Recently we described how to add new instrument voices to WinChime, beyond those pre-defined in the drop-down list. TL;DNR version: Enter the MIDI instrument number (minus 1) in the edit box portion of the drop-down list. You can do the same trick in MouSing, on the MIDI tab main window. We actually forgot this trick, [...]
Install Wine and MouSing using the procedure described in Installing RecAll-PRO and RecAll on Ubuntu Linux. If using the MIDI option in MouSing, install the Timidity MIDI daemon as described in Installing WinChime on Ubuntu Linux. If using MIDI, go into menu Options-> Preferences->MIDI and change the MIDI Output Device to an existing device. Adjust [...]
Here are two different implementations of “Theremin Hero”, after the popular Guitar Hero video game. [video link] Thereminhero.com has some info, but for details on implementation, check out the comments in the YouTube video. [hat tip Hackaday] Next, Cornell University’s ECE 4760 course publishes student final projects on the web– consistently a rich source for [...]
Midnight Research Labs describes a nifty theremin hack implemented by detecting signal strength of a WIFI signal. Python source is available to examine. link [kudos HackADay] Bonus Hack: Zevv implements an ultrasonic theremin, emitting ultrasonic chirps from laptop speakers, detecting reflection to the microphone, and driving a tone generator.
On this date 84 years ago the original theremin patent was filed in Germany. The USA version of the patent was filed December 5, 1925, almost a year later. Read the English language HTML version here. Related posts: Original Theremin Patent Filed, Big 80 for Theremin Patent, Theremin Patents
[flash http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wINCstV50HA] [video link] Ken Moore marries a Wiimote with computer and synthesizer to a theremin. link [via GeekDad]