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Arturia Releases 6 New Instruments

The geniuses behind Arturia's line of virtual instruments have been hard at work! The company has announced not one, not two, not three...but six new instruments! Check these out! Synclavier V — an authentic... Read more »

Propellerhead Announces Upcoming Release of Reason 9

Propellerhead Software has announced the upcoming release of Reason 9, the latest version of the popular music creation software. A public beta for Reason 9 begins today, and the final software will be released on... Read more »

The Return of the Minimoog Model D

Moogfest, the annual celebration of the life and instruments of Bob Moog, is taking place this weekend in Durham, North Carolina, and Sweetwater is there in force! As the world's leading retailer in music... Read more »

AIR Announces Air Instrument Expansion Pack 3

AIR has announced the latest version of their complete virtual instrument bundle, Air Instrument Expansion Pack 3. Like AIEP2 before it, AIEP3 is a complete collection of premium effects and instruments, all with... Read more »

Pre-GearFest Amplified Workshops

Back by popular demand! Sweetwater's Amplified Workshops take place the day before GearFest officially starts — on June 16, right here on the Sweetwater campus. These paid workshops are taught by highly... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Nektar Introduces Impact GX49 and GX61 Controllers

The latest dynamic and expressive MIDI keyboard controllers from Nektar are the Impact GX49 and Impact GX61. Offering 49 keys and 61 keys respectively, the Impact GX keyboards feature pitch-bend and modulation... Read more »

Moog Releases Sub 37 Editor

Moog has released a digital software editor companion for their Sub 37 Analog Synthesizer. The Sub 37 editor can operate stand alone on Mac or PC, or can run as a VST, Audio Units, RTAS, or AAX plug-in. The editor... Read more »

Win Big with Dig My Rig

The MIDI Association (TMA) is a new "wing" of the MMA (MIDI Manufacturers' Association) that is helping to promote MIDI to the public. MIDI has become a huge deal of late, as it is a part of literally billions of... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Guide: Recording Live Music

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians: Recording Live Music: Expert Advice to Record Your Live Gigs. This downloadable guide will tell you everything you need to know to... Read more »

Musikmesse Is Here!

Musikmesse, the huge annual music and pro audio trade show held in Frankfurt, Germany, is here — and needless to say, there is loads of new gear on display! Be sure to check out our Musikmesse trade show... Read more »

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 »

XILS-lab Launches StiX

French virtual instrument developer XILS-lab has announced StiX, a virtual analog and multi-synthesis drum machine with an integrated sequencer for Mac and PC. Based on the long-lost STIX Programma ST-305 from... 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 »

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 »

Applied Acoustics Systems Chromaphone 2

Applied Acoustics Systems (AAS) has released Chromaphone 2, the latest version of their creative percussion synthesizer. With a new streamlined GUI and powerful new features, Chromaphone 2 is even more capable of... 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 »