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Subject: Re: [motm] RE: Circon

From: "J. Larry Hendry" <jlarryh@...>
Date: 2000-07-11

From: Tkacs, Ken <ken.tkacs@...>
> Read more about it (plus photo) on her web site at

Thanks for the link Ken. I never found this at her sire before (been a

> There's no mention of it being based on Anderton's design, but it's not
> far-fetched to think that they came up with these independantly.

I agree. Makes me wonder where my friend is with the "linear slide"
version. Time for an e-mail I guess.

> Now if you wanted the output to be MIDI, then you've got a
> HUGE project ahead of you, much more complicated than
> encoding a keyboard matrix into MIDI. MIDI was designed
> for discreet pitches (with some small variation form them accounted
> for) and getting a wide-ranging sweeping controller to map to
> that would be a bear. I know some companies are working on
> Theremin->MIDI converters and they are as much art as science.

Apparently the Big Brian MIDI theremin works quite well. But, you have to
have deep pockets (~$3500 I think). roland made a CV to MIDI years ago. I
wonder how that thing worked?

Larry H