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Old 09-11-2007, 07:32 PM
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Who has used one? what are your general opinions??
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:35 PM
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Yes, great fun. If you get a mini one you can put it down your trousers, stick it through your flies and use it to much hilarity.
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:40 PM
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Hehe oh wow!! I have been having a look at analog ones! Apartently you can play them from uip to 3 feet away. Might get one and stick it to the drum kit :D
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:48 PM
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My old guitar player has one, it was hilarious when he used it with his kid's toy keyboard. A lot of fun; now I might have to get one...
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:52 PM
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Im a big fan of Jean Michel Jarre! The first time I watched his DVD 'Live In Gdansk', I was amazed by it! They sound loads of fun!
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Old 09-11-2007, 07:58 PM
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Ever seen the live videos of him with his lasers? Now that's something.
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Old 09-11-2007, 08:01 PM
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Ahh yes the Laser harp!!! The most DANGEROUS electronic intrument :D
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Old 09-11-2007, 11:47 PM
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I spent some time not long ago watching basically everything on YouTube about theremins. They look really fun to mess around with, just really hard to master. If I had one right now I would learn to play the riff from "In Da Gadda Da Vida" and be done with it.
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I spent some time not long ago watching basically everything on YouTube about theremins. They look really fun to mess around with, just really hard to master. If I had one right now I would learn to play the riff from "In Da Gadda Da Vida" and be done with it.
I did the same.

I love theremins, they are so strange that it makes them sweet.
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Old 09-12-2007, 02:43 AM
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I did the same.

I love theremins, they are so strange that it makes them sweet.
Bernt-nernt, bernnernerner, baaabaaabaaa nubernt... I can play it on the piano and it's only like 6 different notes so I guess it wouldn't be so hard to figure out.

Anyone know how much the smaller analog ones go for (USD)?
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Old 09-12-2007, 08:56 PM
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I am just addicted to musical gadgets, Laser Harps (as used in Rendez-Vous), theremins (used in Oxygene), those strange D-beams that are now used on Roland Synthesizers! I have recently been using my drum kit with guitar effects! Mainly flange/chorus/auto-pan!
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Theremins are great fun. I have a 'photo-theremin', which uses a light sensor instead of a rod. I think the rod ones are the best though. Sci-fi soundtrack at your disposal.
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:04 PM
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There was one used by DJ Kilmore on Incubus' Light Grenades album but I can't pinpoint where....
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Old 09-15-2007, 04:47 PM
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our singer plays one when she's not belly dancing-
between that and the Chapman Stick there's usually a line of folks in front of the stage after a show wanting to know what those crazy instruments are.

The Theremin is a very temperamental beast. It seems to know it's special, being the only instrument you don't actually touch to play... requires clearance of at least a couple feet to avoid interference, I find. Pretty nifty gadget though. Kind of like a fretless keyboard sort of thing. Takes a lot of work to get the feel for playing melodically since there really are no pitch references to work with. Very tough to master
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Old 09-15-2007, 10:03 PM
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It looks like a really cool instrument. I can't imagine how difficult it would be to get really good though.
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Old 09-19-2007, 06:24 PM
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Really interesting instruments! I'd certainly love to play on one!
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Check out thereminworld.com. Some serious music has been written for them since their invention around 1919. This is the instrument that got Bob Moog started.
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