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Wooji Juice Grain Science App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qr2r1Bi29z4 Mitch Gallagher presents the Wooji Juice Grain Science synthesizer app. It's a granular synthesizer app that's perfect for sound design, soundscapes, and ambient music... Read more »

Free Disc Makers Guide: Recording Live Music

Our friends at Disc Makers have released their latest free guide for musicians: Recording Live Music: Expert Advice to Record Your Live Gigs. This downloadable guide will tell you everything you need to know to... Read more »

Musikmesse Is Here!

Musikmesse, the huge annual music and pro audio trade show held in Frankfurt, Germany, is here — and needless to say, there is loads of new gear on display! Be sure to check out our Musikmesse trade show... Read more »

Country Legend Merle Haggard Passes

Merle Haggard, iconic country music singer/songwriter/musician, passed away today. He was 79 years old. Haggard's family was from Checotah, Oklahoma, but had moved to Bakersfield, California. He was born not long... Read more »

Novation Blocs Wave App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE8R83vLPwg Mitch Gallagher presents the Blocs Wave app by Novation, a unique loop-based music production app. You can record your own loops, import them from a library, or use the... Read more »

Sweetwater Joins Industry in Rallying Behind New Audio Format

Sweetwater Sound, the No. 1 online retailer of music instruments and pro audio equipment in the U.S., has announced that they are partnering with major professional audio gear manufacturers and industry-leading... Read more »

BlueTurn and iPad Virtual Keyboard

Q: I recently read your articles on use of the iPad. My question regards the use of bluetooth page turners. Using bluetooth page turners with a music app like ForScore disables the iPad's virtual keyboard, so you... Read more »

Avid Releases Pro Tools 12.5

Avid has released Pro Tools 12.5 and Pro Tools HD 12.5. The big news in this version is the arrival of Avid Cloud Collaboration, which brings to fruition the ongoing addition of new Pro Tools features, such as... Read more »

Dynamic App Design Transcribe+ App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4jgUmAJPm-U Mitch Gallagher presents the Transcribe+ app from Dynamic App Design. It's a great way to transcribe songs from your music library. Simply load your song and Transcribe+... Read more »

Cool Tool: Hand-held Recorder

In these days of computers, smartphones, and tablets, it's easier than ever to plug microphones into an audio interface or mixer, and send all the sources to your DAW of choice. But don't underestimate the value of... Read more »

Live Sound: Don’t Forget the Extension Cord

These days, nearly every musician needs power onstage — even vocalists need power for charging their iPads! Most musicians know that they should bring an extra power strip or two to the gig, just in case the... Read more »

Disc Makers Celebrates 70th with Giveaway

Our friends at Disc Makers are celebrating their 70th anniversary — and you could be a lucky winner! As part of the celebration, Disc Makers presents "Disc Makers Ultimate CD Wallet Bundle Prize Package,"... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig BlueTurn Foot Controller Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Z9AzqalfsY Mitch Gallagher presents the IK Multimedia iRig BlueTurn foot controller. Mobile devices are only as useful onstage as the gear that lets you access them, which makes IK... Read more »

What is a “Snake” and Do I Need One?

"Snake" is a generalized term for many cables all permanently bundled together in a tube or other binding. A snake is useful when you need to route a bunch of cables from one location to another — rather than... Read more »

Keith Emerson Passes

Prog-rock keyboard virtuoso/composer/legend Keith Emerson died Friday at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles. A pioneer in the prog-rock genre, Emerson, as one of the founders of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, combined... Read more »

Arturia iSpark App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMpcNe6HpG4 Mitch Gallagher presents the iSpark drum machine app from Arturia. iSPARK's user interface is designed to emulate Arturia's SPARKle compact rhythm controller, and you can... Read more »

Live Sound Month at Sweetwater!

We're celebrating Live Sound Month at Sweetwater! For over three decades, our passion has been helping performers take the stage with confidence, with PA solutions that cover everything from churches to coffee... Read more »

Audiofile Calc App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2mWL5qbzxC4 Mitch Gallagher presents the Audiofile Calc app in this episode of Sweetwater's iOS Update. This "audio calculator" makes it easy to make common calculations for music... Read more »

8 Ways to Put Your iPad to Work Onstage

The iPad has been a revelation for many users, myself included. I remember when Apple came out with the first iPads. I looked at one and thought, why would I want that - I have a laptop? Fast-forward to today, and I... Read more »

iSPARK and SPARKle for iPad

Arturia has introduced iSPARK, an app for iPad that brings the power of SPARK 2 to the mobile world. Best of all, iSPARK's user interface is designed to emulate Arturia's SPARKle compact rhythm controller, and you... Read more »

Cool Tool: Ansmann Work Light

Shed a little light on the subject! There's nothing worse than trying to set up on a dark stage or fiddling around in the dark inside or behind a rack loaded full of equipment. Sure, many smartphones have a... Read more »

TC-Helicon Voice Rack FX App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z1lXYliB0Q0 Mitch Gallagher presents TC-Helicon's Voice Rack FX app, a vocal effects processor with over 50 types of effects. After the video, click the link below for more on Voice... Read more »

Disc Makers Guide to Marketing for Musicians

Our friends at Disc Makers have published another free guide: The Complete Marketing Process for Musicians: Creating and Executing a Music Marketing Plan. It's no secret that you'll never build a fan base or get... Read more »

President’s Day Sale — Save Up to 72%!

Looking for a great deal? You'll definitely find amazing deals at Sweetwater's 2016 President's Day Sale! You could save up to 72% off of regular prices on select items, now through February 16, 2016. Check out some... Read more »