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!

Digital Pianos

Digital Pianos

Choosing a digital piano actually involves many of the same considerations as choosing a real piano.

Controller Keyboards

Controller Keyboards

At the simplest level, a controller keyboard, also commonly known as a "master" keyboard.

Choosing a Beginner's Instr.

Choosing a Beginner's Instr.

The first hurdle though, is to decide on which instrument to learn?

Acoustic Piano

Acoustic Piano

The central place of the piano in modern music cannot be overstated.

Synthesizers

Synthesizers

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

Stage Pianos

Stage Pianos

Stage Pianos - What can these digital pianos do?

Grooveboxes

Grooveboxes

The single most important element in any style of dance music is the ‘groove’, a chemistry of rhythm for your song that can make or break its overall feel.

Portable Keyboards

Portable Keyboards

Portable keyboards now offer a wealth of features to suit both the first time musician and professional songwriter alike.

E-Drums

E-Drums

Electronic drum sets are an instrument to reckon with.

Controllers

Controllers

These days, musicians are experiencing the increasing complexity of their instruments and devices at first hand - regain some of the control you've lost!

Workstation Keyboards

Workstation Keyboards

The workstation keyboards has come of age and found niches in many different areas.

Equalisers

Equalisers

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

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.

Keyboard Amps

Keyboard Amps

Keyboard Amps - If you want to be heard as a keyboardist, you don't have many options.

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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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Marshall Fridge 4.4 Black

Marshall Fridge 4.4 Black; half stack design, Matte black finish on inside and outside; 7 blue LED´s; interior lighting 3 Watt E-14,Transparent removable trays; Thermostat placed at the side adjustable temperature; Increased tray space in door with additional metal holder...

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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

Rack Mountable Digital Mixer, Audio Interface and Recorder 20 Input channels: 16 Mono and 2 stereo channels, 16 XLR / TRS combi jacks, Stereo channels with 2x 6.3 mm jack and RCA jacks, Per channel: Gain control, 3-band equaliser,...

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Roland CB-BTRMX

Roland CB-BTRMX; Carrying Case for Roland TR-8, TR-8S and MX-1; durable polyester materials; Fleece interior and foam padding; reinforced handle

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Boss DD-200 Digital Delay

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Digital stereo delay, 12 Versatile delay programs, Stereo sound in 32 bit / 96 kHz studio quality, Real-time control plus 4 memory slots, Built-in phrase looper with 60 seconds recording time, LED display, Controls:...

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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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Rockboard MOD 2 V2 Midi & USB Patchbay

Rockboard MOD 2 V2 All-in-One TRS, Midi & USB Patchbay; all-in-one patchbay for pedalboards; fits MOD slots in RockBoard pedalboards; compatible with a wide variety of other pedalboards; acts as central access point to your effects setup; establishes clean cable...

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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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Electro Harmonix Tri Parallel Mixer

Effects pedal for electric guitar Three separate FX loops with flexible control enable the following configurations: up to three parallel FX loops - seamless switching between FX loops in XOR mode - send an instrument to 3 separate amplifiers...

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