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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 »

Ableton Releases Live 9.7 With New Features for Live 9 and Push Hardware

Ableton has released their eagerly awaited update to Live 9 and Push 2. Live 9.7 offers new Simpler Slicing modes (Beat, Region, Manual). As a consequence of the new Simpler features, Live Sets created with this... 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 »

Arturia Announces DrumBrute

If you're looking for powerhouse analog drums for your beats and songs, look no further than DrumBrute, the new 100% analog drum machine from Arturia. Loaded with features and killer sounds, DrumBrute adds the... 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 »

Sonoma Wire Works Updates DrumCore to v4.0.12

Sonoma Wire Works has released an update to DrumCore 4: DrumCore version 4.0.12 fixes the most common issues reported by users with version 4. In addition, a "Show Owned" button has been added to the DrumCore 4... Read more »

Gruv Gear Club Bag Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLaoqal3zIg Jeff Harington from Gruv Gear presents their Club Bag. The Club Bag provides first-class accommodations for all your tech and travel gear. Its innovative ScanFly laptop... Read more »

Joe Wolfe Interview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AQEk2ScU0eI Mitch Gallagher is joined by producer/writer/programmer Joe Wolfe at Roland's 909 Day at Six01 Studios in Burbank, CA. After the videos, see more videos of Sweetwater at... 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 »

Breaking News: Native Instrument Hardware & macOS Sierra

Native Instruments has released the following statement regarding their hardware and macOS 10.12 Sierra: After intensive testing and close collaboration with Apple, we're happy to report full compatibility and... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases MASCHINE 2.4.7 Update

Native Instruments has updated MASCHINE to version 2.4.7. In addition to bug fixes, the new version features: Sampler: New slicer layout, "Mono" apply option, non-blocking sample analysis, snap-to-nearest transient... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Korg Volca Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kr3luUZ45Q0 Daniel Fisher speaks with Nick Kwas of Korg who demonstrates the new Korg Volca Kick along with the Volca Beats, Volca FM, Volca Bass, Volca Keys, and the Volca Sample... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Knobcon 2016 Overview

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tg7TRp9UmJg Mitch interviews Daniel Fisher, Sweetwater's synthesis guru, on his return from Knobcon 2016, in Schaumburg, IL. They discuss the Knobcon 2016 events, clinics... Read more »

Knobcon 2016: Roland Boutique Series Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c_q-cCKYyk0 Daniel Fisher, at Knobcon 2016, speaks with Peter Brown of Roland who demonstrates the new additions to their Boutique line, including the Roland TB-03 Bass Line... Read more »

Polyverse I Wish Plug-in Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHJoB7COZe8 Ray Williams from Music Marketing presents the Polyverse I Wish plug-in, which was designed based on Infected Mushroom's unique vocal processing techniques. It's a pitch... Read more »

Propellerhead Releases Reason 9.1 Update

Propellerhead has released a free update — version 9.1 — to Reason featuring the addition of Ableton Link support. Ableton Link, introduced in November 2015, allows apps on different devices to play in... Read more »

Roland Boutique TB-03 and TR-09 Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uc0UMntd8u0 Scott Tibbs from Roland presents the TB-03 Bass Line Synth, the TR-09 Rhythm Composer, and the VP-03 Vocoder. The Roland Boutique series manages to be both cutting edge... 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 »

Roland TR-09 Rhythm Composer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qn9GqVBTNRA Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product specialist Peter Brown to demonstrate the TR-09 Rhythm Composer. The original Roland... Read more »

Roland TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-5iLzs23poU Mitch Gallagher visits Six01 Studios for Roland's 909 Day, and is joined by product specialist Peter Brown to demonstrate the TB-03 Bass Line Synthesizer. Powered by... Read more »

Native Instruments Releases KONTAKT 5.6

Native Instruments has released a free update to their flagship sampling application, KONTAKT. KONTAKT version 5.6 offers users an updated interface, improved stability, and bug fixes. In addition, it offers... 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 »