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Mixing with the Pros Workshop Series

Want to learn to mix like a pro? Then don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit behind the glass with some of the most sought-after recording engineers in the world, the Mixing with the Pros Workshop... Read more »

How To Audition For a Band

Auditioning for a band is a chance to seize an opportunity quickly and decisively. If a band is holding auditions, that means there's a position to fill and probably soon. If it's someone you want to work with... Read more »

The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time

Garth edges out Elvis...Barbra inches past AC/DC...Springsteen and Madonna are neck and neck...Digital Music News has published their list of "The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time" — and it's a... Read more »

Careers at Sweetwater with The Tone King

During his visit to Sweetwater, The Tone King visited with Sweetwater's Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jordan Applegate, for a discussion on careers at Sweetwater... Read more »

Explore Sweetwater’s Digital Warehouse with The Tone King

One of the most exciting features in our brand-new Music Store is our proprietary "Digital Warehouse" — a system that allows customers in our Store to explore our massive onsite inventory, and bring any... Read more »

The Tone King Interviews Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher

During his visit to the Sweetwater campus (learn more about his visit here), The Tone King interviewed our own Editorial Director, Mitch Gallagher, resulting in a wide-ranging conversation about gear, Sweetwater... Read more »

Tour Sweetwater with The Tone King!

Sweetwater was recently lucky enough to have one of guitardom's leading bloggers and Youtube mavens, The Tone King, make the journey out to Fort Wayne for a personal visit. TTK is well known as a leading reviewer of... Read more »

Couldn’t Attend GearFest 2015? You’re in Luck!

GearFest, Sweetwater's massive annual 2-day celebration of music and gear, continues to grow every year, and 2015 was no exception! GearFest 2015, which took place in early June, broke virtually every previous... Read more »

Disc Makers Releases Free Music Promotion Guide Bundle

Disc Makers has released a new free bundle featuring three of their acclaimed musician's guides: Getting Radio Airplay, Touring as an Indie, and 10 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed. These guides are... Read more »

Gator Titan Series Waterproof Guitar Case Overview and Hammer Test by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xCmBu62f23Y Rob Garofala from Gator presents the Titan Series of waterproof guitar and bass cases. These cases are designed for maximum protection, perfect for world tours and... Read more »

Universal Audio Announces UAD Update and New Plug-ins

Universal Audio has updated UAD software to version 8.3. This version adds artist presets in the Precision Mix Rack Collection, as well as introducing several new plug-ins. First up are the new Ampeg SVT-VR and... Read more »

Ashdown Announces New Retroglide Bass Head

Ashdown has announced a new addition to their popular Retroglide series of amplifiers. The Retroglide-800 features an extremely powerful 800-watt amplifier section, yet the head is small and light enough (only 6-1/2... Read more »

H9 Does Distortion…and More!

Eventide has announced a new algorithm, CrushStation, that brings overdrive and distortion to the company's popular H9 stompbox processor. The new algorithm does not strive to emulate an amp or pedal, rather it uses... Read more »

Positive Grid Announces BIAS FX Desktop

Positive Grid, makers of the acclaimed BIAS Amp and BIAS Amp Professional guitar modeling apps for Mac, Windows, and iOS, has announced BIAS FX Desktop for Mac and Windows. A guitar and effects processor, BIAS FX... Read more »

Vic Firth Passes

Everett "Vic" Firth, founder of the Vic Firth Company, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Though well known for his namesake company, Firth was also highly successful as a musician — former Boston... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Guild Starfire II Bass Guitar Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1grVTVgsC6g Scott from Guild introduces the Starfire II bass at Summer NAMM 2015. The thinline semi-hollowbody is comfortable to play, but gives you the organic, resonant sound and... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Guild Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ufXNlrIvyQ Scott from Guild presents the Chris Hillman Signature Byrds Bass at Summer NAMM 2015. Featuring a semi-hollow all-maple body, 3-piece mahogany neck with rosewood... Read more »

Songwriters on Songwriting

If you're looking for tips and professional insight on the art of songwriting, then you must check out the latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers: Songwriters on Songwriting. In this guide, a... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Bugera Veyron Series Bass Amplifier Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BpQEn7JMagk Phil from Bugera presents the Veyron T bass amp head from the show floor of Summer NAMM 2015. Audio was recorded from the amp's direct output, directly into our camera... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2015: Wampler Low Blow Bass Overdrive Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVzIlXovr1I Brian Wampler presents his Low Blow bass overdrive pedal from the show floor at Summer NAMM 2015. More than just a simple distortion pedal, the Low Blow sports a... Read more »

IMSTA FESTA Comes to Chicago

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) is bringing their IMSTA FESTA to Chicago for the first time, on July 25, 2015. The free event, hosted by SAE Institute and co-sponsored by Sweetwater, the... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

Summer NAMM 2015 is in the history books! But that doesn't mean that our coverage is finished. We've got our comprehensive show report online and ready for your perusal. This year's show was loaded with great new... Read more »

Summer NAMM Hits This Weekend

This weekend, July 9-11, Summer NAMM rolls back into Nashville's Music City Center. Summer NAMM, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, is an annual trade show featuring hundreds of manufacturers... Read more »

How to Market Your Music

You know you have the talent to be a huge success in the music biz, but to "make it" takes more than musical talent — you also need to market yourself. To help you out, our friends at Disc Makers have released... Read more »