From Thierry Frenkel, theremingénieur, who developed the volume loop mod for the Moog Etherwave Pro used in many of Peter Pringle’s videos:
This is a demonstration of my most recent development – a small module which is soldered onto the Etherwave’s circuit board and which extends the pitch range of this theremin by somewhat more than 1.5 octaves towards lower frequencies.
The player will feel a much more stable and linear pitch field, even very far away from the pitch antenna. At the same time, the bass range of this instrument does not longer sound like a dying motorbike…
As the theremin goes very low, small computer speakers will perhaps not allow you to hear the extended bass in acceptable quality. Try using headphones or an external sound system…
Frenkel adds, “This recording of Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise Op. 34 has absolutely no musical value. I’m not a musician, I’m a theremingénieur.”
No additional information on the mod is available yet at Frenkel’s site, so I’ve contacted him to find out more.
If you’ve used this mod, leave a comment with your thoughts on it!
Via the Submit A Story page by Gordon Charlton