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You Design the Future

Think you know exactly how the next-generation digital piano should look and function? Here's your chance to show the world your design chops! Roland has announced the Digital Piano Design Awards, where... Read more »

UVI Unveils Falcon

Falcon, described as a "creative hybrid instrument," is the latest virtual instrument from UVI. The new instrument has 15 oscillators that cover both synthesis and sampling, over 80 effects, extensive modulation... Read more »

Dave Smith Unveils Sequential Prophet-6 Desktop Synth

Dave Smith's Prophet-6 keyboard was the company's most successful launch yet, with a huge number of artists adding one to their rigs. Now Smith is following this with the launch of the Sequential Prophet-6 desktop... Read more »

Blue Introduces Lola

Blue has expanded their acclaimed headphone family with Lola, a sealed, over-the-ear headphone with massive custom drivers and detailed, accurate sound quality. Lola introduces a new lighter, slim-fit headband with... Read more »

139th AES Convention Coverage Begins October 30!

The 139th AES Convention, one of the premier audio events of the year, is set to unveil the latest technological advances from the professional audio world and Sweetwater will keep you in tune with all of it. A... Read more »

Korg Pa4X Debuts

Korg has announced their latest Professional Arranger keyboard, the amazing Pa4X. The Pa4X offers massive internal ROM (read only memory) that contains a renewed database of sounds — plus it has room for up to... Read more »

u-he Zebra2 Modular Synthesizer Plug-in Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lh0gXVuXdQk Rajiv Bethune from Music Marketing presents the u-he Zebra2 synth plug-in. With Zebra2, you can create any additive, freehand, or spline-based waveform you can dream up... Read more »

PreSonus Announces HP2

The PreSonus HP2 stereo personal headphone amplifier is designed for musicians and performers who need mobility and uncompromising audio quality when using wired headphones or in-ear monitors. The HP2 is a portable... Read more »

7 Questions About Sample Rate

It's easy to talk about the sample rates for sessions, but how much do you know about it? In this article, I'll answer a few questions about sample rates. What is "Sample Rate"? Sample rate is literally how fast... Read more »

Equalization — A Primer

Equalizers. We use them all the time, but other than twisting knobs (or adjusting sliders), we don't generally think about what they are — or how they came about. An equalizer (EQ) allows for manipulation of... Read more »

Sequential Prophet-6 Tweaking by Sweetwater’s Daniel Fisher

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ifj2R0cCpdg Get the Prophet-6 6-Voice, Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/Prophet6 Audio demonstration begins at 1:20 Explore the vast sonic... Read more »

An Intro to Reverb

Reverb is arguably one of the mixing engineer's most-used effects. Though its popularity waxes and wanes (there was a time when singers sounded like they were in the bottom of a well, and a time when reverbs were... Read more »

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 »