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Bigbee
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Theremin?

Post by Bigbee » Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:58 pm

Anybody made an Ableton instrument that sounds like a theremin?

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Re: Theremin?

Post by MPGK » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:43 pm

A theremin basically sounds much like a simple sine wave. Lots of glide and LFO to make it interesting and you're good to go.

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Re: Theremin?

Post by dentaku » Tue Sep 21, 2010 12:00 am

I don't know of any native Ableton instrument but there's a free VST called Super Spooky Keys that's fun to use which sounds allot like a Theramin.
http://www.simple-media.co.uk/music/vsti/vsti.htm (it's the second one)
One of the presets is named "Whistle Me This" and it sounds very Theramin like.
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Re: Theremin?

Post by Ed J » Wed Sep 22, 2010 11:11 am

http://audio.tutsplus.com/tutorials/pro ... eton-live/

That'll show you how to make one in operator. Of course, the same steps work on almost any softsynth with mono-mode, glide, a sine wave oscillator and an LFO :)

I also like to use the saturator plug to add a little extra colour to it, you can get some nice harmonics if you push it just a little bit (makes it sound slightly vinyl-like, Portishead style).
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Re: Theremin?

Post by Bigbee » Wed Sep 22, 2010 12:45 pm

Excellent! Thanks very much. I used the audiotuts guide. Sounds just like what I was looking for, and it's a pretty cool site, too.

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Re: Theremin?

Post by Ed J » Wed Sep 22, 2010 2:56 pm

Yes audiotuts+ is good most of the time (some of their tuts are a bit useless), and it updates most days, so bookmark it :D
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