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Grace Design ALiX Acoustic Instrument Preamp Pedal Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uRfTAVKQPnE Eben Grace from Grace Design presents ALiX, an acoustic instrument preamp, DI, EQ, and boost pedal. The powerful EQ controls on the ALiX allow you to sculpt the sound of... 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 »

Bogner Atma Combo Amp Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r_vxxN1UFFI Don Carr presents the Bogner Atma guitar amplifier. The amp's three channels deliver chimey cleans to crunch tones from the '60s, '70s, and '80s. A pair of EL84 power... Read more »

Morgan Amps Chameleon Isolation and Extension Cab Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OghajyauZGs Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the Morgan Amps Chameleon Isolation and Extension Cab. This 75-watt, 1 x 12" guitar speaker cabinet sounds marvelous whether... Read more »

Avid Releases Sibelius 8.3

Avid has announced the latest update to the Sibelius notation software, version 8.3. The new version includes more than 60 improvements, such as the ability to color any note — including the notes in chords... Read more »

Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9qPQhGI-iPo Don Carr presents the Dunlop JP95 John Petrucci Signature Cry Baby Wah pedal. John himself says it "sounds huge and badass like an angry, screaming monster with the... Read more »

Universal Audio Releases Three New UAD Plug-ins

Universal Audio has released version 8.6 software for their UAD platform, including UAD hardware and Apollo interfaces. Three new plug-ins are being announced as part of the update; free 14-day trials of these... Read more »

Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe Effects Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XrCRY_gEwno Don Carr presents the Keeley Monterey Rotary Fuzz Vibe pedal. The modulation section of the pedal contains a rotary speaker sound, a vibe, and an autowah. And the fuzz... Read more »

TC Announces Sub ‘n’ Up Octaver

TC Electronic has announced the latest member of their TonePrint family of pedals, the Sub 'n' Up Octaver. The Sub 'n' Up Octaver offers two modes: polyphonic octave shifting or vintage-style mono octave shifting... Read more »

Xotic AC Plus Boost/Overdrive Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LYogC9SKHQ Mitch Gallagher presents the Xotic AC Plus boost/overdrive pedal. The 2-channel Xotic AC Plus pedal combines their popular AC Booster circuit with a highly flexible... 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 »

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO3iyAxvj8k Sweetwater's Don Carr presents the TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay pedal. It offers six different delay types, with two sturdy footswitches to activate the pedal and set... 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 »

DigiTech Whammy Ricochet Pitch Shift Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QrRRzDdWuO4 Ford Thurston from DigiTech presents the Whammy Ricochet pedal. Just set the independent rise and fall times, hold down the footswitch, and dive-bomb to your heart's... Read more »

Welcome Xotic Effects!

Sweetwater is proud to announce the addition Xotic to our family of partner manufacturers. From the player-approved AC Booster, RC Booster, and BB Preamp to the bantam-sized EP Booster, SP Compressor, and SL Drive... Read more »

Strymon Orbit dBucket Flanger Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ep6HwRoXyNc Mitch Gallagher presents the Strymon Orbit dBucket Flanger pedal. A powerful mix of front-panel controls can take you from chorus-like detuning to intense jet plane... Read more »

Guitars and Gear Live Spring 2016 by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m0JjfU-slv0 Sweetwater and Premier Guitar present "Guitars & Gear!" from Sweetwater's video studio in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Three music industry veterans - Mitch Gallagher, Don... Read more »

Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 Tube Amp Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FjQVbOyp90c Don Carr presents the Hughes & Kettner TubeMeister Deluxe 20 tube amp head for Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear Live 2016. This tiny two-channel tone machine features an... Read more »

Martin Grand Performance 28E Acoustic-electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmeMwiy-WUg Mitch Gallagher presents the Martin Grand Performance 28E guitar for Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear 2016. It offers the comfort and tone of a Grand Performance body style... Read more »

Roland Blues Cube Hot Combo Amp Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N5FH4iWm0gs Mitch Gallagher present the Roland Blues Cube Hot combo amplifier for Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear Live 2016. Roland's Tube Logic circuitry reproduces every stage of a... Read more »

Peavey Vypyr Pro 100 Amplifier Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xDxdOFMWAU Mitch Gallagher presents the Peavey Vypyr Pro 100 combo amp for Guitars and Gear Live 2016. The fully loaded Vypyr Pro 100 packs all the effects you could ask for, as well... Read more »

PRS CE 24 Electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FgjeZ8vANpI Don Carr presents the PRS CE 24 as part of Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear Live 2016. The CE 24 brings you the snappy attack, woody tones, and American twang of a bolt-on... Read more »

Electro-Harmonix Lester-G Deluxe Rotary Speaker Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3x5qBPbg0vs Don Carr presents the EHX Lester-G pedal for Sweetwater's Guitars and Gear Live 2016. It re-creates the classic Leslie sound in pedal form with two adjustable speeds... Read more »

DigiTech DirtyRobot Synth Effects Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5pDtnaDR728 Ford Thurston from DigiTech presents the DirtyRobot effects pedal. DirtyRobot features two unique voices: a warm sound with envelope sweeps for classic analog synth tones... Read more »