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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 »

Lynx Releases Hilo Control App for iPad

Lynx has released the Hilo Remote for iPad app, which allows setting up custom mixes and remote volume changes as well as metering for Lynx Hilo with firmware version 6 or higher. The app can communicate using... Read more »

Yet Another Reason to Come to GearFest!

We're proud to announce the opening of our brand-new, super-amazing retail store here at Sweetwater! You have to see this space to believe it. There are separate rooms for electric guitar, bass, and acoustic guitar... Read more »

Android Users, Start Your Guitar Engines!

If you're an Android user who has been gazing longingly at all the guitar interfaces that are available for that other platform, then rejoice, your wait is over! IK Multimedia has unveiled the iRig UA, a new guitar... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig PADS Demo by Sweetwater Sound

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CefbYYdHq8 Get the iRig PADS controller here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/iRigPads Derrick Floyd from IK Multimedia presents the iRig PADS USB/MIDI controller. This... Read more »

GearFest 2015 is Almost Here!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4QKHOw179sY Join thousands of gear fanatics from all over the country at Sweetwater in Fort Wayne, Indiana for GearFest! Two days of gear, deals, workshops, performances, giveaways... Read more »

Start GearFest with an Amplified Workshop!

GearFest 2015 is coming! Just a couple of weeks away...and since you're going to be coming to Fort Wayne, why not come in a day early and check out one of the Pre-GearFest AMPLIFIED WOrkshops? This year, by popular... Read more »

Korg Releases M1 as iPad App

The Korg M1 is arguably the synthesizer that began the "keyboard workstation" craze back in 1988. They have kept the M1 alive as a software instrument, which currently comes included with the KORG MicroKEY 25. And... Read more »

Free Guide to Making a Great Master

The latest free guide from our friends at Disc Makers — Making a Great Master — is packed full of tips and advice for musicians, engineers, and producers on workstations, master preparation, post... Read more »

More Mic Month Madness!

It's no secret that May is Mic Month at Sweetwater, which means that you could save up to 83% on the microphones you've been dying to add to your studio locker! Sweetwater's 11th Annual Mic Month is the only place... Read more »

Save Up to 83%

May is Mic Month at Sweetwater, which means that you could save up to 83% on the microphones you've been dying to add to your studio locker! Sweetwater's 11th Annual Mic Month is the only place you'll find... Read more »

Mic Month Continues!

Sweetwater's 11th Annual Mic Month runs the entire month of May — and this year, it's bigger and better than ever! We're featuring mics from AKG, Shure, Manley, Blue, Audio-Technica, Royer, Audix... Read more »

IK Multimedia UltraTuner Supports Apple Watch

Purchasers of IK Multimedia's UltraTune iOS app can pair the tuner with the Apple Watch via the Watchkit extension app. This will allow you to see note data via UltraTuner's "Stage" mode. With Apple Watch, you can... Read more »

Kawai Touch Notation App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 104

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7ctpQGZkQi4 Get this and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher presents the Kawai Touch Notation app on his iPad. After the... Read more »

May is Mic Month!

The Original! The Biggest! The Best! Others may try to copy us, but there's only one true Mic Month, and it's at Sweetwater! The 11th Annual Sweetwater Mic Month runs from May 1 through May 31 — and we've got... Read more »

Cool Tool: Gaffer Tape Mastery!

Gaffer tape is one of the essentials of life for musicians and live sound and recording engineers. But taping down cables is a drag — who wants to crawl around the floor in who-knows-what debris and sticky... Read more »

IK Multimedia Amplitube UA Supports Android devices

IK Multimedia, makers of the iRig UA hardware interface for Android devices, originally released Amplitube UA for a select number of Samsung devices. Now AmpliTube UA is compatible with any Android devices running... Read more »

Pre-GearFest Amplified Workshops

GearFest 2015 is coming! Less than six weeks away...and since you're going to be coming to Fort Wayne, why not come in a day early and check out one of the Pre-GearFest AMPLIFIED WOrkshops? This year, by popular... Read more »

Neyrinck V-Control Free DAW Control App – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 103

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxgqEZLEM-A Get Neyrinck V-Control Free and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Neyrinck V-Control Free DAW... Read more »

Musikmesse 2015

Today one of the largest music/pro audio trade shows in the world opened its doors: Musikmesse! Held in Frankfurt, Germany, Musikmesse features mile after mile of aisles packed with pro audio, music, lighting... Read more »

What is the Difference between a Balanced vs Unbalanced Audio Signal?

The difference between balanced and unbalanced audio signals has to do with the design of the audio circuit. A balanced audio circuit, like the XLR inputs on a pro audio rack processor, has both positive (+) and... Read more »

iDisplay App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 102

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ph5WnDNsYcQ Learn more about iDisplay and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher presents the iDisplay app, a handy screen-sharing... Read more »

Create the Perfect Press Kit — with Disc Makers’ Help!

Want your band or project to be a success? Then you've got to get the word out. You'll certainly want to use social media, e-mail your mailing list, hire an airplane for some skywriting, put up flyers around town... Read more »