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"Thereminized" Casio SK-1 Videos

A Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard modified in order to be controlled in a way similat to the theremin.

Two “thereminized” Casio SK-1. Something Clara Rockmore would have not approved. The SK-1 is a cheap home keyboard made by Casio in 1985 featuring an 8-bit PCM, 9.38kHz sampler (about 1.4 seconds), 5 PCM presets, 11 drum patterns, an additive synth section, and 13 envelope shapes. I have one and love it, though I haven’t […]

Circuit bending

Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, children’s toys and small synthesizers to create new musical instruments and sound generators. Circuit bending is the creative short-circuiting of low voltage, battery-powered electronic audio devices such as guitar effects, children’s toys and small synthesizers to create new […]

“VOCALISE”: New CD by Masami Takeuchi

Vocalise by Masami Takeuchi

A message from Masami Takeuchi: Dear all theremin enthusiasts, The new CD “VOCALISE” by Masami Takeuchi, a Japanese Theremin player, will be brought out on 28th August, 2006 – the 110th birthday of Lev Termen. Masami Takeuchi is pupil of Lydia Kavina, this release of the 2nd CD has been 5 years since the last […]

Samuel Hoffman 1952 “You Asked for It” Video

Theremin player Samuel Hoffmann at 'You Asked For It' TV Show.

You Asked For It was a human-interest show that aired between 1950 and 1959. For the first few months, it was named The Art Baker Show, after the series creator and host, Art Baker. In April of 1951, the show’s title was changed to You Asked For It. [Wikipedia] In 1952 the show featured Samuel […]

So Long, Bob

Bob Moog in his garden.

Bob Moog died on sunday at his home in Asheville, N.C. He was 71. He is survived by his wife, Ileana, his five children, Laura Moog Lanier, Matthew Moog, Michelle Moog-Koussa, Renee Moog, and Miranda Richmond; and the mother of his children, Shirleigh Moog.