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Arturia Announces DrumBrute

If you're looking for powerhouse analog drums for your beats and songs, look no further than DrumBrute, the new 100% analog drum machine from Arturia. Loaded with features and killer sounds, DrumBrute adds the... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive 32

PreSonus has unveiled the new StudioLive 32, the 3rd generation of its acclaimed StudioLive series of digital mixers. It offers 32 channels with 32 fully recallable XMAX microphone preampifiers and 33... Read more »

Win Gear Used to Make David Crosby’s New Album!

Sweetwater and our friends at pureMix bring you an amazing gear giveaway, with five lucky winners! Sponsored by Avid, Focal, Lauten Audio, Dangerous Music, and Universal Audio, the giveaway is in celebration of the... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Korg Volca Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr3luUZ45Q0 Daniel Fisher speaks with Nick Kwas of Korg who demonstrates the new Korg Volca Kick along with the Volca Beats, Volca FM, Volca Bass, Volca Keys, and the Volca Sample... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Behringer DeepMind 12

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7UNeZBLtGl8 Sweetwater's Daniel Fisher was given a few minutes to play some of the latest programming prototypes on the Behringer DeepMind 12, a 12-Voice polyphonic analog... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Knobcon 2016 Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg7TRp9UmJg Mitch interviews Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's synthesis guru, on his return from Knobcon 2016, in Schaumburg, IL. They discuss the Knobcon 2016 events, clinics... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: EarthQuaker Devices Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Dc5jsu_db4 Daniel Fisher, our resident synth and effects pedal fanatic, frantically tweaks as many EarthQuaker Devices effects pedals as possible in under five minutes, while Lisa... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Arturia MatrixBrute Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFn7UM8UjQ0 Daniel Fisher, at Knobcon 2016, speaks with Mauricio Garcia of Arturia who describes and demonstrates the parameters of Arturia's new MatrixBrute Analog Synthesizer... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Roland Boutique Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_q-cCKYyk0 Daniel Fisher, at Knobcon 2016, speaks with Peter Brown of Roland who demonstrates the new additions to their Boutique line, including the Roland TB-03 Bass Line... Read more »

Yamaha Updates at Knobcon 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yrks_PjEp9Q Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's synthesizer fanboy, talks with Blake Angelos of Yamaha about new features for the Montage synthesizer found in Montage Firmware 1.2. Blake also... Read more »

The Definitive Collection of Keyboards!

Spectrasonics has released Keyscape Collector Keyboards, a virtual instrument plug-in offering more than 500 vintage keyboard sounds. The plug-in runs on Mac or Windows PC, under AAX, VST, and Audio Units formats... Read more »

IK Multimedia Introduces iRig HD 2

The latest revelation from IK Multimedia is the iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface, successor to the popular iRig HD. Featuring premium 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital conversion, the tiny iRig HD 2 offers a... Read more »

Big Changes for Pro Tools!

At the IBC trade show, Avid announced major changes that will make Pro Tools more affordable, and allow users more flexibility in configuring their systems and integrating third-party interfaces. You can now... Read more »

Roland TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5iLzs23poU Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product specialist Peter Brown to demonstrate the TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer. Powered by... Read more »

Shure Releases the 50th Anniversary Edition SM58

The most popular handheld dynamic mic in the world is celebrating an anniversary! The Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old earlier this year, and now Shure has released the limited-edition 50th... Read more »

Roland System-8 Plug-out Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tINVFPXvXbY Mitch Gallagher travels to Six01 Studios in Burbank, CA for Roland's 909 Day. In this video we check out the System-8 plug-out synthesizer, with help from product... Read more »

30+ New Roland/BOSS Products Announced at 909 Day

On September 9, 2016, at Six01 Studios in Burbank, California, Roland and BOSS hosted an all-day (and night) online gala event celebrating the release of more than 30 products, complete with product debuts and... Read more »

Native Instruments Announces Maschine Jam

Native Instruments has unveiled the Maschine Jam production and performance system, the latest member of the Maschine family. Designed for music creation in the studio and onstage, Maschine Jam combines an 8x8... Read more »

10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6

The latest version of PreSonus' Notion notation and composition software for Mac and PC is now available. Among the new features in Notion 6 are tighter integration with PreSonus' Studio One DAW, ReWire MIDI... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

Arturia V Collection 5 Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7RNDcUSGHWk Mitch Gallagher presents Arturia's V Collection 5 with help from Sweetwater's synth guru Daniel Fisher. A synth lover's dream come true, Arturia's V Collection 5 bundles... Read more »

Novation Adds New Features with Circuit v1.3 Firmware

Novation has updated the firmware for their popular Circuit groovebox to version 1.3. The free firmware update adds powerful new features as well as streamlines and simplifies the Circuit workflow making it easier... Read more »

NI Announces KOMPLETE 11

Unleash your creativity! Native Instruments has announced version 11 of their awe-inspiring KOMPLETE suite of virtual instruments and effects. There are now three versions of KOMPLETE, allowing you to choose which... Read more »