Recording Tips for The Theremin

Posted: 10/16/2014 2:56:03 PM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Whether I am recording direct to the console or going acoustic with an amp & mike, I set the recording input level on my Roland VS-2400 just at the point where the little red light begins to glow faintly when the theremin is at its loudest. 


The headphone or monitor mix that I use to make the actual recording is a separate operation, and does not interfere with input levels. This is very important. With the theremin, we are entirely dependent on what we hear, and if your recording input levels are tied to your mix levels, then you don't have complete control over balance. 


A substantial percentage of the problems that thereminists have, either in the studio or in live performance, has to do with an inability to hear the instrument properly. 

Posted: 10/16/2014 4:53:38 PM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 7/29/2014

Thanks. I'm pretty sure I'm recording too low. I know exactly what you are saying about hearing properly! It's been an issue for me.


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