Thomann's Cool Online Guides

Here's a list of our current Online Guides. Get info on many important topics and preselect products that fulfil your needs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • LED PARs, LED Bars and Moving Heads - what should I bear in mind?

  • 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?

  • 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.

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

  • Electronic drum sets are an instrument to reckon with.

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

  • Recording choir music is always a challenge, even though it might not seem to be at first.

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

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

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

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

  • If you take good care of your equipment, your pack it up carefully - and this means getting a proper case!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • 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.

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

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

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

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

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

  • Unfortunately, choosing a simple dynamic mic is just the beginning.

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

  • These days, software instruments seem to most like the natural thing to use as a sound source in a computer-based studio.

  • 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 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.

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

  • 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.

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

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

  • Sampling technology is no longer restricted to large studios!

  • Often underestimated and thought of only as a holiday instrument, the ukulele is experiencing a revival - and by no means only on Hawaii

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

  • 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.

  • This tutorial covers audio compressors and how they are used.

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • 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.

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

  • 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!

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

  • In our online guide, we want to look at the modern drum set from every angle.

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

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

  • Welcome to our Online Advisor for Harmonicas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • Not all mouthpieces are created equal. Some things you should definitely know!

  • With a tuba, the sky's the limit - sounding good, looking good, and always tuned to fun!

  • The variety and choice of mouthpieces is huge and can be confusing, too. We will do our best to help you find your way!

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

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

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

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

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

  • One instrument with many names - the tenor horn and its counterpart, the baritone.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  • DJ systems are the interface between the vinyls and the sound you can hear. Here, you will also find whatever else a DJ needs.

  • Your guitar needs care and attention, and by that we mean more than simply cleaning and polishing it. Read this tutorial to find out more.

  • Guitar players in particular should know something about potentiometers

  • E-bass pickups influence the sound of your bass decisively.

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

  • 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!

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Line6 Helix HX Effects Alesis Vortex Wireless 2 Zoom F1-LP Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB Alesis Surge Mesh Kit Thomann TK17-R Kalimba Fender Squier Mini Strat V2 BK IL Marcus Miller V3 MA Mooer Hornet Modelling Combo Fender Marine Layer Player Pedal Zoom F1-SP Triggera Intrigg Internal Drum Trigger
Line6 Helix HX Effects

Multi effect pedal More than 100 HX effects, Of which up to 9 effects can be used simultaneously, Import of own Impulse Responses (IRS), Parallel stereo signal paths, Inputs can be switched between line / instrument level, Two assignable...

598 €
Alesis Vortex Wireless 2

Alesis Vortex Wireless 2; USB/MIDI Keytar Controller with Accelerometer; Portable Performance Keyboard with Shoulder Strap, 37 touch sensitive keys with aftertouch; Eight touch sensitive RGB illuminated Performance Pads, Eight illuminated faders for volume or parameter control; Programmable tilt sensor with...

256 €
Zoom F1-LP

Field Recorder and Lavalier Microphone Set Two-channel audio recorder, Compatible with zoom microphone capsules, Supports WAV formats up to 24bit / 96kHz or MP3 formats on microSD / microSDHC card (up to 32GB), USB audio interface for PC and...

199 €
Focusrite Clarett 8Pre USB

USB 2.0 audio interface 24-bit / 192 kHz, 18 inputs and 20 outputs, 8 Clarett mic preamps with Air mode model and the classic ISA mic preamp sound, Low noise (-128dB ON), Up to 118 dB dynamic range, Switchable...

829 €
Alesis Surge Mesh Kit

E-Drum Set 385 Sounds, 40 kits, 60 songs, Additional input for a fourth tom and a second crash pad, 2 Master outputs 6.3 mm mono jack, Headphone output 3.5 mm stereo jack, Aux input 3.5mm stereo jack, MIDI input...

598 €
Thomann TK17-R Kalimba

Kalimba Sounds: D B G E C A F D C E G B D F A C E, 17 Tines of mineral steel, Body: Koa, Resonance hole

49 €
Fender Squier Mini Strat V2 BK IL

Fender Squier Mini Stratocaster V2 BK IL e-guitar, mini stratocaster, scale 578mm, nut width 40,6mm, poplar body, maple neck,indian laurel fretboard, 20 medium frets, 3x standard single coil pickups, vintage style bridge, 5 way switch, finish black

130 €
Marcus Miller V3 MA

Electric Bass Body: Mahogany, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Rosewood (Dalbergia latifolia), Scale: 864 mm, 20 Medium small frets, Nut width: 38 mm, Pickups: 2 Marcus Standard jazz bass single coils, Marcus Heritage-3 Electronics with Frequency Control, Volume...

275 €
Mooer Hornet Modelling Combo

Mooer Hornet Black Combo, guitar modelling combo amplifier with Bluetooth, 15 Watts RMS @ 4 ohms, custom 6.5" speaker, 9 high quality digital recreations of popular guitar amp models (JZ CLEAN, F.CLEAN, PL 100, PV 5150, TRIPLE, MK IV, POWER...

99 €
Fender Marine Layer Player Pedal

Fender Marine Layer Player Pedal effect pedal, effect type reverb, controls reverb time, damping, pre delay, type toggle (hall/room/special), variation toggle (1/2), filter toggle (On/Off), effect level, effect mute footswitch, 1/4" in- and output, powered by a 9V battery or...

119 €
Zoom F1-SP

Field Recorder and Shotgun Microphone Two-channel audio recorder, Compatible with zoom microphone capsules, Supports WAV formats up to 24bit / 96kHz or MP3 formats on microSD / microSDHC card (up to 32GB), USB audio interface for PC and Mac...

249 €
Triggera Intrigg Internal Drum Trigger

Triggera Intrigg Internal Electronic Drum Trigger, installation trigger for acoustic drums, double-zone, mountable on lugs screws, stereo 1/4" jack output, works with Roland, Alesis and Millenium modules,

45 €
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