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- Order number: 120540
The high-quality theremin gives five octaves pitch and adjustable pitch range for good and customisable playability. It comes in a new version with CV- and Gate-Out jacks!
The black painted hardwood body has a thread underneath which allows mounting on a conventional microphone stand (thread size adaptor may be necessary). Beyond this the unit has removable chrome plated antennae, analog controls for adjusting pitch, output volume, waveform and timbre plus a 6.3mm (1/4") audio output jack.
Robert Arthur Moog is probably the inventor of the monophonic subtractive synthesizer as we know it. He started building theremins in upstate New York and by the mid 1960s got in contact with a number of of artists particularly Herb Deutsch, who convinced him to add a keyboard to the new instrument, a circumstance that made the Moog synthesizer popular among musicians. We owe to Bob Moog the invention of the resonant low-pass ladder filter (which provides the signature Moog sound and was his only filed patent); as well as the ADSR envelope, the pitch and mod wheel, etc. By 1971 and in an attempt to save the company from bankruptcy, the Minimoog Model D was born as a simplified, portable, hard-wired version of the large modular systems, which became the template for many monophonic synths to come. After his death in 2002, Moog Music is an employee-owned company operating from Asheville, North Carolina.