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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 »

Propellerheads Announce Reason 8.3

Propellerhead Software has released version 8.3 of Reason. The new version includes new features and effects designed to enhance creativity and provide a faster workflow. New in Reason 8.3: RV7000 Mk II — with... Read more »

Ableton Live 9.2 Arrives

Ableton has released version 9.2 of Live, which includes improvements for both Live itself as well as enhancements for Ableton's Push controller. Live 9.2 includes: Fully latency-compensated automationLower latency... 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 »

GearFest ’15 Photo Wrap-up

Enjoy some more photos from GearFest 2015 - we had a blast, and we know attendees did too! We're already working on even more for GearFest 2016, we hope you can make it.

GearFest 2015 Breaks Attendance Record

GearFest 2015 was a bigger success than ever, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. Launched in 2002, Sweetwater's free, annual GearFest is the nation's largest end-user-oriented music and... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Every GearFest we're humbled at how many talented individuals come to share their passion for music. Thanks to everyone for making GearFest '15 the best yet!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Roger Linn presents his groundbreaking LinnStrument MIDI performance controller to an eager group of electronic musicians.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Jeff Komar presents "Deep Dive on Avid S6 Control Surface with Pro Tools HDX."

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mark Holcomb with Paul Reed Smith presenting in Sweetwater's Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Fab Dupont presents "Mastering Essentials" in the Sweetwater Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

There's more to see at GearFest than just music gear!

GearFest ’15 Photos

The gear tents are packed with attendees, but there's still plenty to see inside Sweetwater's brand-new retail store too!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents "Making Drums Sound Great!" for a packed Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack greets visitors at the main GearFest entrance.

GearFest ’15 Photos

We've opened up the doors for GearFest '15 and thousands of guests are already here! With so many great seminars and workshops inside, lots of gear tents outside, and deals everywhere you look, there's something for... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mitch Gallagher with Glenn Hughes in Sweetwater Studios. Glenn Hughes played bass and vocals in Deep Purple, has worked with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Gary Moore, and was a founding member of Black Country... Read more »