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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:19 PM
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Okay, I own a theremin. NOW what?
Any thereminists out there in DU-Land? Tonight was my first chance to actually practice a tiny bit with my theremin, and it's all really cool and challenging, but for some reason the darned volume knob doesn't seem to work. Yes, I'm reading the instructions, but so far no luck.
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hobbit709 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:21 PM
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1. A friend of mine has about a dozen of them.
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:36 PM
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2. Dang...
Any of them Moog models? I've got the Etherwave Plus.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:40 PM
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3. Saw a videos on them. They look so cool
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sakabatou Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:41 PM
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4. Go play Theramin Hero
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 09:47 PM
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5. Okay, that was weird and cool at the same time
Thanks for sharing! :hi:
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trackfan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 10:39 PM
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6. Theremin always sounded more like a futuristic drug than a musical instrument to me.
Like-
Kirk: Bones, do something.

McCoy: Jim, I gave him 50 ccs of theremin, there's nothing more I can do. I'm a doctor not a ......
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Throd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:20 PM
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7. Mount it on the hood of your car.
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Lionel Mandrake Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:49 PM
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8. Now you can make 1950's science fiction music.
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Amerigo Vespucci Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 07:09 PM
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12. Or a cover version of The Beach Boys' "Good Vibrations."
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-14-11 11:49 PM
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9. Is it MIDI compatible?
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 05:56 PM
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10. This particular model isn't
It has a gate where I can use it to play an analog synth, but it's not the same as full MIDI. That's okay, though.
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CBGLuthier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 06:25 PM
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11. Study the works of the greats
Starting with Clara Rockmore

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuKBPEDU-W0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5cOdZh4zK8

and don't hurt yourself be trying to do good vibrations. That was not a theremin on that song. They used a Tannerin.





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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 03:41 PM
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14. Don't forget Lydia Kavina
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tigereye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-15-11 08:54 PM
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13. no, but what a cool thing to have! have fun.
Edited on Fri Apr-15-11 08:54 PM by tigereye
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nytemare Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 10:21 PM
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15. Oh you must learn "Claire de Lune"
Simply a beautiful song. :)
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madinmaryland Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 10:29 PM
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16. Careful there, my friend. That is a very powerful drug that has the potential
to really fuck you up if not monitored very carefully by your psychiatrist.

:scared:

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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-16-11 10:56 PM
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17. Theremins of the Day was a terrific Anthony Hopkins film
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hayu_lol Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-17-11 01:07 AM
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18. First one used in a movie was in ...
52 or 53...The Third Man.

If you get a large amplifier and huge outdoor speakers...you will soon be the only resident on your block.
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