The Gakken Premium Theremin

This is a demo of the Gakken Premium Theremin from the Maker Shed, a $140 DIY project.

If you’ve built or used the Gakken Premium Theremin, leave a comment with your thoughts!

Description:

Use your right hand to adjust the tone, and your left to change the volume, but no need to touch! The small speaker will provide ample sound, but you can also connect the Theremin to external speakers, or even mix it with other instruments such as Gakken’s Analog Synthesizer!

4 thoughts on “The Gakken Premium Theremin

  1. Hi I just bought this theremin one week ago and then i stille play some good tunes
    This model was supposed and presented as a toy , because Gakken is much known as a toy builder , but this time I can say that it is truly playable, as the Moog model

    To prove this, you can listen to my demos on my blog, or dailymotion or youtube

    I will play live the next time , but outdoor, because the Gakken is a nomad model (4AA batteries and you play everywhere !!!)

  2. Hi! It's not a kit, but a finished, ready-to-use product. I just received one from Japan. I love the portability – batteries (4xAA) and a built in speaker makes is very handy. There is a line out, too. Just one timbre. I'm not sure I've calibrated it perfectly though. I tried to achieve maximum effective pitch distance (ca 50cm), but then the volume hand affects the pitch slightly. Will work on it, and there is probably a good compromise setting. Great piece of gear!

  3. Hi! It's not a kit, but a finished, ready-to-use product. I just received one from Japan. I love the portability – batteries (4xAA) and a built in speaker makes is very handy. There is a line out, too. Just one timbre. I'm not sure I've calibrated it perfectly though. I tried to achieve maximum effective pitch distance (ca 50cm), but then the volume hand affects the pitch slightly. Will work on it, and there is probably a good compromise setting. Great piece of gear!

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