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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 »

MXR Reverb Effects Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Irzwr6pAUbE Sweetwater guitarist Don Carr presents the MXR Reverb pedal. It delivers six evocative reverb types in a compact, low-noise, stereo-capable pedal. The expression pedal... Read more »

BeatBuddy Updates to v1.85, adds Sobriety

Singular Sound has released version 1.85 firmware for their popular BeatBuddy. Several major new features are included, such as an unique Sobriety Function that allows the user to specify just how much adult... 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 »

Avid Releases Sibelius v8.2

Avid has released their second update for Sibelius notation software, version 8.2. This update is loaded with new features, building on the enhancements in Sibelius 8.0 and 8.1. Repeat barlines appear before time... Read more »

Gibson Memphis ES-Les Paul Standard Guitar Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6swAUoldRGs Mitch Gallagher presents the ES-Les Paul Standard semi-hollowbody electric guitar from Gibson Memphis. This distinguished guitar's lack of F-holes yields a tremendous... 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 »

Eventide H9 Effects Pedal Tweaking by Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YXjjbDme96s Sweetwater's resident synth guru, Daniel Fisher, takes a deep dive into editing the Eventide H9, H9 Core, and H9 MAX via the free H9 Control Editing App for Mac, PC... Read more »

T-Rex Creamer Reverb Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YPHPhZ_XTCs Don Carr presents the T-Rex Creamer Reverb pedal. It has settings for room, spring, and hall reverbs that can be accessed with the flip of a switch, and each sound can be... Read more »

Ibanez Mini Effects Pedals Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zNlXBQr-Rkw Mitch Gallagher presents the Ibanez Mini series of effects pedals for electric guitar. The Chorus Mini pedal delivers real analog chorus effects. The Analog Delay Mini... Read more »

Disc Makers Celebrates 70th with Giveaway

Our friends at Disc Makers are celebrating their 70th anniversary — and you could be a lucky winner! As part of the celebration, Disc Makers presents "Disc Makers Ultimate CD Wallet Bundle Prize Package,"... Read more »

Live Sound Month Continues at Sweetwater!

As part of Live Sound Month, the experienced sound-reinforcement engineers and performing artists at Sweetwater have prepared over 30 articles covering topics from speaker coverage and speaker delay to the best way... Read more »

Mesa/Boogie JP-2C Mark IIC+ Amplifier Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=33HC1eHT73Q Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the John Petrucci signature JP-2C Mark IIC+ tube amplifier. It delivers all of the tonal variety and power of a Mark IIC+ with... Read more »

Wampler Sovereign Distortion Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gs03hiHtMoo Brian Wampler presents his Sovereign Distortion pedal here at Sweetwater. The pedal's controls for gain, bright, boost, and mid behavior allow you to dial in a wide range... Read more »

Wampler Latitude Tremolo Pedal by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uO3hQBnlkc8 Brian Wampler presents his Latitude Tremolo pedal here at Sweetwater. The simple design and stripped-down feature set make the Latitude an ideal pedal for any pedalboard... Read more »

Antelope Audio Adds Guitar Amps to Orion Studio

The latest free software update for the Antelope Audio Orion Studio includes a welcome surprise: new DSP-based, zero-latency plug-ins, including three guitar amps, three guitar cabinets, and four microphones, as... Read more »

Keith Emerson Passes

Prog-rock keyboard virtuoso/composer/legend Keith Emerson died Friday at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. A pioneer in the prog-rock genre, Emerson, as one of the founders of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, combined... Read more »

JHS Angry Charlie V3 Channel Drive Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sJBWzb4-jpI Hey guitarists, check out the Angry Charlie V3 Channel Drive pedal by JHS! The JHS Angry Charlie V3 channel drive pedal captures the essence of the legendary Marshall... Read more »

ISP Technologies Theta Pro DSP Preamp and Multi-effects Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p2n_rXOcWxs Mitch Gallagher presents the ISP Technologies Theta Pro DSP, a preamp and multi-effects processor for electric guitar. More than a guitar preamp, effects processor and... Read more »

Live Sound Month at Sweetwater!

We're celebrating Live Sound Month at Sweetwater! For over three decades, our passion has been helping performers take the stage with confidence, with PA solutions that cover everything from churches to coffee... Read more »

Taylor 520e Mahogany Dreadnought Acoustic-electric Guitar Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XhwDzB31gr8 Hey guitarists, take a listen to the Taylor 520e mahogany dreadnought acoustic-electric guitar. Thanks to its classic dreadnought shape and Advanced bracing, the 520e... Read more »

Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNADI-x_4P0 Hey guitarists, today I'm playing the Strymon DIG Dual Digital Delay pedal. Inside the DIG pedal, there's a full Analog Devices SHARC DSP chip, and the powerful algorithms... Read more »

BOSS VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3CcYAaTibQ Mitch Gallagher presents the BOSS VB-2W Waza Craft Vibrato pedal. The VB-2W offers the same highly sought vibrato sounds that have made original VB-2 pedals one of the... Read more »

MONO M80 Dual Acoustic and Electric Guitar Gig Bag Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-MuUx8DxNQs Mitch Gallagher presents the MONO M80 Dual Gig Bag. It solves the age-old problem of traveling with both an acoustic and electric guitar. MONO's M80 gives each of your... Read more »