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

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Tascam Model 24

22-Channel Analogue Mixer with Recorder 22 Channels - 12x mono and 5x stereo, Integrated 24 track recorder, Recording on SD card with maximum 24 Bit / 48 kHz, Simultaneous playback of 22 tracks possible, Function as 24 channel USB...

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$949
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PRS MT 15 Amp

Amp Head for Electric Guitar Mark Tremonti (Alter Bridge) Signature Model, 2 Channels: Clean and Gain, Power: 15 W - reducible to 7 W., Preamp tubes: 6x JJ EC83S, Power tubes: 2x JJ 6L6GCMS, Gain in the gain channel:...

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$522
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Harley Benton StompControl-4 ISO

4-Way Loop Switcher Programmable loop switcher with integrated power supply, 4 Patches, 5 Banks, 20 Presets, Easy to read LED display, Tuner output, On / Off switch with LED status indicator, Easy to use, Integrated, completely isolated power supply...

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$94
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Zoom PCF-8n

Bag suitable for Zoom F8n, F8 and F4 Opening on the side for access to the connectors, Removable, water-repellent and transparent top, Padded straps, Interior has various compartments through dividers with hook and loop fastener, Pockets on the front...

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$94
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Presonus Studio 68c

USB-C 6x6 Audio Interface 24-Bit / 192 kHz, 2 Front combo inputs: Mic / Line / Inst (XLR/jack), 2 Rear combo inputs: Mic / Line (XLR/jack), 48V Phantom power, 2 Balanced TRS main outputs with front panel level control,...

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$265
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tc electronic TC8210-DT

Reverb Plug-In with Desktop Remote Control 8 High-quality tc reverb algorithms: TC Reverb, Ambient, Room, Plate, Spring, Live, Club, Box, All important parameters directly accessible via remote control, Editable parameters: Colour, Modulation, Decay Time, Pre Delay, Early Reflections /...

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$94
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Sennheiser XSW-D Instrument Base Set

Digital Radio Link Basic set for instruments with jack coupling, XSW-D transmitter with 6.3 mm jack, XSW-D receiver with 6.3 mm jack, Incl. belt clip, 6.3 mm jack cable and charging cable USB-A to USB-C

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$284
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Shure Motiv MV88+ Video Kit

Microphone Kit Digital stereo condenser microphone, Integrated headphone output for real-time monitoring, Different options for stereo width and polar pattern, Compatible with Shure MOTIV audio & video apps (versions for iOS and Android), Metal casing, Sound pressure level limit:...

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$218
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Gravity SA VESA 1

VESA Monitor Mount for 35 mm Tripod Tubes Hole spacings from 75 x 75 to 400 x 400, Maximum load capacity: 30 kg, Dimensions of the base plate: 240 x 240 mm Includes: 4x Extension elements,...

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$42.88
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the t.racks DSP 4x4 Mini

Compact 4-Channel DSP Balanced inputs: 4 x 6.3 mm, jack, Balanced outputs: 4 x 6.3 mm, jack, Programmable via USB, Powered via external 12 V DC power supply unit (inside: plus), Weight: 0.6 kg, Dimensions: 160 x 150 x...

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$75
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Harley Benton Delta Blues MJCE

Western Guitar Body shape: Mini Jumbo, Vintage-style, Mahogany body with quarter-sawn tapered spruce bracing, Dovetail construction, Mahogany neck, Blackwood fretboard, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 43 mm, Dot fretboard inlays, 22 Frets, ABS nut, Black / green abalone rosette,...

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$94
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Joyo R-06 O.M.B Looper/Drum Machine

Effect Pedal One Man Band in a Box Looper/Drum Machine, 40 Minute looper with unlimited overdub recordings and undo/redo, Drum machine with 7 drumkits and 7 drumbeats per kit, Tap Tempo button with Flash LED, Controls for Looper Volume,...

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$84
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