Moog Music Etherwave Theremin

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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.

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.


- Antennas: authentic shape, nickel-plated 3/8" 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" TS 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. Robert Moog 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.

The current incarnation of Moog Music started as Big Briar, the company founded by Dr. Moog in 1978. Big Briar read more became Moog Music in 2002 after Dr. Moog reacquired the Moog Music trademark.

Moog Music is an Asheville, North Carolina-based 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.

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

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 828-251-0090

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars. (211 ratings)
Submitted March 11, 2005 by a customer from

"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"

Overall: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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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.
Clear, penetrating, full sound, with a pitch range that inspires experimentation with new sounds.
Videos are good, expecially because a theremin is an instrument that most will have to learn without a teacher.
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.
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.

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Musical Style:

classical, "space", just me.
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