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.

Hana Road Studios has everything you need to live, work, and create in one of the best studios out there

This is a sponsored article. When you think about a musician’s paradise, what comes to mind? Your local Guitar Center? Maybe Tower Records? Well, there’s a new place that you should strive to go to, at least once in your life. Hana Road Studios isn’t just a music studio — it’s a music creation wonderland. Hana Road Studios is located in the heart of Montreux, Switzerland — yes, the same Montreux t...[Read More]

Rode NTH-100 headphones review

Rode is expanding its business a little. Rode has been known for decades now for its incredible microphones, for all kinds of different situations. But now it’s moving into a new market — the headphone market. To that end, the company has developed its first pair of headphones — the Rode NTH-100 headphones. The new headphones are built specifically for creators — whether th...[Read More]

PreSonus AudioBox Go review

Portable interfaces have been getting better over the years. We’re entering a time when it is finally truly possible to take professional recording equipment on the go, with nothing but an interface and a smartphone. PreSonus’ latest portable offering comes in the form of the new PreSonus AudioBox Go, which takes the word “portable” to a whole new level. The interface isn&#...[Read More]

Ibanez launches six new AZ Premium and RG Premium electric guitars

Ibanez has taken the wraps off of size new electric guitars, in both the AZ Premium and RG Premium guitar lines.

Tama launches duo of stunning limited edition S.L.P. snare drums

Tama has launched two new snare drums in its S.L.P. line, one built from Hickory and the other Maple. They'll be available in January.

Ibanez’s new 2022 bass guitars are beautifully-designed and ultra-premium

Ibanez has launched a slew of new bass guitars for 2022, including in the SR, SR Premium, and BTB bass series.

Ibanez’s new acoustic guitars, acoustic basses, and ukuleles, offer excellent value for money

Ibanez has taken the wraps off of two new acoustic guitars, a new acoustic bass, and two ukuleles. They all offer excellent value for money.

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.

Fender Stratocaster vs. Fender Telecaster: Classic versus classic

The Fender Stratocaster and Fender Telecaster are both absolute classic guitars, but there are some major differences between the two.

Best microphones for beginners: Up your game with these value mics

Are you a beginner to recording or live performing, and want a decent microphone or two? Here are the best microphones for beginners.

Top 10 must-have accessories every guitarist needs

After buying a guitar, there are a number of accessories worth buying to take care of your guitar. Here are the top accessories every guitarist needs.

Best guitars for beginners

Finding a great guitar can be very daunting if you're just starting out, because of how many options there are. Here are the best guitars for beginners.