Peter Pringle and the EPro

Posted: 2/22/2005 1:25:31 AM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005


Tom Farrell of this board kindly mentioned that Peter Pringle just posted his first free recording for the public from his EtherWave Pro, on his web site: http://www.peterpringle.com/thereminmp3s.html

Peter Pringle has the finest control of the theremin of anyone I have heard. Most of his recordings have a similar beautiful sound no matter which of his top four theremins he uses.

His composition playing the EtherWave Pro was long awaited and very welcomed.

A question always comes to my mind.

When Carolina Eyck plays the Ethervox it does not have the same tone of Peter playing the Ethervox, I don’t mean control.

When Hoffman played his theremin it did not have the beautiful sound of Peter playing the Hoffman theremin.

Is there a type of processor that is used on the output that gives Peter his wonderful sound that was not available years ago?

Peters sound is unique or maybe I am just confused.

Christopher
Posted: 2/22/2005 5:20:56 AM
TomFarrell

From: Undisclosed location without Dick Cheney

Joined: 2/21/2005

Funny you should ask. Peter commented on this on levnet just yesterday. He said: "By the way, (for the umpteenth time) I use a TLAudio, Ivory 2 Series 5051 Mono Valve Processor."

He also uses a completely different technique from Dr. Hoffman, which would probably make him sound better on the same instrument as well. For a comparison of techniques, see his DVD.
Posted: 2/22/2005 3:45:04 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Mr Pringle is very talented on the theremin but that would not have as big an effect on the actual timbre of the sound as what he runs it through.

Also, is it possible that the sound characteristics of the older theremins would mellow with age? I know the tuning can change and the range can be diminished but what about the tone of the sound coming out.

Maybe someday, some lucky virtuoso will be playing "the Pringle theremin" and enthusiats will be comparing it's sound to the Pringle recordings...
Posted: 2/22/2005 4:56:16 PM
RS Theremin

From: 60 mi. N of San Diego CA

Joined: 2/15/2005

Now I know I am confused, Tom's post showed up four hours after I mention it and my follow up note disappeared. This is becoming as eerie as the theremin music in the ‘50’s.

Christopher
Posted: 2/22/2005 6:36:48 PM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

I did a little forum cleaning today :) There was a repeated post (one as a user, one as a guest), so I deleted the guest version.

Posted: 3/7/2005 11:46:21 AM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

As I mentioned in another post, besides the fact Peter Pringle modifies the sound of his theremins, I'm told Carolina Eycks plays a Moog 91A theremin, not an Ethervox.
Posted: 3/7/2005 10:13:10 PM
ThereMan

From: chicago illinois

Joined: 2/15/2005

what does he use to modify the sound?
Posted: 3/7/2005 11:15:21 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Uh, see Tom Farrell's post above. He uses the equalizer section to boost the mid-range frequencies to give his theremins a more"human" voice.
Posted: 3/8/2005 9:39:35 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Looking at the technology here, it would be significantly cheaper to edit your recordings after recording to boost the mid ranges and so-on. You can do this with the aid of a PC program like Sound Forge 7- which you can get for free off the net.
Posted: 3/8/2005 10:46:43 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

As I posted in the other thread. Is there anything else you would suggest?

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