Moog Etherwave Theremin Pairs Classic Sound & Control With Modern Modular Connectivity

Moog Music today introduced the Etherwave Theremin, a updated version of their classic Etherwave design.

The Etherwave fills out Moog’s theremin line with a powerful mid-tier design, complementing their more affordable Theremini and their flagship Claravox.

The new Etherwave Theremin builds on Bob Moog’s legendary theremin designs, with a wide range of new features:

  • Improved bass response and stability in the lowest registers
  • Updated antenna connections to enable quick assembly and easy removal for travel
  • Quick-release mic stand adapter for attaching and detaching the instrument from mic stands
  • Mute control for setting the instrument into a standby mode or used for “pitch preview” via headphones
  • CV output integration from Etherwave Plus (Gate Out, Pitch Out, Vol. Out) for connecting with other modular, Eurorack, and CV-controlled instruments

Here’s a live performance by Austin-based electronica group The Octopus Project, performing their original track I Saw the Bright Shinies in the Moog Sound Lab:

Yvonne Lambert, Spencer Stephenson, Toto Miranda, and Josh Lambert reimagine their 2007 song using vintage and modern Moog synthesizers: Moog One, Prodigy, Matriarch, Grandmother, Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon. The Etherwave Theremin is used both as a lead instrument and a CV controller for the Moog Matriarch paraphonic semi-modular analog synth.

Audio Demos:

Moog has also released an EP, Lost in the Ether, composed and performed by French thereminist Grégoire Blanc, that showcases Etherwave Theremin:

Moog also plans a series of interactive online workshops, for registered Etherwave Theremin owners, featuring theremin superstar Dorit Chrysler.

Pricing and Availability:

The Moog Etherwave Theremin is available now with a street price of $899 USD.

4 thoughts on “Moog Etherwave Theremin Pairs Classic Sound & Control With Modern Modular Connectivity

  1. Mute control is clutch. I had to spend extra on a switcher pedal back when I had the theremini. And extra on the mic stand clip, so it’s nice they include that as well now.

  2. Does this make my Etherwave Plus vintage?

    The mute switch is welcomed, but the volume range knob even more. No more need to open it up to adjust this.

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