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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 1:55 pm    Post subject: Harrison Instruments Theremin kit? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

I stumbled across this forum today during my lunch break and I've been enjoying the past posts. I've been wanting a Theremin to play around with for a few years so when I saw the Harrison Instruments Minimum Theremin Kit on the Make blog last week, I ordered one right away. I realize that it's not a "real Theremin," since it doesn't have a volume aerial, but it looks like a fun little kit. Does anyone here have experience with this kit? I'll post my impressions once it arrives.

After reading through some posts, I'm starting to wish I had bought the PAiA kit instead. Maybe I'll order that one next as a more serious theremin.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: Re: Harrison Instruments Theremin kit? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cairn wrote:
After reading through some posts,


You need longer lunch breaks Very Happy

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 11:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Harrison Instruments Theremin kit? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cairn wrote:
Harrison Instruments Minimum Theremin Kit

even their web site is very "minimum" Cool

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Yes the web site is quite minimal and the many warnings and legal notices are a little overkill in my opinion. However, I noticed that the kits was designed by Art Harrison whose personal web site is referenced on many other web pages as a good resource for theremin construction.

I'll write up a review once I get the thing built.

BH, I'd rather have some days off than longer lunch breaks; I've got a long list of projects waiting to be built that I haven't had time for so I end up ogling everyone else's projects on the net while at work Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 19, 2007 12:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cairn wrote:
I'd rather have some days off than longer lunch breaks;


Know what you mean, likewise I'm looking forward to being retired ... this will take a while though ...

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 20, 2007 9:51 am    Post subject: Re: Harrison Instruments Theremin kit? Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

cairn wrote:
I realize that it's not a "real Theremin," since it doesn't have a volume aerial


Some players look down their noses at the one-stick theremin, but the fact of the matter is that, with the addition of an expression pedal and a cut-off switch it is a different, less common instrument: an aetherphone (or an electronde if the switch is hand-held, or - if you make the pitch antenna two metres tall and shaped like a crucifix - a croix sonore!)

They have a couple of practical advantages over theremins for experimental/electronica - they leave one hand free to do other stuff with - like controlling the synth you are processing the sound with - and they are cheaper, so you can do fun things with two or more of them - like ring-modding two together and playing both at once, one with each hand, for sonic madness with wacky visuals.

From the mp3 sample on Art Harrison's site I get the impression it is possible to wring a melody of sorts out of the instrument, and the tone is OK-ish but not brilliant.
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