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The Virtual Theremin Answered

Ever since seeing Bill Bailey live a couple of days ago, I was fascinated by the Theremin he used throughout his performance.

I did a little googling and found that it's relatively simple to make one, but I didn't want to, I wanted one now! Back to google it was then, and I came across this beauty (link to .exe file).

To play the Theremin, you click start, then move your mouse around the grid. The X axis controls note frequency and the Y axis controls volume.

I'm now in the process of annoying my parents with it >:]

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MarkM26

3 years ago

Great, thanks for that! Within 30 seconds I found myself playing that theremin bit in Good Vibrations.

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agibson5

6 years ago

so epic!!!!

Oh wow! This is great!! I have been wanting a theremin for years and now I dont need to buy 1!!!

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Goodhart

11 years ago

That is wild. I changed to octave from the default of 4 to 8, and got some interesting midrange sounds too (after bumping the high range up a a couple of K decades :-)

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whatsisfaceGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I know, it's so fun :D My hamster seems to like it... possibly...

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Goodhartwhatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

My guinea pigs didn't seem to care for it very much in the upper range :-)

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heavy.metal.nguyen

11 years ago

If you go past eight octaves, then it messes up.

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SunbanksGorillazMiko

Reply 11 years ago

I don't like soccer. I think volleyball is better. As for this forum, it is quite interesting.

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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

I liked playing soccer, when I could stay on my feet. I was a little unco-ordinated back in my school days :-) I was better at volleyball though.

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SunbanksGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

Everyone at school thinks soccer is better than volleyball and the soccer players and football players get mad at each other. Because the soccer players think it is the best sport.

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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

I have always wondered why we call football what we do, as most of the time the "ball" is being carried. In European "football" (i.e. Soccer), the foot is used most of the time. *shrug* I don't think any sport is "the best", but I am better at some than at others (especially now that I am much older.......where is the chess board ! LOL).

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SunbanksGoodhart

Reply 11 years ago

I know! It's crazy! I'm terrible at chess...

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GoodhartSunbanks

Reply 11 years ago

It just takes practice.....and I probably won't break any bones playing chess :-)

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Sunbanks

11 years ago

That thing is lots of fun :D

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CameronSS

11 years ago

Interesting... If you move the window to the left of the screen, and then drag all the way to the right, the frequency goes too high and it crashes.

*returns to playing Doctor Who*

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VendigrothCameronSS

Reply 11 years ago

Yup. I easily hit ultrasonic. You get some interesting waveforms at those high frecuencies.

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Vendigroth

11 years ago

I was a little wary about DLing a .exe from an unknown source, but it's GREAT! wee-ooo-0000-OOOOO FTW!

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whatsisfacewhatsisface

Reply 11 years ago

[http://Here http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=LKtxg1D7vZw&feature=related] si the link to the finale, the Kraftwerk tribute. For those that don't know, the theremin in the weird sound towards the beginning of the video, when you see him move his arm toward an antenna.

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Vendigroth

11 years ago

THIS IS THE BBC! DO NOT LISTEN TO THE OTHERS, THEY ARE FALSE PROPHETS!