Inspired by the thread CV controlling Plaits with a theremin i got two Doepfer A-178 Theremin. Oh wow, it’s so difficult, but also so much fun. Amazing Flageolet String sounds with Rings, also Plaits’ Robot tried to follow in the famous Over The Rainbow footsteps (left Antenna to Morph and Volume, right to V/oct), so amazing (and cute). But i decided that it’s not for me right now and returned the modules.
Not the main reason, but also because the range was very difficult. Yes, you can sort of adjust the response with the respective knob, but there was just one setting where the repsonse made any sense, allthough it was still very difficult to play. Mostly because the range is pretty weird. I don’t know if this is normal Theremin behaviour – the lowest notes are spaced pretty comfortably, like 5 semitones are ok, but then the distances became ridiculously small, impossible to play and looking a lot harder than in every video i watched about any Theremin. But i saw some A-178 videos, where people seem to struggle with the same problem.
Also the advice in the thread linked above ‘Theremin should be outside your rack, far away from everything’ is correct. Ok, i could build a mini case and leave it aside. Because in the longterm i find playing Theremin leads over ambient or ambient-techno a very interesting topic. Theremin in general is yet a quite fascinating controller. Ok, the Haken stuff covers a similar territory, but also is a lot more expensive.
Now to the question: In the long run i likely want to include a Theremin into my rack, of course patching it not the conventional way only. What options do you know beside the A-178 to connect with Eurorack?