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Microphone Month 3

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QSC K.2 Series Loudspeakers Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the QSC K.2 series of powered loudspeakers. The K.2 Series is packed with more of everything. Double the power. Higher SPL. Greater low-frequency extension. Experience sublime clarity... Read more »

PRS J-MOD 100 John Mayer Signature 100-watt Tube Head Playthrough

Don Carr here, putting the PRS J-MOD 100 to work! I wrote and recorded this piece of music specifically for the J-MOD and it's the only amp on the track, along with a nice variety of guitars and pedals. Seven... Read more »

Remembering Roy Orbison

Rock legend Roy Orbison would've been 81 today. To give Roy our best on his birthday, we're going to take a look at the one song that many consider to be his best — "Oh, Pretty Woman."   In the early days of... Read more »

Glen Campbell: The Rhinestone Cowboy

  Glen Campbell is one of the most important musicians to ever make an impact on the great American songbook. With an enviable catalog of A-list credits as an LA studio session guitarist, more than 50 years of... Read more »

Geoff Downes Interviewed by Sweetwater

Mitch Gallagher is joined by keyboardist and producer Geoff Downes (Yes, Asia, The Buggles, Glenn Hughes) for a special interview at Sweetwater. Downes talks about his tour with Asia, the origins of "Video Killed... Read more »

Mapex Saturn V MH Exotic 4-piece Shell Pack Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents the Mapex Saturn V MH Exotic 4-piece shell pack. With its SONIClear bearing edges and tone-enhancing tom hardware, there's no question about it: the Mapex Saturn V is the best Saturn shell... Read more »

Hamer Standard Electric Guitar Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Hamer Standard solidbody electric guitar. True to the Hamer name, the Standard solidbody electric guitar is highly playable and offers an impressive tonal range. A pair of Duncan... Read more »

Yamaha MX88 Synthesizer Demo

Blake Angelos from Yamaha presents the MX88 keyboard. The Yamaha MX88 rocks more than 1,000 killer MOTIF XS sounds, a class-compliant USB audio/MIDI interface, and deep controller integration with your favorite... Read more »

Sweetwater’s JUNO-DS Value-added Thumb Drive Overview

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's Director of Product Optimization, has created a Sweetwater-exclusive 8GB bonus thumb drive that lets you take your JUNO-DS61 and JUNO-DS88 to a whole new level. The thumb drive is so... Read more »

The FCC’s Wireless Spectrum Auction: Why You Should Care

The US government authorized the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to auction off a portion of the wireless spectrum (TV bands) to make that spectrum available for wireless broadband and cell phone uses. These... Read more »

Novation PEAK Polyphonic Synthesizer Demo

Mitch Gallagher presents the Novation PEAK synthesizer module, with help from Novation's Enrique Martinez. With three New Oxford Oscillators per voice, each with traditional waveshapes plus access to 17 digital... Read more »

Interview: Dream Theater’s John Petrucci

At Sweetwater, we try to get to know every one of our customers personally. It turns out some of them are a pretty big deal in the music industry. They're also some of the coolest we know. Do you want to meet some... Read more »

ESP LTD EC-1000QM Piezo Electric Guitar Demo

Chris Cannella from ESP Guitars presents the LTD EC-1000QM Piezo electric guitar. The Eclipse's set-neck design keeps it resonating longer than bolt-on designs. And with Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups, you've got... Read more »

Allan Holdsworth: One Step Beyond

Eddie Van Halen on Allan Holdsworth: "...the best in the books. Holdsworth is so damned good that I can't cop anything. I can't understand what he's doing." Steve Vai on Allan Holdsworth: "Allan Holdsworth's unique... Read more »

Spirit of the ’76

How today's compressor manufacturers are covering a classic. The quintessential FET compressor. It gave us the dramamine-inducing meter dance of the "all-button mode." It's the mysterious signal processing device... Read more »

Blackstar ID:Core 40 V2 Stereo Combo Amp Review

Nick Bowcott presents the Blackstar ID:Core 40 V2 combo amp. It might be the ultimate practice amplifier for beginning guitarists. Choose from six inspiring amp voices that run the gamut from classic clean to... Read more »

Trace Elliot Transit A Acoustic Preamp Pedal Review

Don Carr presents the Trace Elliot Transit A acoustic preamp pedal. Plugging your acoustic-electric guitar directly into the PA is convenient. But you're at the mercy of the engineer. That's why Trace Elliot created... Read more »

4 Tips for Overcoming Songwriter’s Block

When it comes to your music, you're firing on all cylinders. Your playing has never been better. Your confidence is soaring. Enough with the covers! It's time to crank out an original masterpiece that reflects your... Read more »

BOSS LS-2 Line Selector Pedal Review

Nick Bowcott presents the BOSS LS-2 line selector pedal. This pedal allows you to switch easily between several different effects and route input and output signals flexibly. The LS-2 can also supply 9V DC power to... Read more »

Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 Guitar Amp Head Review

Don Carr presents the Seymour Duncan PowerStage 700 guitar amplifier. This miniature power amplifier is engineered to attain the best tone and performance from your pedal-based electric guitar rig. Small enough to... Read more »

J. Geils Passes Away at 71

Anyone with a pulse and a high school diploma from the '80s remembers the J. Geils Band. Who hasn't sung "Love Stinks" at the top of their lungs or pulled into school with "Centerfold" blaring through the blown... Read more »

Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2017 HP Electric Guitar Review

Mitch Gallagher presents the Gibson Les Paul Tribute 2017 HP guitar. The guitar features all the design elements that have made the Les Paul an industry-standard guitar. The comfortable, weight-relieved mahogany... Read more »

Gibson Les Paul Standard 2017 T Electric Guitar Review

Nick Bowcott presents the Gibson Les Paul Standard 2017 T guitar. It's hard to beat the Gibson Les Paul Standard T solidbody electric guitar for iconic tone with uncompromising playability. You'll love the Les Paul... Read more »

Meinl Cajon Drumset Review

Nick D'Virgilio presents Meinl's complete Cajon Drumset. Perfect for studio recording, small stages and acoustic performances, this cool percussion package combines a gorgeous Meinl cajon with a kick pedal, hi-hat... Read more »