Is this normal?

Posted: 11/24/2007 12:41:02 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

For that matter, one could put a bit of velcro around the tool, and stick it inside the theremin where it would never be lost.
Posted: 11/24/2007 3:25:49 AM

From: Croxley Green, Hertfordshire, UK

Joined: 10/5/2005

Or one could commission a solid gold art-deco statuette of Clara Rockmore to support it caryatid style.

Or use a blob of Blu Tack.

The possibilities are endless.
Posted: 11/24/2007 4:54:16 AM

From: Dublin, Ireland

Joined: 7/25/2007

... If only I could remember where I put it in the first place....
Posted: 11/24/2007 3:40:52 PM

From: Fresno, California USA

Joined: 3/26/2006

The gold Rockmore caryatid strikes me as more appropriately a replacement for the mic stand. Might have to go for an economy gold-plated model at that scale, though. In case of loss, I suspect the trim tools set at Radio Shack should work, and it is modestly priced.
Posted: 11/26/2007 11:09:43 AM

Joined: 1/26/2007

HA, I just noticed this thread on here again. I've not been on this forum for quite a while but I've got another question about my etherwave standard- Whenever I touch the front metal part of the theremin, or even the metal panel on my amplifier, the pitch of my theremin jumps up about half an octave.
I've known this for a while and it hasn't really been a problem but I've recently acquired a Boss RC-20 looper, and whenever I make contact with the pedal the same thing happens, this pitch jump(after much frustration I realised it WASN'T because I have terrible balance) . Though I've noticed this doesn't happen if I'm wearing shoes, Is there a way of getting rid of this annoying leap in pitch so I can play the theremin without the mild inconvenience of wearing shoes? I understand it's to do with earthing and all that.
Posted: 11/26/2007 11:49:23 AM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

The only things I can think of to stop the jumps when touching metal objects, is to either wear thin surgical, or cotton gloves, or apply a thin coat of latex, or live rubber to the contols of whatever you're touching.

You should see the jump you get when you reach over, and touch a computer monitor, or anything coated with foil-backed material.

I demonstrated this charactoristic on one of my youtube videos in which I show how to put this effect to your advantage as yet another sound effect to add to the bag of tricks.

Theremins work on earthing, or grounding as you mentioned, and the effect is caused by the added grounding charactoristics of the metal you touch, so it's impossible to get rid of the effect without the above mentioned solutions.
Posted: 11/26/2007 12:14:12 PM

From: Blaricum, The Netherlands

Joined: 10/24/2007

[b]Octoplasty wrote:[/b][i]... so I can play the theremin without the mild inconvenience of wearing shoes ...[/i]

I didn't know at all it was possible to play the Theremin wearing clothes........

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