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.

The best DAWs money can buy

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

Electric guitar strings guide: How do different strings affect your guitar’s sound?

Choosing the right electric guitar strings can be a bit of a challenge. Here's a guide for what to look for when shopping for new strings.

Mac vs PC: What’s best for music production?

Deciding on a new computer for your home studio? If so, you may be wondering which is better -- Mac, or PC. Here's everything you need to know.

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.

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 get started in home recording

Looking to get started in home recording or building a small studio? Here's everything you need, including an interface, microphone, and so on.

5 Best audio interfaces under $1,000 (2020)

Looking for a high-quality audio interface but don't want to spend too much cash? Here are the best audio interfaces under $1,000.

A musician’s guide to Apple’s MacOS Catalina: Should you upgrade?

MacOS Catalina is here, bringing with it a ton of great new features. But is your music-making software compatible? We put together this guide.

MXR

MXR was founded in 1972 as an effect pedal manufacturer. MXR was purchased in 1987 by Jim Dunlop, and is best known for its phasers, chorus', and other pedals.

Epiphone

Epiphone was founded in 1873 in the Ottoman Empire, and has since become known for developing affordable takes on much-loved Gibson guitars. Now owned by Gibson, the company is headquartered in Nashville

IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp review

IK Multimedia is stepping up its guitar offerings with the new IK Multimedia iRig Micro Amp. But is the amp really worth buying, or should you steer clear?