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.

Nektar SE25 Mini USB Controller giveaway

We're giving away the Nektar SE25 Mini controller! Enter here for your chance to WIN!

Snare drum shell materials: How different woods and metals affect the sound of your snare

Looking for a new snare drum but unsure of the type of drum to get? Here are all the different snare drum shell materials and how they change your sound.

Acoustic guitar string buying guide: everything you need to know

Looking for a new set of acoustic guitar strings? Choosing the right set can be hard -- that's why we're put together this acoustic guitar string guide.

PreSonus MicroStation BT Bluetooth monitor controller review

The PreSonus MicroStation BT brings Bluetooth support to your wired monitor setup. But at $130, is it worth buying?

PreSonus Eris 3.5 BT studio monitors and Eris Sub8 subwoofer review

Looking for a pair of budget-friendly speakers for the living room or home studio? The PreSonus Eris 3.5 BT monitors could be the way to go.

Drum heads: Everything you need to know

Drum heads can have quite an impact on the overall sound of your drums. Here's everything you need to know about drum heads.

Samson Meteor Mic Giveaway

The Samson Meteor Mic is the perfect microphone for recording that podcast or heightening the quality of your video chat audio.

PreSonus Studio One 5 review

PreSonus Studio One 5 cements the DAW as a professional-tier, full-fledged alternative to the so-called industry standards.

The best DAWs money can buy

Looking for a new DAW? There are a ton of great options out there, and some are better than others. Here are the best DAWs out there.

Best computers for recording

Looking for a great computer for recording? There are a ton of options out there. Here are the best computers for recording.

Top 10 accessories for drummers

Drumming can be a lot of fun, but it can also be a hassle -- from tuning to practicing to grabbing your drink, here are the top 10 drum accessories.

Mackie CR4-X compact studio monitors review

The Mackie CR4-X monitors are built to deliver studio-quality audio in a budget-friendly, compact design. But do they achieve this?