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FXpansion Releases Geist2

FXpansion has released Geist2, the latest incarnation of their award-winning Geist sound-sculpting and beat-production system. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), under 64-bit AAX... 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 »

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 »

Propellerhead Announces Upcoming Release of Reason 9

Propellerhead Software has announced the upcoming release of Reason 9, the latest version of the popular music creation software. A public beta for Reason 9 begins today, and the final software will be released on... Read more »

iZotope Announces VocalSynth

Unique vocal effects, electronic textures, robot voices, vocoder effects, talkbox effects, octaves, doubling, harmonies; prepare to take your music to the next level with VocalSynth from iZotope! VocalSynth is a... Read more »

AIR Announces Air Instrument Expansion Pack 3

AIR has announced the latest version of their complete virtual instrument bundle, Air Instrument Expansion Pack 3. Like AIEP2 before it, AIEP3 is a complete collection of premium effects and instruments, all with... 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 »

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 »

Launch Control XL Updated with HUI Support

Novation has announced that their popular Launch Control XL performance control surface now features HUI integration. Launch Control XL has always been tightly integrated with Ableton Live, but this update allows... 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 »

Novation Upgrades Circuit with Circuit Components

Novation's hugely popular Circuit is an awesome tool for creating instrument, with drum and synth parts that can be easily programmed to create patterns and with tons of real-time control. Now Novation has upped the... Read more »

Akai Professional MPC Touch Demo with Spinscott by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lwrE69OFssg Electronic music artist Spinscott performs "Touch" on the Akai Professional MPC Touch. From Spinscott: ""Touch" is a 100% Loop-Free & Sequence-Free performance on the... 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 »

Pioneer DJ CDJ-2000NXS2 Professional Multi Player Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31ljBDNpFiE Lars Schlichting from Pioneer DJ presents the CDJ-2000NXS2. A large 7" multicolor touchscreen provides you with critical information, including Wave Zoom, Needle... Read more »

Pioneer DJ DJM-900NXS2 4-channel DJ Mixer with Effects Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkwR6PVg-zs Lars Schlichting from Pioneer DJ presents the DJM-900NXS2 DJ mixer. Ready for professional touring and club use, the DJM-900NXS2 features Pioneer's first-ever 64-bit... Read more »

Pioneer DJ DDJ-RX rekordbox Controller Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlQPmE_gE64 Lars Schlichting from Pioneer presents the DDJ-RX rekordbox controller. Prepare your DJ set in the rekordbox dj software, connect the DDJ-RX to your laptop, and you're... 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 »

iZotope Releases Mobius Filter

Mobius Filter, the latest plug-in release from iZotope, is designed to provide constant motion effects via perpetually rising and falling filter effects. An X/Y pad controls and manipulates the effects. Offering an... 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 »

Propellerheads Announce A-List Studio Drummer

Propellerhead Software has announced their latest Rack Extension for Reason, A-List Studio Drummer. With more than 720 rhythms and 30 different styles — each played with five different drum kits, for a total... Read more »