"Theremin" VST

Posted: 1/28/2010 2:37:22 PM
Jeff S

From: N.E. Ohio

Joined: 2/14/2005

Here's a theremin-like VST plug-in for your MIDI editing software.

It's called Spooky Keys (http://www.vstplanet.com/Instruments/VST_Synthesizers9.htm). (At the bottom of the webpage.)

It's basically a nine octave VST synth, but the sound can resemble a theremin. The notes are discrete pitches, but (being nine octaves) the notes are very close together (when played manually) and treated with a fairly heavy delay. There is a "glide" knob that does smooth the transitions somewhat, but no true portamento.

As you can see (http://www.vstplanet.com/Instruments_photos/Full%20view/spook_20keys.jpg), it has four waveforms available and a variety of controls for the ambience, pulse-width for the square waveform, delay, and the vibrato (right side of the X-Y screen).

It can be played manually by dragging the fuzzy ball on the bottom left around the X-Y screen.

To play a serious tune on it, you'll need a software MIDI sequencer.

It's not a real theremin, or even a great emulation, but can provide some amusement for five or ten minutes.

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