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Thomann's Cool Online Guides: DSP Accelerators

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

Welcome to our DSP Accelerator Online Advisor.

Ever since the invention of software plug-ins, musicians have wanted to run more of them than their system allowed - sharing CPU power between the many tasks that Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) software performs is quite a juggling act. Traditional ‘outboard’ hardware effects processors though, have the advantage that they are dedicated to the task and always available, regardless of how complex your project is - the natural step therefore, was to take the Digital Signal Processors (DSPs) they are based on into the computer. This produces a ‘best of both worlds’ solution, combining the graphic interface and production environment of the software, with the ‘always on’ acceleration of the hardware.

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

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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DSP Accelerators overview

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Upgrade Roland SH-01A gray Arturia KeyLab Essential 61 Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Alto TS 208 Stairville RevueLED 120 COB RGB WW DMX Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums Boss Katana Mini Kala Spruce Mahagony Sopran Ukulele Varytec LED Theater Spot 100 3000K Darkglass Alpha Omicron Bass Distortion Arturia KeyLab Essential 49
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Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 Upgrade

Virtual Drum Production Studio (Download) Upgrade from Toontrack Superior Drummer 2 to Superior Drummer 3, Based on meticulously recorded samples of high quality drums, Recorded in 11.1 Surround by George Massenburg in the Galaxy Studios, Over 230GB of natural...

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172 €
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Roland SH-01A gray

Roland SH-01A gray, sounds of the classic roland sh-101 synthesizer via acb technology; new unison, chord, and four-voice polyphonic modes expand on the original's sound palette; built-in sequencer with 64 patterns; arpeggiator with 3 playback modes, note hold, 3-way transpose...

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399 €
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Arturia KeyLab Essential 61

USB MIDI Keyboard 61 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity dynamic pads with aftertouch, A Clickable encoder, 9 Rotary control, 9 Faders, 13 Keys, Transport section with 4 function buttons, LCD display, Pitchbend and modulation wheel, Chord Play mode, Mackie /...

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249 €
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Toontrack Superior Drummer 3

Toontrack Superior Drummer 3 (ESD); virtual drum production studio; extensively produced drum software, based on meticulously recorded samples of high end drums; recorded in 11.1 surround sound at the Galaxy Studios by George Massenburg; over 230 GB of raw, unprocessed...

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333 €
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Alto TS 208

Active full-range speaker Equipped with: 8" woofer with 2" voice coil, 1" neodymium compression driver with 1" voice coil, Power: 550 W RMS, Class D power amp, Bi-amp, Frequency response: 62 - 20,000 Hz, Maximum output level: 120 dB,...

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271 €
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Stairville RevueLED 120 COB RGB WW DMX

LED Spot with Coloured COB LED Ideal as replacement for lamps of the 500 - 650 W class, LED type: 1 x 120 W COB RGB WW, Beam angle: 50°, Refresh rate: 8000 Hz, DMX-512 (7 DMX channels) and...

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299 €
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Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums

Digitech SDRUM Strummable Drums, drum machine in stomp box format, creates drum patterns based on scatches and strums across muted strings, 5 studio quality drumkit sounds, 12 different hats/rides styles, stores up to 36 differents songs, 3 song parts programmable...

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222 €
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Boss Katana Mini

Modelling Combo Amplifier for Electric Guitar 3 Basic amplifier types selectable (Brown/Crunch/Clean), Analogue multi-stage gain circuit with 3-Band analogue EQ, Channels: 1, Power: 7 W, Equipped with: 1x 4" speaker, Cabinet construction: Closed, Controls: (Mono): Gain, Volume, Bass, Middle,...

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99 €
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Kala Spruce Mahagony Sopran Ukulele

Kala Spruce Mahagony Soprano Ukulele, Soprano body size, 348 mm scale, overall length 533 mm, Spruce top, Mahogany back and sides, Mahogany neck, 12 nickel silver frets, Black Walnut fingerboard, Black Walnut bridge, chrome, geared machineheads, Aquila Super Nylgut strings,...

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80 €
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Varytec LED Theater Spot 100 3000K

LED Theatre Spotlights With Fresnel lens and 3000K colour temperature, Replaces conventional stepped lens spotlights of the 500 - 650 W class, Adjustable beam angle via manual zoom, Very quiet temperature-controlled fan for quiet operation, Light source: 100 W...

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333 €
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Darkglass Alpha Omicron Bass Distortion

Effect Pedal for Electric Guitar Provides the distortion and flexibility of the alpha-omega in a smaller format, With the two distortions, it offers the same harmonically rich, various sounds as its big brother, Knobs: Blend - mod - level...

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275 €
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Arturia KeyLab Essential 49

USB MIDI Keyboard 49 Velocity-sensitive keys, 8 Velocity-sensitive pads with aftertouch, 1 clickable encoder, 9 Rotary control, 9 Faders, 13 Buttons, Transport section with 4 function buttons, LCD display, Pitchbend and modulation wheel, Chord Play mode, Mackie / HUI...

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199 €
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