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.”
Here is the incomparable Moog Etherwave Pro Theremin running through the Eventide Space processor giving it an otherworldly sound. Eventide Space can create a variety of spatial effects, including basic reverbs, delays and unique combination effects. Space features 12 of Eventide’s reverb combination effects, taken from the H8000FW and Eclipse V4.
The Etherwave Pro is a professional quality theremin featuring classic theremin sounds, excellent playability housed in a beautiful eye-catching cabinet. It is designed as a solution for the gigging musician who wants the best theremin available in a portable package. The Etherwave Pro also won the 2005 Excellence In Design Award (EID). This bold, beautiful theremin is designed for the gigging musician. Drawing on his 50 years of experience, Bob Moog has designed the next step in the evolution of the original electronic instrument, the Theremin. The Etherwave Pro is a step up both from the best-selling theremin of all time, the Etherwave Standard. The Etherwave Pro features professional quality response and sound in a package designed both for beauty and portability. Whether you’re a seasoned thereminist or someone drawn to it’s unusual sound and looks, you’ll appreciate the quality of response and control this product offers.
The Etherwave Pro features removable pitch and volume antennas. The Pitch range of this instrument extends to 6 1/2 octaves. Both Volume and Pitch antenna response are tuned from the wooden pitch and volume knobs as well as the fine adjustment trim controls at the bottom of the front panel.
The front panel controls include a range switch which allows for choosing one of three octave ranges. The Timbre rotary switch is used to select one of the five preset timbres (classic theremin tones) or enables the front panel Waveform, Brightness, and Filter controls, which allow the thereminist to tailor their own personal theremin tone.
The Etherwave Pro also features a headphone output with level control and a dedicated tuner output. A lighted Standby switch allows the Etherwave Pro to be on but silences the audio output.
“Thanks to Josh Flynn for playing the theremin and shooting the video.”
Here’s a fresh new experimental video: A project for KKout let London.
Using normal am radios to a Theremin Original development by Tomoya Yamamoto (Yamamoto Super Theremin)
Additional Development by Yuri Suzuki
A short clip by Yuri Suzuki
Music : Swan by Saint-Saëns