Newer theremin player

Posted: 10/3/2021 1:20:51 AM

Joined: 10/3/2021

Hi! I'm a newer theremin player. I come from a violin background and have been self-teaching on an Etherwave Plus with the ESP01 mod. Today my Claravox arrived and I found this forum when researching some odd things it's been doing. I'm looking forward to learning from you all!

Posted: 10/3/2021 6:13:59 PM

From: Northern NJ, USA

Joined: 2/17/2012

Welcome Kimberly! 

What is your Claravox doing that seems odd?  Also, what is the serial number?

Posted: 10/5/2021 12:16:06 PM

From: Canada

Joined: 8/1/2008

Hi Kimberly, Welcome to the wonderful world of the theremin, and congratulations on your new CLARAVOX. 

Have you read my post in CLARAVOX CENTENNIAL - known issues, bugs and quirks? If so, have you noticed a “ghost frequency” in the higher registers?

It seems to me from all the problems we have been hearing about since the CLARAVOX was introduced, that the instrument was released before sufficient research and development had been done by the company. This also happened with the Etherwave Pro theremin, but that was understandable since, at that time, Bob Moog was in the early stages of the illness that eventually took his life, and wanted to get the instrument out as soon as possible. 

Posted: 4/18/2022 3:43:34 PM

Joined: 4/18/2022

Hi everyone, I'm a novice in this group and as theremin player. I post my question here and I apologize if I did it incorrectly. I would like to build my first Theremin using Eurorack modules, I saw that the only solution is with two Doepfer's theremin modules ... what do you recommend? Better with an Etherwave or another instrument and use any other system with CV in to widen the the Theremin's sound? I started with a Theremini but I was not completely satisfied with its playability and for study it. Congratulations to the group ... it seems nice to me.Thanks in advance to those who want to help me

Posted: 4/18/2022 4:33:38 PM

From: Occitanie

Joined: 3/4/2012

Hi @weckler,

Welcome !

Why not trying open theremin V4 : ?

I am not 100 % objective (I made its MIDI code) but I think it is a good theremin to start with (not too much expensive, linear on 4 octaves, open design, ...). Of course it is not a professionnal one, but it is good enough to learn seriously.

Posted: 6/17/2022 2:20:23 AM

Joined: 6/7/2022

Not been playing theremin for long now and so we meet here? 

When trying for first time, couldn't see myself controlling volume antenna with left hand. (Seemed like when I first attempted the drums.) But confident enough I'd get the pitch eventually, because I play by ear and that kept me going. Must admit though, the siren would irritate before I learned how to mute notes correctly! 

And still haven't mastered comfortable breathing? Well, you're not alone! 

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