Thomann's Cool Online Guides: Choosing a Computer

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

Welcome to our Online Advisor to help you Choose a Computer for Music.

Computers are not all created equal. Although the technology that goes into them is basically the same, the performance and compatibility of different systems can vary enormously. Running music software is one of the most intensive processes a computer could have to deal with – recording and playback of audio streaming live from a hard disk, mixing calculations of level, pan and routing, banks of virtual effects processing different tracks simultaneously, software instruments generating sounds with yet more processing, and all this in perfect sync, while simultaneously interacting with controllers and interfaces sending data in and out of the computer – rather more demanding than writing a letter or surfing the internet! So when it comes to choosing a computer for music, you need to be very sure that the system is going to be up to the job. The bad news is, this is not as simple as it sounds – the good news though, is that we’re here to offer some advice!

Our online advisor extends to several pages - you can jump from section to section using the index below, or the navigation at the bottom of each page.

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Choosing a Computer overview

Steinberg Cubase Pro 10 Sony WH-1000XM3 Black Steinberg Cubase Pro 10 EDU the t.mix 201-USB Play Behringer CX2310 Super X Pro V2 EarLabs dBud Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini 2 Akai MPK mini Limited Black Korg PA-1000 Musikant SD Dongle Airturn Duo 200 IsoAcoustics ISO-200Sub Decksaver Pioneer DDJ-400
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Steinberg Cubase Pro 10

Audio MIDI Sequencer (DAW) 32 Bit integer and 64 bit float, Unlimited number of simultaneously usable audio and MIDI tracks, Supports up to 256 physical inputs and outputs, 5.1 surround support, Score Editor, Key Editor, Drum Editor, Sample Editor,...

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$529
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Sony WH-1000XM3 Black

Noise Canceling Headphones Wireless via Bluetooth (LDAC), Closed, Circumaural, 40 mm driver - dome (copper voice coil), Frequency response: 4-40000 Hz, Sound pressure level: 104 dB / mW, Impedance: 47 ohms, High-quality audio streaming with LDAC, Touch operation on...

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$349
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Steinberg Cubase Pro 10 EDU

Educational Version ATTENTION! This software version can only be purchased under certain conditions defined by the manufacturer! Please make note of our terms and conditions for buying educational software under "Downloads" at the bottom of...

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$342
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the t.mix 201-USB Play

2 Channel DJ Mixer with USB / SD / Bluetooth Player 2 Stereo inputs: phono / line / MP3, 1 Microphone input with talkover: 6.3 mm Jack, Headphone output: 6.3 mm Stereo jack, Master Out: XLR / RCA, Rec...

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$85
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Behringer CX2310 Super X Pro V2

Behringer CX2310 Super X Pro V2, stereo 2-way / mono 3-way crossover with subwoofer output, 24 dB/octave Linkwitz-Riley filters, subwoofer output with independent frequency control, individual output gain controls and output mute switches for all bands, 2x input on XLR...

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$65.90
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EarLabs dBud

Ear Protection With variable attenuation: -15 dB / -30 dB, Exchangeable ear-molds for optimal wearing comfort, Completely mechanical, Elastic connecting band, Compact storage box, Magnetic inlays make it difficult to lose, Colour: Black, Includes 3 sets of ear tips...

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$46.80
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Singular Sound BeatBuddy Mini 2

Effects Pedal Drum accompaniment in pedal form, The beat can be controlled live while playing with the footswitch, No programming required, 9 Drum sets, 24 Genres, 200+ Styles, Several time signatures, Non-quantized beat recordings by professional drummers provide original...

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$170
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Akai MPK mini Limited Black

Compact USB / MIDI Pad and Keyboard Controller Special edition of the MPK mini MKII in black, 25 Synth-action keys, 4-Way joystick for dynamic pitch / modulation control, 8 MPC pads with note repeat, Arpeggiator, 8 Assignable controls for...

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$94
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Korg PA-1000 Musikant SD Dongle

Micro SD Card For Korg PA-1000 Musikant, To activate the Musikant software, the associated software installation package must be downloaded via Korg, German version, 240 Styles, 250 Keyboard sets, 244 Sounds, 31 Drum kits, 266 Pads, 400 Songbook files,...

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$189
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Airturn Duo 200

Wireless Bluetooth Controller with 2 ATFS-2 Pedals and Pedal Board Can be used as a page turner to flip through digital content, For teleprompter apps, As remote control for iTunes (supports all iOS devices as well as PC and...

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$94
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IsoAcoustics ISO-200Sub

IsoAcoustics ISO-200Sub; speaker stand for subwoofers - raise speaker by 125 mm; substantially improves both tightness and depth of bass by acoustically decoupling the speaker from it's surroundings; Dimensions: 200 x 250 mm; max. load of 34 kg; Price per...

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$65.90
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Decksaver Pioneer DDJ-400

Decksaver Pioneer DDJ-400, dustcover for Pioneer DDJ-400X, polycarbonate, dimension (WxHxD): 48,6 x 27,0 x 4,0 cm, weight 0,4 kg.

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$46.80
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