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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!


  • The range of available guitars and amps has never been greater than it is today, and a huge variety of sounds are easily accessible.

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

  • Electric guitars are ten a penny and nowadays there are at least as many models and makers to choose from.

  • In the digital age, the loudspeaker is the last and unchangeable outpost of analogue technology.

  • This article will look at how to integrate a computer into different studio environments, and will highlight the issues of functionality and connectivity.

  • Whether you’re a fan, a promoter or a performer, the refined craft of live sound is vitally important.

  • In this guide we’ll concentrate on the functionality of hardware mixers. They are an essential part of any live sound systems and studio setups.

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

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

  • There is a wide range of audio interfaces available, and in the end, choosing the right one comes down to your personal preference.

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

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

  • Electronic drum sets are an instrument to reckon with.

  • We investigate some of the many accessories available for both guitar and bass.

  • In this guide we’ll outline the basic principles of studio monitors, and take a closer look at their most common features.

  • Cable... flex... lead... wire... what do all these terms mean?

  • The following pages give an overview of the various types of guitar amp available.

  • Headphones are basics for any studio or DJ. But not all headphones are created equal.

  • The steel-strung acoustic guitar has a range of sounds that are unmistakeable and not easily replicated with any other type of guitar.

  • They pick up any sound! In this guide, we have tracked down the most popular condenser microphones for you.

  • Our aim is to explain the basic process of recording the electric guitar!

  • Radio Mics are designed to give the musician the freedom to move about the stage unhindered.

  • DJing has rather murky origins, and there are many people who claim to have been the first to mix two records together.

  • Percussion instruments are the backbone of many traditional styles of music and are a wonderful way to add colour, texture and motion to contemporary music.

  • The multitracker is a great tool for musicians of all levels. It really can be a ‘studio in a box’ replacing many of the components of a traditional studio.

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

  • Miking up and recording a drum kit is a fairly complicated procedure, and this can apply equally to choosing the right mics for the job.

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

  • Here is a overview of the bass and all its component parts, from vintage to modern instruments.

  • The bass player’s task is to support the groove of the band right from the beginning!

  • The multi-FX concept has been around in various forms since the mid 80s - It is therefore no surprise that there is a huge range of hardware available.

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

  • The term ‘modulation’ in its broadest sense covers a range of sonic effects, from the subtlest chorus to ear-bending ring modulation.

  • Though there are other options, the stack remains a rock icon, and is still the most flexible form of guitar amplification.

  • There are many vocal microphones that are suitable for stage use, from the cheapest dynamic to the most expensive condenser.

  • Dynamic microphones are the basic tools of live sound and play an important role in every recording studio.

  • Without strings, guitars and basses produce no sound, yet most players know very little about them.

  • Until recently, the classical guitar represented the most popular route into guitar playing.

  • Amp modellers are guitar DSP effects units that emulate the sound of a range of amplifiers and speaker cabinets.

  • You could sum up the whole idea of a PA power amplifier in a single word - sound. The power amp is a crucial part of a musician’s live sound.

  • The choice of cymbals is just as important as the choice of drums within a kit. Let’s take a closer look.

  • Hardware is the stuff you play on and it does not make a noise – ideal scenario that is.

  • Read on and learn all you should know about small diaphragm mics

  • In-Ear monitoring - reasonable prices since a few years only - a real bliss for any live musician. Why? Find out here..

  • Learning to play an Viola is a long, but rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start.

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

  • Microphone preamps, are analogue devices that will remain important even as most other equipment is superseded by digital alternatives.

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

  • Despite its infamous classroom or beginner’s image, the recorder is in fact just as difficult to play well as most other instruments.

  • Our guide assist you in discovering which is the right kind of flute for you.

  • The acoustic guitar is one of the most frequently recorded instruments in the studio, but it is often recorded poorly.

  • Before buying an acoustic amp, it’s important to consider exactly what you want it to do.

  • 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.

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

  • Percussion for drum sets is like the toy shop for drummers.

  • There is a wide selection of units to choose from in both single and double player format and a large range of prices.

  • A classic Ibanez Tubescreamer or Colorsound Tonebender can fetch many times its original price from guitarists in search of the ultimate killer tone and sustain.

  • Welcome to our Online Advisor for Harmonicas.

  • Effects processors designed for use with bass guitars are now more popular than ever.

  • Drumheads have been manufactured from plastic since 1956, mostly polyester.

  • There is nothing mysterious about the basic principles of the electric guitar pickup.

  • Let’s take a close look at this beautiful-sounding instrument.

  • Modern electronic tuners are generally accurate, reliable and fairly inexpensive.

  • When choosing a mixer, the most important thing to consider is what style of mixing you will be doing.

  • While we could go into more and more detail about DI boxes and their inner workings, at some stage it’s best to get some hands-on experience!

  • Many Drummer’s have not yet found their optimal stick - the selection is large.

  • Delays offer a simple and convenient method of creating a sense of space around your sound.

  • This article will look at how a DSP accelerator can be a useful part of your computer-based studio, and also at their limitations.

  • Learning to play an instrument is a long, but immensely rewarding journey, and this guide has been designed to help at the start of that journey.

  • Turntables have evolved over the years from traditional record players into the professional record decks seen in every club today.

  • The PAR can is usually the basis of an entertainment lighting system!

  • Enjoy your bassoon, the wonderful sound it makes, and the beautiful music written for it.

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

  • The trombone is a popular instrument in the brass family, and features in much classical, jazz and popular music.

  • All you ever wanted to know about the small helpers called headphone preamps ... can be found here

  • A wide variety of percussion instruments forms the modern orchestra’s rhythm section.

  • Sampling technology is no longer restricted to large studios!

  • Reverb is an essential ingredient in almost all pop and rock music.

  • There are many types of reporting, interviewing and other broadcasts. Each bring their own audio challenges, and each have their own solutions.

  • The sound of the snare drum defines and unites almost all forms of popular music.

  • The monitor controller is an elegant solution to a relatively new problem, and is invaluable in the project and commercial studio alike.

  • There are many kinds of mute available, all of which alter both the volume and timbre of the instrument played.

  • It would be fair to say that the development of the wah-wah pedal has been somewhat experimental over the years.

  • In this Online Advisor, created in conjunction with planetguitar.net, we explore the key features of the instruments that have redefined power chords.

  • This guide aims to help complete beginners and existing double bass students (and their parents).

  • We delve into the digital technology bridging the gap between guitars and synths in several exciting areas.

  • This article will look at what MIDI is, how it’s used to connect different devices, and some of the more popular MIDI interfaces.

  • Congas, common to most cultures worldwide. A somewhat challenging instrument sometimes but always so versatile

  • Professional standard lighting systems are no longer found solely in large venues.

  • In this guide, we’re going to look at one of the most important decisions a parent can make for their child

  • Explore the oboe, the wonderful sound it makes, and the beautiful music written for it.

  • It’s time for more guitarists to take advantage of the freedom of movement provided and strut their stuff!

  • Ribbon microphones sound full, rich, and smooth. Seasoned engineers love their unique sound.

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Note: Participation in an online competition runs independently from any purchase at Musikhaus Thomann e.K. The following Competition Rules apply when participating in any online competition run by Musikhaus Thomann:

  1. Competition

    1. The competitions are organised by Musikhaus Thomann e. K., owner: Hans Thomann, Treppendorf 30, 96138 Burgebrach, Germany.
  2. Participation

    1. Competitions are only open to persons of full age.
    2. To take part in the competition you must answer all questions correctly, fill in the registration form and submit your entry to Musikhaus Thomann e. K. by pressing the "send" button.
      By pressing the "send" button the participant accepts the aforementioned terms and conditions.
    3. The participant is responsible for entering their email and/or postal address correctly. Entries to the competition will be logged electronically.
  3. Qualifying Entrants

    1. Staff of Musikhaus Thomann e. K. and any cooperation partners and their dependants are excluded from participation.
    2. Should these conditions of participation be violated, especially by using illegitimate means, Musikhaus Thomann e. K. reserves the right to exclude persons from the competition. In case of such violations prizes can be withdrawn and claimed back subsequently.
  4. Announcing the winner

    1. The winners will be notified by Musikhaus Thomann e. K. by email or in writing and their names may be published on the homepage www.thomann.de. The winner accepts this form of publication explicitly.
      Should for whatever reason the winner not claim their prize, then a new winner will be drawn.
    2. The prize presented to the winner may not be identical to the item description. There can be deviances regarding the model, colour etc.
    3. The merchandise prizes will be sent by Musikhaus Thomann e.K. or by one of its contracting delivery companies, per freight forwarder, courier or postal service to the postal address indicated by the winner.

      The delivery is free of charge. Only extra transport costs and customs/duties must be covered by the winner. In the case that the delivery has to be made through a freight forwarding company the freight forwarding company will contact the winner to arrange delivery timings.
    4. An exchange, cash alternative or replacement prize is not possible.
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