Etherwave Pro

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Post by FredProgGH » Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:24 pm

Wow! Coolest sound from a Theremin yet... half voice, half blues harmonica! :D I gotta get one...
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Post by Bnielsen » Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:03 pm

Think it might have a place on the new album? =p

Somone get a hold of Theremin, Fred's gonna need lessons ;-)
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Post by Kineto Zetetics » Sun Jul 13, 2008 12:45 pm

I've been 'using' an Etherwave Pro for around 18 months. I wasn't prepared to pay the astronomical RRP but luckily Turnkey (high profile British distributer) were selling them half price in a sale (it still cost me around £500!).

If I was being honest I would say that the extra features (over the standard Theremin) are not worth the extra ~$800.
Esentially you have a waveform rounder and a crude filter without envelope or resonance. It has got a more linear response than the standard model. You could just as easily pass the ouput signal of the standard model through a filter. Lovely case though and quicker to assemble (than standard). It also has an 'off line' switch which is really useful for retuning etc.

I say 'using' because (like anyone who has tried out a theremin) I still have to master my technique. So no live dates with this one - had lots of 'living room fun' though.

A much more important purchase IMHO is the biography of Leon Theremin ('Theremin Ether Music and Espionage' by Albert Glinsky, University of Illinois Press ISBN 0-252-02582-2) which is the single most inspiring music biog I've ever read. All synh musos should have this one.

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