SpaceTime. Utilizing the immense DSP capability of the H9, SpaceTime combines two delays with control over... Read more »

Welcome Strymon!

Uncompromising design and a broad range of tonal options. Welcome to the Sweetwater family, Strymon. From the Ola dBucket Chorus to the Big Sky uber-reverb, from the el Capistan dTape Echo to the Flint tremolo and... Read more »

Dix Trips Visits Sweetwater!

Our good friend, the award-winning producer/director, Nigel Dick (music videos for Britney Spears, Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Guns N' Roses, Oasis, Def Leppard, Tears For Fears, and hundreds more, as well as... Read more »

Auralex Announces MudGuard v2

Auralex has announced the MudGuard v2 microphone shield, which is designed to isolate microphones from external bleed from unwanted sources. The MudGuard v2 has a unique, patent-pending multi-radii convex shape... Read more »

TC Electronic SpectraComp Mini Bass Compressor Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcqOV0cK5hw Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic joins Mitch Gallagher to present the SpectraComp bass compressor pedal. The pedal is modeled after the popular MD3 engine from TC... Read more »

Rose L. Shure Passes

Rose L. Shure, chairman of Shure Inc., passed away on January 25. Shure Inc. was founded by Mrs. Shure's husband, Sidney N. Shure, in 1925, and she had been an integral part of the success of the company for more... Read more »

TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Tech 21 Bass Fly Rig

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5_JaXUrMn4 Sweetwater stops by the Tech 21 booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their Bass Fly Rig, a compact multi-effects processor for electric bass. Get the Tech 21 Bass Fly... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Two Notes Le Bass Preamp Pedal

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ka1dWuY561g Sweetwater stops by the Two Notes booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the Le Bass preamp pedal. Bass demo begins around 3:10. Audio was recorded via the direct out of... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Yamaha TRBX204 Bass Guitar

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N017VCExmZ8 The Yamaha TRBX204 4-string electric bass guitar is a fantastic instrument for players wanting their first active bass, and for players needing a high-quality backup for... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

TC Electronic Winter NAMM 2016 Releases Presented by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NShSpm_7ywE Mitch Gallagher sits down with Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic to check out three of their latest products being introduced at the Winter NAMM 2016 music trade show: the... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »

Peavey Announces MiniMEGA Bass Amp Head

Peavey has announced the new MiniMega, a 1,000-watt bass amplifier head. Coming in a just nine pounds, the MiniMEGA produces a full and rich tone and delivers unprecedented performance in a compact bass amp. The... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Pro Tools Guide

Our friends at Disc Makers have released Pro Tools for Musicians: Everything You Need to Know to Get Started!, a new 50-page guide meant for any and all Pro Tools users — musicians, engineers, songwiters, and... Read more »