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Custom Westone In-ear Monitors

When you need to hear yourself, nothing works better than custom-molded in-ear monitors. And no one does custom in-ears better than Westone, who has been leading the industry for more than 50 years! Now Sweetwater... Read more »

Vintage Recording Studio for Your Kids

Have a daughter who wants to be a pop star? Need the perfect gift for your little aspiring recording engineer? Want to have a load of fun? Look no further than Melody's Recording Studio from American Girl. Based on... Read more »

Steinberg Unveils Dorico

They've been teasing it for some time, and now Steinberg's innovative, next-generation music notation/scoring program is here! Dorico offers many unique and exciting features and functions for musicians, arrangers... Read more »

What is the Difference Between Speaker and Guitar Cables?

There's a reason you shouldn't use guitar cables to connect an amplifier to a speaker cabinet, or speaker cables to connect a guitar to an amp. Speaker and guitar cables are not the same. Guitar cables are meant to... Read more »

What Can’t You Fix in the Mix?

We've all heard the saying "We'll fix it in the mix" — the idea being that if a performance is a winner, but with a few fixable flaws, it's best to keep that performance and address the few weak spots later in the... Read more »

Hands On: Gruv Gear Club Bag, Sliiv, and Bento Boxes

We all take gear on the go. Whether you're simply carrying your laptop around, putting together a mobile studio, taking gear to a gig, jam, or session, or traveling around the world, you want your gear to arrive... Read more »

Bob Dylan Wins Nobel Prize

In a move that has musicians and music lovers thrilled — but some writers and poets bristling — the Nobel Committee dramatically redefined boundaries between "high art" and commercial creative forms when... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

Our friends at Disc Makers have published yet another free guide! This one is aimed to help musicians looking to book shows, whether one-offs or full tours. The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging — Strategies for... Read more »

Fodera Emperor II 5 Select Limited Run Spalted Maple Bass Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kJJYxooA7t0 Jason DeSalvo from Fodera presents the Emperor II 5 Select Limited Run Spalted Maple electric bass, with help from world-famous bassist Matthew Garrison. It's easy to... Read more »

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 »