The Timbre of the Theremin. . . . and advice for a beginner.

Posted: 3/6/2005 10:32:17 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Jason - It's the one on the link to of "A typical theremin" that's been attributed to you. It's just a really poor recording. It's almost hard to hear the theremin over the hiss.
Posted: 3/6/2005 10:35:28 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Ooops! It's not a link. It's the URL in the first post here.
Posted: 3/6/2005 11:27:42 PM

From: Hillsborough, NC (USA)

Joined: 2/13/2005

Wow... I'd forgotten about that one. Too bad I couldn't set it to expire somehow. That recording was from about 7 years ago.
Posted: 3/8/2005 9:43:52 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

This site looks useful:

Thank you.
Posted: 3/8/2005 10:44:23 AM

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

I run my theremin through an ART effects processor. It can do everything from wild delays, reverbs and flanges etc. Those sounds are fun in a rock setting but for some of the more melodic songs I want a more natural sound.

I started with the theremin itself (an Etherwave) and I turned the waveform knob all the way to the left and the brightness pretty far to the right.

From there I will use the EQ and boost the mids and add a tasteful amount of reverb. What else would you guys suggest to get a smooth, human voice type of sound?

I am playing through a small Peavey amp (mostly as a monitor for me) and a medium-sized PA system.

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