Monday, January 8, 2024

New Stylophone Theremin is also a Tannerin!

 The creative minds at Dubreq have created a new version of something old. The Stylophone Theremin is now available for pre-order from the Stylophone website

Dubreq Stylophone Theremin

image courtesy of Dubreq, Ltd.

What excites me most about the instrument is that there are two ways to control the pitch. The telescopic antenna allows for space control like a traditional theremin. There is also a slider with pitch markings reminiscent of the Electro-Theremin or the Tannerin. It was this type of controller actually used in the Beach Boys tune "Good Vibrations," although it is often mistaken for a theremin. 

The promotional photos show that the volume envelope can be controlled by a push-button. It reminds me a bit of the expression control keys of an Ondes Martenot. 

I can't wait to get my hands off of one of these cool new instruments. List price is expected to be about $110 USD. Details are at