Quarantine - First Man

Posted: 4/16/2020 10:44:12 AM
muzyk9999

Joined: 4/16/2020

Hello.

In the "First Man" movie, we can hear theremin with a very unique sound.
Does anyone know what effect could have been used by Justin Hurwitz or what the manufacturer of this instrument is?


Posted: 4/16/2020 12:33:47 PM
Valery

From: Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Joined: 6/6/2016

Many Termen models can sound like this. The recording was done with the effects of hall and reverb.

Posted: 4/16/2020 1:25:50 PM
muzyk9999

Joined: 4/16/2020

I think there is something more than just a reverb and hall effects...
Can you give an example of similar theremin sound (for example YouTube video)?

Posted: 4/16/2020 6:13:06 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

I can't hear anything particularly special in the theremin sound and/or the effects applied to it. I'm guessing the instrument used is a Moog Etherwave Pro.

Posted: 4/16/2020 6:39:50 PM
Valery

From: Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Joined: 6/6/2016

Each thereminist adjusts his instrument to his own liking. My ETW PLUS might sound almost the same as in this recording. It can also be ETW PRO. The fact that everyone, even a serial theremin is a little different sounding from the other, of the same title.

Posted: 4/16/2020 9:00:08 PM
JPascal

From: Berlin Germany

Joined: 4/27/2016

Please find here a picture: The composer Justin Hurwitz is playing the theremin himself.
https://www.classicfm.com/discover-music/justin-hurwitz-first-man-theremin/

Posted: 4/16/2020 9:28:26 PM
DreadVox

From: The East of Netherlands

Joined: 6/18/2019

Good find JPascal, so it turns out to be a regular Etherwave Std or Plus.

Posted: 4/17/2020 9:05:51 AM
Valery

From: Russia, Saint-Petersburg

Joined: 6/6/2016

My assumptions, made solely by ear, were fully justified. Hurray!

You must be logged in to post a reply. Please log in or register for a new account.