"The PHOENIX rose from the ashes towards a Sun that was Shining. . ."

Rising Spirit of Theremin

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.Website has been renewed until November 3, 2017

August 08, 2016

Visit my home Temecula Valley

Circa 1935

In my Vision the theremin was revealed as art, just stand alone simplicity revealing beauty. The pitch rumbles low, yet sings with the angels. Arm and hand movements control the range of volume, octave change and pitch. It is interesting to me that a beautiful sound is easier to play. It is as if the theremin finds joy in expressing herself. This theremin is reality and affordable for those who wish to share in the dream of Lev Sergeyevich Termen . . . Christopher    November 15, 2003


New Idea: 2016 I am beginning to think the EtherWave Standard is the best approach for the finest theremin of all time. It has a solid build and resale value. It just needs my special upgrade.

Did you know you can buy a new stuffed EtherWave Standard EWS Board for $96 and for another $50 in DIY you could have an instrument superior to Clara Rockmore's with the classic sound. Don't tell this to any E-pro owners as their instrument begins to lose value and their butt cheeks quiver. (-'

Be a sympathetic ear as my hearing is not the best and tell me if a sound is interesting, say  hello in the forum.

oldtemecula chat forum

oldtemecula at Theremin World
Below is the Harmonic Exciter board - also used is a small EWS Breakout board

Size 3" x 3" - mounts inside the box, volume control side

I am developing an EWS add-on which fits comfortably inside the original EWS enclosure. Compare this new solid-state sound with my tube sound below.  New 3.20.16 EWS Solid-State.wav , this is raw with no reverb and direct to sound card. Still developing this PCB to hopefully get a little more of the classic buzz.

Switched On Clara

Build a pitch/volume theremin better in design & sound than Clara Rockmore's, under $200

- Have the full range of classic theremin sound from beautiful flute to Clara to violin -

Post your interest in my Chat Forum.

Altermen = Alternative Theremin adapted to the EWS which has the sound of Clara's old classic!
Theremin direct to sound card, pure, no acoustic development = Vacuum Tube.mp3

Do not listen to these sound bytes on your tiny laptop speaker, the sound is bigger!


My friend had a nice whistle with his electro-theremin or what he just called The Box

Paul Tanner

The Tannerin of Master Builder Tom Polk is an excellent design, construction and sound.

Avoid any theremin that does not demonstrate sound to validate the design.

- My interest is moving in this direction, visit my first project -

Some Basic Theremin Builds

The Thierrymin


The Audurino Uno

My Opto-VCO has pitch & volume control with better sound than the other two links. It is the engine to build an Optical Theremin, Electro-Theremin/Tannerin or Cello and have that sweet sound.

Below is the finest and most desired of all theremin designs!

Practical Moog EtherWave Standard

This is the theremin a classical player will really want!

 Using my Clara Rockmore Add-On Authentic Sound Mod 

Coming Soon!

Purchase EtherWave Components
Genuine Moog Music

EtherWave Std Tips & Tricks
Everyone Should Learn To Tune it

The theremin is the only musical instrument played without touching anything!

Below are creative Phoenix designs by Master builder Dana Abbott.

The time has come in the new millennium to evolve into what a true theremin design should demonstrate.
A design that allows the audio/visual expressions of the Thereminist to be intimately experienced.

Notice the clean lines of Dana's designs with no dangling cords, they exit out the bottom. 

Hopefully one day all theremin's will have an ideal linear pitch field with a classic heterodyne sound.

"The foolish will tell you it is the way the theremin is played that develops the interesting voice... 
without mentioning you need to have a good sound first."


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