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Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 9:58 pm
Anybody made an Ableton instrument that sounds like a theremin?
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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.
(it's the second one)
One of the presets is named "Whistle Me This" and it sounds very Theramin like.
Posted: 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).
Posted: 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.
Posted: 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