Product Update: MouSing for Windows Version 3.0

A new update is available for MouSing, for Windows. Version 3.0 is the first version with native 64-bit support. A 32-bit version is still available. Minor documentation changes are also provided, with no major new features. For all existing MouSing for Windows customers, your registration codes continue to work with the new version.

Add New Instrument Voices to MouSing

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,  … Read more

Installing MouSing on Ubuntu Linux

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 … Read more

Theremin Heroes

Here are two different implementations of “Theremin Hero”, after the popular Guitar Hero video game. 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 ideas. D.L. … Read more

WIFI Theremin

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.

Flashback: Theremin Patent

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, Theremin Patents

Wii Theremin

[flash] [video link] Ken Moore marries a Wiimote with computer and synthesizer to a theremin. link [via GeekDad]