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Silent Night

David Hunter
Silent Night
David HunterSilent Night
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Home made Art Harrison tube theremin, copper pipe pitch antenna, plate volume control.
Recording: sound blaster card, Linux Fedora Core 4
Toronto, Dec.

Bach Minuet in G Minor

David Hunter
Bach Minuet in G Minor
David HunterBach Minuet in G Minor
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Recorded in Toronto 4th March 2006 on a homemade Art Harrison 126 theremin.

Let Me Call You Sweetheart

Steven Hasten
Let Me Call You Sweetheart
Steven HastenLet Me Call You Sweetheart
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These are the only sound files I have of the RCA Theremin. They were done to demonstrate the range as it was with the oscillators restored to specs. I later changed the frequencies of the pitch and reference oscillators to restore playing range.

You can hear spurious oscillations we call “birdies”as the sweep nears the point at which the oscillator locks up and then starts again as we go downscale.

In the second verse of my lousy rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” You can hear birdies as I get dangerously close to that cutoff point.

The files are a bit noisy but the actual theremin sound was clean. I am sorry for the quality of these recordings. The purpose in making them was to demonstrate my progress as I got her in line.

Steven Hasten 5/18/2005

Sweep

Steven Hasten
Sweep
Steven HastenSweep
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These are the only sound files I have of the RCA Theremin. They were done to demonstrate the range as it was with the oscillators restored to specs. I later changed the frequencies of the pitch and reference oscillators to restore playing range.

You can hear spurious oscillations we call “birdies”as the sweep nears the point at which the oscillator locks up and then starts again as we go downscale.

In the second verse of my lousy rendition of “Let Me Call You Sweetheart” You can hear birdies as I get dangerously close to that cutoff point.

The files are a bit noisy but the actual theremin sound was clean. I am sorry for the quality of these recordings. The purpose in making them was to demonstrate my progress as I got her in line.

Steven Hasten 5/18/2005

Gymnopedie #1 (Satie)

J Jacobson
Gymnopedie #1 (Satie)
J JacobsonGymnopedie #1 (Satie)
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There aren’t many recordings of the Paia Theremax on the web, so I made this quick recording to give an idea of the sound and playability. The Theremin was run through a Lexicon reverb unit on this recording.

Danny Boy 126 no birds no pipes

David Hunter
Danny Boy 126 no birds no pipes
David HunterDanny Boy 126 no birds no pipes
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This is a recording made with my Art Harrison 126 type theremin with the sound processed by a TC M300 to add reverb.

There are no resonating pipes or Budgie bird sounds with this recording.
Please note: I am an amateur!

Budgie_bird_meets_theremin

David Hunter
Budgie_bird_meets_theremin
David HunterBudgie_bird_meets_theremin
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A recording sample from an Art Harrison 126 tube theremin with adjunctive ductwork to add resonance and echo. The start is chaos and then settles down to the start pitch, followed by four verses of Away in a Manger. I had hoped that with four verses I might get one right. My budgie bird Mary flys into the room and crashes near the theremin at the end of the last verse.

The recording setup was plagued by an AC ground loop, amongst other problems.

le Cygne

Claude-Samuel Levine
le Cygne
Claude-Samuel Levinele Cygne
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le Cygne (from “Le Carnaval des animaux”) played here on the thereminvox etherwave, by Claude-Samuel Lévine.
www.cslevine.com

Jungle Lullaby

Howard Mossman
Jungle Lullaby
Howard MossmanJungle Lullaby
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I dusted off the old Stokowski RCA theremin to record Miklos Rozsa’s jungle lullaby theme. The theremin was played into a hand-held recorder so the fidelity is not the best, but I thought it worthwhile to play something a little different.

Kitten On The Kees

Howard Mossman
Kitten On The Kees
Howard MossmanKitten On The Kees
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This poor totally improvised snippet was recorded using the Kees Enkelaar theremin. The recorder was a cheap hand held unit with bad fidelity. But it will give some idea of the range and sound of this new instrument. Uncle Howie