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.

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.

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.

NAMM 2021: Paiste brings power to the Signature series

Paiste has announced new models in its Signature series, including the new Paiste Signature Power models. There are a range of new models in the series.

NAMM 2021: Mackie unveils three new versatile SRT series speakers, coupled with a subwoofer option

Mackie has taken the wraps off of three new SRT series loudspeakers, all of which support an 18-inch subwoofer option.

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.

NAMM 2021: Fender’s 2021 lineup includes the new Noventa series, and more

Fender has take the wraps off of its 2021 lineup of guitars, including the new Noventa series, new Signature models, and more.

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.

IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini Giveaway

We're giving away an IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini for free! Featuring a lightweight build and wealth of features, it's perfect for the musician on the go!

IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini controller review

IK Multimedia has finally launched a follow-up to the iRig Keys Mini -- the IK Multimedia iRig Keys 2 Mini. But just how much better is it?

SoundCloud can now master your songs for you when you upload them

SoundCloud has announced a new Mastering tool that can master your music for you when you upload them. Masters cost $4.99 each.

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.

The IK Multimedia AmpliTube Joe Satriani collection helps you replicate Joe’s tone

Looking to get closer to that classic Joe Satriani tone? IK Multimedia is here to help you achieve that, with the new AmpliTube Joe Satriani collection.