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Re: Re: Re: Alt controllers

On Wed, 20 Dec 2006, mech wrote:

> At 3:19 PM -0500 12/20/06, burnett@pobox.com wrote:
>> For a bulky if visually stunning counterpart to these, the Moog 
>> Pro theremin includes two separate 0-5CV out jack: one controlled by 
>> volume antenna, one controlled by the pitch antenna. Works great.
> Hmmmmm, it didn't occur to me that you could interface one of those to a 
> couple of external devices.  Interesting; now you've got me thinking....
> Steve, is that the same theremin in the studio pix you posted over on 
> Stickwire list?  If so, I've got to agree that it is one stunningly 
> beautiful(!) piece of kit.

Yes, it is, and yes, it is. It's huge, given I can replace it with a pair 
of CV expression pedals, but the field effect is useful. I can use it as a 
dual CV output either like playing a theremin normally, or if I am playing 
another instrument and don't have hands free, or need fast response, I can 
lean into the field as needed. Either way, the big(ger than turning a 
knob, at least) physical movement can provide a visual cue to the audience 
that can help accentuate the tone shift, especially if I'm leaning/moving 
into the field which can take a while and be relatively subtle.

Using a theremin as a CV control in place of an expression pedal is by no 
means in my experience always a good idea. But it is an option, and 
sometimes it's a workable one in my experience.

Steve B
Subscape Annex  http://ww.subscapeannex.com/