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18 Months, Same As Cash!

Our huge "18 months, same as cash financing promotion continues to roll on! Simply use your Sweetwater Musician's All Access Platinum Card to make your purchase! (Monthly payments are required; be sure to read all... Read more »

Komplete Audio Price Drop!

Native Instruments Komplete Audio 6 is now available at an even lower price than before! This USB audio interface offers six channels of input and output — four analog and two digital plus MIDI in and out... Read more »

MIPA 2012

At a ceremony held on March 22, the 13th annual MIPAs (Musikmesse International Press Award) were presented to the industry. For the MIPAs, journalists from more than 100 magazines vote for the best music and pro... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.1 of GUITAR RIG. The new version includes the following: New Demo Mode now works for individual components and without restart Instantiation/plug-in loading time decreased... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 5.0.2 of KONTAKT. The new version includes several enhancements and fixes: Significant Time Machine Pro improvements, including wider ranges for speed and tune and a new "keep... Read more »


Native Instruments has released version 1.7.2 of MASCHINE. The new version is a maintenance update that addresses issues that were reported after the introduction of Maschine MIKRO and KOMPLETE support in version... Read more »

24-day Giveaway!

You could win big — and you have 24 chances to do it! That's right, it's 24-day Holiday Giveaway time here at Sweetwater. Each and every day, from December 1 to December 24, we're giving away an awesome prize... Read more »

A More Portable and Affordable Maschine

Whether you’re making beats live, slicing grooves, or laying down backing tracks to fill out your mix, Maschine is the ultimate all-in-one music creation system. Maschine Mikro gives you the flexibility of this... Read more »

NI Comparisons

We've had a number of questions from customers wondering about the differences and similarities between various Native Instruments bundles, so we thought we'd pass along handy references from the Native Instruments'... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 2.1.1 of TRAKTOR. The new version includes support for multi-core processors, expanded Sample Decks with keylock, effects enable, and headphone cueing for each slot, improved... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 1.7 of MASCHINE. The new version adds seamless integration with KOMPLETE 8 and support for Native Instruments' new NIS sound format.


If you're making beats, programming drums, creating rhythm parts, or using software instruments, then Native Instruments' MASCHINE is probably on your radar — it's an incredibly powerful beat/rhythm production... Read more »

Hands On Review: Native Instruments Maschine

There’s a reason that groove boxes such as the MPC and the SP1200 remain in high demand. They’re the perfect tools for putting together a beat or even constructing an entire song. But wouldn’t it be cool if you... Read more »

Thousands of Sounds to Spark Your Creativity

Native Instruments’ Komplete 8 and Komplete 8 Ultimate have arrived! These two amazing virtual instrument and processor bundles are changing the way people everywhere are writing music. If you’re looking for the... Read more »

Free Scratch Upgrade Kit!

Native Instruments wants you to have a free TRAKTOR KONTROL S4 Scratch upgrade kit! And, all you need to do is to purchase a TRAKTOR KONTROL S4! The Scratch upgrade kit, a $139 value, allows you to connect... Read more »

Kontakt 5

Native Instruments has announced the latest version of KONTAKT, KONTAKT 5. The new version will be available as a separate product and in the KOMPLETE bundle. Native Instruments has once again raised the bar on... Read more »

Guitar Rig 5

Native Instruments has announced Guitar Rig 5, which will be available as a stand-alone product or as part of the KOMPLETE 8 bundle. The new version adds: Two new amplifiers — the "Van51" and the "HotSolo+"... Read more »

KOMPLETE 8 on the Way!

Native Instruments has announced a new world of KOMPLETE, the company's flagship bundle of virtual instruments and effects. There are three versions of KOMPLETE in the family: KOMPLETE 8 ULTIMATE — It's the... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 2.0.3 of Traktor. The update includes full support for TRAKTOR's Sample Decks with TRAKTOR KONTROL X1 controllers, as well as FLAC file support and other performance and... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 2.0.2 of Traktor DJ. The new version includes improved performance and smoother BPM display when scratching with timecode, alternate font selection in Traktor Duo 2, and... Read more »

NI Komplete Audio 6

Native Instruments has released Komplete Audio 6, a package that includes an audio/MIDI interface, Komplete Elements (over 3GB of Native Instruments virtual instruments and effects), Traktor LE 2 DJ software... Read more »

Free Maschine 1.6 Update

Native Instruments has released version 1.6 of Maschine. The new version includes major changes. First of all, Maschine can now host VST or Audio Units plug-ins. There are also numerous other enhancements, such as... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released Absynth version 5.0.3, FM8 version 1.1.1, and Massive version 1.2.1. The new versions all feature Mac OS X 64-bit support under Audio Units, VST, and running standalone. Various other... Read more »

UPdates & UPgrades

Native Instruments has released version 4.1.2 of Guitar Rig. The new version includes Mac OS X 64-bit support for Audio Units, VST, and standalone operation, as well as improved Guitar Rig 3 preset compatibility... Read more »