Thereminator by Yonac Inc. (iPhone)
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Released: Aug 28, 2008
Version: 1.6
Size: 2 MB
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Thereminator

Yonac Inc.
[ This app is no longer available for download ]

*** The FIRST and ORIGINAL theremin created for iOS! ***
*** Featured in Apple's "New & Noteworthy" ***
*** Top 100 music app in over 60 countries! ***

Put a theremin in your pocket! Modeled after the infamous instrument that lent spooky sounds to countless classic sci-fi and horror films, Thereminator allows you to evoke the theremin magic by using the touch or accelerometer interface on your device. Simply move your finger horizontally to change pitch, and vertically to control the volume. If you want a really "airy" feel, hit "options" and hit "accel": now you can control pitch and volume by simply moving your iDevice around, touch-free.

With its one-button grid overlay (you can choose to see musical tones or frequencies) and accel-or-touch following crosshairs, Thereminator also makes one of the most notoriously challenging musical instrument slightly more...manageable. With a frequency range of 20 - 2020 Hz and a cool, retro-looking digital readout, dedicated zoom buttons, and a range scroller, you'll get hooked in no time.

Specs follow,

-- Six-and-a-half octave range (20Hz - 2020Hz)
-- Rich 44100 Hz, 16-bit CD-quality audio output
-- Four separate waveforms, giving different sounds
-- Manipulate sounds via touch screen or accelerometer
-- Accelerometer stabilizer button
-- Optional tone/frequency/volume grid overlay
-- Echo and tremolo effects
-- Portamento algorithm built-in for simulating quick "hand jerks" (no discrete "slides")
-- Increase or decrease pitch resolution
-- User-controlled pitch range
-- Live frequency and volume indicators

You can navigate using the "+" / "-" buttons and the scroller bar. Zooming in will fit a smaller interval of frequencies onscreen, allowing for a finer pitch control. Scrolling will change the beginning and ending frequencies.

Access such options as FX, accelerometer control and grid overlay thru the "Options" button. There, you can choose among the three different delay types; turn the grid overlay on or off (and choose whether you'd like to see frequencies or notes); switch accel on/off (also, switch the accel stabilizer...on by default); or switch the tremolo effect on.

Martian invaders not included!

What's new in version 1.6
-- Completely upgraded audio engine
-- Vastly increased response
-- Increased timbral definition
-- Improved UI / Front-End code
-- Accommodates both the landscape orientations
-- Fully brought up to date with iOS 5.x +
Our verdict: Ok
  • + Thereminator is a highly rated app (4-star).
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