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Controlling Instrument and Stage Sound in Worship presented by Yamaha

https://youtu.be/8Yb-Ga_a70M Mike Overlin from Yamaha shares some tips on controlling instruments and stage sound for worship. After the video, learn more from Sweetwater Worship Connect here: Click here to see all... Read more »

8 Ways to Put Your iPad to Work Onstage

The iPad has been a revelation for many users, myself included. I remember when Apple came out with the first iPads. I looked at one and thought, why would I want that - I have a laptop? Fast-forward to today, and I... Read more »

iOS Inter Device Audio Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ouoavu55xdw Mitch Gallagher shows you how to route audio from your iOS device directly to your computer, without requiring an audio interface. After the video, click the link below to... Read more »

Apple Music Memos App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc_KN5dmsSE Mitch Gallagher presents the Music Memos app from Apple. This handy recorder app makes it easy to capture song ideas when you're inspired. After the video, click the link... Read more »

iOS Audio Units Plug-in Feature – Sweetwater’s iOS Update

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eiMjTqN_jOs Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Audio Units plug-in functionality introduced in iOS 9. Apps that support the plug-in functionality can be opened within other apps for... Read more »

iOS update

Apple made several big announcements earlier this fall, which I think are going to have a big impact on musicians — I know they will impact how I make music! First, the big news (no pun intended) was the... Read more »

Building the Desktop Studio

Is there any question that the era of the desktop studio is here? With today's technology, you can assemble a studio that fits in a laptop bag and delivers fully pro power and sound quality. Here's the story: my... Read more »

Native Instruments and El Capitan Compatibility

Native Instruments has released the following statement on Apple Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Compatibility with their software: In Mac OS X 10.11, Native Instruments Audio Units plug-ins will not pass the AU... Read more »

El Capitan Compatibility Information

Last week Apple released their latest operating system for the Mac, OS X 10.11 (aka "El Capitan"), and as with every OS X operating system release, we're gathering as much information as we can on how current... Read more »

Avid Sibelius and OS X 10.11 El Capitan Compatibility

Avid has released the following statement regarding the OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility of Sibelius: "Sibelius is not yet fully qualified on Mac OS X El Capitan (10.11). We've worked hard on improving the... Read more »

Arturia and Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan Compatibility

Arturia has released the following statement regarding the Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan compatibility of their suite of software instruments: "Our testing team is still working on the qualification of the Arturia... Read more »

Updating to OS X 10.11 El Capitan

Today (September 30, 2015) Apple is releasing the latest update to the Mac operating system, OS X 10.11 "El Capitan." It offers many compelling new features for general use, such as improved performance, split... 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 »

Should I Wait to Update to iOS 9?

With the release of any new operating system, there are always questions of compatibility with existing apps, software, accessories, and hardware. Apple's new iOS 9 operating system has so far proven to be rock... Read more »

Mini but Mighty

Apple has announced the iPad Mini 4, the latest generation of the compact version of the popular iPad family. The new iPad Mini 4 is 18& thinner and lighter (only 0.65 pounds) than previous generations, yet it is... Read more »

Apple Unveils iPad Pro

Apple has announced a big addition (literally) to their iPad family — the iPad Pro! With a screen that measures nearly 13 inches — 78% larger than an iPad 2 — and the most advanced Retina display... Read more »

iDisplay App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 102

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5WnDNsYcQ Learn more about iDisplay and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher presents the iDisplay app, a handy screen-sharing... Read more »

Creating Incredible Piano Sounds

https://youtu.be/UnkWLoQ_I4s In this video, Peter James shows you how to use Reverb in conjunction with your Piano to create incredible Piano Sounds. You'll see how you can use Reverb to transform a piano sample... Read more »

The Power of Layering Keyboard Patches

https://youtu.be/_6iNRXNQBaE In this video, Peter James shows how layering keyboard sounds can provide an effective way to build a song, and create more variety in your sounds. You'll see how he combines sounds in... Read more »

Connecting your Stage Computer to your Booth Computer

https://youtu.be/ws4dtEQtXqw In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to connect your Computer on Stage to a Computer in the Booth. If you're interested in using your Ableton Computer... Read more »

MIDI Mapping with Playback Pro & Ableton Live

https://youtu.be/Ve5divv6HhA In this video, Ableton Live Certified Trainer Will Doggett shows you how to use a MIDI controller to control Playback Pro and Ableton Live. You'll see how easy it is to use your favorite... Read more »

Is a Mac Mini as Powerful as a MacBook?

Q: I have a MacBook Pro, and I'd like to get a computer for my studio that would have about the same amount of power, so I can easily take projects from one to the other. How do Mac Minis stack up against MacBooks?... Read more »

How To Practice Effectively, Part 4 — iPad

Arguably the most versatile tool in your practice arsenal is your iPad. The number of ways to use it to enhance your practice time is staggering and still growing! The portability and versatile nature of the iPad... Read more »

Ever Wonder What’s Inside an iPhone?

We admit it...we're techno geeks. We love technology! So we were fascinated by this article by iFixit.com. They stood in line, bought an iPhone 6 Plus — unlike most of us, who would immediately begin calling... Read more »