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.

Nord unveils the sexy new Nord Stage 3 keyboard at Musikmesse Frankfurt

Swedish company Nord has taken the wraps off of the Nord Stage 3, a new keyboard that serves as a follow up to the 2015 Nord Stage 2 EX.


Nord is a series of world-class keyboards built by Swedish manufacturer Clavia Digital Musical Instruments. Clavia itself was first founded in 1983, and released the first Nord keyboard, called the Nord Lead, in 1995

Arturia launches the KeyLab Essential 49 and 61, low-cost alternatives in the KeyLab series

Arturia is at it again. The company has announced a few new additions to its KeyLab lineup, called the Arturia KeyLab Essential 49 and KeyLab Essential 61.

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

There are a ton of different things that can affect your acoustic guitar‘s sound — the wood used, how often you clean it, and, of course, the strings that you decide on using. But just how much can different strings affect your sound? And what exactly do different strings sound like? We put together this guide to help you find out. String gauges Perhaps the first thing to consider is t...[Read More]

Blue Microphones

Founded in 1995, Blue is known for building top quality products at a fraction of the price of most other studio-grade equipment.


Wavesfactory was founded in 2010 by Jesús Ginard with the aim to offer high quality instruments to both engineers and musicians. In fact, according to the company's website, every new product should improve on the last.

Allen & Heath

Founded in 1969, Allen & Heath mixing consoles have been used by a range of classic bands, including Pink Floyd. The company was acquired by Harman International in 1991, and is known for innovations such as mount pots and switches on the input channel circuit board.