Pretty sure it's a theremin in this song...

Posted: 1/24/2018 11:38:19 AM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

The sound of a theremin can sometimes be difficult to distinguish from the musical saw. IMNSHO the instrument on the recording above is a SAW.

Posted: 1/24/2018 4:01:52 PM

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

It is really not easy to distinguish. Watch this duet Musical Saw and Etherwave Pro.

Posted: 1/25/2018 12:24:11 AM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

That kid is amazing!

What makes me think it's probably a Theremin is all the other accompanying instruments sound like romplers - the guitar, the upright bass, etc.  So the person(s) behind this would be more likely to gravitate to another electronic instrument to add color, rather than a musical saw.

I wonder how many musical saw players there actually are out there?  My guess would be fewer than Thereminists?

Posted: 1/25/2018 4:40:34 AM

Joined: 10/23/2014

The vibrato seems too fast and mechanical to be a theremin or a saw.  I looked up the band on Wikipedia and none of the musicians are listed as playing the theremin.  Lots of synth players though.

edit-oops, looks like I just said the same thing as posts 2 and 3

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