no keyboard, this is an antenna .the beach is being C1 D8.
we can parameterize the extent of the game that we want to exploit.
at startup is asked to make a calibration that will memorize.
it's pretty simple: put his hand 1.5 meter then close all of the antenna.
ditto for the other antenna noise levels.
32 editable presets, delay effect has 3 levels (short, medium, and long off) Amount with a button that affect the sound more or moins.pour each preset can change the type of game with chromatic scales, ionian , Dorian major, minor, 5 th (21 types in all) basically it works with 7 waveforms and 7 filters that allow the different sounds presets.plus output CV out to control a synth, usb 2.0 audio output jack .it stereo headphones and it has an internal hp.
there is a small monochrome screen to parameterize all during the game and you see a slider that lets you view the note with its name (C, E, F etc ....) is a small diamond that has focus when Note juste.et is to help this we can use the Pitch correstion button that allows you to raise or lower the height as a "real theremin" way portamento or by bearing right note on a piano and as it gradually ( wholesale we can apply it more or less depending if mastery)
Configuration is simple compared to a synth.
the manual is clear in English only
the edition is simple because few parameters.
sounds are those of an analog synthesizer basique.le delay is a real plus.
I already try the old Moog theremins.
that is the most fun and cheaper.
I pass on all esthetique.c'est plastic with aluminum antenna.
it looks like an alarm clock radio 70s.
But I find the device very difficult to master to really play like an instrument in its own right.
this is a sound experience in fait.et I think we can quickly get bored by discouragement.
I do not come back passur the Theremin, two antennas etc ... And of course the fact that it is monaural
This is not a "real" Theremin composed of discrete components but a model that turns he seems on a processor phone.
The real contrast is more
- Several sound waveform
- A CV output
- A mini USB port that is used in particular to update the animal or connect with iAppli made for.
- A small delay
- A small HP
- Buttons on the front panel to adjust volume, effects and selection of presets
- Quantification of the pitch
The config is relatively simple but requires reading the manual.
We will return for the above range as the sensitivity of the antennas will be reviewed as progress.
But Moog thought of you: there is a quantification of the notes adjustable front (purists say sacrilege!) Device. So your little sisters gestures at the beginning will be compensated, quantification laisssant the fixed note to the next position ...
The connection with the iAppli, as long as you have a iTruc, is also a real plus (publishing more "deep" many additional sounds, sound library).
As I said the variety of sounds than small delay (which is only slightly réglaglable unfortunately) make a real plus. Of course, purists will say that it is not a REAL Theremin. That is true. But we gain a fun object for the whole family with a variety of sounds unattainable true Theremin and affordable.
As a previous reviewer said, playing the Theremin (or Theremini here) is not easy. You will not be surprised to see that like any instrument, it will take a lot of time learning. Audiofanzine on but we know it!
But let him hang around the house actually looks like this: its immediate adoption by children!