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.

Samson Q2U microphone and podcasting pack review

Samson is a growing force in the audio world, and the company is known for its budget yet good-sounding gear -- like, for example, the Samson Q2U pack.

Samson

Samson Technologies is a music company founded in 1980 as a wireless microphone systems company. Now, the company is known for microphones, headphones, audio interfaces, and more consumer audio products.

The Fender Mustang GT series lets you control your amp’s presets straight from your phone

Fender has launched three new Fender Mustang GT amps, which allow you to create and edit presets straight from your smartphone.

Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix audio interface review

The Keith McMillen Instruments K-Mix is a real winner -- it's an audio interface, mixer, and control surface, all in one. But is it worth the price?

Keith McMillen Instruments

Keith McMillen Instruments is a hardware and software company known for its innovative and futuristic controllers, keyboards, and interfaces. The company was founded in 2005 by Keith McMillen, and has since grown to be an important part of the music technology landscape.

Electro-Voice

Electro-Voice was founded as a radio-receiver service company, but quickly began building PA systems and other audio equipment. Now the company is known as a top-quality manufacturer of all kinds of audio gear, including microphones and speakers.

PreSonus Monitor Station V2 review

The PreSonus Monitor Station V2 serves as a follow-up to the original, but is it worth the $299 price tag? We put it to the test to find out.

Sound Devices launches the MixPre-3 and MixPre-6 audio interfaces, starting at $649

Sound Devices has taken the wraps off of two new audio interfaces -- the MixPre-3, with three inputs, and MixPre-6, wth six inputs.

IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage review

IK Multimedia is back with yet another great guitar pickup system, called the IK Multimedia iRig Acoustic Stage. But does it live up to the iRig name?

Sound Devices

Sound Devices was formed in 1998 with an emphasis on portable recording equipment. The company is known for its role in the recording of a number of different movies -- including La La Land and Mad Max.

Solid body vs semi hollow body vs hollow body electric guitars: which one is right for you?

There are a number of things to consider when buying a new guitar. Like, for example, if you want a solid body, semi hollow body, or hollow body guitar.

Everything you need to know about cymbal alloys

The cymbals are an important part of any drummer’s setup, and a set of great-sounding cymbals can really make or break how a drum kit sounds. Sure, a great drum sound is largely down to the player — but having good-sounding drums and cymbals certainly doesn’t hurt. Some may not be aware, however, that cymbals can be made out of a variety of different materials, and most are made ...[Read More]