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Microphone Month 4

iOS News

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 »

Steinberg Cubase iC Pro App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 101

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF9_x7R-aVA Check out Steinberg's Cubase iC Pro and other music-related apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher presents Steinberg's Cubase iC Pro, a... Read more »

Are the only Mobile Devices Capable of Music Creation the iPhone and iPad?

It's true, iOS has a huge head start over Android when it comes to the number of music-creation apps. But with software synthesizers like Caustic 3, and Line 6, Behringer, SoundCraft, PageFlip, AirTurn, and IK... Read more »

Learn to Talk Studio Talk Good

Confused over when you should be shouting out "crest factor" during a session? Looking for the right time to mention "DC coupling" during a dinner party? Anxious to impress by dropping the term "algorithm" at a gig?... Read more »

Best Communities for Music Education

We're all music lovers, so we all understand the importance of music education in our schools. Interested to know if you your town made the cut for the best of the best in music education? The NAMM Foundation, major... Read more »

Use the Cloud to Collaborate Musically

These days, you can get free cloud storage nearly everywhere — from Dropbox, Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, and more. They offer us space for our photographs and music libraries, for our office documents... Read more »

World Record Records

With the revival of interest in vinyl, many of us have begun accumulating records again. But it's no exaggeration to say that none of us will ever approach the collection of Brazilian Zero Freitas. The owner of a... Read more »

Yamaha AG Series Mixers Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 99

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rn2LrVPJHTs Get the Yamaha AG03 and AG06 here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/search.php?s=yamaha+ag0&Go=Search Mitch Gallagher gives an in-depth demonstration of the Yamaha... Read more »

The Home Studio Handbook

Our friends at Disc Makers have released another free guide for musicians: The Home Studio Handbook. If you're interested in home recording (what musician isn't?), then you're going to want to download your free PDF... Read more »

UVI BeatHawk Music Production App Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update, Vol. 98

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oxX95jNcojo Check out UVI BeatHawk and other music apps here: https://www.sweetwater.com/shop/ios/apps.php Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the UVI BeatHawk music production app. After... Read more »

Worship Workshops at Sweetwater Inspire Attendees

Sweetwater played host this week to an amazing lineup of key worship artists and musicians to present a special series of workshops centered around the latest tools and technology for worship. There's been a... Read more »

Mix Tip: Cut the Lows for More Powerful Bass

There's something really exciting about a thumping bass line. That's why so much dance music, dubstep, and even funk is so heavy on the lows. The problem is that when your subs are so sub, they create a booming... Read more »

Timely and Sage Advice

Our friends at Disc Makers recently posted valuable articles to their blog: "The Psychology of Being Great" (and who doesn't want to be great?) featuring best-selling author and sports psychologist Dr. Bob Rotella... Read more »

How to Ratchet Notes in a Step Sequencer

Let's say you've set up your step sequencer to the tempo and the note division that you want. However as your song progresses, you find you want to add trills and note flurries that are shorter than the chosen... Read more »

Gig Bag Essentials

A gig bag can be the most convenient way to carry your instrument. Whether you're going to a friend's house for an impromptu jam, taking your axe on vacation, playing a club gig across town or doing a world tour... Read more »

Moog Theremini Editor Now Available for Mac and PC

Everyone familiar with science-fiction soundtracks or classic rock is familiar with the unique and amazing theremin. Moog has made bringing the theremin to the masses one of their missions, releasing both a whole... Read more »

Novation Launch Control XL Review – Sweetwater’s iOS Update Vol. 97

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0P7BwODwP40 Learn more about the Novation Launch Control XL here: https://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/LaunchContXL Mitch Gallagher demonstrates the Novation Launch Control XL... Read more »