MATRIXSYNTH: New Waldorf 2 Pole Filter & Moog Theremini

Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Waldorf 2 Pole Filter & Moog Theremini

via Create Digital Music

"Waldorf’s mystery knob is the filter control from a big filter in a box.
That’s right, Waldorf is introducing a 2-pole filter. And one heck of a 2-pole filter it is:
Filter with cutoff and resonance, but also a Drive setting, Rectify, and switchable between low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass
LFO with Depth and Speed
LFO set to Fast, Slow, and (hilariously) Gemütlich (kinda hard to translate, actually easy-going and slower than slow)
Envelope controls: Attack/Decay/Hold, threshold, a source (hard to tell what that does), and trigger.
And it takes CV for envelope, cutoff, and gate, with jack plugs for input and output."


"Then there’s Moog, who are introducing, as rumored, a new Theremin. And this isn’t just any Theremin: it’s a Theremin that can assist you in keeping things in tune, all whilst looking like a space-age egg from Woody Allen’s Sleeper.
It’s a Theremin with presets. Crazy presets.
It’s a digital instrument with Theremin-style controls. (Readers who speculated, you guessed right.) It’ll upset purists, perhaps, but this is rather cool: it’s based on the unique-sounding Animoog sound engine.
The synth is digital, but the input is analog: classic heterodyning style, then digitized as control signal for the engine. Onboard MIDI, CV output (presumably pre-digitization, in fact), and USB. But that engine gives you more different ways to play.
Yes, there’s a display, scale and root controls, a Presets knob, plus built-in delay. There’s a built-in speaker and headphone jack, as well, for convenience.
Price: US$299 estimated is what we heard on the floor..."

Full post with additional details at CDM here.

Update Image & details via Moog Music, also via radiate sky in the comments:


"The Theremini is a re-imagination of one of the oldest electronic musical instrument in history, and Bob Moog’s first love – the theremin. Its design fuses the experience of performing with an instrument you don’t actually touch, with a powerful sound engine derived from Moog’s award winning synthesizer, Animoog. The Theremini guarantees immediate success to any player at any skill level, while providing new ways to experiment with music, education, and gestural control.

Assistive pitch correction allows each player to adjust the instruments level of playing difficulty. At the maximum position, the Theremini will play every note in a selected scale perfectly, making it impossible to play a wrong note. As this control is decreased, more expressive control of pitch becomes possible. When set to minimum, the Theremini will perform as a traditional theremin with analog heterodyning oscillator and absolutely no pitch assistance.

A built in tuner supplies real-time visual feedback of each note as it is played, as well as its proximity to perfection. This is useful for correcting a users playing position, or to educate younger players about pitch and scales.

The presets section allows you to select from 32 wave or wavetable-based patches, store a selected scale & root note, set and recall a specified playing range, and specify per-patch settings for the included stereo delay.

Recessed in the top of the Theremini is a compact speaker perfect for private rehearsal and quick setup anywhere. Silent rehearsal is also possible via front panel headphone jack. Simply plug in ear-buds or headphones and the built in speaker becomes silent.

For live performance and gestural control, the rear panel features two line level audio outputs, a pitch CV output with selectable range, and a mini USB jack for MIDI I/O and connectivity.

FEATURES

• Pitch correction w/ selectable scales and root note

• Built in tuner allows you to learn pitch and scales

• 32 Wavetable based presets

• Built in speaker

• Headphone output

• Two 1/4" audio outputs

• Single Pitch CV output w/ selectable range

• User selectable scale and root note (stored per preset)

• User selectable range: highest note and lowest note (stored per preset)

• Adjustable Stereo Ping-Pong Delay

• Removable pitch antenna - built in storage compartment on bottom-side

• Built in 3/8” Mic stand and Camera stand adaptor

• High quality rubberized feet

FRONT PANEL

LCD SCREEN: 128 X 64 pixel LCD with white backlight.

HEADPHONE JACK: 1/8” (3.5mm) TRS headphone jack. Inserting a headphone plug will disable the internal speaker

VOLUME KNOB: Controls headphone volume and built in speaker volume.

PITCH BIAS KNOB: Determines the amount of pitch correction from 0% to 100%

SCALE BUTTON: Select from a list of built in scales

ROOT BUTTON: Select the root note to be used by the scale

SETUP BUTTON: Provides access the setup and calibration functions - also acts as a shift key.

DELAY LENGTH BUTTON: Selects the length of delay: SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG, or OFF

DELAY AMOUNT KNOB: Controls the amount of delay mixed with the dry signal.

PRESET KNOB: Selects the preset played from a built in list of 32 presets

REAR PANEL

LEFT OUTPUT: Line Level ¼” unbalanced TS

RIGHT OUTPUT:Line Level ¼” unbalanced TS

CV OUTPUT: ¼” TS – 0-5V or 0-10V selectable

USB: MiniB USB2.0 High Speed for USB MIDI

KENSINGTON LOCK SLOT

POWER SWITCH: Push ON / Push OFF

POWER JACK: 12VDC/1.2A from 100–240VAC external supply(included)

DIMENSIONS:22.75”L x 6.5”D x 15”H w/antenna (4”H without)

WEIGHT: 3lbs"

Udpate2: NAMM floor video:

Guitar Center New from NAMM - Moog Theremini

Published on Jan 23, 2014 Guitar Center·1,139 videos

"Moog makes some wild sounds with their new take on the Theremin, the Theremini, at the 2014 NAMM Show.
For more New from NAMM products, visit http://bit.ly/1d05EW3"

1 comment:

  1. MOOG THEREMINI SPECS & INFO
    Assistive pitch correction allows each player to adjust the instruments level of playing difficulty. At the maximum position, the Theremini will play every note in a selected scale perfectly, making it impossible tonplay a wrong note. As this control is decreased, more expressive control of pitch becomes possible. When setnto minimum, the Theremini will perform as a traditional theremin with absolutely no pitch assistance.

    A built in tuner supplies real-time visual feedback of each note as it is played, as well as its proximity tobperfection. This is useful for correcting a users playing position, or to educate younger players about pitch and scales.

    The presets section allows you to select from 32 wavetable-based sounds, store a selected scale & root note, set and recall a specified playing range, and specify per-patch settings for the included stereo delay.

    Recessed at the top of the Theremini is a compact speaker perfect for private rehearsal and quick setupbanywhere. Silent rehearsal is also possible via front panel headphone jack. Simply plug in ear-buds or headphones and the built in speaker becomes silent.

    For live performance and gestural control, the rear panel features two line level audio outputs, a pitch CV output with selectable range, and a mini USB jack for MIDI connectivity.

    Pro upgrade kit, Amplifier, case, and stand available separately.
    FEATURES
    • Pitch correction w/ selectable scales and root note
    • Built in tuner allows you to learn pitch and scales
    • 32 Wavetable based presets
    • Built in speaker
    • Headphone output
    • Two 1/4″ audio outputs
    • Single Pitch CV output w/ selectable range
    • User selectable scale and root note (stored per preset)
    • User selectable range: highest note and lowest note (stored per preset)
    • Adjustable Stereo Ping-Pong Delay
    • Removable pitch antenna – built in storage compartment on bottom-side
    • Built in 3/8” Mic stand and Camera stand adaptor
    • High quality rubberized feet

    DIMENSIONS: 22.75”L x 6.5”D x 15”H w/antenna (4”H without)
    WEIGHT: 3lbs
    FRONT PANEL
    LCD SCREEN: 128 X 64 pixel LCD with white backlight.
    HEADPHONE JACK: 1/8” (3.5mm) TRS headphone jack. Inserting a headphone plug will disable the internal speaker
    VOLUME KNOB: Controls headphone volume and built in speaker volume.
    PITCH BIAS KNOB: Determines the amount of pitch correction from 0% to 100%
    SCALE BUTTON: Select from a list of built in scales
    ROOT BUTTON: Select the root note to be used by the scale
    SETUP BUTTON: Provides access the setup and calibration functions – also acts as a shift key.
    DELAY LENGTH BUTTON: Selects the length of delay: SHORT, MEDIUM, LONG, or OFF
    DELAY AMOUNT KNOB: Controls the amount of delay mixed with the dry signal.
    PRESET KNOB: Selects the preset played from a built in list of 32 presets

    REAR PANEL
    LEFT OUTPUT: Line Level 1/4” unbalanced TS
    RIGHT OUTPUT: Line Level 1/4” unbalanced TS
    CV OUTPUT: 1/4” TS – 0-5V or 0-10V selectable
    USB: MiniB USB2.0 High Speed for USB MIDI
    KENSINGTON LOCK SLOT
    POWER SWITCH: Push ON / Push OFF
    POWER JACK: 12VDC/1.2A from 100–240VAC external supply(included)

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