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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 »

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 »

Native Instruments Unveils New Format for DJing

STEMS is an open-source format designed by Native Instruments that has the potential to change the course of DJing. A STEMS-format file is a multi-channel audio file that contains a track split into four musical... Read more »

Arturia BeatStep Pro MIDI/USB/CV Sequencer Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bj145snUY5Y Sweetwater's Daniel Fisher gives a power walkthrough of Arturia's Beat Step Pro, while connecting and controlling an Arturia MiniBrute Analog Synthesizer via MIDI, a... Read more »

Arturia Announces Limited-Edition KeyLabs

Arturia has announced new bundles featuring the limited-edition KeyLab 49 Black Edition and the KeyLab 61 Black Edition. With all the popular features and attributes of the best-selling KeyLab 49 and 61 MIDI... Read more »

Roland AIRA Torcido Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lFLjojv_ys0 Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Torcido distortion effect. From warm overdrive to raging distortion, the Roland AIRA Modular Torcido distortion effect... Read more »

Roland AIRA Bitrazer Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOVwH6Mr5jA Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Bitrazer module here at Sweetwater. You can use it as a standalone effects processor or as a module in your Eurorack synth... Read more »

Roland AIRA Demora Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJnRO2aTv7c Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Demora delay effects module. You can operate this multi-function unit standalone like a traditional effects processor or... Read more »

Roland AIRA Scooper Effects Module Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_e_IUgKlGQ Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the AIRA Modular Scooper here at Sweetwater. It gives you a great way to sample, mangle, degrade and glitch incoming audio, and you can... 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 »

Roland System-1m Plug-out Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yxBCVDrsT0 Brandon Ryan from Roland presents the System-1m Plug-out Synthesizer here at Sweetwater. It packs powerful plug-out capability, along with superb standalone operation... 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 »

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 »

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 »