New from noise machine makers Electro-Faustus and in collaboration with Delptronics is an optical theremin controlled synthesizer called Theremorph.
In the box is a proper analog synthesizer. It has a digitally controlled oscillator with analog waveshaping. It routes through a transistor ladder low pass filter. Sound can be modulated by an envelope and an LFO. But of course it’s the mighty morphing behaviour in response to optical manipulation that makes this box of noise particularly interesting. The sensor is infrared and can be used to manipulate a number of things – pitch, obviously but also modulation and CV.
Theremorph has both MIDI and CV in/out so it can be played as a synthesizer and it can also be used as a controller. So you could get your hands in there producing control voltages or drawing automation in your DAW.
More likely though you’re going to be waving your hand around making crazy noises.
The Theremorph is available soon for $249.
- Electro Faustus website