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Recording News

Overloud Updates TH3 to v3.2.0

Overloud has released an update to TH3, their amp-simulation software. Version 3.2.0, in addition to bug fixes, includes the following features, based on user requests: A new Chain Overview panel, to make navigation... 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 »

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 »

Arturia Updates V Collection 5

Arturia has released the first software update to their award-winning V Collection 5. This update is mostly a bugfix and subtle enhancement update, however Arturia notes that they have addressed issues and requests... Read more »

Reason 9 Arrives!

Today marked the official release of Propellerhead Software's Reason 9, the latest version of their music production software. Reason 9 expands on the powerful Reason platform with new devices, new tools, workflow... Read more »

Brian Vibberts Interview at Sweetwater GearFest 2016

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wd5znSyyC0U Mitch Gallagher interviews audio engineer Brian Vibberts. He was visiting Sweetwater for GearFest 2016 on behalf of Antelope Audio. After the video, learn more about... Read more »

JoeCo Hard Disk Recorder Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g1tA6KfOKA4 Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing presents two hard disk recorders from JoeCo, the BlackBox BBR1-B and the Blackbox BBR-DANTE. They deliver high-quality recording... Read more »

Switchcraft Studio Patch 1625 Small Format Patchbay Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-rsA9cYKKU Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a brief overview of the Switchcraft Studio Patch 1625 small-format patchbay. A single 1625 gives you eight pairs of TT patch points... Read more »

Switchcraft SC702CT Direct Box Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dw0lSvhUUeE Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a quick overview of the Switchcraft SC702CT passive stereo direct box. It takes the unbalanced stereo outputs of consumer gear like... Read more »

Sennheiser HD 25 Headphones Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ljp0CRmrB5c Jeff Mac from Techrep Marketing gives a quick overview of Sennheiser's HD 25 headphones. With excellent SPL handling, these headphones are ideal for broadcasters, live... Read more »

PreSonus StudioLive AR12 Mixer Overview by Sweetwater

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omi0F9P2smg Wesley Smith from PreSonus presents the StudioLive AR12 USB mixer. It makes it easy to capture multitrack 24-bit/96kHz audio as you mix. You can send all channels to... Read more »

Breaking News: Native Instruments Releases MASCHINE v2.4.6 Hotfix

Native Instruments has released the following statement: "The MASCHINE 2.4.5 update uploaded to Service Center on Tuesday contains a critical issue that affects certain third-party plug-ins. A new version, 2.4.6... Read more »

New Products Announced at GearFest 2016

The 15th annual GearFest saw the announcement of many great new products — attendees at the show were the first in the world to see and get their hands on these new releases! From Arturia to sE Electronics to... Read more »

Make Music Day 2016

Join in a world-wide celebration of music on June 21! First launched in France in 1982, Make Music Day has grown into an international festival, with events in more than 700 cities in 120 countries! Anyone and... Read more »

What Does the Tube in a Tube Mic Do?

Capacitor (condenser) mics generally reproduce a signal with low levels that need internal pre-amplification so that the mic can output a strong enough signal to survive the trip through a cable and into a... Read more »

Double Tracking by Signal Splitting

Double tracking is a tried-and-true method to make a single part sound bigger. Double tracked parts need to be fairly close in time with each other so that they don't make the part sound sloppy. Yet it's generally... Read more »

New Gear at GearFest: iConnectivity mio

Our friends at iConnectivity are unveiling four new products at GearFest 2016 — the mio family of MIDI interfaces for Mac and Windows PC! These new MIDI interfaces connect via USB and provide a simple... Read more »

GearFest Exclusive: the World’s First Commercially Available Synthesizer

Here's a hot tip on an amazing must-see at GearFest here at Sweetwater this weekend: see and hear a beautifully restored 1941 Hammond Novachord — widely considered the precursor to the modern synthesizer... Read more »

Can I connect S16 or SD16 to the XR18?

Q: Can the Behringer S16 I/O Box and Behringer SD16 digital snake connect to the Behringer XR18 mixer? A:No, they cannot. The XR-series mixers do not support additional inputs over Ethernet, which is how the S16 and... Read more »

Can I Control the Behringer XR18 from the X32?

Q: Can the Behringer X32 digital mixer control the Behringer XR18 digital rackmount mixer? A: The XR18 does not have AES50 network ports, therefore the X32 cannot control the XR18. Also the internal X32 software is... Read more »

How Can I Tell When Unison is Active on My Apollo?

The Unison technology in Universal Audio's Apollo audio interfaces physically reconfigures the input circuit of the Apollo's preamp and provides the exact impedance, tone, and feel of legendary preamps from Neve... Read more »

5 Great Reasons to Attend GearFest 2016!

GearFest 2016 — our 15th annual FREE celebration of music and gear — takes place next Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, 2016, right here on the Sweetwater campus in Fort Wayne, IN! Here are five great... Read more »

Keith McMillen Instruments Introduces iOS Support for K-MIX

Keith McMillen Instruments continues to expand the capabilities of their recently released K-MIX 8-input, 10-output audio interface and programmable mixer by introducing iOS support in the latest firmware update... Read more »

GearFest App Now Available

The countdown is on: GearFest 2016 is just around the corner! This year's event is going to be the biggest and best ever. With so much to see and do, you're going to want to plan out your schedule — and now we've... Read more »