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Updates and Upgrades

Toontrack's newest release of EZdrummer takes it to version 1.1 and introduces new functionalities, as well as providing essential bug fixes for all users and compatibility for the recently announced EZX-s. Version... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

Apple has just released Pro Application Support version 4.0. This 8.3MB software update requires Mac OS X 10.4 or later and improves general user interface reliability for all of Apple's professional applications... Read more »

MOTU Library Locations

MOTU has released some pretty awesome sample libraries, the most recent (and our favorite) being Ethno Instrument. Because of the size of the library (about eight gigabytes), you'll probably want to install it on an... Read more »

MOTU Traveler Review

The blue glossy Traveler box showed up at my door on a cold Alaskan evening in 2005. The warm glow of the gold-covered connections and the banks of I/O stole my heart and then immediately started pleading with me to... Read more »

Vista Launches!

Microsoft chairman Bill Gates officially launched Windows Vista today, along with Office 2007. Many music and audio companies have announced support for Vista, some, such as MOTU (see yesterday's inSync) and... Read more »

Vista-compatible MOTU

MOTU is now shipping both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows Vista-compatible drivers for all their FireWire, PCI, and USB hardware audio and MIDI interface products. Windows Vista-compatible public beta versions of MOTU's... Read more »

Installing MOTU’s Ethno Instrument on a Separate Hard Drive

As with many large sample libraries, you may want to install the actual samples for Ethno on a separate hard drive. However, both the Ethno plug-in and the standalone application get installed on your startup drive... Read more »

MOTU Releases Public Beta Drivers for Windows Vista

As most PC owners know by now, Windows Vista, Microsoft's highly anticipated next-generation operating system, is due to ship worldwide at the end of January, 2007. In advance of Vista's formal release, MOTU is now... Read more »

Updates and Upgrades

Sony Media Software has updated Acid Pro to version 6.0d. This is primarily a maintenance update with no major enhancements, but it's still highly recommended since it fixes a number of bugs and improves DirectX and... Read more »

24 Days Of Giving

There's just something about the holidays that puts us in a giving mood here at Sweetwater! Beginning December 1, we're going to give away a special music or audio gift every day - and we're going to keep doing... Read more »

DP 5.11

MOTU has posted the latest version of Digital Performer: 5.11. This new version - free to registered owners of DP 5.0, 5.01, or 5.1 - includes many enhancements and improvements to the software. But best of all, it... Read more »

MOTU’s New FireWire Interface

The folks at MOTU are shipping the 8pre, a one rack-space Firewire audio interface that turns any laptop or desktop Power Mac, Intel Mac or PC into a 24-bit/96kHz recording studio with eight mic inputs (with phantom... Read more »

How the MOTU UltraLite Does Windows Audio

Q: "I'm having difficulty getting audio from my MOTU Ultralite on my Windows computer. How should the UltraLite's outputs be set? A: The MOTU audio driver, which enables the computer to route audio to the UltraLite... Read more »

MOTU Goes Universal

MOTU has released Universal Binary versions of MX4 (v2.1), Ethno (v1.0.1), and Symphonic Instrument (v1.1.3). Registered users can download these versions from the MOTU site. A Universal Binary version of Digital... Read more »

How to get MOTU DP 5 and Logic Pro to recognize plug-ins

Q: I've just loaded the full version of MOTU's Digital Performer 5 into my Mac, which already had Native Instruments Komplete 3 installed. When I opened an instrument track in DP, I noticed that all of my virtual... Read more »

Digital Performer’s Universal Update

Today is a big news day, particularly with respect to Universal Binary updates. MOTU just announced that the Digital Performer 5.1 Universal Binary Update is now available. The best news is that it's available as a... Read more »

MOTU Digital Performer 5 Review

It's always a big deal when one of the premier DAW manufacturers unleashes a major upgrade on the world. So no surprise there's been big buzz about Digital Performer 5 from MOTU. I (along with hordes of other DP... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Earthworks QTC50 Matched Pair - These mics are ideal for digital recording when using sample rates up to 192kHz, where every nuance of each sound source must be accurately captured. The QTC50s are designed for... Read more »

Ethno Arrives (Along With a Symphonic Instrument Update)

You've seen the ads on the back of many industry publications and now MOTU has not only released its highly anticipated Ethno Instrument v1.0, but also updated its popular Symphonic Instrument to v1.1.2, both of... Read more »

MOTU Updates Digital Performer

Though MOTU has only recently released version 5 of its hugely popular Digital Performer software, the company has already posted a free maintenance upgrade to version 5.0.1 on its Web site. Enhancements include:... Read more »

The State of the Intel Mac

Since the Intel-based Macintosh computers were first announced by Apple back in January, hardware and software manufacturers have been working tirelessly to make all their products compatible with both Intel- and... Read more »

Give AmpliTube 2 a Try for Free

IK Multimedia knows they have a winner in AmpliTube 2 and now they want you to try it out for free and see if you don't agree (hint: you will). See, the company has released a fully functioning demo version of... Read more »

Yes, In Fact, MOTU Does Do Windows

Okay, we couldn't resist that little bit of word play. Seems that there are now 64-bit Windows drivers for MOTU FireWire and UltraFast USB 2 audio interfaces. These drivers will ship with all current products, but... Read more »

Digital Performer 5 Hits The Shelves

For the many thousands of you that use MOTU Digital Performer (and the thousands more who should be using it) please take note: MOTU has just released Digital Performer Version 5, a major upgrade to their flagship... Read more »