Thomann's Cool Online Guides

Here's a list of our current Online Guides. Each one extends over several pages and explains a specific product area in simple terms with the aid of pictures and diagrams, covering their history, use, and different types. Some documents cover complete setups, and others specific techniques of use. If you’re unsure of how to go about choosing the right product for you, or you just want to know more about any of these topics, read on!

Plug-ins

Plug-ins

More people than ever are now convinced of the advantages of plug-ins. Why?

Software Instruments

Software Instruments

These days, software instruments seem to most like the natural thing to use as a sound source in a computer-based studio.

Sound Libraries & Sampling

Sound Libraries & Sampling

Sampling technology is no longer restricted to large studios!

Software Sequencers

Software Sequencers

Software Sequencing as a term is deeply inadequate to describe the power of the programs now available to the computer-based musician.

Synthesizers

Synthesizers

There are a wealth of synthesisers available today, ranging from hardware keyboards to virtual software instruments.

Equalisers

Equalisers

EQ is perhaps the least noticed of all types of audio processing, but also the most important.

Choosing a Computer

Choosing a Computer

Computers can be very complicated. We’'re here to offer some advice!

Audio Compressors

Audio Compressors

This tutorial covers audio compressors and how they are used.

Mastering

Mastering

Is mastering a ‘black art’ best left to the professionals, or with the right technology, is it something that anyone can attempt?

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Alesis Strike MultiPad

Percussion Pad with Sampler and Looper 9 Velocity-sensitive pads, Adjustable RGB lights, 32 GB internal memory, 4.3" Colour display, Integrated sampler, Loop Recorder creates real-time loops, 2-Channel USB audio interface, WAV import via USB stick, 5 Effect processors, 2...

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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 3rd Gen

8-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 2 Scarlett microphone preamps, Phantom power +48 V, Switchable air function, 2 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced, 4 Line inputs:...

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Antares Auto-Tune EFX+

Antares Auto-Tune EFX+ (ESD); pitch correction plugin; software for automatical or manual correction of pitch and intonation; Retune-Speed control for fine tune the desired effect from subtle natural pitch correction to the Auto-Tune Vocal Effect; humanize function reduces artefacts; Auto-EFX...

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Peterson StroboStomp HD

Pedal Tuner Large HD display, Save different tunings in different colours to be able to call them up again easily, True Strobe offers ± ± ± 0.1 Cent accuracy, More than 100 sweetened tunings with USB connection for user-defined...

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Zoom LiveTrak L-20R

Zoom LiveTrak L-20R; rack-mountable digital mixer, audio interface and recorder; 20 input channels (16 mono plus two stereo channels); 16x XLR / TRS combo-jacks; stereo channels with 2x 6.3 mm jacks and RCA jacks; per channel: gain control knob, 3-band...

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Line6 Spider V 30 MkII

Electric Guitar Modelling Combo Power: 30 Watts, Speakers configuration: 1 x 8" Custom full-range & tweeter, Classic Speaker Mode for an organic sound and natural playing feel, Amp presets arranged by renowned sound designers (ex. Dan Boul of 65amps),...

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Revv G 2 Crunch/Overdrive

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Crunch/Overdrive, Based on Revv's Green Channel, Expressive and dynamic Crunch Voicing, Clear, Warm and Responsive Tone, The largest Gain & EQ range of any Revv pedal, Controls: Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle Treble, Switch: Drive...

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iZotope Music Production Suite 2.1 CG4

iZotope Music Production Suite 2.1 Crossgrade 4 (ESD); plug-in bundle; crossgrade from Ozone 8 Advanced, Neutron 3 Advanced, O8N2 or Exponential Audio Surround/3D Reverb Bundles (including Exponential Audio Everything Bundle); extensive collection of software tools for music production, mixing and...

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Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII

Arturia KeyLab 88 MkII; USB/MIDI Control Keyboard with 88 Keys and CV-Connections; weighted Fatar-Keyboard with Hammer Action (Fatar - TP100LR); Velocity sensitive and Aftertouch; 16 illuminated pads with Chord Memory Function; 9 Fader; 9 Rotary Knobs; LCD Display; Transport-Section; Pitch-...

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Joranalogue Audio Design Contour 1

Joranalogue Contour 1; Eurorack module; analog Slew Limiter and Function Generator; can work as voltage controllable Slew Limiter, AD- or AR-envelope, LFO, Oscillator, frequency divider and more; response curve of rising and falling slopes can each be bent from concave...

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Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 3rd Gen

18-Channel USB2.0 audio interface with USB-C connection 24 Bit / 192 kHz, 4 Scarlett microphone preamps, Phantom power +48 V, Switchable air function, 4 Mic / instrument / line inputs: XLR / 6.3 mm jack combo balanced, 4 Line...

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Intellijel Designs Palette 62 4U Stealth

Eurorack Case 2x Connections for audio in/out modules (6.3 mm TRS), MIDI In (USB A and 3.5 mm jack), Two integrated active 1-on-4 multiplexers, 12 Slots for modules, 2 Module slots with +5V supply, Internal connectors for Intellijel audio...

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