NAMM 2014: Moog Introduces The Theremini

Wave your hands at its space-age looks      24/01/14

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NAMM 2014: Moog Introduces The Theremini


Moog has introduced the Theremini which you may have glanced in yesterday's live blog. Here's what they have to say about it...

The Theremini is a re-imagination of one of the oldest electronic musical instrument in history, and Bob Moog's first love – the theremin. Its design fuses the experience of performing with an instrument you don't actually touch, with a powerful sound engine derived from Moog's award winning synthesizer, Animoog. The Theremini guarantees immediate success to any player at any skill level, while providing new ways to experiment with music, education, and gestural control.

Assistive pitch correction allows each player to adjust the instruments level of playing difficulty. At the maximum position, the Theremini will play every note in a selected scale perfectly, making it impossible to play a wrong note. As this control is decreased, more expressive control of pitch becomes possible. When set to minimum, the Theremini will perform as a traditional theremin with analog heterodyning oscillator and absolutely no pitch assistance.

A built in tuner supplies real-time visual feedback of each note as it is played, as well as its proximity to perfection. This is useful for correcting a users playing position, or to educate younger players about pitch and scales.

The presets section allows you to select from 32 wave or wavetable-based patches, store a selected scale & root note, set and recall a specified playing range, and specify per-patch settings for the included stereo delay.

Recessed in the top of the Theremini is a compact speaker perfect for private rehearsal and quick setup anywhere. Silent rehearsal is also possible via front panel headphone jack. Simply plug in ear-buds or headphones and the built in speaker becomes silent.

For live performance and gestural control, the rear panel features two line level audio outputs, a pitch CV output with selectable range, and a mini USB jack for MIDI I/O and connectivity.

Pricing and Availability:

$319

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4 Comments...  Post a comment    original story
Phatty_price    Said...

Too expensive.

Maybe for 100 bucks, no more.

24-Jan-14 05:53 AM


brian from usa    Said...

A digital theremin!!!!! With MIDI !!!! What would Leon and Clara think?

24-Jan-14 06:59 AM


Atomic Shadow    Said...

World of Tomorrow design with multiple waveforms, midi, CV out and you can play it in tune? Count me in.

24-Jan-14 08:38 AM


teruteru    Said...

Wonderful moog future. Traditional Etherwave and evolving Theremini.

24-Jan-14 08:38 AM


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