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.

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?

Casio CT-X700 keyboard review

Casio has a history of building high-quality keyboard on a decent budget -- but is its latest, the Casio CT-X700 keyboard, worth buying?

Casio

Casio is a multinational consumer electronics company known not only for its keyboards and music tech, but also for its watches, calculators, and so on. When it comes to music, the company is best known for its keyboard range.

Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32 MIDI controller review

Native Instruments is back again, with a $129 controller -- the Native Instruments Komplete Kontrol M32. But is it worth buying? We put it to the test.

Nektar SE25 mini MIDI controller review

Nektar has taken the wraps off of some of the most affordable and functional MIDI controllers to date, including the portable Nektar SE25 controller.