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ADVANCED SOFTWARE EDITOR
USERS MANUAL FOR MAC & PC
TABLE OF CONTENTS
6... PRESETS & LIBRARIES6... Loading, Saving, and Deleting a Preset
6... Using Libraries
8... EDITING A PRESET
9... BASIC EDITING PARAMETERS9... Scale & Root
9... Pitch Correction
13... ADVANCED EDITING PARAMETERS13... Volume Antenna Functions
14... Pitch Antenna Functions
15... Pitch Transpose
15... GLOBAL SETTINGS15... Master Volume
15... Lo Note/High Note Range
16... EDITOR SETTINGS
Your new Moog Theremini offers several under-the-hood
features and capabilities never before seen in a traditional
Theremin. Once installed on your MAC or Windows computer,
the Theremini Editor provides quick and intuitive access
to these new features, which include an editor/librarian
for saving, sharing, archiving, and recalling all of your
NOTE: The Theremini Editor is not an instrument plug-
in, and does not create any sound on its own. Using the
Theremini Editor requires that the Theremini be connected
to your computer via USB.
1. To get started, you will need a mini USB cable, and you will need to have already installed the
Theremini Editor software onto your MAC or Windows computer. (Please refer to the installation
instructions found in the Mac/PC Editor Installer.)
2. First, attach the Mini USB cable to the back of your Theremini. Next, connect the other end of
the USB cable to your computer.
3. Power up your Theremini, and then launch the Theremini Editor program on your computer.
4. By connecting the Theremini to your computer, you have changed the environment in which the
Theremini is operating. Therefore, you will need to perform the Thereminis Calibration Routine in
order for everything to function properly. (Simply press and hold the SETUP button on the
Theremini until the Calibration menu appears, and then follow the instructions.)
5. To synchronize the Theremini and the Theremini Editor, click on the Sync button located at the
top of the Theremini Editors Preset List. The Sync button will capture all of the presets currently
loaded in the Theremini and bring them into the editor, where they will be available for editing in
the THEREMINI PRESETS list.
6. You are now ready to start editing.
PRESETS & LIBRARIESEach Preset is an individual Theremini sound. Using this Editor, you can easily modify an existing Preset,
either by just a little bit, or drastically to create something all your own. The Theremini itself can hold 32
Presets. This Editor is also a Librarian, allowing you to create a vast number of Libraries, each containing
multiple Presets. This section will help you understand how to work with Presets and Libraries.
LOADING, SAVING, AND DELETING A PRESET To Load a preset from the Theremini Editor library to your Theremini, drag-and-drop a preset from the
LIBRARY PRESETS list onto the THEREMINI PRESETS list. The editor will then prompt you to overwrite
the current preset location.
WARNING: There is no undo action for this operation!
Click this button to save a preset to your currently selected library. This action will not modify the
contents of your Theremini.
Click this button to erase a currently selected preset. This action will not modify the contents of
Click this button to save what you are presently hearing to the currently selected preset location
on your Theremini. This action will not modify the editor libraries, only the selected preset on
USING LIBRARIES WhenyoufirstlaunchtheThereminiEditor,theDEFAULTlibraryisselectedandthepresetsinthat
library are shown in the LIBRARY PRESETS list on the left hand side of the main editor view. You can
change the library you are using by opening the LIBRARY MANAGER.
To open the LIBRARY MANAGER, click on the small folder button above the LIBRARY PRESETS list.
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Select a library from the LIBRARIES list. The PRESETS list shows which presets are in the selected library.
You can combine libraries by dragging and dropping one library onto another. Selecting ALL will display all
of the presets from all of the libraries at once. When a library is selected, you can also drag and drop the
This command creates a new library where presets can be stored.
This command allows you to rename an existing library.
This command will erase the selected library. Libraries pre-packaged with the editor cannot be
deleted. This button will only be visible if the delete function is available for use.
Use this command to save the currently selected library to any user selected location on your computer.
This command allows the user to load a library from any user selected library on your computer.
This command will send (load) all of the presets in the selected library to the Theremini. If the
selected library has a full 32 presets they will populate all 32 preset locations in the Theremini. If
there are less than 32 presets in the library it will leave the remaining presets that are already in the
NOTE: If there are more than 32 presets in the selected library, only the first 32 presets will be sent.
Use this command to undo the previous operation. This button is only visible if the undo function is
available for use. Currently, only the dragging and dropping of presets into libraries, or the dragging
and dropping of libraries onto other libraries can use the undo feature.
To exit the LIBRARY MANAGER, click the red circle with the x in the upper right corner.
EDITING A PRESETThe list of parameters available for editing a preset is divided into two categoriesBASIC and ADVANCED.
Primarily, the BASIC parameters relate to the settings used by the Thereminis sound engine, while the
ADVANCED parameters relate to the enhanced capabilities of the PITCH and VOLUME antennae. There is
also a third set of parameters to be found under the GLOBAL SETTINGS button; these GLOBAL SETTINGS
affect the overall operation of the Theremini, and are not part of an individual preset. Simply click on the
BASIC or ADVANCED button to open the corresponding edit window.
BASIC EDITING PARAMETERS
SCALE AND ROOT These two sections work together with the PITCH CORRECTION knob, allowing the Theremini to accu- rately play notes in a chosen musical Scale and key (Root). With the PITCH CORRECTION knob set fully
clockwise, only the notes in the selected scale and key will be available on your Theremini. As you turn
the PITCH CORRECTION knob counterclockwise, the pitch correction effect will become gentler,
allowing the pitch to glide between the notes of the selected scale.
the Chromatic scale, where, like a piano, all of the traditional musical pitches of western music are
presented as half steps. The following seven scalesIonian through Locrianare the traditional
from a wide range of cultures, from American blues to Ryukyu scales and beyond.
Click on the ROOT tab to view the list of available Root notes and make your selection. The Root
Feel free to experiment by choosing different Root and Scale options for the song you are playing to
create inventive and unique performance options.
When the PITCH CORRECTION knob is set to 0%, no pitch correction is being applied and the
Theremini functions as a traditional Theremin. By setting the PITCH CORRECTION knob to 50%,
enough pitch correction is applied to assist in accurately locating notes, while still allowing subtle
hand gestures to create vibrato and pitch bend effects. With the PITCH CORRECTION knob set
to 100%, only the notes within a selected scale can be played. Again, feel free to experiment with
different settings. You may want to go back and relax the pitch correction setting as your Theremin
skills improve over time.
WAVEFORMClick on the WAVEFORM tab to view all of the waveform options available in the Theremini sound engine
and make your selection. In addition to traditional and advanced synthesizer wave shapesSine, Triangle,
Super Saw, Bright, Hollow etc.the Theremini also provides a selection of wavetable options (Etherwave
and Animoog 1). These unique wavetables provide additional SCAN parameters that can help create slowly
evolving timbres or rapid and highly-animated modulation effects. In short, each wavetable option may
contain up to three unique timbres. The SCAN RATE, SCAN AMOUNT, and SCAN POSITION knobs make it
possible to blend and transition from timbre to timbre