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Moog Music Etherwave Theremin

Move your hands through space to make the Moog Etherwave Theremin sing! Learn to control its brassy, alien-like voice with the included DVD video tutorials. (236) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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Product Description

Authentic theremin sound, fun to play. This is the instrument that so intrigued Bob Moog that he has spent the last 50 years building the most influential electronic musical instruments in the world. This fully-built instrument is finished in a black, all wood cabinet. Additionally there is a professional model available - the Etherwave Pro. All Etherwaves ship with two video tutorials on one DVD: Clara Rockmore: the Greatest Theremin Virtuosa, and Mastering the Theremin, featuring Lydia Kavina.

Just like electric guitars and many keyboards, theremins require amplification. While the Etherwave Theremin Amp is recommended, most keyboard amplifiers or PA systems should also be sufficient.

Features

- Antennas: authentic shape, nickel-plated 3/8 in. brass
- Cabinet: furniture-grade hardwoods and Birch plywood; Black instrument-grade finish; mounts on standard mic stand
- Power: durable rocker switch, 110v wall transformer power supply
- Audio Out: 1/4 in. phone jack on front panel, direct audio into your own amp/speaker
- Timbre: 2 continuous rotary controls for waveform and brightness
- Pitch Range: 5 octaves (3 above and 2 below middle C)

About Moog Music

Dr. Moog's legacy extends over the past 50 years. He started producing Theremins professionally at the age of 20 and his many years designing synthesizers, theremins, and other electronic music products have created an unparalleled body of work from the Father of Electronic Musical Instruments. The company's product, Minimoog Voyager Electric Blue is an updated version of the legendary Minimoog Model D, has unparalleled sound, and features an devastating electric blue back-lit and tilting front panel.

Moog Music is an Asheville, NC based company bearing the name of owner and Chief Technical Officer, Robert Moog. The current incarnation of Moog Music started as Big Briar, the company founded by Dr. Moog in 1978. Big Briar became Moog Music in 2002 after Dr. Moog reacquired the Moog Music trademark.

Moog Music is a company made up of musicians, business professionals, and technicians who work together to bring you some of the finest electronic music gear on today's market. Moog draws on a long tradition of analog design to produce USA made instruments with great sound, musician-friendly user interfaces, and rugged, good-looking classical enclosures.

Current product lines include the Etherwave Theremins, Moogerfooger Analog Guitar Effects, the Moog PianoBar, and the Minimoog Voyager Analog Synthesizers (available as a Rack Mount as well).

All Moog Music products carry a full one-year warranty against faulty parts or workmanship, in the absence of obvious neglect or abuse. Take care of it and they'll take care of you!

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- Power: rocker switch - switches on and off the AC power to theremin
- Audio Out: standard 1/4 in. phone jack, which delivers line level output to your amplifier
- Pitch: rotary control, for adjusting the response of the pitch antenna
- Volume: rotary control, for adjusting the response of the volume antenna
- Waveform: rotary control, for adjusting the waveform of the audio output
- Brightness: rotary control, for adjusting the brightness of the audio output
- Power Input: receptacle for the special AC adapter that comes with the Etherwave.
- Antenna Connectors: threaded connectors which allow the antennas to be removed for travel
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 22 x 9 x 8 in
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 828-251-0090
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4.5 out of 5 (236 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. This review has been selected by our experts as particularly helpful. "If you like to sing, you will amaze your listeners; if you can't carry a tune, save yourself the frustration. This is a quality"
Sound: Clear, penetrating, full sound, with a pitch range that inspires experimentation with new sounds. Feature: Videos are good, expecially because a theremin is an instrument that most will have to learn without a teacher. Quality: It is made well, although since I do not travel with the instrument, I cannot attest to its ruggedness when disassembled and reassembled on a regular basis. Value: It is what you have to pay in order to get a good theremin, so it is worth the price. Manufacturer Support: Moog music ws very helpful when contacted. They took an interest in my problem, which was one related to tuning the instrument when tuning was beyond the capacity of the external controls. The Wow Factor: A theremin is an instrument that always amazes those who hear it. This is not so with, say, a piano, guitar or drumset. Sometimes the theremin seems more interesting than the performer. Overall: When I bought it, it was considered to be the one to buy... maybe not the most expensive, but a serious instrument. Now, whenever there is a better instrument out, I will want it.
Style of Music: classical, "space", just me.
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zZounds has verified that this customer bought this product from us. "For those willing to take up the challenge, Moog provides a winning entry."
Sound: Theremins have different sounds. Other review statements notwithstanding, this is neither the only theremin on the market, nor the least expensive. Bob Moog was most instrumental (pun gently intended) in bringing the theremin back to public consciousness, and the Etherwave models are quite playable, though non-linear in pitch response. What distinguishes them from others is the more brass-like sound. Others (soundslikeburns, for instance) have the more string/vocal sonority. It's all about preference. Feature: Quite good. There are two knobs that, when used together, allow some slight changes in tonality. Subtle but there. I love the 3/8" rod antennae. They look substantial and are attractive. The instrument can be ordered from various sources in a variety of finishes, including black, white, and several wood stain colors. Ease of Use: Theremin is not an easy instrument to play, but it's a serious one. Expect it to take practice. Avail yourself of some of the online lessons on YouTube by Thomas Grillo. Peter Pringle and Moog offer instructional DVDs. Many theremin players are self-taught. Don't kid yourself, be patient and prepared to suck while you learn the ropes. No frets, no keys, nothing to guide you but sense memory and practice, practice, practice. Quality: The build seems excellent to me. Most Moog products throughout the company's history have been built with pride and passion. Value: One might wish they were still making the Etherwave Pro. It had a more linear response, and looked really cool. Lots of people are playing them on YouTube. But it's history, and used ones are commanding in the $6000 range! For the price, if you like the brass-like sonority (I didn't, preferring the more string-like or vocal sound of the B3) it's a complete winner at this price. But a good, playable unit can be had for half this. Manufacturer Support: I haven't used it personally, but Moog support is fabled. The Wow Factor: Like every Moog product, it does what it does with sturdiness, style, elegance and that Moog charm we've known since the '70''s. The Moog legacy is being carried on proudly, though the world is poorer for the loss of Dr. Bob. Overall: From what I understand, people keep these for a long time. Why not? Sturdy build, attractive unit, good performance for the price.
Style of Music: Classical, ballads, light jazz, storytelling songwriting
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