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Sweetwater sale: save big on music gear for drummers, guitarists, producers and DJs in the Sweetwater GearFest sale

Sweetwater sale: save big on music gear for drummers, guitarists, producers and DJs in the Sweetwater GearFest sale
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Sweetwater’s GearFest sale has just kicked off, with money to be saved on a huge range of killer music gear, whether you’re a singer, a guitarist, a drummer, a DJ or a producer.

So, what can you expect from the Sweetwater sale? If you’re a drummer looking to invest in a new electronic drum set, there are great deals to be had on beginner kits from Alesis and Roland, while guitarists can stock up on guitar strings, effects and amps. 

If it’s software you’re after, Sweetwater is offering essential upgrades on brands including PreSonus, Native Instruments and Avid, enabling you to upgrade your DAW or load up on plugins. In fact, these are some of the biggest software savings we’ve seen from Sweetwater in some time.

If you don't fancy shopping around, we’ve scoured the entire Sweetwater sale to save you some time, and we’ve included a few of our highlights below. The sale runs from now through to 30 June.


Sweetwater sale: Guitars

Boss Katana Artist 1x12" 100W Combo | $499.99, save $100
This popular 2-channel combo amp comes loaded with 5 amp voicings, built-in effects, line/headphone output, an effects loop, and USB connectivity.View Deal

Ernie Ball Expression Series Overdrive | $149.99, now $74.99
Save $75 off the normal price of this classy looking, tone-packed overdrive pedal. This is a transparent overdrive that can be controlled via the pedal's foot treadle; pull the pedal all the way to the heel position for a clean tone and push it forward to pile on the gain.View Deal

Washburn Comfort G70SCE Ovangkol | $699.99, now $399.99
This 6-string acoustic electric guitar in natural finish features a stunning spruce top, ovangkol back and sides, mahogany neck, ovangkol fingerboard and Fishman electronics. This would make for an excellent musical compadre, and comes with $200 saving right now.View Deal


Sweetwater sale: Drums and percussion

Alesis Nitro Mesh Kit bundle | $519.99, save $57.92
Not only is this one our favourite beginner electronic drum sets - complete with mesh heads and a sturdy rack system - but this bundle comes complete with a double bass drum pedal, a throne and ProMark drumsticks. That’s pretty much all you need to get started!View Deal

Roland TD-1DMK w/pedal and sticks | $829.97, now $759.99
Save almost $70 ($69.98 to be precise) on this monster bundle. Not only do you get one of the best all-mesh beginner electronic drum sets from one of the best brands in the business, but Sweetwater is also throwing in a double bass drum pedal and a pair of Vic Firth sticks.View Deal

Evans RealFeel 2-Sided practice pad | Was $39.99, now $28.99
Not only does this pad top our new best drum practice pads buyer’s guide, but this is a tasty price for the 12” model, too. It features two playing surfaces for different feels, plus it’s the perfect size to fit in your snare drum basket.View Deal


Sweetwater sale: Studio and recording

Beyerdynamic M88TG vocal mic | Now $299, save $100
The Beyerdynamic hypercardioid dynamic makes a superb vocal mic, but would also be great for recording brass parts or broadcasting. As the go-to mic for major touring events and bands, you’d be in good hands with this microphone.View Deal

AKG K245 open-back headphones | Now $49, save $40
Get deeper into your recordings with these quality foldable studio headphones from studio giants AKG. These open-back stereo monitoring headphones come complete with a coiled 5 metre replaceable cable, offer supreme comfort and a balanced sound.View Deal

Tascam Series 208i audio interface | Save $100, now $399.99
This is a 20-in/8-out USB audio interface, offering up to 2.0 24-bit/192kHz operation. You also get 4 Channels with XLR/TRS Inputs, Phantom Power, 8-channel Optical Input, 2 Headphone Outputs, 8 Balanced TRS Line Outputs and DSP Effects. Not only that, but you also get a free TM-80 microphone & TH-02 headphones (with a $139 Value) thrown in as well.View Deal

Sweetwater sale: Software and plugins

Native Instruments Komplete 12 Ultimate Collector's Edition Upgrade from Komplete | get 50% off
Usually, $999, just $499.99 for you today. This is just one of a number of NI deals in the Sweetwater GearFest sale. If you’re a registered Komplete owner, this deal enables you to upgrade to a plugin library with 150+ virtual instruments/effects, 90,000 preset sounds, 50 expansions, and 900+GB of content.View Deal

PreSonus Studio One 4.6 Professional | Now just $279.97, usually $399.95, save $119.98
Get your hands on this epic DAW with unlimited tracks, 64-bit processing, a great plugin suite, pitch correction, amp modeling and a load of mastering tools.View Deal

Positive Grid BIAS FX 2 Standard Effects Modeling Plugin | Save $40, pay $59 today
If you want to make it easier to record great guitar tones straight into your laptop or PC, this guitar amp and effects plugin delivers 30 amps and 45 effects to experiment with. The software works with Mac or PC.View Deal

Avid Pro Tools Ultimate with 1-Year of Updates | Now $599.25, was $799
Save $199.75 with this mega Pro Tools deal, which include one year of updates and a 1-Year Support Plan subscription.View Deal