Hello, it's been a while....

Posted: 1/1/2009 7:54:08 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

...since I have posted here. I just wanted to do a little shameless self promotion and post a link to a song I wrote and performed that features the Theremin.

http://profile.myspace.com/... (http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewProfile&friendID=248750928)

Please stop by and check it out if you get a chance. It's sort of a slightly creepy love song.

On it I sing and play bass, drum machine, theremin, and Casio SK-1.

I recorded it about 2 years ago and finally got around to mixing it down tonight.

I am probably going to re-do the theremin part but I wanted to get it out there before I did. Sort of a way to chart my progress.

While you are there, check out "Cuddle Party" which features some haunting background theremin.

[i]Note - lit up and shortened the URL link for better site formatting - Jason[/i]
Posted: 1/2/2009 9:02:25 AM
Brian R

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 10/7/2005

Diggs! Good to hear from you, and thanks for sharing the link. Which track is the new one?

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the original speaker of "I am not gay" could hear his words looped way, way, WAYYYYY past the boundary of "The laddie doth protest too much, methinks" ...


Posted: 1/2/2009 9:37:45 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

Welcome back Diggy! Nice music!

Wow, I miss my old Casio SK1. Those were sure the days!
Posted: 1/2/2009 12:50:24 PM
omhoge

From: New York, NY

Joined: 2/13/2005

Welcome back DiggyDog great to see you!!!
Thanks for posting your new tune [b]"Euphoria"[/b], I enjoyed it.

Yeah - makes me wanna see if my old Casio rack and all those floppys in a box still work.
It is fantastic folks are starting of the year by making Theremin Music! really appreciate it Diggy.

and no matter what 2009 brings us
Keep On Playing!
Posted: 1/2/2009 6:18:44 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Brian R, in case you didn't see Omhoge's post, the new track is Euphoria, and yes, the laddie definitely protests too much, doesn't he?

Euphoria was actually written on guitar and I performed it for a few years solo.

When I recorded it I started with the bass and drums and never got around to adding the guitar at all!
Posted: 1/2/2009 10:27:16 PM
Brian R

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 10/7/2005

Thanks for confirming that "Euphoria" is the new tune on the block (the lower play count suggested that, but I've been fooled before).

I see what you mean about the theremin track... parts of it are just fine (they seem to be in a higher range, with more vibrato), while the midrange bits (with less vibrato) stick out a bit, and especially in comparison to the pseudo-theremin synth in the second half of the tune. (Or is that also theremin?)

Posted: 1/3/2009 9:58:06 AM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

The synth is a Casio SK-1.

I was very unhappy with some of the theremin playing so I put the track away for quite a while.

I will probably redo the theremin part one of these days. My music isn't usually about perfection but I think I can do better.
Posted: 4/12/2009 7:48:46 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

There is another theremin song up on my MySpace page;

ThereminWorld (http://http://www.myspace.com/cumulusnoise)

It is called "Four Second Chances" and the theremin is use as a pad type of sound.

I have found myself using vibrato to keep in tune. It gives me a little wiggle-room when finding the desired note. This track features little to no vibrato but the theremin is not doing any great leaps, just long arching seeps in the background.

The song also featrues Yamaha CS-50, Roland TR-606, bass, Victrola, and ambient sounds from my neighborhood fourth of July celebration a couple of years ago.

Also, "Cuddle Part" has some theremin playing but it may not be too recognizable as such.

The sounds heard after the words "cuddle party" and "emotional intanmacy" is my Etherwave standard running through a little bit of distortion and some delay.

It's also the last sound heard on the song - kind of a descending note at the very end.

Let me know what you think.

Posted: 4/12/2009 7:49:48 PM
DiggyDog

From: Jax, FL

Joined: 2/14/2005

Sorry, I was cutting and pasting and messed up. The link is

http://www.myspace.com/cumulusnoise
Posted: 4/12/2009 9:45:00 PM
teslatheremin

From: Toledo, Ohio United States of America

Joined: 2/22/2006

Oh... so nice. So, very nice music, DD!
I have book-marked your mSpace P.
You gave me many trip-tics thru a musing dream!
Thanks!
TT

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