[linux-audio-dev] Re: FreeVSTi Compatibility List / VSTserver & FST

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Tue Apr 27 17:45:21 UTC 2004

On Tue, 2004-04-27 at 12:26, Christian Frisson wrote:
> > Now, on to more important things...  Do you actually play the theremin?
> It's been years I'm considering it!
> What about you?
> I knew choosing such an email address would make someone wonder about it... As
> you may have guessed, provided my reactions above, I'm fairly young and still a
> student, alone (physically at least) on the tracks of Libre software and musical
> science or scientific music... and the Theremin is definitely the instrument
> that has defined my career goals, a passion initially.
> Hence the homage alias!

	I've always been intrigued by the theremin but never had the time or
inclination to make one.  I make my own guitars but am not much of an
electronics guy.

> That's ironic: I've unearthed this topic no later than at the beginning of this
> month, but my single thread called "Theremin-style controller (residual
> "PdDSP?")" has been drowned among others:
> http://eca.cx/lad/2004/04/0092.html
> Was it misplaced, not stealthed between the other threads I'd mean, but
> mailinglist-wise: LAU, music-dsp...?

	I missed that one.

> Four years ago, I chose to go for it as the topic of my preparation class to
> engineering school thesis. I used a pitch-only Theremin borrowed from a friend
> for the presentation. Since then I couldn't manage to buy one, as nothing on the
> market has pleased me; or build one, due to an everlasting hesitation on the
> technology to be used (tubes, transistors; capacitive, infrared...).
> Now I'm struggling to continue this unfinished work.
> I'll have a website and a LaTeX project presentation up and running for this
> Theremin-style controller, both in french and english.
> (For what my email address was initially made: http://theremin.free.fr)
> I'll send you the 5-page document, when translated, if you want. I'll definitely
> make announcements on lists too.

	That'd be great.


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