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.

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.

Best drum kits for beginners

There are a ton of drum kits out there, but they're not all a good choice for beginners. Hence this guide. Here are the best drum kits for beginners.

Everything you need to know about cymbal alloys

You probably have your favorite series of cymbals, but you may not know exactly what cymbal alloys those cymbals are made of. That's what this guide is for.

Here are the best cymbal packs money can buy

There are plenty of good reasons to buy a cymbal pack, but once you know you want to, you'll need to find the right one. Here are the best cymbal packs.

5 best audio interfaces under $1,000

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.

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 and microphone.

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.

Samson Q9U microphone review

Podcasting is all the rage, but it can be hard to find the right microphone. Samson thinks it has the solution with the Samson Q9U. Does it?

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.

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.