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UVI Falcon Updated to v1.0.7

UVI has updated their powerhouse hybrid synthesizer, Falcon, to version 1.0.7. The update contains the following fixes and additions: Fix regression with legato multi point envelope introduced in 1.0.4Fix issue with... Read more »

Fresh Tones: Wah at the End of the Pedal Chain

The classic position for a wah pedal is as the first pedal your guitar sees (or second, if you use a vintage fuzz pedal that doesn't deal well with buffers). It's almost considered gospel: the wah becomes part of... 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 »

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 »

Get iZotope DDLY Free — Limited-time Offer

Free never sounded so good! Get iZotope's new DDLY Dynamic Delay Plug-in absolutely FREE from Sweetwater, no strings attached! Limited-time offer good through March 9, 2016. The DDLY is designed to let you create... Read more »

Maurice White Passes

Maurice White, founder, songwriter, producer, and co-lead singer for Earth, Wind & Fire, has passed away. Born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1941, Maurice formed his first band with Booker T Jones as a child. In his... Read more »

Eventide Releases SpaceTime for H9

Eventide has released a new optional algorithm and presets for their H9, H9 Core, and H9 Max stompboxes, SpaceTime. Utilizing the immense DSP capability of the H9, SpaceTime combines two delays with control over... Read more »

Welcome Strymon!

Uncompromising design and a broad range of tonal options. Welcome to the Sweetwater family, Strymon. From the Ola dBucket Chorus to the Big Sky uber-reverb, from the el Capistan dTape Echo to the Flint tremolo and... Read more »

Dix Trips Visits Sweetwater!

Our good friend, the award-winning producer/director, Nigel Dick (music videos for Britney Spears, Nickelback, Breaking Benjamin, Guns N' Roses, Oasis, Def Leppard, Tears For Fears, and hundreds more, as well as... Read more »

Pittsburgh Modular Lifeforms System 201 Modular Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Da_MfGqKeBc Richard Nicol from Pittsburgh Modular presents the Lifeforms System 201 pre-configured modular synthesizer. Easily one of the most playable Eurorack synth rigs to hit the... Read more »

How to Create Pitch Effects Using Filters

Some of the most engaging, energetic synth lines consist of short, pulsing notes that at first listen, sound as if they're changing pitch. But when you listen analytically, you'll hear that, in fact, the fundamental... Read more »

Rose L. Shure Passes

Rose L. Shure, chairman of Shure Inc., passed away on January 25. Shure Inc. was founded by Mrs. Shure's husband, Sidney N. Shure, in 1925, and she had been an integral part of the success of the company for more... Read more »

TEC Award Winners Announced

On January 23rd, at the Winter NAMM trade show in Anaheim California, the winners in the 31st Annual NAMM TEC Awards were announced. Comedian Sinbad hosted the show, which presented awards in 31 technical and... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: Casio MZ-X500 Arranger Keyboard

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3L0a8KRYAg Sweetwater stops by the Casio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out the MZ-X500 arranger keyboard. Get the Casio MZ-X500 here:... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016: M-Audio CTRL 49 Keyboard Controller

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QE9PdP0hVA Sweetwater stops by the M-audio booth at Winter NAMM 2016 to check out their CTRL 49 keyboard controller. See Sweetwater's Winter NAMM 2016 Show Report to check out the... Read more »

Give Your Sequences “Feel” with Groove Extraction

The days of sequenced MIDI parts sounding robotic are over. (Unless you want your MIDI tracks to sound robotic, of course. There's nothing wrong with that!) There are lots of parameters and features in most... Read more »

Sweetwater’s Massive Winter NAMM 2016 Report!

Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) is the biggest trade show of the year for the musical instrument and pro audio industry. Each January, manufacturers, retailers, and the press gather in Anaheim... Read more »

Shift MIDI Notes to Compensate for Slow Synth Attack

Ever had a favorite synth sound, but the attack is just a bit slow? When you use that patch to record, it always sounds like it's playing late compared to the drums, etc. You might be tempted to adjust the attack of... Read more »

Yamaha Montage 8 Keyboard Synthesizer Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo4jpJFMvqQ Blake Angelos from Yamaha presents the Montage 8 keyboard synthesizer workstation. After the video, click the link below for even more info on the Yamaha Montage 8. Learn... Read more »

Specs Only Tell Part of the Story

It's tempting to shop by comparing specifications. After all, better gear always has better specs, right? Specs can be tremendously informative and useful when making gear decisions. But specs aren't everything... Read more »

Winter NAMM 2016 Preview

It's less than a week until the doors open on the most important trade show in the musical instrument and pro audio industry, Winter NAMM! Held in Anaheim, California, Winter NAMM brings together manufacturers... Read more »

Eagles’ Glenn Frey dead at age 67

Eagles vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Glenn Frey passed away today in New York City from complications related to rheumatoid arthritis, acute ulcerative colitis and pneumonia. He had been ill for several weeks... Read more »