Theresyn

Theresyn

  • Country: France
  • Type: Manufacturer
  • Tags: Effects, Theremin
  • Distributed brands: Reon

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Theresyn is a new electronic instrument based on Theremin (The first electronic instrument in history.

Theresyn is a new electronic instrument based on Theremin (The first electronic instrument in history.

Invented by Russian scientist Dr Lev Theremin in 1920 ). Actually, Theresyn is a hybrid of Theremin and Voltage controlled analog synthesizer + something else (new devices) All the concept of this instrument has been devised by Noritaka Ubukata (myself) in 2013.

Motive of invention

I'm originally a keyboardist. Since when I met Theremin that doesn't have fixed notes like a normal instrument (I Would say, the theremin is totally free articulation instrument ) I was so attracted to this...Then Theremin became my main instrument at my music performances. 

However I feel several dissatisfactions with Theremin and started to feel a necessity to improve it, To play Theremin, the player should move the part of their body (mostly both hands) against the antennas, closer or farther. 

In this way, the percussive or plucky sound is almost impossible to get. Also, it hardly plays a very fast melody like “The flight of the bumblebee”. 

The timbre of Theremin is completely static. The players can choose the timbre by themselves but the timbre never gets affected by articulation (for Ex, pianoforte) nor the passing of time. 

And the sound itself is very dry so it's pretty tasteless unless using some effect box or playing at the venue that has a nice acoustic. On the other hand, another oldest electronic instrument called “Ondes Martenot” has many variations of timbre due to a different kind of speaker system and also has varied dynamics articulation by its mechanism However, Ondes Martenot is so fragile, rare and expensive and still not perfect to me so I decided to produce another new free articulation instrument.

Theresyn