Christian de Looper

Christian de Looper was born in Canberra Australia, and since then has lived in Europe and now lives in sunny California. When he's not tinkering with the latest music gear, Christian is devouring news on new consumer technology.

MXR

MXR was founded in 1972 as an effect pedal manufacturer. MXR was purchased in 1987 by Jim Dunlop, and is best known for its phasers, chorus', and other pedals.

Epiphone

Epiphone was founded in 1873 in the Ottoman Empire, and has since become known for developing affordable takes on much-loved Gibson guitars. Now owned by Gibson, the company is headquartered in Nashville

IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp review

IK Multimedia is stepping up its guitar offerings with the new IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp. But is the amp really worth buying, or should you steer clear?

Casio CT-X700 keyboard review

Casio has a history of building high-quality keyboard on a decent budget -- but is its latest, the Casio CT-X700 keyboard, worth buying?

Casio

Casio is a multinational consumer electronics company known not only for its keyboards and music tech, but also for its watches, calculators, and so on. When it comes to music, the company is best known for its keyboard range.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 MIDI controller review

Native Instruments is back again, with a $129 controller -- the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32. But is it worth buying? We put it to the test.

Nektar SE25 mini MIDI controller review

Nektar has taken the wraps off of some of the most affordable and functional MIDI controllers to date, including the portable Nektar SE25 controller.

Moog completes the family portrait with the new Moog Matriarch

Moog has taken the wraps off of its latest synthesizer, called the Moog Matriarch. The new synth offers four oscillators, and an awesome design.

Fender’s Custom Shop launches three beautiful ‘Game of Thrones’-inspired guitars

Fender's Custom Shop is celebrating the launch of the latest season of Game of Thrones with three beautiful new guitars -- but they start at $25,000.

Avid

Avid is a multimedia software company known for products like audio recording software Pro Tools and video editing software Media Composer. Avid also makes hardware like the S6 series of consoles.

In Avid’s Pro Tools 2019 you’ll be able to create 1,024 MIDI tracks

Avid has given a few more details about what we should expect from Pro Tools 2019, including that the DAW will offer double the maximum MIDI tracks.

The Nektar SE25 and SE49 are powerful MIDI controllers for budget-minded musicians

Nektar has taken the wraps off of the new Nektar SE25 and Nektar SE49 MIDI controllers, which offer a range of features at an affordable price.