Tag: theremin

Peter Pringle – Many Voices

Peter Pringle plays the theremin very well, and many members on the Levnet mailinglist must have been waiting impatiently for Peter to finaly produce a cd. There are three theremins featured on this recording: the 1929 RCA that once belonged to Dr. Samuel Hoffman, the RCA that was once the property of Julius Goldberg, and […]

RCA Theremin Service Notes

The RCA Victor Theremin

Preface The RCA Theremin is an electrical musical instrument played by the free movement of the hands in space. The actual production of sound is accomplished by means of a loudspeaker which must be connected to the RCA Theremin. The loudspeaker may be located close to the Theremin or at any convenient distance as required. […]

Dr. Samuel J. Hoffman and the Theremin

Music by Harry Revel, Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Leslie Baxter (’47 ’48) and Billy May (’50). This box contains re-issues from the following record sets: Music out of the moon, 1947 (Capitol CC-47); Perfume set to music, 1948 (RCA Victor P-231); and Music for peace of mind, 1950 (Capitol CC-221). Dr. Hoffman started his […]

Of the Theremin and Futurist Stringed Instrument Making

Theremin: Diagram of Virtual Capacitor.

In this article, Giorgio Necordi examines the technology behind the Theremin and outlines the differences between tubes and transistor technology. Then he describes his project for a new transistor Theremin. Introduction The date of birth of the first electronic instrument depends on that of the invention of the thermionic valve or tube (the first exquisitely […]