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Post by unfiltered37 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:17 am

Couldn't find this posted anywhere, so here it is. A theremin with autotune, different timbres, LCD, built in stereo delay etc. Looks very cool.

http://translate.google.com/translate?h ... 6bih%3D818



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Re: theremini

Post by stiiiiiiive » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:42 am

Looks cool indeed, thanks for sharing this :)

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Post by Vsyevolod » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:25 pm

Looks absolutely fantastic! (and by that, I mean functionally...)

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Re: theremini

Post by unfiltered37 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 4:35 pm

Looks cool indeed, but I am thinking it could be digital. It says it is like autotune rather than a quantizer. As a controller that would be cool, but a sound source we'll have to see.

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Post by thealien666 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:28 pm

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Frankly, and personally, I don't think the designer will win any awards for this... Looks like a giant grain of rice made of cheap plastic. :?
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Post by Ledbetter » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:10 pm

Why? Ugly and digital? It would look better with the sides chopped off and some nice wooden end panels.

Why not a nice analog ribbon controller?
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Re: theremini

Post by redeyeflight » Thu Jan 23, 2014 7:36 pm

I dunno I think it looks pretty cool in a 70s sci-fi kind of way!

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Post by unfiltered37 » Thu Jan 23, 2014 8:27 pm

redeyeflight wrote:I dunno I think it looks pretty cool in a 70s sci-fi kind of way!
That's what I was going to say, it kind of evokes the white elephant organ and some of the early minimoog and apollo designs.

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Post by EricK » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:11 am

€ 299 is like $400 bucks. Are they going to DC the etherwave?

It reminds me of the Synthi Hifli and that Russian Tvox Theremin built by George Pavlov that Kavina plays. Maybe they are trying to tell us all something with the pitch correction. Those cats who are classical purists and think that anything other than absolute pitch perfect intonation on the most disciplined classical music is a detriment to Lev's legacy will be furious that pitch correction is added.

It looks like plastic and the same display from the sub 37.
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Post by Vsyevolod » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:17 am

unfiltered37 wrote:That's what I was going to say, it kind of evokes the white elephant organ and some of the early minimoog and apollo designs.
More like a White Elephant Suppository... :P

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Re: theremini

Post by EricK » Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:55 am

You totally ruined it for me now. I will never think "spaceship" or "zeppelin" again.
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Re: theremini

Post by wordsdrawnigh » Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:14 am

according to the moog website, it will only cost $319.

http://www.moogmusic.com/node/92916

and it has pitch cv out! definitely think i will be picking one of these up...

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Re: theremini

Post by psynthetic » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:11 pm

it looks pretty poxy to me… I've been planning on buying my first Theremin to use for CV control, after seeing this, nothing has changed, I'm still getting an etherwave :p

If they absolutely HAVE to make it like that then maybe take it back to the shop, turn that white plastic into carbon fibre or brushed aluminium and quietly re-release it without a fuss and we can pretend like this whole thing never happened :lol:

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Re: theremini

Post by psynthetic » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:13 pm

"A Theremin with traditional heterodyning oscillator for pitch control combined with a sound engine derived from our award winning synthesizer, Animoog."

Built in Animoog, didn't notice that before… interesting idea. Not for me… but maybe now i'm starting to see what they think the market will be..

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Re: theremini

Post by Mr Arkadin » Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:42 pm

I loved Animoog, so I would be interested to hear this. I like the 1950s sci-fi look. Of course the analogue purists are going to bleat as usual. If we listened to the likes of them we'd still be making cloth by hand.
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