Inside The Moog Theremini Theremin

This video, via Markus Fuller, takes a look inside the Moog Theremini theremin.

Along the way, Fuller offers his take on Leon Theremin and the history of the theremin, and a brief discussion of how theremins work.

Note: In his discussion, Fuller mentions the Dorit Chrysler & the Moog Polyphonic Theremin. Unfortunately, nothing more has been heard about the Polyphonic Theremin, or its Iso Directional Inductive Oscillator Technology (I.D.I.O.T) since its introduction on April 1. 2011.

6 thoughts on “Inside The Moog Theremini Theremin

  1. The polyphonic theremin was first heard of in Theremin’s patent of 1928. In particular, “Fig. 27 illustrates a complete system for simultaneously producing a plurality of sound or musical tones on the same or different pitches, and embodying means for controlling the characteristics thereof.”

  2. Markus has one of the best Youtube channels, he is an awesome lad and his videos are super entertaining, explaining the internals of old analog stuff or newer synths. I have been a subscriber almost from the start… Happy to see him here.

  3. I like the product. But where does the theremin fit into music these days beyond just purely being a gimmick? They’re very difficult to play. It’s like with Roland’s D-Beam, I never used it on any of my roland gear cause I couldn’t control it.

    I’d love to have one but professionally I see no use for it.

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