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A Milestone for the Sweetwater Minute

Sweetwater Minute Turns 200 This week marks the 200th episode of Mitch Gallagher's Sweetwater Minute video series. In this special 200th session, Sweetwater employees take to the studio. Enjoy the music, and you can... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Marshall Custom Shop Offset Amp and Cabinet

Inspired by the looks of the vintage offset JTM45 amp heads, the Marshall Custom Shop Offset Head and speaker cabinet deliver classic Marshall tones in a room-friendly 1W package. This low-wattage package utilizes... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Marshall MX412 Speaker Cabinets

Let your full-stack dream rig come to life with the affordable Marshall MX412 4 x 12" guitar speaker cabinets. Available in straight and angled versions, the MX412 cabinet is made from extremely-rugged MDF and... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Roland FP-50

Roland built the FP-50 to provide many of the same advantages as the new FP-80 in a more portable and affordable package. This digital piano offers you the exquisite feel of Roland's Ivory Feel-G keybed, the... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Roland FP-80

Roland reinvented their FP digital piano series with the FP-80, a model that's equally well suited for home, church, and live stage use. Chief among its hundreds of excellent sounds is the FP-80's SuperNATURAL piano... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Yamaha MGP Mixers

Yamaha expanded their MGP line of live mixers with the MGP24 and MGP32. These consoles sport all the features of their predecessors, including great-sounding preamps, EQs, and effects, and add new goodies such as... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Yamaha HS Monitors

The second generation of Yamaha's HS studio monitors are designed to deliver the most precise and honest sound possible. No hyped signals, just true reproduction of your sound. Newly developed transducers sport... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Audio-Technica AT2020USB+

Audio-Technica's AT2020USB+ kicks their most popular USB microphone up a notch, by adding a useful set of onboard analog controls. Equipped with a USB output, the AT2020USB+ acts as a plug-and-play recording... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Genelec M Series Monitors

Genelec's innovative M Series monitors blend earth-friendly technology and studio-grade monitoring into an impressive package. From their custom high-efficiency Class D amplifier to the Intelligent Signal Sensing... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Korg Volca Bass

Korg's Volca Bass explodes onto the scene, offering up fat, warm analog bass with a multi-pattern memory. And the low price is incredible, bringing you true analog synth bass and the feel of a vintage groovebox. And... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Korg Volca Keys

Korg's expanding their line of affordable analog synths with the Volca Keys polyphonic synthesizer. It's reminiscent of the venerable PolySix, and promises to be an easy way to add lush, analog leads and pads to... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Softube Console 1

Softube revealed their new Console 1 analog-style virtual mixing console and dedicated hardware controller at this year's Musikmesse. Insert the plug-in software on each channel in your DAW, then use the custom... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Universal Audio Apollo 16

Universal Audio's Apollo 16 combines the plug-in processing power of their UAD-2 QUAD technology with 16 channels of pristine analog I/O and Thunderbolt expansion support. This interface lets you track, mix, and... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Arturia Keylab Series

For DAW-based synth aficionados, there's a lot to be excited about in the Arturia Keylab Series. These 61-, 49-, and 25-key USB MIDI controller keyboards pack a ton of hands-on control, including rotary encoders... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Korg Kross

Korg unleashed their new workstation keyboard, the Kross, which is said to deliver great sounds, along with a mic input, a built-in audio recorder, a 16-track MIDI sequencer, a drum track, an arpeggiator, and an... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece

With the Rupert Neve Designs 5060 Centerpiece 24 x 2 desktop mixer, you can add the legendary sound of the 5088 console to your studio. As a control center for your DAW tracks, the 5060 Centerpiece mixes 24 tracks... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Korg Volca Beats

Nothing beats true analog drum sounds, and that's what the Korg Volca Beats does best. Volca Beats actually sports four analog parts and four PCM parts, and all of them are editable. Play in parts from the ribbon or... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Nord Pad

Nord presented the Nord Pad at Musikmesse '13, the perfect way to control your Nord Drum 2. Six velocity-sensitive pads give you dynamic control over your Nord Drum 2's six synthesized drum sounds. And the Nord Pad... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Nord Drum 2

Create your own synth drums with the Nord Drum 2. It's a percussion synthesizer with resonance modeling, subtractive/FM synthesis, and incredibly dynamic sound. Up to six sounds can be triggered by electronic drum... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Nord Lead 4

Nord announced the Nord Lead 4 keyboard and synth module are on the way, and they take the Nord Lead series to a new level of performance. You get a 2-oscillator design, plus a new Wavetable mode and unique Formant... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Alesis Vortex Wireless

Good news keytarists - the Alesis Vortex Wireless 37-key controller lets you perform with wireless convenience. The ergonomic layout gives you easy access to 37 velocity-sensitive keys and eight drum pads, while... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: SSL G Comp

Solid State Logic unveiled the G Comp, a 500 Series stereo bus compressor designed after the legendary center section unit from the company's G-Series analog consoles of the 1980's. The original unit - heard on... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Sonodyne SM 300

Triple your listening pleasure with the 3-way Sonodyne SM 300 powered studio monitor. Three Class AB amplifiers deliver 150W to the 8" kevlar woofer, 75W to the 4" kevlar midrange, and 75W to the 1" silk dome... Read more »

Musikmesse 13: Sonodyne SLF 312

Extend the low end of your monitors with the Sonodyne SLF 312 subwoofer. Sporting a single 12" speaker, the SLF 312 delivers 300W of solid, clear bass to your studio. a discreet phase control and polarity switch let... Read more »