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PreSonus StudioLive 32

PreSonus has unveiled the new StudioLive 32, the 3rd generation of its acclaimed StudioLive series of digital mixers. It offers 32 channels with 32 fully recallable XMAX microphone preampifiers and 33... Read more »

Singular Sound BeatBuddy Drum Machine Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hc7FfLYrt2k David Packouz from Singular Sound presents their BeatBuddy drum machine pedal. This compact and innovative drum machine is completely controllable with just a tap of your... Read more »

Fodera Custom Basses Available at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9MKyuHmWB4 Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents their custom-made instruments, with help from professional bassist Matthew Garrison. Jason gives an overview of Fodera Custom, how they... Read more »

Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VE-v_eoiEqA Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents their best-selling bass, the Yin Yang series. The Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series I gives you the superior playability, sonics, and... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig HD 2

IK Multimedia has announced the next generation of their portable iRig HD interface for Mac, PC, and iOS, the iRig HD 2. iRig HD 2 features high-resolution 24-bit/96kHz audio quality, an integrated 1/8-inch... Read more »

Fodera Custom Basses Available at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ni1OXfYSKI Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents their custom-made instruments, with help from professional bassist Matthew Garrison. Jason gives an overview of Fodera Custom, how they... Read more »

Win Gear Used to Make David Crosby’s New Album!

Sweetwater and our friends at pureMix bring you an amazing gear giveaway, with five lucky winners! Sponsored by Avid, Focal, Lauten Audio, Dangerous Music, and Universal Audio, the giveaway is in celebration of the... Read more »

Fodera Monarch 4 Standard Classic Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHPoQzS69Ss Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents the Monarch 4 Standard Classic bass guitar, with help from professional bassist Matthew Garrison. Since 1983, Fodera has been designing... Read more »

IK Multimedia Introduces iRig HD 2

The latest revelation from IK Multimedia is the iRig HD 2 digital guitar interface, successor to the popular iRig HD. Featuring premium 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital conversion, the tiny iRig HD 2 offers a... Read more »

Big Changes for Pro Tools!

At the IBC trade show, Avid announced major changes that will make Pro Tools more affordable, and allow users more flexibility in configuring their systems and integrating third-party interfaces. You can now... Read more »

Matthew Garrison Interviewed by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKh4WYIVEg0 Mitch Gallagher joins jazz bass virtuoso Matthew Garrison for an interview. In addition to being a composer and solo artist, Garrison has worked with artists including... Read more »

Shure Releases the 50th Anniversary Edition SM58

The most popular handheld dynamic mic in the world is celebrating an anniversary! The Shure SM58 dynamic cardioid microphone turned 50 years old earlier this year, and now Shure has released the limited-edition 50th... Read more »

How Many Watts of Bass Amp Do I Need?

Bass amplifiers, even more than guitar amps, have crazy variations in wattage. Just a quick search of Sweetwater.com turns up 20W bass amps, 2,000W bass amps, and everything in between! But do you really need a... Read more »

Got the Backline Blues?

Some performers don't mind playing gigs in which all the acts are expected to share the same backline. Others get twitchy if they can't use their own beloved, trusted gear, and are forced to rely on supplied... Read more »

10 Tips for Making a Great Record

There are lists, tips and suggestions for ways to improve your recordings. This list is for those who don't just want to make a record — they want to make a great record. 1. Develop your artistic vision, and commit... Read more »

Creative Recording: Mic Your Headphones!

Sometimes, getting that narrow-band, old-transistor-radio type tone is just what a song needs. Many EQ and filter plug-ins offer some kind of "telephone" setting, but if you want to have some fun getting that effect... Read more »

Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series II Bass Demo with Victor Wooten

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVeXshwSpUs World-famous bassist Victor Wooten presents the Fodera Yin Yang Standard Series II bass guitar. Crafted with the same materials by the same top luthiers, the Yin Yang... Read more »

Fodera Bass Guitars Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UnNYojazNcY Nick D'Virgilio sits down with Jason DeSalvo from Fodera bass company to talk about their custom bass guitars. When you're a small instrument company like Fodera, you... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Notion 6

The latest version of PreSonus' Notion notation and composition software for Mac and PC is now available. Among the new features in Notion 6 are tighter integration with PreSonus' Studio One DAW, ReWire MIDI... Read more »

How to Use Facebook to Promote Your Shows

CD Baby presents a free downloadable guide that will help you get the most out of Facebook to promote your events. Creating Effective Facebook Events: Fourteen rules to get more people to your shows is for anyone... Read more »

How to Quiet a Noisy Guitar

If you're playing guitar around gear with transformers or other gear that emits an electro-magnetic field (EMF), it can interfere with electric guitar pickups. That interference usually takes the form of the dread... Read more »

How to Get Better Results with a Speaker Emulator

Sometimes when recording, you just can't let your amp blast through a cabinet; you have to record "silently." The mic- and speaker-emulated outputs on some amps can be invaluable in this situation, allowing you to... Read more »

Orange Crush Bass Amplifier Line Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bzyoaaNqMUo Jon Bailey from Orange presents the Crush series of bass amplifiers. Loaded with features from their higher-end OB1 and 4 Stroke amps, Orange infused the Crush Bass series... Read more »

Orange Two Stroke Boost EQ Pedal Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3_hFca2UFU Jon Bailey from Orange squeezes some tone out of the Two Stroke Boost EQ pedal. With up to 12dB of boost available, you can highlight your solos or push a tube amp into... Read more »