Companies

Shelford Series – Rupert Neve Designs

For many years in the world of outboard gear that produces a classic, warm vintage tone, Rupert Neve and his team at Rupert Neve Designs come out as surefire frontrunners. For over 50 years they have designed, created and distributed professional, clear sounding signal processors across the world. Today, Rupert Neve Designs announced the release of two brand new units: The Shelford Series 5051 and...[Read More]

Mackie DL iPad Mixer

This past weekend I was the engineer at a small festival. I didn’t prep the gear, I just showed up. Long story short, I got a bad mixer and the output section pretty much blew up. Bad deal huh? So thankfully, the headlining band brought a Mackie DL mixing console. Let me tell you, I’m a believer now. They brought the 16 channel one and it was great. We had a bad mix position, so their ...[Read More]

Pearl MMP Masters Snare Drum

Today I am lucky enough to be able to bring you all a review on a snare drum I am particularly fond of, It has become a work horse of sorts and seems to suit my style of playing quite well. For those of you who are not familiar with me, well lets just say I like to hit hard and am not afraid to push the boundaries of the beat! The snare I have up for review is the Pearl Masters MMP 14″x6.5&#...[Read More]

The Vault Edge DW/Sabian Snare Drum

Limited to 50 snares produced, John Good along with Sabian cymbals have worked together to produce an instrument like no other! Firstly, they started with the basic design of the now “Classic” Edge snare John Good developed in 1991 with great success. The idea behind the Edge snare was to bring together what, at the time, was two very different schools of thought, Wood vs Metal shelled...[Read More]

Midas Mixtender

Howdy ho everyone. As you may know (or not, it’s all good) I’m a large fan of Midas products. Midas could make soap, and I would buy it. But one thing that never impressed me is the app for the pro series consoles. Although it was useful, it wasn’t everything people wanted it to be. BUT OH BOY GUESS WHAT?! They came out with a Mixtender version 1.2. This time, you can have access...[Read More]

DW Concrete Snare Drum

Firstly I would like to say a big hello to you all and introduce myself. Although I play Rock-Metal-Fusion Drums, I am known as Jazz-Man. This is my first review here on Loopermusicgear.com, So hold tight, we might be in for a bumpy ride. Now, I will say this straight off the bat, I really like DW Drums and to have people like John Good in the business of making fine musical instruments is somethi...[Read More]

QSC KLA

Friends, family, engineers in dark dirty venues that barely see the light of day, I have hope for you. Some of know (or may not know) of the brand  QSC. These audio sleepers are starting to reinvent the way we see powered speakers. When I say powered speakers at my job, people immediately think of Mackie or Behringer, sometimes EV, but nothing like the QSC brand. The throw on the K10’s…...[Read More]

Sonor To Release New “Martini Kit”

It appears that the German percussion company is doing their take on the compact drum kit, however, the company is calling it “a new take on the cocktail kit”, which might not quite be correct, but it does look quite promising. And while it might not be a cocktail kit, it looks to be a great compact drum kit. The kit is made of Sonor‘s cross-laminated shells and fitted with Remo ...[Read More]

Paul Reed Smith CE22

Paul Reed Smith started making guitars in 1985 and has since created thousands of incredible guitars. My favorite however is the CE22 ( Classic Edition, Bolt on neck). This is a great guitar; Great tone, amazing playability and looks very nice. This model started production in 1994 but has however been discontinued as of 2008. Though this model has been discontinued it is a wonderful guitar and is...[Read More]

TC Electronic Finalizer Express

In the world of recording and producing music, there are many people just starting out who believe that mixing a song for their artist is the final step. Except there is one process at the very end that can seem small or unimportant to the untrained ear, but make a big difference to the everyday person listening to this brand new song: Mastering. Now mastering, to some, may take as little as throw...[Read More]

DBX 231s Dual Channel 31-Band Graphic Equalizer

HEY EVERYBODY! First I wanted to say hey to everyone, my name is JP Huff and I’ll be posting about some gear that will make your live performances better! Whether it’s school plays or a rock show, the products I’ll be going through are great and most of the time affordable for the quality! SO LET’S GET STARTED, YEAH? The one thing I see now, especially in basic school PA sy...[Read More]

Raven MTi – DAW Multi-Touch Control

As a studying music producer, I work a lot with Pro Tools. Both in my classes, and on personal projects. But one big thing about using any DAW (Digital Audio Workstation), through a laptop or desktop computer, is that you have to use the mouse. Which over time can become easy and pain-free, but sometimes it just gets on your nerves when your pan knob just won’t do what you want it to. A few ...[Read More]