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insane sounding analog instrument

Post by analoghaze » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:10 pm

May be the most fun instrument to play.
Unique sound and extremely expressive.


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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Sun Nov 08, 2009 8:16 pm

I love it when people discover the Theremin for the first time.

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by nathanscribe » Sun Nov 08, 2009 9:02 pm

Also extremely hard to play properly; more like learning an acoustic instrument in that regard. But yes, they are fun. I sold mine because I just didn't have the time to put into doing a proper job of it, but when you see one played well it's a fantastic instrument.

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by Cumulus » Mon Nov 09, 2009 4:59 am

I have been playing the theremin for several years now and I am at the point where I can play some convincing melodies on it.

It is pretty hard to play with precision but a lot of fun.

Vibrato helps....

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by clusterchord » Mon Nov 09, 2009 5:54 pm

my bandmate has one. its great how it reacts to every nuance, like an acoustic instrument. i did rather well with the pitch, but coordination with the other hand and dynamics was tricky. it would really take time to master properly.


on a side note, i was always a bit put off by being limited with that one sound. and then, just as started thinkin if a CV/GATE (or 2 CVs for two hand controls) would ever be possible on a theremin, to use it as a controller for other analog gear, ta-daaaa ... moog comes out with theremin plus with the cv interfacing. yipeee.

now the whole concept is very tempting. learning some other kind of controller/input/expression device beside keys was always an intriguing idea. if i could pitch control vcos on my modular, and vca/vcf with the other hand, that be very powerful.
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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by Phollop Willing PA » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:16 pm

My audience loves the Theremin solos and I can't even play it well, but I can play it expressively...

It's interesting, but ever since I started using it live, the audience seems to pay more attention to the performance.
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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by balma » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:24 pm

:D I see the performer "prepared and dressed himself" and found the appropiate clothes to play it and making a video ....
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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by th0mas » Mon Nov 09, 2009 6:32 pm

clusterchord wrote: on a side note, i was always a bit put off by being limited with that one sound. and then, just as started thinkin if a CV/GATE (or 2 CVs for two hand controls) would ever be possible on a theremin, to use it as a controller for other analog gear, ta-daaaa ... moog comes out with theremin plus with the cv interfacing. yipeee.

now the whole concept is very tempting. learning some other kind of controller/input/expression device beside keys was always an intriguing idea. if i could pitch control vcos on my modular, and vca/vcf with the other hand, that be very powerful.
There is a video on youtube (unfortunately I can't browse youtube properly at work so I can't find it for you) of a guy using a theremin to control a MFOS soundlab. It's amazing. One of the controls is controlling a sort of filtered noise part that he turns into a snare by pretty much air-punching the theremin. Very cool.

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by ReaPeR » Mon Nov 09, 2009 10:56 pm

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-to5hU6yl0
a really, really better example of expressive theremin playing

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by pflosi » Mon Nov 09, 2009 11:58 pm

clusterchord wrote: on a side note, i was always a bit put off by being limited with that one sound. and then, just as started thinkin if a CV/GATE (or 2 CVs for two hand controls) would ever be possible on a theremin, to use it as a controller for other analog gear, ta-daaaa ... moog comes out with theremin plus with the cv interfacing. yipeee.

now the whole concept is very tempting. learning some other kind of controller/input/expression device beside keys was always an intriguing idea. if i could pitch control vcos on my modular, and vca/vcf with the other hand, that be very powerful.
doepfer also has a theremin controller

http://www.doepfer.de/a178.htm

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by Automatic Gainsay » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:22 am

Only moments away from the person who asks if theremins can be controlled with MIDI...
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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by RobotHeroes » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:32 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Only moments away from the person who asks if theremins can be controlled with MIDI...
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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by tekkentool » Tue Nov 10, 2009 7:47 am

Anybody know how good the paia theremax's are?

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by pflosi » Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:13 am

Automatic Gainsay wrote:Only moments away from the person who asks if theremins can be controlled with MIDI...
that's nonsense AG, we're talking the other way round

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Re: insane sounding analog instrument

Post by Cumulus » Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:36 pm

The Etherwave Pro comes with CV outputs and the Etherwave Standard can easily be modded to include them.

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