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Essential Looping Tips and Techniques

Loops instantly add another element to your live performance and can be used in so many different ways. From a simple groove to a complex arrangement, loops can be used to augment a full band or to back up a solo... Read more »

Interview: Devin Townsend

At Sweetwater, we try to get to know every one of our customers personally. It turns out, some of them are a pretty big deal in the music industry. They're also some of the coolest people we know. Do you want to... Read more »

Best Effects Pedals for Synths and Keyboards

Effect pedal choices have exploded over the past decade, giving guitarists and bassists a mind-bending selection of both boutique and common brand pedals. Many of these pedals can also be used with keyboards and... Read more »

How to Choose Effect Pedals for Your Synth

Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's mad scientist of sonic aberration, explains how to choose effect pedals to use with synths and demonstrates why he considers these some of the best effects pedals for synthesizers. They... Read more »

Loopers, Delays and Groundhogs

Okay campers, rise and shine, and don't forget your booties, 'cause it's cooooooold out there. It's Groundhog Day, and we're celebrating with a look at the delays and loopers that'll keep your licks repeating over... Read more »

TC Electronic Corona SCF Chorus and Tri Chorus Pedal Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ixkJYgBdjR0 Don Carr presents the TC Electronic Corona SCF chorus pedal. TC's Stereo Chorus Flanger (SCF) is still one of the most lauded chorus/flange effects out there. That's why... Read more »

TC Electronic Debuts Mimiq Doubler

TC Electronic has unveiled their latest pedal, the Mimiq Doubler. Utilizing a proprietary doubling algorithm, Mimiq Doubler is designed to provide studio-grade doubling for live performance. Whether you want to... Read more »

TC Electronic Sub ‘N’ Up Octave Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j7GsWqFA__c Russell Gray from TC Electronic presents the Sub 'N' Up octave pedal. It has the power to turn your guitar tone into a ringing 12-string, a mammoth synth-style tone, and... Read more »

TC Electronic Wiretap Riff Recorder Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ZJLdk74_Nw Russell Gray from TC Electronic presents the Wiretap riff recorder pedal. This pedal makes it easier than ever to capture a song idea while you're riffing, gigging, or... Read more »

TC Announces Sub ‘n’ Up Octaver

TC Electronic has announced the latest member of their TonePrint family of pedals, the Sub 'n' Up Octaver. The Sub 'n' Up Octaver offers two modes: polyphonic octave shifting or vintage-style mono octave shifting... Read more »

TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xO3iyAxvj8k Sweetwater's Don Carr presents the TC Electronic ND-1 Nova Delay pedal. It offers six different delay types, with two sturdy footswitches to activate the pedal and set... Read more »

TC Electronic Ditto Looper X4 Looper Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np_8evrTJoc Mitch Gallagher presents the Ditto Looper X4 with help from TC Electronic's Tore Mogensen. The Ditto X4 builds on everything that made the original Ditto great by... Read more »

TC Electronic BonaFide Mini Buffer Pedal Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L99fGPX6EoM Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic joins Mitch Gallagher to present the BonaFide Mini Buffer pedal. True Bypass pedals are great. But if you use a lot of them on your board... Read more »

TC Electronic SpectraComp Mini Bass Compressor Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LcqOV0cK5hw Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic joins Mitch Gallagher to present the SpectraComp bass compressor pedal. The pedal is modeled after the popular MD3 engine from TC... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TC Electronic SpectraComp

The TC SpectraComp is a compact multiband compressor specially voiced for the bass guitar. The pedal is modeled after the popular MD3 engine from TC's System 6000 processor, and offers transparent and musical... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TC Electronic BonaFide

True Bypass pedals are great. But if you use a lot of them on your board, you may need a quality analog buffer, like the TC Electronic BonaFide, to get your treble back. The same is true for long runs of cable: if... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: TC Electronic Ditto Looper X4

The original TC Electronic Ditto Looper is one of the most popular and simple looper pedals ever released. It's certainly been a big hit with gigging guitarists here at Sweetwater. The Ditto X4 builds on everything... Read more »

TC Electronic Winter NAMM 2016 Releases Presented by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NShSpm_7ywE Mitch Gallagher sits down with Tore Mogensen from TC Electronic to check out three of their latest products being introduced at the Winter NAMM 2016 music trade show: the... Read more »

TC Electronic HyperGravity Compressor Pedal with TonePrint

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fsbN1u7w7sc Mitch Gallagher and Don Carr present the TC Electronic HyperGravity compressor pedal. The HyperGravity uses a highly advanced multiband dynamics algorithm from TC... Read more »

Portable Electric Guitar Solutions

If you've ever had to decide whether or not to bring your guitar along with you solely due to space, check this out. Here are some ideas for portable guitar rigs that don't sacrifice quality in the name of size. The... Read more »

Pedal Power – Six Vibe Pedals

Although the original was designed to emulate a rotating speaker, the vibe pedal quickly made its own voice in the world of guitar. Jimi Hendrix, Robin Trower, David Gilmour, and countless others have used this... Read more »

TC Electronic BodyRez Acoustic Pickup Enhancer Pedal Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRzBpn_PTTY If you gig out with an acoustic-electric guitar, check out the TC Electronic BodyRez pedal! It's a pickup-enhancement pedal for acoustic-electric guitar that helps... Read more »

TC HyperGravity Compressor Announced

TC Electronic has announced the latest in their TonePrint family of stompboxes, the HyperGravity Compressor. Featuring two onboard algorithms: a highly recognizable "vintage" compressor and the state-of-the-art MD3... Read more »

Pedal Power: Delay Pedals

Delay is one of the most creative, flexible, and powerful effects you can have on your pedalboard. Subtle doubling, slapback, dark ambience, clean repeats, gargantuan swells, or sonic bombast are achievable on most... Read more »