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The End of an Era Approaches

Moog has announced that their long-standing flagship, the Voyager analog synth is nearing the end of its production life. After 13 years and 14,000 amazing instruments, the final 600 lovingly handcrafted Voyagers... Read more »

u-he Diva Virtual Analog Synthesizer Plug-in Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61NvMzTFKZ4 Rajiv Bethun from Music Marketing presents the u-he Diva synth plug-in. Choose from five different oscillator modules to conjure everything from big fat analog synth... 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 »

Moog Mother-32 Tweaking by Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lq-d8F79aCQ Get the Mother-32 Semi-Modular, Analog Synthesizer here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Mother32 Audio demonstration begins at 1:58 Explore the vast sonic... 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 »

Classic Kenny Aronoff Grooves for Toontrack

Toontrack has announced a new MIDI drum expansion pack for EZdrummer and Superior Drummer, American Rock MIDI! The new collection of MIDI grooves features 376 individual MIDI files selected and performed by Kenny... 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 »

Mother 32 — Eurorack from Moog!

Moog Music has joined the Eurorack revolution! The all-new Mother 32 is a semi-modular monosynth based around the classic Moog analog circuitry, but brought into the modern Eurorack world with features such as... Read more »

Roland Boutique Synths Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjVpWsA-FjA Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of Roland's Boutique Series synthesizers: the JP-08, JU-06, and JX-03, along with the optional K-25m keyboard controller and module dock... 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 »

Arturia KeyLab 49 Limited Edition Black Keyboard Controller Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pXePMBV9nPE In this video we take a look at the KeyLab 49 Limited Edition controller keyboard from Arturia. With all the popular features and attributes of the best-selling KeyLab 49... Read more »

Reface Capture App Released

Yamaha has released a free app that allows you to store and recall Reface Voices on iOS devices. Each stored Voice can be rated, named, and given a custom image from your photo library. Additional features include a... 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 »

Roland Debuts JUNO-DS

Roland's JUNO synths have always been beloved for their classic tones, synthesis power, flexibility, and great prices. Now with the brand-new, just-announced JUNO-DS, Roland has kicked things way up! This latest... 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 »

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 »

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 »