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Latest Yamaha Articles

Free DSR Cover

All purchasers of Yamaha DSR Loudspeakers sold from September 1st, 2011 to September 30th, 2011, are entitled to receive a free padded cover for each individual unit, direct from Yamaha. Retail value from $69 to... Read more »

Hearing a Piano from Half-a-continent away….

In celebration of our greatly expanded retail store, which now features Yamaha acoustic pianos, Disklaviers, and Clavinovas, renowned pianist Mike Garson (David Bowie) performed an incredible Gershwin medley. But... Read more »

Win a Yamaha DTX900K

Don't miss this opportunity to win a fantastic electronic drum kit from Yamaha. One lucky winner will become the proud owner of a Yamaha DTX 900K electronic drum kit, a $7,199 value! This kit features Yamaha's new... Read more »

Musician’s Essential Toolkits, Vol. 2 – Keyboards

Murphy's Law states that anything that can go wrong will go wrong — and probably at the most inconvenient time and place. However, a corollary states that whatever you're prepared for won't go wrong. We don't... Read more »

2011 MIPA Award Winners

Each year, more than 100 magazines from all over the world vote for the best musical instruments and audio equipment in more than 40 categories. The awards are presented at a special ceremony at the huge Musikmesse... Read more »

Rebates Ending 3/31/11

Act now to score rebates on all of these fine items! Purchase a pair of JBL LSR2325P monitors and the LSR2310SP subwoofer from Sweetwater and get the MSC1 monitor system controller FREE, a $375 value! Get a pair of... Read more »

NAMM News: Yamaha DSR118W

The powerful new DSR118W powered PA subwoofer from Yamaha gives you the big, clean low-frequency performance you need. This active loudspeaker's Class D powerplant pumps 800 watts into a high-performance 18"... Read more »

NAMM News: Yamaha DSR115

Yamaha's new DSR115 powered PA speaker gives you big, clean, and clear sound. Its Class-D powerplant puts out a hefty 1,300 total watts — plenty of horsepower for all kinds of venues. Onboard DSP protects the... Read more »

Rebates Galore, Pt. I

Manufacturer: Bock Audio Rebate: Get $300 cash back! Effective Dates: 07/01/10 through 08/31/10 The Deal: Purchase a Bock Audio 151 from Sweetwater between July 1, 2010 and August 31, 2010 and get $300 cash back via... Read more »

Price Drops Galore!

A bunch of products have dropped in price recently — always a beautiful thing! Yamaha MSR series speakers — prices dropped $80-$100, depending on model Korg Radias synth module — $300 price drop... Read more »

MIPA Madness

Each year, more than 100 music industry magazines from around the world converge on Frankfurt, Germany, to cover the annual Musikmesse tradeshow. While they're there, they get busy and vote on the MIPA (Musikmesse... Read more »

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Review

Simplicity and flexibility without compromise. This MOTIF-RACK XS comes loaded with plenty of presets and is absolutely ready to rock out of the box. The quick category search feature is absolutely genius! You can... Read more »

Win a Yamaha CP1!

How would you like to win a brand-new Yamaha CP1? Here's your chance! Loaded with stunning sounds and great-feeling wooden-key action, the CP1 is an amazing instrument fit for professionals at the highest level of... Read more »

Five More From NAMM!

A Designs HM2 Compressor "The Nail" — Designed to pair perfectly with HM2 Equalizer "The Hammer," the latest member of the HM2 family, "The Nail" is a dual mono compressor that can be stereo-linked. A mix... Read more »

Yamaha MO6 Review

The MO6 is a full scale workstation with the versatility to be used as a stand-alone sequencer, live keyboard, or an addition to a computer based system. The first thing that caught my attention when I opened the... Read more »

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Review

The emergence of the "refined" keyboard workstation in the late 1990s opened up a whole new set of doors for musicians everywhere. Not only was the sound quality impeccable, but the multi-voicing and sequencing... Read more »

Musikmesse: And the Winner Is

The annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) are held at the Musikmesse Trade Fair each year; the winners in these awards are decided by journalists at more than 100 international magazines. This year's... Read more »

New Motif Editors

Motif XS Editor VST v1.2 (for the Motif XS6, Motif XS7, and Motif XS8) and Motive-Rack XS Editor VST v1.2 (for the Motif-Rack XS) are available from Yamaha for Mac OS X and Windows (32- and 64-bit). The editors work... Read more »

More Motif

When you buy a MOTIF XS keyboard from a regular music retailer, you get a great keyboard in a pretty nice cardboard box. But, when you invest in a Yamaha MOTIF XS (including the MOTIF XS6, MOTIF XS7, and MOTIF XS8)... Read more »

One-stop Site for All Yamaha Electronic Instruments

Have you ever entered your new synth's name into the standard internet search engines, looking for specific information, only to have to wade through dozens of sites that aren't relevant at all? For owners of almost... Read more »

Enter Sweetwater’s 24-Day Holiday Giveaway!

By popular demand, Sweetwater's 24-day Holiday Giveaway is back and it's better than ever! Every day from December 1 to December 24, we're going to give away a special gift of some of the most popular audio and... Read more »

IK Multimedia Announces “The Million Installation Celebration”

IK Multimedia announced that they've now surpassed 1,000,000 total software installations worldwide, with their wide range of plug-ins and software applications for music production. As a thank you to loyal users... Read more »

Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS Review

I've always appreciated the workmanship that Yamaha puts into their pro audio gear, and the Yamaha MOTIF-RACK XS is no exception... and all in one rackspace. Incredible. It comes fully loaded from the factory with... Read more »

New in Stock at Sweetwater

Yamaha Tyros3 - Yamaha's flagship arranger keyboard is here and it's brimming with incredibly realistic sounds, robust recording features, premium Auto Accompaniment styles, and performance-enhancing pads and... Read more »