It’s almost Halloween again, time to drink witches brew with creatures of the night and let the unearthly sounds of the Theremin float through the ether. In celebration of the holiday Moog has created a glow in the dark version of their Etherwave Theremin. Play at night and let the unearthly glow guide your hand. Only 200 exist so act quickly.
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Control is difficult before a performance!
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Changeling is the super easy, flexible, diatonic chord sequencer.
It’s purpose is to help people enjoy composing music by providing the basic tools to improvise!
Improvisation is a skill that can normally only be obtained by investing a lot of discipline and time in to studying music theory and practice.
Changeling does not generate compositions for you, you remain in full creative control over your music.
All recorded musical notes remain relative, and can be changed in various ways during playback.
Synth dude in a white coat fiddling with his gear
The CP 251’s LFO is the heart of the time driven events in this program. It is driving the rate of the Sequencer, the sample and hold that is sent to the MF-101 filter, and is being lag processed and controlling the pitch of the Mf-107 Freqbox. Noise from the CP is also being processed by the 103 Phaser. The q119 is modulating the pitch of the Mf-102, creating a melody, that is fed to the Synthesizers.com VCA, to the 104z Delay and to the board. The q119 is also firing gates to the envgen which is controlling the vca. The Voyager is taking a nap in this piece, but is midi controlling the Taurus Pedals. The touch surface is activating the sequencer. The Theremin was obviously a lacking overdub, but I was in a hurry to finish this program so I could rip the cords out and start over.
Cp251: Lfo squarewave multiplied: 1. Lagged, sent to Freqbox Freq In. 2. Sent to q119 to control rate. 3. Sample and Hold to MF-101 Cutoff Frequency
Noise source sent to phaser, Phaser output to board.
Q119, 1×24 stage sequence modulating the freq input of the mf102. Gate output to Envgen.
MF102: Audio to VCA then to delay then to board.
Voyager: Midi controlling Taurus 3, Touchscreen
Experiment with controlling Make Noise Phonogene with Doepfer Theremin modules.
Left antenna control cutoff on doepfer A-106-6 filter and gates from antenna switches filter type on A-106-6 via A-152.
Right antenna control Vari-speed on phonoene .
Just watching this vintage movie is worth the posting
Recorded in one take. Effects chain: ModTone BuzzBoy in etherwave standard theremin w/ ESPE01 mod and effects loop, to Marshall Echohead Delay, to Electro Harmonix Talking Machine w/ expression pedal. Some dynamic compression and reverb added in post-production.
The theremin in this video is the instrument that once belonged to Julius Goldberg, the partner and personal assistant of Russian inventor Leon Theremin. This is a 1929 RCA theremin that was customized by Goldberg in the early 1930’s and provided with “lightning bolt” volume and pitch antennas. In this video, I am using an ELECTRO-HARMONIX “Talking Machine” on a fixed, open “AH” sound, which lends to the tone a remarkable likeness to a human tenor.
The theremin has often been compared to an “electric soprano” but used with the Talking Machine, it can also be an ELECTRIC TENOR or an ELECTRIC BARITONE!
The composition is the famous tenor aria, NESSUN DORMA, from the opera TURANDOT by Italian composer Giacomo Puccini.
BRUNO ENDER LEE – “Astral Odyssey” – composed, arranged & performed by Bruno Ender Lee, April 22. 2012
Pre-recorded live tracks: ARP Odyssey & Doepfer MAQ-sequencer / MiniMoog Voyager OS (bass)
Filmed live tracks: MiniMoog Voyager OS (leads) / Moog Etherwave Theremin / ARP Odyssey (fx-sequence)
2012 Velvet Voyage Productions
Ethero is the iPhone’s answer to the etherophone, or Theremin as it’s better known. The Theremin is one of the earliest electronic instruments ever created and it’s now famous for it’s signature eerie sound.
The traditional Theremin is usually controlled without any physical contact, with the player using each hand to control both the pitch and the volume of the sound. Ethero works in a slightly different way, but it still attempts to emulate the real instrument! Ethero takes the amount of light coming into the device’s camera and translates it into a sound frequency. So, waving your hand or another object in front of the device camera will change the pitch of the sound. The more light coming into the camera, the higher the pitch. To control the volume of the sound, simply touch the screen of the iphone and move it up and down the screen.
“This is just a quick demo of Ethero 2 running live on my iPad 2.
The video shows a couple of the preset scales in the app. The synth sounds are from the Moog Animoog which is running in background-audio mode and being controlled via virtual MIDI ports.
Ethero 2 will run on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPad 2.
MIDI is sent over virtual ports, WIFI and via the Camera Connection Kit. Of course, your mileage will vary with the use of virtual MIDI ports as there’s quite a lot of processing going on. It works best on the iPhone 4S and iPad 2 (and I guess ‘the new iPad’, but I can’t test that… yet!) “
The following demonstrates MuTheremin iPad App version 1.0. It’s a multi-touch theremin inspired synth and it’s free.
Pros: Free, Multi-Touch,cool lights
Cons: It’s buggy. You will hear clicks and noise. I used an Alesis IO dock for audio. Also tried it though headphones. Same problem.
More info here http://ipadloops.com/free-mutheremin-ipad-app/
To Tell the Truth – composed by Yoko Kanno. Performed by Randy George on theremin, with music from the original sound track of the animation series, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex
“Thank you dear Yoko Kanno, your melodies have touched my heart. I am so grateful for your contribution to the universe of music.
This video is dedicated to the those people who have it within themselves to speak from a place beyond the mind. To speak from a place of boundless wisdom, from the human core. To Tell The Truth requires immense courage because we live in a world where the the truth has purposely been hidden, and the only place to find it again is by going within and having trust in the heart.
The theremin is the only musical instrument in the world that can function as an interface for utilizing organic fluid motions to express what is deep inside a person’s heart and soul.
Thank you, Lev Termen, Robert Moog, and Thierry Frenkel, masters of the art of weaving electronics and music. I am able to sing with my hands because of these three great people.”