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Edna_ER
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Theremin advice

Post by Edna_ER » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:50 am

I have a Burns Zep theremin. I use it through a pedalboard with a volume pedal, adjusting pedals as I go. I am not playing it in any traditional way. This Theremin isn't very robust and it is battery powered. Sometimes I forget to turn it off and then I have to change the battery which all feels rather precarious. Since I mainly use the Theremin live I am now looking for something more robust but it also has to be compact. I have been considering the Burns B3.

One thought I have though is that there are some advantages of not having a volume control on my current model in that I don't need both hands to play it - I can get on my knees on stage and play the Theremin and control pedals at the same time: https://youtu.be/i0fkfkvl0h8

Any advice anyone?
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_DemonDan_
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Re: Theremin advice

Post by _DemonDan_ » Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:52 pm

Edna_ER wrote:
Fri Aug 30, 2019 12:50 am
One thought I have though is that there are some advantages of not having a volume control on my current model in that I don't need both hands to play it - I can get on my knees on stage and play the Theremin and control pedals at the same time. Any advice anyone?
Hi Edna,
Since all of the Moog Theremins *reduce* volume as you move your hand closer to the Volume Antenna, you can always play a Moog Theremin with just one hand. It will then play at full volume just like any one-antenna theremin.
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