New Book, US Conductors, Explores the Fact & Fiction of Leon Theremin

Sean Michaels' debut novel, US Conductors, is a fictional telling of the life and times of Russian inventor Leon Theremin.  Inspired by the true events of Leon Theremin's life, US Conductors follows Theremin's real life journey from the "glitz and glam of New York in the 1930's to the gulags and scientific camps of the Soviet Union."

Theremini FAQ

Why does my Theremini not make any sound?

A) You may need to calibrate your Theremini. Because it is sensitive to it’s surroundings, changes in environment, especially near the volume antenna, can cause the Theremini to not make sound. Simply re-run the simple calibration procedure.

If this does not work:


B) You may need to update your Theremini’s firmware. Click here to download and update:

Introducing Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Analog Synthesizer

During Moogfest 2014, we facilitated a two-day workshop in which Moog engineers assisted 125 participants in building Werkstatt, an educational, patchable analog synthesizer designed specifically for the event. It was Moog's first workshop since 1997 when Bob Moog held a theremin workshop in Portland, Maine.

Werkstatt-Ø1 Moogfest 2014 Kit

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• Single VCO w/ frequency control (8Hz to 16KHz)

• Saw and square waveshapes w/ control for square pulse width

• Envelope or LFO selectable Mod Source that can be assigned to PWM or Pitch w/ Amount control

• Ability to PWM the square wave



• Classic 4-Pole Moog Ladder Filter w/ Resonance control (20Hz-20KHz)

• Select between the Envelope generator and LFO as Mod Source.

• Polarity switch (+/-) and amount  knob for control of filter cutoff modulation



• Selectable Square or Triangle waveshape w/ rate control (2Hz-600Hz)



• Select between the Envelope Generator or ON (Drone)



• Controls for Attack & Decay time w/ Sustain On/Off switch



• One octave low-note priority legato keyboard w/ glide control



• VCA Input0V to +5V in VCA EG Mode, +/-2.5V in VCA ON Mode

• VCF Input-5V to +5

• VCO LINEAR FM Input +/-2.5V - NOTE: this is an inverting control input

• VCO EXPONENTIAL FM Input -5V to +5V, 1V/Octave trimmable

• LFO CV Input 5V to +5V – NOTE: Negative CV slows LFO more than the panel

• VCF AUDIO InputUnbuffered/Unmixed AC coupled input to VCF

• 2x KB CV Output3V/semitone from 1 keyboard - NOTE: Attenuate for 1V/Octave

• 2x TRIG Output 5 msec pulse, 0 to +5 V signal generated from low-note priority

• 2x GATE Output0 to +5V signal generated from low-note priority

• 2x EG Output0 to +5V signal, Simple ASD or AD type Envelope Generator

• 2x LFO Output -2.5 to +2.5V Triangle or Square wave, selected via LFO Switch

• 2x VCF Output-2V to +2 V signal for audio or CV uses

• 2x VCO Output0V to +5V VCO signal, wave selected by VCO Wave Switch


Rear Panel

• AUDIO Output Nominal +/-1.5V Signal

• POWER+12VDC Center Positive w/ 1.2A Wall transformer




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Theremini | Dorit Chrysler

In this Video Dorit Chrysler, co-founder of the New York Theremin Society, explores the sonic possibilities of the Theremini, Moog's latest addition to the theremin family.

The Theremini is a re-imagination of one of the oldest electronic musical instruments in history, and Bob Moog's first love -- the Theremin. The Theremini combines a powerful sound engine derived from Moog’s award winning synthesizer, Animoog, with the traditional no-touch playing of a traditional Theremin. 

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