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Microphone Month 4

iOS News

KORG iM1 App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 105

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQQR4XHHbxA Korg's M1 digital synthesizer is back in the iM1 synth app. You get all of the original preset sounds from the original M1, plus sounds from Korg's T1 as well. Additional... Read more »

Yamaha Announces Free TF MonitorMix App

The new MonitorMix iOS app from Yamaha for the TF Series mixers allows individual wireless aux mixing from up to 10 iPhones, iPads, or iPod touches simultaneously. This allows each performer to have convenient... Read more »

IMSTA FESTA Comes to Chicago

The International Music Software Trade Association (IMSTA) is bringing their IMSTA FESTA to Chicago for the first time, on July 25, 2015. The free event, hosted by SAE Institute and co-sponsored by Sweetwater, the... Read more »

Mackie Updates Master Fader to v3.2

Master Fader v3.2, Mackie's free iOS control software, brings powerful new features to DL32R in addition to performance and workflow enhancements for DL1608 and DL806 users. Also available now is My Fader v3.2... Read more »

Now Edit Yamaha AG Series DSP from your Mac

The DSP effects in the Yamaha AG06 and AG03 can now be edited on your Mac thanks to a brand-new editor available from Yamaha. The AG DSP Controller v1.0.1 can be downloaded for free.

Summer NAMM is Here!

Summer NAMM 2015 is in the history books! But that doesn't mean that our coverage is finished. We've got our comprehensive show report online and ready for your perusal. This year's show was loaded with great new... Read more »

Summer NAMM Hits This Weekend

This weekend, July 9-11, Summer NAMM rolls back into Nashville's Music City Center. Summer NAMM, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, is an annual trade show featuring hundreds of manufacturers... Read more »

Hardware vs. Software

Here's an FAQ we see all the time: which is better; software or hardware? This question has raged since software emulations first appeared. And we here at Sweetwater have the final, definitive answer: it depends... Read more »

Podcasting Tip: Try a Lavalier Mic

Podcasting has never been easier. Thanks to carrying a complete computer in your pocket (or a tablet, if you're so inclined) you don't even need to have a computer anymore! And there is a lot of gear that is perfect... Read more »

PreSonus Releases Studio One Remote

PreSonus has unveiled a new app that allows remote control over Studio One 3 Professional using an iPad 2 or newer, including iPad Mini. Key features of Studio One Remote include: Control Studio One running on a... Read more »

How Many Features Do I Need?

Q: I'm looking at picking up some new gear, but I can't decide which features I need for the stuff I want — should I get something with tons of control or something simple? There are benefits to both simple... Read more »

How to Market Your Music

You know you have the talent to be a huge success in the music biz, but to "make it" takes more than musical talent — you also need to market yourself. To help you out, our friends at Disc Makers have released... Read more »

Sennheiser ClipMic Digital Lav Mic/Converter Combo Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bUfZGpLNRks Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing presents the Sennheiser ClipMic Digital, a lavalier microphone with a built-in digital converter designed by Apogee. It's a simple way to... Read more »

Slate Digital Introduces Slate Remote for Batch Commander and Raven

Slate Digital's Batch Commander lets you create macros and single-button automated actions for use with Logic, Pro Tools, and the Slate Media Technology Raven Control Surface. With the introduction of Slate Remote... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photo Wrap-up

Enjoy some more photos from GearFest 2015 - we had a blast, and we know attendees did too! We're already working on even more for GearFest 2016, we hope you can make it.

Positive Grid Brings Amp Match Feature to iOS Apps

Positive Grid, makers of BIAS Desktop Pro and BIAS Desktop, have made headlines by bringing amp-matching technology to a DAW plug-in and their proprietary ToneCloud. Now they have updated their two iOS apps, JamUp... Read more »

Waldorf Brings Nave to Mac/PC, Attack to iOS

Waldorf has announced that their popular Nave synthesizer, currently available for iPad, is now Mac and PC compatible, and also announces that Attack is now available through the App store for iPad. The... Read more »

GearFest 2015 Breaks Attendance Record

GearFest 2015 was a bigger success than ever, breaking every record established by previous GearFest events. Launched in 2002, Sweetwater's free, annual GearFest is the nation's largest end-user-oriented music and... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Every GearFest we're humbled at how many talented individuals come to share their passion for music. Thanks to everyone for making GearFest '15 the best yet!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Roger Linn presents his groundbreaking LinnStrument MIDI performance controller to an eager group of electronic musicians.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Jeff Komar presents "Deep Dive on Avid S6 Control Surface with Pro Tools HDX."

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mark Holcomb with Paul Reed Smith presenting in Sweetwater's Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Fab Dupont presents "Mastering Essentials" in the Sweetwater Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

There's more to see at GearFest than just music gear!