Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Theremin?

The Theremin is an early electronic musical instrument controlled without contact from the player. It is named after its Russian inventor, Professor Leon Theremin (Father of Electronic music), who patented the device in 1928. There are two antennas on this machine, one is for pitch and the other is for volume. The player controls the sound with his hands. As your right hand gets closer to the antenna the pitch goes up, and as your left hand gets closer to the other antenna the volume gets lower
HERE is a little documentary
In THIS video (at 1:44) Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin rocks out on the Theremin in "Whole lotta love"
My prediction the Theremin will take over the Autotune machine. WATCH OUT FOR KANYE AND T-PAIN GETTING DOWN ON THIS THING
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