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January Clearance 2017

Keyboard News

Moog Minimoog Model D Synthesizer Demo

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EthWhoIK43c Sweetwater's resident synth geek, Daniel Fisher, takes you on an exhaustive sonic run through of every parameter of Moog's Minimoog Model D Synthesizer reissue. Those of... Read more »

Push/Pull MIDI Drums for Added Feel

It's never been easier to program drum parts. Nearly every DAW will let you draw a part directly on a musical grid or you can use tracks generated by an awesome instrument such as Toontrack EZdrummer 2. Just... Read more »

Welcome Aston Microphones

We're pleased to welcome Aston Microphones to the Sweetwater family! Created using British engineering and unique processes, Aston mics are instantly recognizable. From the drawing board through fabrication to final... Read more »

Hammond SK Series Organs Sweetwater Exclusive Free Bonus Thumb Drive

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmAcFooGmQU Sweetwater's Director of Production Optimization, Daniel Fisher, demonstrates our Sweetwater-exclusive thumb drive for the Hammond Sk-Series Combo Organs. It's filled with... Read more »

How to Convert Arturia V4 Presets to V5

Arturia has released a Preset Updater for updating presets made for their V Collection 4 software instruments to be compatible with V Collection 5 instruments. Simply download the preset updater app, click to start... Read more »

Two New from Waves

Waves has debuted two new plug-ins — an amazing processor called "Infected Mushroom Pusher" and a new instrument called "Electric 88." Designed to provide the power, intensity, and punch found in the tracks... Read more »

Yamaha Updates MONTAGE Firmware to v1.11

Yamaha has released the version 1.11 update to the operating system of their MONTAGE line of keyboard workstation synthesizers. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the following new features are available in the... Read more »

Yamaha Reface Ecosystem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEe7aoSw3wM Mitch Gallagher sits down with Blake Angelos from Yamaha to explore the Reface series of keyboards. Blake shows us the Reface Capture app which allows you to quickly save... Read more »

Toontrack Releases EZDrummer v2.1.2

Toontrack has updated EZDrummer to version 2.1.2. In addition to numerous bug fixes, the new update includes: Pasting onto an empty track sets the time signature to that of the pasted loop.Drumkit preset menu... Read more »

How to Record the Output of a Reason 9 Player Device to a Track

One of the new features in Propellerhead Reason 9 is Player devices (such as Note Echo, Scales and Chords, and Dual Arpeggio), which let you alter playback of a MIDI performance in realtime. This means if you record... Read more »

The Indie Artist’s Guide to Gigging

The latest FREE downloadable guide from our friends at Disc Makers is The Indie Artist's Guide to Gigging: Strategies for Booking, Promoting, and Thriving On Stage in Your Home Town and On the Road, a comprehensive... Read more »

How Often Should I Replace My Audio Cables?

Cables don't "wear out" in the same way that some components, such as vacuum tubes, do. In most cases, unless it is damaged or suffers wear from being coiled/uncoiled, stepped on, pulled, twisted, bent, or otherwise... Read more »

Happy 4th of July!

Best wishes from everyone at inSync and Sweetwater for a safe and enjoyable day celebrating the freedom of our nation!

Scotty Moore Dies at 84

One of the founders of rock and roll, genre-defining guitarist, Scotty Moore, best known for his time as Elvis Presley's guitarist and first manager, passed away at his home yesterday. In addition to performing and... Read more »

Avid Releases Sibelius 8.4

Avid has just released Sibelius 8.4. In addition to numerous bug fixes and improvements, this update introduces a new Custom Staff Sizes feature. There are now four staff sizes for you to choose among, defined in... Read more »

Summer NAMM 2016: Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module 6-voice Polyphonic Analog Synthesizer Module

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kh7z7tRBWhs Carson from Dave Smith Instruments presents the OB-6 desktop module. Like the keyboard version, the Dave Smith Instruments OB-6 Module is a 6-voice, all-analog, synth... Read more »

How to Use Both Delay and Reverb During Mixdown

Delay and reverb are classic effects that you'll find yourself using in almost every mix, sometimes on different tracks, but often on the same track. There are no hard and fast rules as to how you must use these... Read more »

Eventide Announces Sculpt for H9

Eventide has released their latest algorithm for the H9 Core, H9, and H9 Max pedals. Sculpt is a multi-band distortion algorithm that gives you a degree of control that would otherwise require three or four pedals... Read more »

Harmony Central’s GearFest X-treme Show Report

Our friends at Harmony Central have posted an awesome report on their experiences at GearFest 2016 here at Sweetwater! The crew from HC arrived with the Harmony Central AirStream trailer in tow and set up a command... Read more »

Hammond XK-5 Organ System Demo at Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGiTnPfSpE Musician Jim Alfredson presents the XK-5 digital organ on behalf of Hammond. Its design draws on original B-3 schematics, capturing that legendary sound, feel - and soul... Read more »

Jim Brickman Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dTeMufQa87k Songwriter/pianist Jim Brickman joins Sweetwater's Don Carr for this interview at GearFest 2016. Brickman's signature piano sound has earned him, two Grammy nods, two... Read more »

Summer NAMM is Here!

The annual Summer NAMM trade show, held in Music City — Nashville, TN — opened its doors today and will run through Saturday, June 25. The Summer NAMM show is always a blast, with new product... Read more »

Hammond XK-5 Organ System Demo by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWGiTnPfSpE Musician Jim Alfredson presents the XK-5 digital organ on behalf of Hammond. Its design draws on original B-3 schematics, capturing that legendary sound, feel - and soul... Read more »

Nektar Adds Reason 9 Support

Nektar has released an update to their line of keyboard controllers that includes both DAW integration with the just-released Propellerhead Reason 9 and mapping for the three new Player devices included in Reason 9... Read more »