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January Clearance 2017

FabFilter Unveils Pro-R

FabFilter has announced the latest member of their "Pro" family of products, Pro-R. A high-end algorithmic reverb, Pro-R features "musical" controls (Brightness, Character, Distance, and Stereo Width) for intuitive... Read more »

Toontrack EZdrummer 2 – “Edit Play Style” Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7N6Ibatw3w Don Carr joins Rikk from Toontrack to check out EZdrummer 2. Toontrack EZdrummer 2 builds on a decade of providing musicians, composers, and producers like you with the... Read more »

Taylor T5z Acoustic-electric Guitar Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KVNbbdVcFmU Rich Casciato from Taylor Guitars presents the T5z acoustic-electric guitar. The Taylor T5z Standard allows you to get fully acoustic sounds and fully electric sounds from... Read more »

What Software Ships with Positive Grid BIAS Amps?

The Positive Grid BIAS Head, BIAS Head Preamplifier, BIAS Rack, and BIAS Rack Preamplifier all ship with BIAS Amp Pro software for controlling the BIAS Head, managing presets, and crafting your own tones.

Mastering Made Easy!

Every recording can benefit from a good mastering job. And now, iZotope has made mastering simple, effective, and efficient with the release of Ozone 7 Elements. Ozone 7 Elements distills all the power of Ozone 7... Read more »

A Song for You

On November 13, 2016, the Tulsa Sound grew a little quieter with the passing of Leon Russell. From session musician to sideman to solo star, Leon devoted his life to the music that he loved. Leon Russell was born... Read more »

Thicken Bass With Modulation Effects

In the '80s, nearly every guitar player drenched their sound in copious amounts of chorus and/or octave effects. It created many of the most distinctive songs and tones of the (think "In A Big Country" by Big... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 Guitar Interface Review

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sz-dCDfcjgM Mitch Gallagher presents the IK Multimedia iRig HD 2 guitar interface. The successor to IK Multimedia's popular iRig HD, the iRig HD 2 guitar interface demonstrates all... Read more »

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016: Zildjian Avedis

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXgNOxCUL58 #PASIC 2016: Zildjian Company​ about their Avedis series of cymbals. More at

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016: Zildjian Low Volume Cymbals

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So7a9sZzekU We're here at PASIC​ talking to Zildjian Company​ about their new additions to the Low Volume series of cymbals.

Neil Young’s Less is Most Approach

Neil Young turns 71 today, and it's probably a bigger deal to us than it is to him. You see, Neil isn't into bells and whistles. Fueled by his straight-ahead, honest approach to music, Neil went from humble... Read more »

The Legendary Neumann U 87

The industry-standard large-diaphragm condenser mic In the 1960s, the new transistor was making serious inroads into the tube-driven world of pro audio. In 1967, Neumann's large-diaphragm U 67 tube condenser... Read more »

The Neumann U 87 Quiz

Think you know a lot about the Neumann U 87? Have you used them in the studio for years? Or maybe you've always wished you had a few. Take this quiz and see how much you really know about the venerable Neumann U 87... Read more »

A Loud Silence: Goodbye, Leonard Cohen

On Thursday night, November 10, Leonard Cohen passed away, leaving us a treasure trove of songs that set the standard for depth, passion, and unfathomable talent. For more than 50 years, his rich bass voice... Read more »

Does the Positive Grid BIAS Amp Work with MIDI Controller Pedals?

Yes! All of the BIAS amps (Head and Rack, amp and preamp versions) are fully MIDI compatible. BIAS amps respond to both Preset Change and Continuous Control messages. There is no need to change banks via MIDI... Read more »

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016 – Matt Billingslea

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2fCyAuDHn30 Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio catches up with Taylor Swift drummer, Matt Billingslea.

Sweetwater at PASIC 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Se6cj1G0E We've arrived at PASIC 2016 and can't wait to see some killer drum gear. Stay tuned to our page for more updates from the show floor!

Can Mic Leakage Be A Good Thing?

In audio terms, "leakage" (also known as "bleed") is when one sound you are recording is picked up by a mic intended to record a different source. Most recording tutorials you'll watch or read give you lots of... Read more »

Softube Volume 1

Volume 1 from Softube is a collection of plug-ins very specifically compiled to address the 11 most common situations in music production. The collection includes 16 plug-ins from Softube, a company renowned for the... Read more »

When to Use a Clean Boost Versus a Dirty Boost?

A clean boost pedal is designed to deliver uncolored, "transparent" gain, much like a microphone preamplifier. These are perfect for situations in which you want to hit the front end of your guitar amplifier harder... Read more »

EarthQuaker V2

EarthQuaker Devices has unleashed updated and improved versions of four of their best-selling pedals: Dispatch Master delay and reverb, Speaker Cranker overdrive, Acapulco Gold distortion, and Afterneath reverb. All... Read more »

Interview with Chris Martin from Martin Guitar Co.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hcttsAx-wjM Mitch Gallagher is joined by Chris Martin, Chairman and CEO of C.F. Martin & Co. After the video, check out Martin guitars at Sweetwater here:... Read more »

Can You Use Guitar Pedals with the BIAS Amp?

The Positive Grid BIAS amp sounds great with analog or digital pedals (or both) either in front of the amp, or in the effects loop. This is true for all four versions of the BIAS Amp (powered head, preamp head... Read more »

Mission Engineering Guitar Cab for Kemper Profiling Head

Mission Engineering has introduced a brand-new unpowered 2x12 cabinet designed specifically for users of the Kemper Profiling Head — only available at Sweetwater! The KM-212P is available in green and black to... Read more »