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Fender Acoustic Pro

The latest acoustic guitar amplifier from Fender — the Acoustic Pro — is equally at home on stage, in the studio, or in your living room. The stylish bent wood cabinet includes a 200-watt power engine... 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 »

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 »

4 Tricks to Hear Your Amp On Stage

It doesn't really matter what sort of equipment you bring to a gig if you can't hear it. So here's a bit of advice on hearing your amp on stage. The crux of the matter is this: To hear your amp, it should be pointed... 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 »

MOTU Debuts Stage-B16

MOTU has unveiled the all-new Stage-B16, a 16-input stage box/rackmount mixer/audio interface with onboard DSP, Wi-Fi control, and studio-quality analog audio performance at up to 192kHz with a stunning 123dB DR... 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 »

The Tone King Interviews Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher

During his visit to the Sweetwater campus (learn more about his visit here), The Tone King interviewed our own Editorial Director, Mitch Gallagher, resulting in a wide-ranging conversation about gear, Sweetwater... Read more »

Tour Sweetwater with The Tone King!

Sweetwater was recently lucky enough to have one of guitardom's leading bloggers and Youtube mavens, The Tone King, make the journey out to Fort Wayne for a personal visit. TTK is well known as a leading reviewer of... Read more »

Couldn’t Attend GearFest 2015? You’re in Luck!

GearFest, Sweetwater's massive annual 2-day celebration of music and gear, continues to grow every year, and 2015 was no exception! GearFest 2015, which took place in early June, broke virtually every previous... Read more »

Yamaha Debuts DXS18 Subwoofer

Yamaha has announced an addition to their much-respected DXS family of subwoofers, the DXS18. Joining the DXS12 and DXS15 models, the DXS18 delivers the highest output level of the series as well as the lowest... Read more »

Disc Makers Releases Free Music Promotion Guide Bundle

Disc Makers has released a new free bundle featuring three of their acclaimed musician's guides: Getting Radio Airplay, Touring as an Indie, and 10 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed. These guides are... Read more »

How to Multi-mic your Snare Drum

Hundreds of hit records have been made with only one microphone on the snare drum, and there's nothing wrong with that. But there are excellent reasons to use a second microphone on the snare — either... Read more »

H9 Does Distortion…and More!

Eventide has announced a new algorithm, CrushStation, that brings overdrive and distortion to the company's popular H9 stompbox processor. The new algorithm does not strive to emulate an amp or pedal, rather it uses... Read more »

Vic Firth Passes

Everett "Vic" Firth, founder of the Vic Firth Company, passed away yesterday at the age of 85. Though well known for his namesake company, Firth was also highly successful as a musician — former Boston... Read more »

Songwriters on Songwriting

If you're looking for tips and professional insight on the art of songwriting, then you must check out the latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers: Songwriters on Songwriting. In this guide, a... Read more »

Yamaha Announces Free TF MonitorMix App

The new MonitorMix iOS app from Yamaha for the TF Series mixers allows individual wireless aux mixing from up to 10 iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches simultaneously. This allows each performer to have convenient... Read more »

IMSTA FESTA Comes to Chicago

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) is bringing their IMSTA FESTA to Chicago for the first time, on July 25, 2015. The free event, hosted by SAE Institute and co-sponsored by Sweetwater, the... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

Summer NAMM 2015 is in the history books! But that doesn't mean that our coverage is finished. We've got our comprehensive show report online and ready for your perusal. This year's show was loaded with great new... Read more »