Found an Ethervox - but have no manuals...

Posted: 3/28/2008 9:21:29 AM
fairplay

From: Germany, near Munich

Joined: 11/20/2007

...disregard...

...the guy who sold it to me asked me - quite desparately - to give the Ethervox back to him...

...as I would always have had a bad feeling at the instrument in case I had insisted on sticking to the deal, I agreed and let him have it again...

In case you get offered an Ethervox in the near future: mine would have had serial number 12...
Posted: 3/28/2008 11:00:16 PM
teslatheremin

From: Toledo, Ohio United States of America

Joined: 2/22/2006

FairPlay!
Your name seems to be what is seen by those whose eyes gaze upon you!

Good Luck!

teslatheremin
Posted: 3/29/2008 8:47:10 AM
Charlie D

From: England

Joined: 2/28/2005

Hah. When I first read this I thought you were complaining it had no keyboard!:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manual_(music)
Posted: 3/29/2008 10:41:05 AM
Brian R

From: Somerville, MA

Joined: 10/7/2005

OK, Charlie, I'll admit it: the same thought crossed my mind.

Hmmm, looking at it from the opposite perspective: Why haven't pipe organ builders added a "Theremin" stop?

(A terrifying little [i]Gedankenexperiment[/i], really... I mean, how would they do it? Create a giant double-barreled slide-whistle, with the two tubes differing ever so slightly in length, to generate vibrato-simulating beats?)

Posted: 3/30/2008 8:15:41 AM
Jason

From: Sammamish, Washington

Joined: 2/13/2005

fairplay - mine's #11, they would have been close cousins!

If you can find one again, I'm sure Moog Music would be happy to provide a copy of the manual for you. It might not help much though... the Ethervox's operating system is tricky & complex to say the least.
Posted: 3/30/2008 6:13:06 PM
MarkT

From: London, UK

Joined: 6/5/2007

Why haven't pipe organ builders added a "Theremin" stop?

I know where there will be a Theremin controlled pipe organ very soon if that helps?

Regards

MarkT
Posted: 4/1/2008 12:35:35 PM
Thomas Grillo

From: Jackson Mississippi

Joined: 8/13/2006

Why not a theremin stop on organs? They have every other stop imaginable. I like the slide whistle idea. LOL.
Posted: 4/2/2008 3:04:06 AM
Alan_in_CA

From: Fresno, California USA

Joined: 3/26/2006

It occurred to me the other day that the theremin has some similarities with the jazz whistle; but the theremin has a faster response and a far wider range. One would be hard pressed to make a ten-octave whistle on a pipe organ, methinks...

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