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Shure MOTIV Microphones Buying Guide

How to Choose the Best Mic for Your Needs Shure's MOTIV digital microphones and mobile-ready recording devices offer artists, video content creators, and podcasters an array of useful hardware for capturing quality... Read more »

One Interface to Rule Them All, or Multiple Interfaces?

Q: Can I get by with one interface for both my studio and my iPad? A: These days, a lot of interfaces are boasting both iOS and desktop OS support (and Android interfaces are beginning to enter the market, too). If... Read more »

MOTU Debuts Stage-B16

MOTU has unveiled the all-new Stage-B16, a 16-input stage box/rackmount mixer/audio interface with onboard DSP, Wi-Fi control, and studio-quality analog audio performance at up to 192kHz with a stunning 123dB DR... Read more »

Labor Day Sale!

Sweetwater's massive Labor Day Sale is going on right now! You could save up to 75% on special buys, discounts, and closeout items. Check it out!

Mixing with the Pros Workshop Series

Want to learn to mix like a pro? Then don't miss a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sit behind the glass with some of the most sought-after recording engineers in the world, the Mixing with the Pros Workshop... Read more »

How To Audition For a Band

Auditioning for a band is a chance to seize an opportunity quickly and decisively. If a band is holding auditions, that means there's a position to fill and probably soon. If it's someone you want to work with... Read more »

The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time

Garth edges out Elvis...Barbra inches past AC/DC...Springsteen and Madonna are neck and neck...Digital Music News has published their list of "The 250 Best-selling Musicians of All Time" — and it's a... Read more »

Roland SoundCanvas App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PL3GcsWl8fM Mitch takes a look at the Roland SoundCanvas app on his iPad. The original SoundCanvas module was a breakthrough for MIDI composers, allowing multi-timbral operation and... Read more »

Audio-Technica Releases AT2020USBi

Audio-Technica has released their brand-new super-versatile, high-resolution AT2020USBi microphone. Featuring both Lightning and USB outputs, and with a build-in 24-bit/96kHz analog-to-digital converter, the new... Read more »

Careers at Sweetwater with The Tone King

During his visit to Sweetwater, The Tone King visited with Sweetwater's Talent Acquisition Specialist, Jordan Applegate, for a discussion on careers at Sweetwater... Read more »

Explore Sweetwater’s Digital Warehouse with The Tone King

One of the most exciting features in our brand-new Music Store is our proprietary "Digital Warehouse" — a system that allows customers in our Store to explore our massive onsite inventory, and bring any... Read more »

The Tone King Interviews Sweetwater’s Mitch Gallagher

During his visit to the Sweetwater campus (learn more about his visit here), The Tone King interviewed our own Editorial Director, Mitch Gallagher, resulting in a wide-ranging conversation about gear, Sweetwater... Read more »

Tour Sweetwater with The Tone King!

Sweetwater was recently lucky enough to have one of guitardom's leading bloggers and Youtube mavens, The Tone King, make the journey out to Fort Wayne for a personal visit. TTK is well known as a leading reviewer of... Read more »

PreSonus Notion App Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSTiJ2kNwMc Mitch Gallagher presents the Notion notation app by PreSonus. You get practically all of the functionality of the desktop software version, including a wide range of... Read more »

What is the Difference between Echo and Delay?

Many engineers and musicians use the two terms interchangeably. But if you want to get tweaky about it, echo effects are a subset of delay effects, but delay effects can be much more than just echo. A basic... Read more »

What is “Circuit Bending?”

Literally, bending a circuit in some way to change what it does. This refers to the adventurous and tech-savvy arming themselves with electrical engineering knowledge, the proper tools and parts, and opening up... Read more »

Couldn’t Attend GearFest 2015? You’re in Luck!

GearFest, Sweetwater's massive annual 2-day celebration of music and gear, continues to grow every year, and 2015 was no exception! GearFest 2015, which took place in early June, broke virtually every previous... Read more »

PreSonus Updates Studio One 3 to v3.0.2

PreSonus has been busy; not only have they released a new free version of Studio One 3 called Studio One 3 Prime, but they have updated Studio One 3 to version 3.0.2. The free update introduces new functionality and... Read more »

Disc Makers Releases Free Music Promotion Guide Bundle

Disc Makers has released a new free bundle featuring three of their acclaimed musician's guides: Getting Radio Airplay, Touring as an Indie, and 10 Effective Strategies to Get Your Music Noticed. These guides are... Read more »

PreSonus Notion for iOS adds iPhone Support

The latest update to PreSonus Notion for iOS adds support for the iPhone, as well as iCloud support, allowing for seamless document integration between iDevices and desktop computers running PreSonus Notion 5 and... Read more »

Audiobus Development Team releases Audiobus Remote

If you have an iOS audio or MIDI interface that came with an iOS app, odds are that it can use Audiobus to send the audio from that app into another app running on the same iOS device. Now the Audiobus development... Read more »

IK Multimedia iRig Mic Studio Review by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=73COpGB_LwI Mitch Gallagher gives an overview of the IK Multimedia iRig Mic with the help of guitarist Don Carr. It'sa n ultra-compact mic that can be used with iPhone, iPad, iPod... Read more »

Can I use my Novation LaunchKey or LaunchPad with iOS?

The Novation Launchkey 25, Launchkey 49, Launchkey 61, and Launchpad (MK2) are all class-compliant and USB powered. This means that yes, they are iOS compatible. However, they must be USB powered from a Mac, PC, or... Read more »

Should I Use Graphic or Parametric EQ?

A graphic EQ is designed to cut or boost level on equally spaced frequencies, such as 1/3-octave or octave spacing, with a preset bandwidth value. Parametric EQ, on the other hand, gives you fewer EQ bands, but with... Read more »