Thereminator

How it works

Thereminator has been created and design with the talented theremin player Coralie Ehinger.
It allows to use the CV output of the theremin antennas (Etherwave Plus, E-Pro, …) and to convert it to gate and trigger output.
The potentiometer makes it possible to set each of the three release distances and to store them in memory in the module (thus the parameters are memorized during the extinction of the module).
For each distance two kinds of outputs are possible: gate and trigger.
The gates are triggered as soon as the distance of the hand is higher than the one that has been set and stays as long as the hand does not go down. This makes it possible to trigger the envelopes and maintain the sound.
Triggers are short pulses (around 10ms). They are intended to trigger percussion or clocks signals.

Specifications

Width : 4hp (20mm)
Depth : 55mm
+12V : 21mA
-12V : 14mA

Input CV : -5V to 5V (calibrated according to the theremin)
Outputs : Low : 0V / High: env. 10V

Patch Ideas

Therminal C | Coralie Ehinger present shows the way she uses Thereminator: