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How to Make Beats in Reason

Propellerhead Software has a cool video series going on how to make beats using Reason; the tutorial series is called "Super Neat Beat Cheat Sheet" and currently consists of three videos covering different styles:... Read more »

Blue Introduces Lola

Blue has expanded their acclaimed headphone family with Lola, a sealed, over-the-ear headphone with massive custom drivers and detailed, accurate sound quality. Lola introduces a new lighter, slim-fit headband with... Read more »

139th AES Convention Coverage Begins October 30!

The 139th AES Convention, one of the premier audio events of the year, is set to unveil the latest technological advances from the professional audio world and Sweetwater will keep you in tune with all of it. A... Read more »

u-he Zebra2 Modular Synthesizer Plug-in Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh0gXVuXdQk Rajiv Bethune from Music Marketing presents the u-he Zebra2 synth plug-in. With Zebra2, you can create any additive, freehand, or spline-based waveform you can dream up... Read more »

PreSonus Announces HP2

The PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is designed for musicians and performers who need mobility and uncompromising audio quality when using wired headphones or in-ear monitors. The HP2 is a portable... Read more »

7 Questions About Sample Rate

It's easy to talk about the sample rates for sessions, but how much do you know about it? In this article, I'll answer a few questions about sample rates. What is "Sample Rate"? Sample rate is literally how fast... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

KOMPLETE KONTROL S88 and NKS Announced

Native Instruments has expanded the powerful KOMPLETE KONTROL S-series keyboard controller family in two ways: First, they've announced the stunning new KOMPLETE KONTROL S88, an 88-key, weighted-action version of... Read more »

36 Month Financing is Back — for a Limited Time!

0% interest for 36 months on qualifying orders $699 and up; that's what Sweetwater's 36 Month Financing is all about. Just your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card, make the required 36 equal monthly... Read more »

How to Use Ableton Live 9 with Pro Tools

Ableton Live 9 makes an ideal companion for Avid Pro Tools — for writing, loop production, creative effects, converting audio to MIDI, and much more. Getting the two pieces of software to communicate is easy... Read more »

The Definitive Press Kit Guide for Musicians

Want to get noticed by the press? Then you're going to need a press kit — and not just a selfie and quick email, but a well-designed, professional package that conveys what you and your music are all about... Read more »

Akai MPC Touch Announced

Akai Professional has announced the latest member of the immensely popular MPC Music Production Center family, the MPC Touch! With the MPC Touch, Akai has reinvented the Music Production Center paradigm, using a... Read more »

Is Your Music Good Enough?

Here's an interesting article we stumbled across on how to step back and evaluate whether your music is really ready for release or not. It's hard for all of us to be objective about our art, and the tips in this... Read more »

Novation Debuts Circuit

Novation has unveiled a new synthesizer workstation based around a 4x8 pad matrix: Circuit. The sonic power comes from two Nova series synth engines, a 4-part drum machine, onboard effects, a 128-step sequencer... Read more »

Apple Releases OS X El Capitan

Apple has unveiled the latest version of OS X, OS X 10.11 — nicknamed "El Capitan." The new operating system for Mac computers adds many useful enhancements, including new ways to manage multiple windows and... Read more »

How to Make Your Recording Space Sound Great

It's a fact that most home studios are, well, in homes. And while this makes many things easier (for example, getting to the session on time), there is one thing that is inescapable — the average bedroom is... Read more »

Home Studio Handbook

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide, the Home Studio Handbook! It's no secret that home studios are all the rage, and for good reason — the gear is so affordable, and with a home... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces TRAKTOR KONTROL S5

Native Instruments has announced the latest in the TRAKTOR KONTROL family of DJ controllers, the TRAKTOR KONTROL S5. The TRAKTOR KONTROL S5 brings to the table a portable 4-deck, all-in-one, STEMS-ready DJ control... Read more »

Labor Day Sale!

Sweetwater's massive Labor Day Sale is going on right now! You could save up to 75% on special buys, discounts, and closeout items. Check it out!

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 »