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Moog Etherwave Theremin Kit

Set of Components for the Theremin Construction

  • The Theremin is one of the oldest electronic instruments and the only one that you can play without touching it
  • Pitch and volume are controlled by the movement of the hands in the space around its antennas
  • Generated pitch of up to 3 octaves above the mean C
  • Do it yourself kit includes prefabricated electronic module and partly finished housing
  • Requires various soldering!
  • Including power adapter
  • Thread connection for stand: 5/8 inch (matching adapter under Article Nr 104870)

Further information

Number Of Keys 0
Touch-Sensitive No
Aftertouch No
Split Zones No
Modulation Wheel No
Amount of simultaneous tones 1
Sound Engine Analogue
MIDI interface None
Storage Medium None
USB-port No
Arpeggiator No
Number of Analog Outputs 1
Digital Output No
Display No
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Excellent kit for the price, but requires a bit of synth knowledge

03.07.2015
I was very impressed with this kit, the wooden case was pre-sanded, and it was easy to stain and oil the case to get a nice, customized finish. Unfortunately my kit had a PCB board with a defective inductor for the volume antenna. Moog quickly sent me a new one to solder, and also offered to take it in if necessary.

The theremin worked after receiving the new part, but had to be calibrated. This was a process that took several hours, because it was very easily affected by its surroundings, and it was very sensitive to the adjustments made. 1mm change of L5 or L6, and it gave very different results. A strange effect is that if I go just 1mm from the pitch antenna, then back off, the pitch actually keeps rising for 2cm instead of going down, then suddenly drops to the correct pitch. Again - this is only when I nearly touch the antenna while playing, but in normal use it's fine.
This is not due to calibration, it's the pitch reaching such a high note that it is uncontrollable, something that can be expected on analog instruments.

All in all it was a simple kit to put together, it looks stunning, especially with the cherry stain I did, and it sounds pretty cool!

Would I buy it again? Yes, but I would've probably gone with the Plus version for the more functionality :)
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