How To Record Theremin

Multi-instrumentalist Peter Pringle, who has shared a variety of classical and pop theremin performances on YouTube, took a break from his usual fare to explain how he sets up his gear to record theremin for video.

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via copperleaves:

When I started making this video I expected it might be 7 or 8 minutes long including the performance of the Rodgers & Hammerstein song, YOUNGER THAN SPRINGTIME, which comes at the end of the talk. It turned out to be almost 15 minutes long, and I still had a bunch of things I wanted to cover!

I recorded the spoken portion of the demonstration in the above video using the videocam built-in microphone, but when I began to play the theremin I recorded to the ROLAND, mixed the song, burned a CD, and replaced the soundtrack on that portion of the video with an mp3 of the performance (using iMovie and iTunes on my Mac). With iMovie, you can import audio (in mp3 format) from your iTunes library, sync it with your video, and then mute the live audio from the original clip. It’s quite simple and I can do it in just a couple of minutes.

I apologize for being so long winded and I hope that people who are interested in the theremin will find something of value here. If you have any questions post them to the “comments” section or send me a message.

Thanks for watching. Enjoy.

3 thoughts on “How To Record Theremin

    1. Nice tutorial. I’ve been impressed with just about everything I’ve seen Pringle do.

      Now if I could just play the theremin……

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