$99 Behremin anyone?

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$99 Behremin anyone?

Post by dgl » Sat Nov 21, 2020 3:58 am

Looks like Behringer want to do a theremin, first renders on the Behrimin are now on their FB page, and they are targeting a price of $99 for the finished device, will have MIDI/USB, and pitch/volume CV out as well as a standard audio out so it will be able to control other synthesizers.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Chopper » Sat Nov 21, 2020 5:12 am

I'm in.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Leverkusen » Sat Nov 21, 2020 6:23 am

I wonder if the pitch antenna should be fix for stability reasons but for that price it seems to be good entry option. Nice retro look.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by strettara » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:13 am

You gotta laugh.
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by anselmi » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 am

terrible name and logo...and I don´t dig the marshall-esque look...

but for $99 I´m in...good feature set, and honestly, I tried theremins in the past and I sucks at playing it properly, so I can´t justify more than this money to get one...the extra sound controls, delay, MIDI, USB, CV out and quantization will be key to me to give it a use

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by DMR » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:01 am

Hmm, I wonder where they got this idea from

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Flounderguts » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:19 am

Haha! You think they work that fast?

They're all riffing on the Wavefront classic theremin...
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Kattefjaes » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:21 am

anselmi wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:41 am
terrible name and logo...and I don´t dig the marshall-esque look...

but for $99 I´m in...good feature set, and honestly, I tried theremins in the past and I sucks at playing it properly, so I can´t justify more than this money to get one...the extra sound controls, delay, MIDI, USB, CV out and quantization will be key to me to give it a use
Yeah, not digging the Trump gold, either. However, I don't have space in the rack any more for the Doepfer theremin controllers, so this might be a tempting out-of-rack option- it they can maintain that price.

(UK price often subject to buying a new PSU too, half the time Behringer give UK dealers european PSUs, it can drive them a bit nuts.)

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Shakespeare » Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:25 am

Moog's is clearly targeted at a very, very different market.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by kons » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:06 pm

Are there any 'left-handed' theremins?

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by strettara » Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:35 pm

Doesn’t quantisation totally go against the whole theremin concept? Like a quantised ondes marthenot? I mean at that point it’s just a conjurer’s keyboard.
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by EPTC » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:03 pm

DMR wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:01 am
Hmm, I wonder where they got this idea from

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YEPPPPPP. I thought the same immediately. I like the folding pitch antenna on the B but it's absolutely stealing the color palette. I'd never seen the gold antennas til Moog announced the Claravox last month.
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Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:19 am
Haha! You think they work that fast?
Certainly thought they insta-ripped off the brass/gold color of the antennas, certainly. Even if it's present in the Wavefront models.

My guess is it's a regular sheet-metal antenna in the physical behringer mockup and they used photoshop to match the Moog colors in the teaser photo.
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Arneb » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 pm

Well, it's still playable with scratchy pots...

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Eric the Red » Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:30 pm

kons wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Are there any 'left-handed' theremins?
Hehe just turn it around
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by thisoldmike » Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:21 pm

I was intrigued by the Moog Claravox, which led me to this video. Grégoire Blanc is incredible here.



I have never listened to any theremin music, and I'm fully aware that the Behringer is not even in the same ballpark as the Moog, and Grégoire Blanc has mad skills and I don't, but... damn, for $99 I'm in.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by MindMachine » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:46 pm

Arneb wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:27 pm
Well, it's still playable with scratchy pots...
He he he. May have Huawei listening chips in it and transmits our conversations and bad music though the antenna. Or something.

These things, generally, are incredibly hard to play. I wonder how the performance specs are on this thing. For $99.00, we will find out.
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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by tigerhill » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:25 pm

thisoldmike wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 7:21 pm
I was intrigued by the Moog Claravox, which led me to this video. Grégoire Blanc is incredible here.



I have never listened to any theremin music, and I'm fully aware that the Behringer is not even in the same ballpark as the Moog, and Grégoire Blanc has mad skills and I don't, but... damn, for $99 I'm in.
This is an incredible performance but agree- for so many a theremin would be fun but not accessible for 1500. That performance though is unreal...

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by dBVelocity » Sat Nov 21, 2020 11:42 pm

Eric the Red wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 4:30 pm
kons wrote:
Sat Nov 21, 2020 2:06 pm
Are there any 'left-handed' theremins?
Hehe just turn it around
Then not see the panel for adjustments?

But yes..
The Moog Claravox above is available in left hand orientation.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by winn3r » Sun Nov 22, 2020 12:23 pm

Another great theremin performance (Moog Etherwave):


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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by deftinwulf » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:02 pm

No.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by jonnyjupiter » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:10 pm

I'll give it a miss.

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by sparood » Mon Nov 23, 2020 5:37 pm

As long as there are CV outputs I might buy it for only that. Really liked the dual Doepfer A-178 Theremin Controllers I had in my Eurorack system and it's a shame I only recorded a few tunes before departing them, as I really liked playing with them! If finances allows I might even consider getting two of those...

Edit: Now to think of this I get pretty excited about it, don't really like Behringer practices but cloning the Theremin is okay for me!

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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by Rex Coil 7 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:21 pm

.. man what's with you classical theremin player wannabees ?? ... haahaa! ... start sportin yer inner Joe Bonamassa or Jimmy Page ...

John Paul Jones and John Bonham really kicking some serious ass in this one (that's the drum-n-bass section to you and me kids) the two of them doing pretty much all of the heavy lifting while Page and Shithead Plant make sex noises ... JPJ burning down the world with that bass riffing ..

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Page rocked that Theremin pretty well, kept working the gain stages and FX whilst fiddle-dickin with the theremin ... (c'mon folks, it's only a minute and a half out of your life) ....



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another minute fifty you can suffer through ... you can do it!


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Re: $99 Behremin anyone?

Post by 6667 » Mon Nov 23, 2020 6:22 pm

hell yeah, behringer owns. theyre killing it honestly, im getting one of these asap. what, behringer isnt allowed to make theremins? no need to do some sort of backhanded compliment here, behringer is making great gear affordable.

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