MIDI Control Theremin-Style

Waving your hands at the Altura transmits MIDI data to your synth      21/11/17

MIDI Control Theremin-Style


Buying Choices

The Altura from Zeppelin Design Labs is a MIDI controller that emulates the Theremin. As you move your hands  in the air, the Altura transmits MIDI data to your synthesizer to control pitch, volume, velocity, bend, modulation, portamento, and more.

This is what Zeppelin Design Labs has to say about it...

The Altura Theremin MIDI Controller emulates the behavior of the early electronic instrument invented by Russian physicist Léon Theremin in 1920.  With Theremin's gadget, as the player moves his right hand closer to one antenna, the device emits an eerie tone that rises in pitch. As the player moves his left hand farther away from the other antenna, the tone becomes louder. The device is very sensitive, and makes wonderful, spooky music – but it is very tricky to play. The performer can only play by ear: there are no frets in mid-air!

Our MIDI Controller version uses sonar range finders in place of antennae, and rather than producing sound directly, the Altura emits MIDI messages that are interpreted by a separate synthesizer. The Altura was designed as a companion to the Macchiato Mini Synth by Zeppelin Design Labs: there are a few special features that will only work well when paired with the Macchiato. Otherwise, the Altura conforms with General MIDI specifications and should easily control any device bearing this mark. Many MIDI devices do not conform to the General MIDI specification. In these cases, you may need to fiddle with your synthesizer some before it will respond properly to the Altura.

Pricing and Availability:
Available as a kit or ready to use.

Prices run from $49.00 to $129.00.

More information:

 




 

z

More From: ZEPPELIN DESIGN LABS
Even more news...

 



More Videos

Sonic LAB: NI Maschine MK3 Review 

Gaz Williams takes a look


Tutorial: Generative Music Techniques In Live 

Using MIDI FX


SynthFest 2017: Expert Sleepers Release General CV 

Eurorack module puts General MIDI sound set under creative CV control


Tim Exile Releases SLOR 

Shed Load Of Resonators