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by JimF
Fri May 22, 2020 2:12 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Theremin info please
Replies: 1
Views: 168

Re: Theremin info please

Hi Polanoyx, it sounds a bit as if you're thinking of the theremin as an effects processor or controller of some sort. With the exception of a control voltage-enabled theremin (eg Etherwave Plus) controlling CV-enabled gear (eg a synthesizer or filter etc with CV inputs), the theremin is not actuall...
by JimF
Sat May 09, 2020 1:54 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?

Sorry, typo in the ISBN number of Carolina's book. Should be

ISBN 3-933 757-08-8

Jim
by JimF
Sat May 09, 2020 1:52 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?
Replies: 2
Views: 333

Re: Are theremin's pitch hand positions unique?

Hi Buffaloris, using the most common playing technique, of different degrees of curvature/extension/splaying of the fingers of the right hand to produce different pitches, it is possible to produce the same pitch with different positions, eg, a note played with fingers extended can also be played wi...
by JimF
Wed Apr 15, 2020 3:19 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Real Time Control with Envelope
Replies: 3
Views: 240

Re: Real Time Control with Envelope

Hi BravePriestess, the easiest way to do this is to use a theremin which puts out control voltages from pitch and volume circuits as well as shaping the theremin's audio signal itself. These CVs can then be used to control anything on a synthesizer which has a CV input (filter cutoff etc). Suitable ...
by JimF
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Hello, I'm new, thanks for letting me join and a question
Replies: 1
Views: 1689

Re: Hello, I'm new, thanks for letting me join and a questio

Hi Julian,

another user, Victoria323, posed a question with similar issues to yours, on the same day. See my response to that message, and my response to another user a few days ago - may be helpful.

Cheers,

Jim F.
by JimF
Sat Jul 13, 2019 4:07 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: A total beginner, needs help!
Replies: 1
Views: 1634

Re: A total beginner, needs help!

Hi Victoria323, a few points to check: 1) Is there any metal in the vicinity? Theremin sitting on a table with metal braces directly under it etc? A cable near the antennae? Such things can affect range, dynamics etc. Otherwise, it may need calibrating, although a brand-new, fully assembled instrume...
by JimF
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:26 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Theremin grounded
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Theremin grounded

PS _Don't_ use an American power supply in Europe, the voltages are wrong.

Jim F.
by JimF
Mon Jul 08, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Theremin grounded
Replies: 2
Views: 2121

Re: Theremin grounded

Hi Miriam, I know this problem. it is one of the _bad_ things from the Moog supplier in Germany (where I live), for instance, that the only European Etherwave power supply available is 2-pin, without a ground connection. Some years ago I bought a spare for my EW, and took issue with the supplier abo...
by JimF
Wed May 01, 2019 3:45 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: New Etherwave Plus User: startup questions
Replies: 3
Views: 10222

Re: New Etherwave Plus User: startup questions

Hi Phusana,

Glad it turned out to be an easy fix. Enjoy the aether!

Jim
by JimF
Tue Apr 23, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: New Etherwave Plus User: startup questions
Replies: 3
Views: 10222

Re: New Etherwave Plus User: startup questions

Hi Phusana, obvious things first: 1) Is the theremin on a mic stand or similar, or sitting on a table - possibly with metal underneath it? Metal in the surroundings can throw the capacitive response of the antennae so far off that nothing works. 2) Are there any cables hanging too near the volume an...
by JimF
Wed Jan 30, 2019 5:44 am
Forum: Theremin Forum
Topic: Many questions....
Replies: 2
Views: 1889

Re: Many questions....

HI Caoer, I don't have an EW+, only EW with my own hotrodding, but I might be able to help. 1) Distance should be somewhat larger. Sounds like an internal calibration problem, not front panel. Should be instructions in the documentation; it's a matter of adjusting one high-frequency inductor inside ...
by JimF
Thu Jun 07, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Claim of delays on Grandmother on Gearslutz
Replies: 16
Views: 4897

Re: Claim of delays on Grandmother on Gearslutz

I'd like to have ago at you as well, in a positive sense - shake your hand for being so fortunate to own those wonderful instruments (as well as the other ones you've shown in various photos etc)! Sorry about the totally irrelevant, off-topic reply, I just couldn't resist it. Anyone who goes negati...
by JimF
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Moog Music General Topics Forum
Topic: Greatly extended pitch antenna range
Replies: 1
Views: 1139

Re: Greatly extended pitch antenna range

Hi Sakurasanta (do you really mean 'Sacred Cherry? combination of Japanese and Italian?) You may get more response posting to the theremin list, but here goes... Not from the engineering side, but practice-oriented. I use my EWave with extended pitch range (playing it with my body, so that I can pla...
by JimF
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Wind Synth, Voyager RME, and other controllers
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Wind Synth, Voyager RME, and other controllers

PS MIDI breath control is CC #2

Jim F
by JimF
Wed Feb 14, 2018 5:47 am
Forum: Minimoog Forum
Topic: Wind Synth, Voyager RME, and other controllers
Replies: 11
Views: 2471

Re: Wind Synth, Voyager RME, and other controllers

Hi, finally chiming in on this discussion. I'm a professional shakuhachi player who also uses electronics, and in the past I've used a Yamaha WX7 - gave up on it because it didn't respond nearly as well as my shakuhachi... The CC mappings from a wind controller will work - up to a point. The problem...