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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Rode Rodecaster Pro

Rode Rodecaster Pro; Podcast Production Studio; designed for podcasts; 4 x XLR microphone inputs with 48V phantom power; 8 programmable sound effects pads for jingles and FX; instant mix minus for phone or app calls; 3.5mm TRRS cable, USB and...

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€649
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Fun Generation CL 105 A

Fun Generation CL 105 A, Personal Monitor with Bluetooth/USB player, class D, 50 W RMS, frequency response 40 - 18.000 Hz, 3-band EQ, 1x Line In (3,5 mm jack / RCA), 1x Mic In (XLR / 6,3 mm jack), net...

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€76
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Stairville LED Pixel Rail 40 RGB MKII

LED Pixel Effect Bar Follow-up version of the Stairville LED Pixel Rail 40 RGB with increased luminosity (not compatible with the previous model), Extremely compact design, Generates impressive effects in combination with the Pixel Rail Drive (Art.449740 , not...

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€87
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Stairville TourStage Tele Leg 4x 60-100cm

Tour Stage Leg Set Set consisting of four height-adjustable feet for Tour Stage platforms, Dimensions: 60 x 60 mm, Adjustable length: 60-100 cm

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€92
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Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit

Alesis Turbo Mesh Kit, E-Drum Set for beginners and semi-professionals, tom and snare pad with mesh heads, Turbo drum Module with 120 sounds, 10 drum kits, 30 Play-Along tracks, training and metronome functions, CD/MP3 aux input for drum playalong, USB/MIDI...

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€289
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Tech 21 Fly Rig PL 1 Paul Landers Sign

Multi-Effect for Electric Guitar Paul Lander's (Rammstein) Signature Model, 2-Channel SansAmp Fly Rig section, Active 3-band EQ in the "Fire" channel with switchable mids, Bite switch, 2-Band EQ and compressor in the "water" channel, Switchable dual mode boost, Optionally...

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€399
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Fender SQ Bullet Tele LRL Red SPKL

Electric Guitar Body: Alder, Neck: Maple, Neck profile: C, Fretboard: Indian Laurel, Scale: 648 mm, Nut width: 42 mm, 21 Medium frets, Pickups: 2 single coils, Vintage style bridge, Colour: Red Sparkle

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€174
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Lanikai Kohala Soprano WN

Soprano WN Ukulele Basswood body and top, Sapele neck, 356 mm Scale length, Neck width at the nut: 34.9 mm, Walnut fretboard, 12 Frets, Hardwood bridge, Colour: Dark satin

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€53
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Mackie MC-250

Studio Headphones Circumaural, 50 mm Reference-quality drivers provide high overdrive safety and accurate playback across the entire frequency spectrum, Precisely tuned housing delivers powerful bass and detailed highs, A soft padded and adjustable headband and comfortable ear cushions provide...

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€98
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Korg KDM-3 Dig. Metronom Limited

Korg KDM-3 Digital Metronome Limited Edition, With front panel of durable and elegant Pyinkado wood, the chic brown wood grain lends warmth to the monotonous case, 30 beats per minute to 252 beats per minute. Tempo setting option. Pendulum mode/full...

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€64
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the t.bone SC 420 USB Desktop-Set

USB Studio Large Diaphragm Microphone Set With USB port for direct operation on the computer, No additional drivers necessary, Directivity: Cardioid, Frequency range: 30 - 18,000 kHz, Sensitivity: 25 mV / Pa, Maximum sound pressure: 140dB (at 1 kHz...

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€67
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Mackie MC-150

Studio Headphones Circumaural, Precise 50 mm drivers deliver outstanding transparency across the entire frequency spectrum, Amplified bass reproduction accurately reproduces low and very low frequencies, so that individual bass notes or kick drums can be heard very well, A...

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€77
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