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.

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.

NAMM 2018: Yamaha announces DTX402 series entry-level electronic drum kit

At NAMM 2018, Yamaha has unveiled the a new entry-level electronic drum kit, the Yamaha DTX402 Series, as well as the new Crosstown lightweight hardware.

Yamaha

Yamaha was founded in 1887 as a piano and reed organ manufacturer. Since then, the company has evolved into manufacturing a range of musical instruments, equipment, and audio gear.

NAMM 2018: Fender unveils Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion Pedals

Fender has taken the wraps off three new pedals to join its expanding lineup, including the Engager Boost, The Pelt Fuzz, and Full Moon Distortion pedals.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

Mackie Big Knob Passive Giveaway

We're giving away a Mackie Big Knob Passive for FREE! The Big Knob Passive is a great way to get better monitor control straight from your desk.

PreSonus Studio One 4 review: Is this be the DAW to beat in 2018?

PreSonus has finally taken the wraps off of the latest and greatest iteration of its DAW, PreSonus Studio One 4. Is it worth buying?

Everything you need to know about the new Fender Player series

Fender is entering a new era. The company has announced the new Fender Player series — aimed at replacing the standard series of Mexican-made guitars. It’s not just a name change either — there are 21 models of guitar in the new lineup, and new features include Alnico pickups, satin-finished maple necks, new bridges, new finishes, and a redesigned logo. The news makes sense. For ...[Read More]

Sound Devices MixPre-10M audio interface review

Sound Devices is back, but this time around it's focusing specifically on musicians with the new Sound Devices MixPre-10M. Is it worth the cash?

Antelope Audio Goliath audio interface review

Antelope Audio is a growing force in the audio interface world, proven through interfaces like the Antelope Audio Goliath. Is it worth the cash?

Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD review

Antelope Audio is building a name for itself as a serious competitor in the pro audio world, and the Antelope Audio Orion 32 HD is no different.

ROLI Blocks review: modular music-making has potential, but needs a little work

ROLI is trying to revolutionize the music-making industry once again, and has launched ROLI Blocks as as modular way to do it. Are they worth the cash?