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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!

GearFest ’15 Photos

The gear tents are packed with attendees, but there's still plenty to see inside Sweetwater's brand-new retail store too!

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater's Nick D'Virgilio presents "Making Drums Sound Great!" for a packed Performance Theatre.

GearFest ’15 Photos

Sweetwater Founder and President Chuck Surack greets visitors at the main GearFest entrance.

GearFest ’15 Photos

We've opened up the doors for GearFest '15 and thousands of guests are already here! With so many great seminars and workshops inside, lots of gear tents outside, and deals everywhere you look, there's something for... Read more »

Q: What is the Difference Between an “Effect” and a “Processor”?

Many people use the two terms interchangeably. But if we're going to get picky about it, we'd say an "effect" treats your audio, in effect adding its own signal to the existing signal (such as a delay effect that... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

Mitch Gallagher with Glenn Hughes in Sweetwater Studios. Glenn Hughes played bass and vocals in Deep Purple, has worked with Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi and Gary Moore, and was a founding member of Black Country... Read more »

GearFest ’15 Photos

GearFest workshops and seminars on recording, mixing, and getting great tone are always huge hits with attendees.

Akai iMPC Pro Updated to v1.3

iMPC, the iPad virtual MPC from Akai and Retronyms, has been updated to version 1.3. This feature packed upgrade offers: Added a Slice Loop mode to the EditorSliced loops can be used with the padsSupport for sliced... Read more »

GearFest 2015 is Almost Here!

On Friday, June 12 we'll open the doors to Sweetwater's GearFest 2015, and it's our biggest GearFest yet! We have over 10,000 visitors pre-registered, and as always the doors are open to the public so we expect even... Read more »

GearFest Countdown!

The largest pro-audio and music expo in the Midwest is almost here! Sweetwater's 14th annual GearFest happens this weekend, June 12 and 13, and it's open to the public and completely free of charge. You'll enjoy... Read more »