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Summer NAMM Hits This Weekend

This weekend, July 9-11, Summer NAMM rolls back into Nashville's Music City Center. Summer NAMM, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, is an annual trade show featuring hundreds of manufacturers... Read more »

How to Market Your Music

You know you have the talent to be a huge success in the music biz, but to "make it" takes more than musical talent — you also need to market yourself. To help you out, our friends at Disc Makers have released... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photo Wrap-up

Enjoy some more photos from GearFest 2015 - we had a blast, and we know attendees did too! We're already working on even more for GearFest 2016, we hope you can make it.

GearFest 2015 Breaks Attendance Record

GearFest 2015 was a bigger success than ever, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. Launched in 2002, Sweetwater's free, annual GearFest is the nation's largest end-user-oriented music and... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Every GearFest we're humbled at how many talented individuals come to share their passion for music. Thanks to everyone for making GearFest '15 the best yet!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Roger Linn presents his groundbreaking LinnStrument MIDI performance controller to an eager group of electronic musicians.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Jeff Komar presents "Deep Dive on Avid S6 Control Surface with Pro Tools HDX."

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mark Holcomb with Paul Reed Smith presenting in Sweetwater's Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Fab Dupont presents "Mastering Essentials" in the Sweetwater Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

There's more to see at GearFest than just music gear!

GearFest ’15 Photos

The gear tents are packed with attendees, but there's still plenty to see inside Sweetwater's brand-new retail store too!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents "Making Drums Sound Great!" for a packed Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack greets visitors at the main GearFest entrance.

GearFest ’15 Photos

We've opened up the doors for GearFest '15 and thousands of guests are already here! With so many great seminars and workshops inside, lots of gear tents outside, and deals everywhere you look, there's something for... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mitch Gallagher with Glenn Hughes in Sweetwater Studios. Glenn Hughes played bass and vocals in Deep Purple, has worked with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Gary Moore, and was a founding member of Black Country... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

GearFest workshops and seminars on recording, mixing, and getting great tone are always huge hits with attendees.

GearFest 2015 is Almost Here!

On Friday, June 12 we'll open the doors to Sweetwater's GearFest 2015, and it's our biggest GearFest yet! We have over 10,000 visitors pre-registered, and as always the doors are open to the public so we expect even... Read more »

GearFest Countdown!

The largest pro-audio and music expo in the Midwest is almost here! Sweetwater's 14th annual GearFest happens this weekend, June 12 and 13, and it's open to the public and completely free of charge. You'll enjoy... Read more »

Yet Another Reason to Come to GearFest!

We're proud to announce the opening of our brand-new, super-amazing retail store here at Sweetwater! You have to see this space to believe it. There are separate rooms for electric guitar, bass, and acoustic guitar... Read more »

GearFest 2015 is Almost Here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QKHOw179sY Join thousands of gear fanatics from all over the country at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana for GearFest! Two days of gear, deals, workshops, performances, giveaways... Read more »

Start GearFest with an Amplified Workshop!

GearFest 2015 is coming! Just a couple of weeks away...and since you're going to be coming to Fort Wayne, why not come in a day early and check out one of the Pre-GearFest AMPLIFIED WOrkshops? This year, by popular... Read more »

Free Guide to Making a Great Master

The latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers — Making a Great Master — is packed full of tips and advice for musicians, engineers, and producers on workstations, master preparation, post... Read more »

More Mic Month Madness!

It's no secret that May is Mic Month at Sweetwater, which means that you could save up to 83% on the microphones you've been dying to add to your studio locker! Sweetwater's 11th Annual Mic Month is the only place... Read more »

Save Up to 83%

May is Mic Month at Sweetwater, which means that you could save up to 83% on the microphones you've been dying to add to your studio locker! Sweetwater's 11th Annual Mic Month is the only place you'll find... Read more »