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Recording News

Focusrite Scarlett — The Second Generation!

Focusrite's Scarlett family of audio interfaces is said to be the best-selling series of audio interfaces in the world, and now the Scarlett family has been updated! Welcome, Generation 2 Scarlett USB audio... Read more »

Shure SM58 Celebrates 50!

Mic Month 2016 may be drawing to a close, but it's not too late for one final shout out: the Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old just a few weeks ago! Introduced in March of 1966 at the... Read more »

Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen Interview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_FpqAqOK-wU Mitch Gallagher sits down with two outstanding mastering engineers: Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen from Lurssen Mastering. Lurssen Mastering has mastered for Elton John... Read more »

FXpansion Releases Geist2

FXpansion has released Geist2, the latest incarnation of their award-winning Geist sound-sculpting and beat-production system. Available for Mac OS X (10.9 or higher) and Windows (7 SP1 or higher), under 64-bit AAX... Read more »

Sweetwater Hosts Worship Connect

The recent Worship Connect event at Sweetwater was a workshop designed to help worship leaders, techs, and musicians become better leaders and artists within their community. This was a unique opportunity to get... Read more »

Victor Wooten Rocks Sweetwater

Our good friend and bass player supreme Victor Wooten recently stopped by Sweetwater to shoot some videos on behalf of Hartke bass amps. While he was here, he treated the company to an impromptu jam session on our... Read more »

6 Tips for Getting Great Acoustic Guitar Sounds by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vmQfVv_cn84 Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present six tried-and-true techniques for capturing great acoustic guitar tones, using the Audio-Technica AT5045 large-diaphragm condenser... Read more »

Next-generation Creation Station Music/Audio Computers Arrive!

Sweetwater has released the latest-generation of our Creation Station Windows PC computers — and the new machines are the state of the art for music creation and audio production! There are four models in the... Read more »

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 »

iZotope Announces VocalSynth

Unique vocal effects, electronic textures, robot voices, vocoder effects, talkbox effects, octaves, doubling, harmonies; prepare to take your music to the next level with VocalSynth from iZotope! VocalSynth is a... Read more »

Focusrite Red 4Pre Technology and Signal Flow

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLvqd_J7PhU Rob Jenkins from Focusrite explains the innovative technology and signal flow found in the Red 4Pre Thunderbolt audio interface. After the video, learn even more about the... Read more »

Choosing the Right Vocal Mic by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wyvd--VsD2o Mark Hornsby explains some of the finer points of finding the right vocal mic, with help from Nick D'Virgilio. Mark shows how to set up a mic shootout in a way that allows... 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 »

Rupert Neve Designs RNDI Active Transformer Direct Interface Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSdpZ6Pw-wU Mitch Gallagher presents the RNDI direct box from Rupert Neve Designs. With fastidiously developed custom transformers and Class A biased, discrete FET amplifiers, the... Read more »

Craig Anderton on Cakewalk SONAR by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RsbVAykvZBg Mitch Gallagher sits down with industry veteran and Executive Vice President of Gibson, Craig Anderton, to talk about Cakewalk SONAR DAW software. Craig talks about his... Read more »

Ribbon Mics: How Do They Work? by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_59lfbPbpXk Mitch Gallagher explains how ribbon microphones work and the types of applications they excel at. After the video, learn more about popular ribbon microphones at... 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 »

How to Get a Great Snare Drum Sound by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W3zwHV_d8Ow Mark Hornsby and Nick D'Virgilio share some techniques for capturing great snare drum tones. For this video, Mark has chosen a Telefunken M80 dynamic microphone for the... Read more »

Little Labs MONOTOR

Little Labs has announced their MONOTOR source analyzing professional headphone amp. Designed for professional use, MONOTOR offers audiophile audio quality with an array of features including: Dual 1/4" and 3.5mm... 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 »

Grace Design m108 Mic Preamp Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQban-U50VY Eben Grace from Grace Design presents his m108 eight-channel microphone preamplifier. Combining all the functionality modern sound engineers and musicians require, the... Read more »

Flux Releases BitterSweet Pro v3

Flux has announced their latest plug-in processor, BitterSweet Pro v3 Frequency Dependent Transient Designer. Based on a new improved design of the algorithm found in Flux's freeware BitterSweet plug-in, BitterSweet... Read more »

Avid Extends Upgrade Plan Renewal Grace Period

With Avid's transition to providing updates and upgrades through an Annual Upgrade Plan, you may have missed renewing your upgrade plan. The good news is that you didn't miss out; Avid is offering a one-time "grace... Read more »