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Weekly Roundup for March 29, 2013
Feature Story
  Mr. Scary Rocks Sweetwater!

Recently, Mr. Scary himself, the incomparable George Lynch, paid a visit to Sweetwater for clinic/workshop on behalf of ESP guitars...
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This Week's Top News
  Sell Those Old, Used, Worn Out MP3s 
Recently, the Supreme Court opened a door that may have interesting effects on the music biz. The court ruled in favor of a student who was selling used textbooks on eBay... Read More »
  Video » Sweetwater Minute – Vol. 187, Jim Lauderdale Interview 
See Royer microphones right here: See Mojave microphones right here: Mitch Gallagher sits down with bluegrass virtuoso Jim Lauderdale for a special interview. At the start of... Read More »
  Audio-Technica Founder Passes 
Early this month, Hideo Matsushita passed away at the age of 93. Matsushita was the founder and executive emeritus of Audio-Technica. Born in 1919, Matsushita moved to Tokyo... Read More »
  Video » iOS Update – Vol. 35, Arturia iMini and DXi FM Synthesizer Apps Demo 
Learn more about these apps and download them here: Mitch Gallagher takes a look at two synthesizer apps this week, Arturia's iMini app and the DXi FM synthesizer app. Enjoy... Read More »
  Video » Guitars and Gear Vol. 26 – Gibson J-35 Reissue Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo 
See actual photos of our in-stock Gibson J-35s right here: Mitch Gallagher tries out a few licks on the J-35 reissue acoustic-electric guitar, which is handmade in Gibson's... Read More »
  The Dark Side of the Moon Turns 40 
This month marks the 40th anniversary of the release of one of the biggest albums of all time: Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon. The album was originally released in the... Read More »
  Video » MIDAS PRO2C Digital Console Overview 
Learn more about the MIDAS PRO2C right here: Jay Easley, Assistant Vice President of Customer Support for MIDAS, gives an overview of the PRO2C digital console. Many of the... Read More »
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This Week's Tech Tips
  Mon: Why Are the Colors Reversed on My iPad?  
  Q: I was using my iPad recently and all of the sudden, the screen reverse colors — white became black, and so on. What happened and how do I fix it? A: More than likely you accidentally triple-clicked the Home button on your iPad. Try triple-clicking again; it should return the screen to normal. The triple-click action can be assigned to several functions in... Read More »  
  Tue: IK Multimedia iRig Recorder Adds Support for Android  
  Why should iOS users have all the fun? IK Multimedia has announced the iRig Recorder app for Android, providing a solid, professional audio recording solution for that platform. Best of all, iRig Recorder is a free download from the Google Play Store. In addition, IK says that the iRig Mic, iRig PRE, and iRig Mic Cast also work with Android and can be used... Read More »  
  Wed: Why Doesn’t an LA-2A Have All the Compression Controls?  
  Q: I always wondered, why doesn't a Universal Audio LA-2A have attack, ratio, and release controls? How do you know where they are set? A: Those parameters are preset in an LA-2A, making it a very simple compressor to operate — all you have to dial in are the amount of gain reduction and output volume you want. As far as the values for the preset... Read More »  
  Thu: LA-2A Emphasis Control  
  Q: What is the unlabeled screw adjustment potentiometer on the lower left front panel of the Universal Audio LA-2A for? A: That unlabeled potentiometer is a vestigial item from the LA-2A's origins as a broadcast compressor. It controls sidechain pre-emphasis, providing up to 17dB of boost at 15kHz. It was intended to control high frequencies to prevent... Read More »  
  Fri: Arturia Spark Version 1.6.1 Software Released  
  Arturia has released version 1.6.1 of SPARK software for the SPARK Creative Drum Machine or SparkLE Creative Drum Machine. Enhancements added to this version include an accent button in the SparkLE GUI, latch mode for the instrument FX pad, improved MIDI clock output, and a number of fixes and other improvements. Read More »  
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This Week's Glossary Words
  Field Recording  
  New York Compression  
  Attack Time  
  Release Time  
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