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Special Deal for Virtual Sampler Users!

MOTU has a special deal for everyone that is currently using GigaStudio, Kontakt, Structure, SampleTank, or any other of the eligible virtual samplers listed below! With unmatched sound library compatibility, along... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

A new Universal Binary version of MOTU MX4, the multisynth virtual instrument, is now shipping in all supported formats (MAS, AU, and RTAS) and is available for download free to registered users. M-Audio has just... Read more »

MOTU Releases Digital Performer Update

According to our friends at MOTU, Digital Performer 6.01 is now shipping. If you currently own DP version 6.0 or just ordered it, you can download the free version 6.01 updater from the MOTU web site. This... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Mackie PPM1008 - Mackie's PPM mixers are surprisingly lightweight, but tremendously powerful with the PPM1008 sporting two individual power amps. One 800-watt power amp handles the mains and one delivers 800 watts... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

MOTU V4HD - MOTU has updated the V3HD, providing a versatile plug-and-play hub for your video production operation with ProRes support within Final Cut Pro! FireWire connectivity and a host of video and audio I/O... Read more »

DP6: New Features, Enhanced Operation

Sporting a brand-new, streamlined user interface, MOTU's 24-bit/192kHz Digital Performer is again setting the bar even higher for all software DAW applications! Aside from the new interface, DP6 offers users... Read more »

MOTU Announces UltraLite-mk3

MOTU has announced a summer release for the UltraLite-mk3, an upgrade to their portable, bus-powered FireWire audio interface, with onboard effects and mixing. Features include a compact form factor with a rugged... Read more »

New In Stock At Sweetwater

Applied Acoustics Strum Acoustic GS-1 - Many attempts at making a "virtual" guitar sound natural have resulted in a compromise between keyboard playability and realistic sound and expression - leaving both to... Read more »

MOTU Releases a New FireWire Audio Interface

MOTU has introduced the 896mk3, its newest cross-platform FireWire interface with onboard effects and mixing. The features list includes eight XLR/TRS combo-style analog inputs with exceptionally high-quality... Read more »

GearFest ’08 Workshops Part III

As part of our continued look at the workshops you'll be able to attend at our upcoming GearFest '08 Pro Audio and Music Expo on May 31st, here are the four workshops that will take place at 1:00PM: Video with Vegas... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

MOTU Electric Keys - This is MOTU's first sample collection since the release of Ethno Instrument, and it's a winner! The company has now extended its virtual instrument expertise to the world of vintage keyboards... Read more »

Mac OS X 10.5 “Leopard” Compatibility

By popular demand, here is a list of the applications we know of that run on Apple's latest operating system. Keep in mind that this list is always updated in our SweetCare Technical Support Database, so you can... Read more »

MOTU Does Windows

MOTU has announced they are now shipping Windows support for the company's critically acclaimed V3HD FireWire video interface and converter. Registered users can download the new PC drivers and software for... Read more »

MOTU’s 828mk3 FireWire Interface Adds DSP Effects and Mixing

There's a new 828 FireWire audio interface in town - or there soon will be! Dubbed the 828mk3, this cross-platform FireWire audio interface comes with on-board effects and mixing capabilities. Other new features... Read more »

Maximizing Polyphony

Most computer-based sample libraries today allow you to set the number of notes that can be played at one time. Depending upon the software, this figure could mean the total number of mono or stereo voices. As an... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

Mark of the Unicorn, better known as MOTU, is now shipping Digital Performer 5.11. If you own Version 5.0, 5.01 or 5.1, you can download the free Version 5.11 updater. This maintenance release includes numerous... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

Steinberg has announced that there are tons of cool new features in its significant new update to both Cubase 4 and Cubase Studio 4. Either one is available to registered users as a free download. The latest... Read more »

MOTU’s New Standard of Sampling Excellence

MOTU is now shipping MachFive 2.0, a major upgrade of its award-winning universal sampler. Version 2.0 is a tour de force of new features, including 32GB (four dual-layer DVDs!) of sounds, with unlimited parts per... Read more »

MOTU 896HD Review

Recently, I recorded an album for a ska band. I used the MOTU 896HD with a Creation Station Dual Core 2.6. I was amazed at the functionality of this interface. I started out with drums. After miking the drums, I... Read more »

Using the Fast Reverbs to Speed Up MOTU Ethno

While MOTU's amazing collection of world intruments can be beautifully complemented by a number of carefully sampled impulse responses for use with its convolution reverb, there will certainly be times when your... Read more »

Access Releases Beta Version of Virus TI

Access has released OS 2.5 Beta, a new version of their Virus TI operating system that features an RTAS version of Virus Control for Digidesign Pro Tools M-Powered, LE, and TDM users, enhancements for Imageline FL... Read more »

MOTU MachFive 2 Has Arrived!

Remember when you were a kid and couldn't wait for the holidays because maybe, just maybe, Santa would actually bring you exactly what you'd been wishing for? Well, it's not December, but plenty of musicians have... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

Mark of the Unicorn has released version 2.0 of their MachFive virtual instrument. New in this version is universal compatibility across all plug-in formats for Mac OS X and Windows plus standalone mode. Other... Read more »

Attention GURU Users!

There's a new free update available for all registered GURU users that has been dubbed version 1.1.280. New features include: Sample-accurate Gate, Shot and Trig modes, enabling some very neat tricks with rapid-fire... Read more »