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.

Audio Compressors

Audio Compressors

This tutorial covers audio compressors and how they are used.

Choosing a Computer

Choosing a Computer

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

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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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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Numark Scratch

Numark Scratch, 2-channle Scratch Mixer for Serato DJ Pro with DVS-license, Serato NoiseMap-compliant with use of Control Vinyls or CDs (optional obtainable), InnoFader Scratch Crossfader with Reverse- and Slope-control, 6 effect choice switches with two Paddle-trigger and Dry-Wet FX-control, 8...

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Reloop Spin

Reloop Spin, Portable Turntable, Out of the Box: Comes with 7 '' Scratch Vinyl, Pre-Assembled 45mm Crossfader & Pickup System, Built-in Speaker, Bluetooth Audio Receiver, Bluetooth Audio Streaming: Wirelessly Transfer Music or Beats to Turntable, Smart USB Recording: Direct recording...

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Tech 21 Fly Rig 5 v2

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Varytec Hero Spot Wash 140 2in1 RGBW+W, 2in1 LED Spot Wash Moving Head, the "MacGyver" of the Moving Lights is the universal lighting tool for all heroes, combines two devices in one housing, saves time and space in the rig,...

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Marshall Acton BT II Black

Acton BT II Black portable Bluetooth Speaker, 1x 30 W woofer, 2x 15 W tweeter, class D amplifier, bass reflex enclosure, 50 - 20000 Hz, bluetooth standard V 5.0, 3.5mm input for MP3 players etc, controls for volume bass and...

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Playtime Engineering Blipblox

Synthesiser for Children Suitable from 3 years, Simplest operation for playful learning of sound synthesis, Oscillator with 12 mixed sounds from various waveforms, PWM, Sync and FM, 2 Oscillator modulation sources selectable with adjustable intensity, Modulated low-pass filter, 2...

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Steinberg Cubase Elements 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) Classic Sequencer Software for Beginners and Smaller Projects, Supports Up to 48 audio and 64 MIDI tracks as well as 24 instrument tracks, 16 Group channels and 8 send and return channels, A maximum of...

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MXL AC-360-Z V2 Black

MXL AC-360-Z V2 Black; Conferencing Microphone; USB microphone for conferences and webinar applications; 12 internal condenser capsules for full 360° audio pickup; compatible with Zoom Video Communications software; connection via USB-C cable; no driver installation required; audio pickup radius: >...

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Sennheiser HD-200 Pro

Sennheiser HD 200 Pro Over-Ear headphone - over-ear design, closed back, one sided cable run, dynamic, 108 dB SPL @ 1 kHz, impedance 32 Ohms, 500 mW maximum input, frequency response: 20 -20000 Hz, 2 m cable with 3,5 mm...

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Meris Hedra Pitch-Shifter

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Pitch shifter, 3 Harmony voices / delay lines with rhythmic time offset, Tap Tempo function and synchronisation, 12 Diatonic harmonies and chromatic pitch shifting, Up to 16 presets via MIDI, 24 Bit AD /...

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Modal CRAFTsynth v2.0

Monophonic Wavetable Synth 40 Waveforms with morph function (between waveforms of a bank), Oscillators per voice, Virtual analogue, digital and generative waveforms (including Modal 002 Waves), Cross, FM, and phase modulation, hardware and window sync, ring modulation, Derez /...

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