Vision the theremin was revealed as art. There were no
antennas, dangling wires or cords on the floor, 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 pitch 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
am beginning to think an EtherWave
Standard Hybrid is
the best approach for the finest theremin of all time with
its solid build and resale value. You can have the
authentic sound using my add-on build. Did you know you can buy a new stuffed EWS
Board for $96 and for another $100 you could have the
sound of Clara Rockmore. Don't reinvent what is already available. With
the introduction of the new Moog Theremini the EWS should
start showing up at bargain prices, used.
= Alternative Theremin adapted to the EWS which has the sound of Clara's
Theremin direct to sound card, pure, no acoustic
development = Listen.mp3
no one posting any interest in this approach, it has been placed on the backburner.
known as the TW
is all solid-state except one tube/valve. This latest idea
came to mind on November 3,
2014. It is based upon my dragonfly design and is the culmination of my 10 year theremin journey.
become the theremin design of choice as it dispels 13
common theremin myths.
Altermen approach was promised in the Vision of 2003
aspect of the theremin you are most interested,
like playing, simple-building, etc.
This will give
me ideas of which areas to expand upon in the
friend had a nice whistle with his electro-theremin or
what he just called The Box.
my DIY Opto-VCO project below
of Master Builder Tom Polk is an excellent design, construction and sound.
any design that does not demonstrate sound samples to validate the
Ideal Pitch Linearity found in the
analog theremin Altermen will one day be the only acceptable norm. All
theremins operating their pitch oscillators around 922 kHz will benefit from the
Thin Wire Antenna concept. Don't do this on your EtherWave Standard it
won't work. A properly tuned EWS has good linearity.
I bread boarded and am evolving an analog
operating at 900 kHz using miniature high Q shielded coils
and it also tuned for a "Perfectly Linear"
pitch field with a rich sound. Solid state tuning.
When you have true pitch linearity
the very low notes play a crisp vibrato. Transistor theremin
oscillators can give you a comparable tube osc sound but not
exactly that of the original tube/valve theremins.
The theremin is the only musical instrument played without touching anything!
Below, the double image is Greg overlaid upon himself.
are creative Phoenix designs by Master builder Dana A.
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