Recordings of the Art's Tube Theremins

Posted: 8/2/2009 1:28:22 AM
Carricre

Joined: 7/30/2009

Does anyone know of recordings of these instruments? Thanks to GordonC I got to hear the Keppinger theremin (one of them at least, sounds great) but looking for more audio of different tube theremin designs. The Art's designs (the 126, the 145) caught my attention and I'd love to hear them!
Posted: 8/2/2009 11:03:40 AM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Yes, they are right there on the webpages of Art's website.

125 Tube Theremin (http://home.att.net/~theremin1/125/125.htm)

126 Tube Theremin (http://home.att.net/~theremin1/126/126.htm)

Listening to, and viewing the waveforms of, these theremins shows that the 125 has a purer, sine-wavy sound. The 126 has a higher harmonic content and sounds a little richer.

[edit] I should qualify those statements a bit. That is the impression I get from the sound files. Without knowing exactly how they were recorded, we don't know if there are other components (amps, microphones) that may be coloring the sound, which [b]may[/b] be the case with the 126.
Posted: 8/2/2009 11:14:18 AM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

And, here is the sound file for the 145 transisor theremin.

145 Transistor Theremin (http://home.att.net/~theremin1/Sounds/sounds.htm)
Posted: 8/2/2009 3:28:17 PM
Carricre

Joined: 7/30/2009

And now I do a facepalm. How is it that I completely failed to see those? No idea, none at all. Thanks so much for telling me the glasses I was looking for were in fact on top of my head.
Posted: 7/31/2016 12:57:53 AM
Art Harrison

Joined: 3/17/2010

My theremin topic page moved a while ago. It is at http://theremin.us/index.htm. The sound samples for various instruments are on their respective sub-pages.

 

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