New in Stock at Sweetwater
- Avantone Active MixCubes – Here’s great news: Now, after completing a mix, everyone won’t have to jam into someone’s car to have a “real world listen.” These mini reference monitors give you the ability to hear what your mixes will sound like on bass-challenged systems such as computers, televisions, car stereos, and iPod docking stations. These full-range, active versions of the MixCubes are 6-1/2″ tall, sport their own 40-watt built-in amplifier, and each contains a 5-1/4″ full-range speaker that provides excellent sound reproduction for great reference mixing. The cabinets are shielded, so you can even place them next to computer monitors. The MixCubes have always been an excellent (and stylish!) set of B speakers designed to tell you the truth about where your vocals, guitars, and bass truly sit in the mix. Now with the active version, MixCubes are even more convenient!
- Arturia Analog Factory Experience – Arturia offers a straight-forward, innovative, and enjoyable experience based on Analog Factory 2.0, a software instrument with 3,500 legendary synthesizer sounds! Analog Factory Experience also includes a high-quality, dedicated 32-key MIDI keyboard. The user experience is the same as on a traditional hardware synthesizer, except that there are more sounds, better integration within DAWs, and it’s all more affordable. The presets were carefully selected from the Arturia Classic Synths: the Minimoog V, the Prophet V, the ARP 2600V, the Moog Modular V, the CS-80 V, and the Jupiter-8V. The preset manager lets you easily sort through available sounds by instrument, type, or characteristics. Fully compatible with major formats and hosts on Mac OS X and Windows XP or Vista (VST, AU, RTAS).
- Gretsch G5222 Electromatic – The so-called “experts” keep pronouncing the retro movement to be dead. If so, how would you explain the G5222 Electromatic? Wrapped in a blonde skin with a leather strap handle, this baby certainly looks like a tube-powered jewel from the ’50s. The retro-script emblems on the amp further add to the vibe. Sporting five watts, two tubes, and two inputs, this amp is billed as having “tone with soul.” Its low output matched to a heavy-duty 6-inch speaker is perfect for recording as well as small-scale performances and jam sessions. Not only does this compact blonde wonder have tons of spank and sparkle, it’s got a mean growl when you open her up. It’s got the whole vintage Gretsch vibe working for it, too. Bottom line? This amp is small on size but big on mojo. And best of all, it’s a Gretsch, and nothing says classic like Gretsch!