Free App Unleashes Moog Theremini Synthesis Capabilities

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At the 2014 NAMM Show, Moog Music introduced the Theremini – a new take on the theremin that offers traditional analog control, combined with an advanced synthesis engine.

The Theremini comes with 32 patch presets – but when we talked with Moog at NAMM, they told us that they were working on a patch editor that would let you create custom patches for it.

Today, Moog released Theremini Advanced Software Editor, a free iPad app that unlocks the sound design potential of the new theremin. (Windows and OS X versions are also planned). Here are the details….. Continue reading

Kid Cool Theremin School

Kid_Cool_Theremin_SchoolGoing to be in NYC two weeks from now? The NY Theremin Society is offering a Theremin workshop for kids (and for grown-ups later in the day) with renowned thereminists Dorit Chrysler, Charlie Hobbs and Rob Schwimmer.

The classes are Sunday, October 5 at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn (159 Pioneer St (Red Hook)). Supported by Moog Music, there’s a class for 4 – 6 year-olds in the morning, and for kids ages 7 and up in the afternoon.

The “kid course” objectives seem pretty straightforward: “Learn how to play the theremin and have fun at the same time. How do the 5 senses relate to the theremin? Train your ear by understanding the basic principle of sound and motion.”
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The m!lTone Portable Air Synth & MIDI controller

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The m!lTone - described as ‘a portable hands-free ultrasonic synthesizer, MIDI controller & more’ – is now under development as a Kickstarter project.

Features:

  • Have hands-free control with up to 2 ultrasonic sensors for Continuous, Weighted, & Discrete “Air” functionality
  • Control video and lights (using MIDI & third party software).
  • Uses a very popular and open source code base that is Arduino compatible
  • Play and explore different sounds and moods with over 200 scales from all over the
  • world including 40 Quarter Tone maqams (scales)
  • Small, lightweight, and portable
  • Built-in speaker
  • DC adapter, 9V battery or solar powered.
  • Backlit 2×16 LCD display (White on Blue)
  • Wooden enclosure with randomly selected exotic veneer
  • The m!lTone is fully programmable to change its sounds and functionality
  • Audio control using the body

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iPad Patch Editor For The Theremini, Theremidi, Now In Beta

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Developer Kai Aras has introduced Theremidi, an iPad patch editor and realtime controller for the Moog Theremini. It’s now in beta.

Theremidi offers three key functions:

  • Controller – Realtime control over all available MIDI commands and parameters.
  • Patch Editor – Create new patches or customize existing ones.
  • Library – Store your favorite patches directly on your Theremini while keeping your entire library on your iPad.

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