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Moog Claravox Centennial Theremin (Right Handed)

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The Moog Claravox Centennial Theremin celebrates the 100th anniversary of the first ever demonstration of the Theremin. This limited edition piece is a perfect blend between analog and digital technology.
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Manufacturer: Moog Music

Category: Pre-Orders

Details

Details

One of the earliest electronic instruments, the theremin is celebrating its 100th anniversary—and now, Moog's Claravox Centennial, named after the virtuosic Clara Rockmore, takes the technology and brings it into the 21st century.

Robert Moog got his start selling theremins, and they have long been a staple of the Moog line of products. The Claravox Centennial is a professional-grade instrument deserving of the Moog legacy, providing a perfect combination of classic and modern features.

Select between modern and traditional modes to get two different feels. The traditional mode offers the classic feel of a theremin with a analog heterodyning oscillators. The modern mode adds pitch quantization and DSP oscillators with a selection of waveforms and wavetables to the mix. Based on the classic Etherwave Pro circuitry, the waveshaping and filters provide a rich sound.

Change the response curve of both the pitch and volume antennas to tailor them to your playing style. An onboard BBD delay circuit adds a new dimension to your playing and is excellent for sweeping soundscapes. Connect to both CV and MIDI devices using the inputs and outputs located on the theremin's rear. Save and recall presets using the front panel storage and the Claravox Centennial software, which adds control over even more settings. Dive into the instrument that you play without touching it, which has captivated the imagination for 100 years.

Features

  • Hybrid theremin
  • Traditional mode uses heterodyning analog oscillators
  • Modern mode features DSP oscillators with a selection of waveforms
  • Sound shaping circuitry from the Etherwave Pro with waveshaping and filtering
  • Pitch quantization and scale selection
  • Adjustable response curves for pitch and volume
  • Analog BBD delay
  • Save and recall presets
  • Five-octave range in traditional, four to seven-octave range in modern
  • CV inputs and outputs
  • MIDI in/out/USB
  • Headphone output with volume control
  • Note: Stand not included (compatible with 5/8" thread mic stands or Moog's dedicated Claravox stand)

The most versatile Moog Theremin in history.

Switchable Traditional and Modern performance modes select between classic heterodyne oscillators (for a genuine analog theremin experience) and multimode DSP oscillators (sine, triangle, saw, wavetable) with assignable scales, quantization, octave ranges, and response curves. An analog wave-shaping circuit (derived from the legendary Etherwave Pro) imbues ethereal sonic character and empowers rich sound sculpting possibilities, and the on-board analog BBD delay creates a wash of spiraling echoes and resounding warmth.

Connect your Theremin for a completely new performance experience.

DIN MIDI, USB, and CV inputs/outputs allow Claravox Centennial to be used in tight integration with DAWs, or as a creative controller for the dynamic and responsive command of external sound sources. Front-panel preset storage provides instant recall of your favorite sounds and settings, while the free Claravox Centennial software stores your entire preset library and indulges control of a host of under-the-hood features, unlocking an expanse of sonic capabilities.

The best feeling instrument that you’ll play without touching

An instrument designed with exceptional playability to satisfy the most skillful thereminist, Claravox Centennial invites access to multiple levels of calibration and control settings to create a custom fit between this unique instrument and each unique player. Front-panel Pitch and Volume knobs give quick and immediate control for dialing in to new playing environments, side-entry calibration ports create easy access for fine tune adjustments, and dedicated Response knobs allow for the creation of recallable custom antenna curves in Modern mode.

Specifications

Specifications

Specification
  • Pitch Range: 5 octaves (Traditional Mode), 4-7 octaves (Modern Mode)
  • Sound Sources: Analog Heterodyning Oscillator (Traditional Mode), Dual DCO/Wavetable Generator (Modern Mode) fed through Analog Waveshaping Circuit
  • Controls:   Theremin Controllers:  Pitch and Volume,   Waveshaper:  Brightness, Wave, Filter, Switches for Mode and Mute,   Analog Delay:  Delay Amount, Delay Feedback, and Delay Time,   Timbre: Timbre Select, Timbre Store.  MODERN Mode only:  Octave Range, Quantize  Amount, Root/Scale Select, Pitch and Volume Response Curve
  • Effects: Analog BBD Delay
  • Preset storage: Yes
  • Audio Outputs: 1 x 1/4" (Main Out) , 1 x 1/4" (Headphones), 1 x 1/4" (Tuner Out)
  • CV I/O: 2 x ¼" CV outputs, 2 x ¼" CV Inputs
  • MIDI: In, Out, USB
  • Materials: Brass Antenna, Walnut Wood Cabinet, Cloth-bound control paneling
  • Power Source: DC power supply
  • Mounting Options: Optional Moog Theremin Stand or Standard low-profile Mic Stand