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!

Choosing a Computer

Choosing a Computer

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

Choosing a PA System

Choosing a PA System

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

Digital Pianos

Digital Pianos

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

E-Guitars

E-Guitars

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

Monitor Speakers

Monitor Speakers

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

Synthesizers

Synthesizers

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

Drum kits for beginners

Drum kits for beginners

This guide will help you find a suitable drum kit and accessories for beginners.

Acoustic Guitars

Acoustic Guitars

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

Bass Guitars

Bass Guitars

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

Portable Keyboards

Portable Keyboards

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

Guitar Multi FX

Guitar Multi FX

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.

Classical Guitars

Classical Guitars

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

PA-Amps

PA-Amps

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.

Audio Compressors

Audio Compressors

This tutorial covers audio compressors and how they are used.

Violas

Violas

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

Percussion Instruments

Percussion Instruments

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.

Mastering

Mastering

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

Trumpets

Trumpets

The trumpet is one of the most versatile instruments, standing its ground in every music genre imaginable.

Double Basses

Double Basses

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

Cello

Cello

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.

Harmonicas

Harmonicas

Welcome to our Online Advisor for Harmonicas.

Clarinets

Clarinets

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

Workstation Keyboards

Workstation Keyboards

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

MIDI Interfaces

MIDI Interfaces

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

Oboes

Oboes

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

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