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theremin

Postby cyberthor » Sun Aug 10, 2008 4:25 pm UTC

I have seen videos of this instrument, and might I say, is it not an epic instrument?

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Re: theremin

Postby NoDirectionHome » Sun Aug 10, 2008 6:36 pm UTC

Me and my friends tried to build one a few years back, failed miserably but i would honestly love to own one. God knows what i'd do with it, probably go annoy animals particularly susceptible to noise.

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Re: theremin

Postby The Rumpled Academic » Mon Aug 11, 2008 2:51 pm UTC

I own one of these mad-dogs - bought a kit and assembled it a couple of years ago - and it very assuredly brings the sweetness. I still can't play it "properly", though - in general, it only gets dusted off when there's a big spaz-rock jam going on, and playing in tune has ceased to matter. :mrgreen:

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Re: theremin

Postby talibanned » Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:35 pm UTC

i have one. they rule.

i hook it up to various pedals and my guitar. so awesome.
i also have a zvex fuzz probe which is pretty sweet although not exactly a theramin...
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Re: theremin

Postby chilibaka » Mon Aug 11, 2008 5:48 pm UTC

They are full of win. I don't own one myself, but I will someday.

I've seen/heard Finnish violinist Pekka Kuusisto play one at Don Johnson Big Band gig, where he was a guest musician. That was epic.

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Re: theremin

Postby cyberthor » Tue Aug 12, 2008 12:52 am UTC

they are really pricey, but after seeing one of those bad boys played in a musical way instead of spooky noises (still love the spook), i knew that someday I would get one.
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Re: theremin

Postby SkaBassist » Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:24 am UTC

I've played around on one. I don't think I'd ever put in the time to actually become skilled in it (it's gotta take forever), but it's a fun toy.

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Re: theremin

Postby HiroP » Wed Aug 13, 2008 3:08 pm UTC

I actually just finished building one (a Theremax Theremn).
Sadly, Its not working and I need to troubleshoot. But once that's done, it's time to learn to play!
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Re: theremin

Postby proof_man » Wed Aug 20, 2008 4:08 am UTC

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Re: theremin

Postby curious and questioning » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:17 am UTC

proof_man wrote:... if you positioned your body right, you could pick up AM radio stations...

?!? That's not supposed to happen. What did you do?

I have a theremin which I made at the beginning of the year for science fairs. It is of the make-spooky-noises variety and not the play-serious-music one. I want someday to get a professional one and learn to play, but for now it pleases me.
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Re: theremin

Postby TheAmazingRando » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:41 am UTC

I saw a now-defunct local band use one in concert. I had never seen one before, my first thought was "why the hell is he waving his hands over that thing?" but I realized what it was doing, and looked it up later. Apparently, they had found it in a junkyard, in perfect working order. If only we could all be so lucky.

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Re: theremin

Postby proof_man » Sat Aug 23, 2008 7:51 am UTC

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Re: theremin

Postby Alpha Omicron » Tue Aug 26, 2008 6:28 pm UTC

There's a YT video of a guy playing the LoZ theme on a theremin. It's fully awesome.

I gotta say though, I think I like the spook-sounds better than the music of these things.
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Re: theremin

Postby ChocloManx » Tue Sep 02, 2008 11:59 pm UTC

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