- With every
project I start, I am fishing to see if there is any interest... Local makers or
avant garde musicians let me know -
This project could
use many skills -> mechanical, electronic, musicianship, artistic, etc.
With a little input from everyone, we could each have a beautiful singing
A Hands On Theremin
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Another method I
have in mind is a pendulum setup, moving it forward raises the pitch.
The authentic theremin is a musical instrument played without touch anything. This added difficulty is what limits most from pursuing it's beauty
and making horrible music they think is good or just making noise.
This is where the Lazy
Susan or pendulum approach might change things. The layout will visually
show where the musical notes are while keeping a fluid motion. This will develop over time
and I will share what I discover as the idea improves. For those familiar
with the Electro-Theremin visit me and my friend Paul Tanner here.
This musical instrument is developed around my
Opto-VCO oscillator circuit found at this
link. Many things can be built around the 555 oscillator.
Watch this video below,
amazing in its own right... what if you could do this with the Lazy Susan.
The sound is enhanced using an add-on box called a Talking Machine. The
main issue is everyone sounds the same using it.