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Do you know what is the Theremin ?

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Thanks to Google, I discovered the href=”https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thérémine” Thérémémine an instrument to produce music in moving the hands near two antennas without touching the instrument. The artist virtuoso of this instrument was Clara Rockmore, a Russian artist born in 1911. The sound of this instrument is similar to that of the human voice that would filter between his lips. Listen to this interpretation of Summertime

and to finish with this instrument, the amazing Ave Maria, whose sound is a bit disappointing compared to the human voice

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Thanks to Google, I discovered the href=”https://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thérémine” Thérémémine an instrument to produce music in moving the hands near two antennas without touching the instrument. The artist virtuoso of this instrument was Clara Rockmore, a Russian artist born in 1911. The sound of this instrument is similar to that of the human voice that would filter between his lips. Listen to this interpretation of Summertime

and to finish with this instrument, the amazing Ave Maria, whose sound is a bit disappointing compared to the human voice

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This instrument opened the voice of the so-called electronic music. In 1928 Maurice Martenot invented the ondes Martenot. In front of the keyboard, a wire connected to a metal loop in which the player slides his finger-lets make théréminesques glissandos while having visual control of notes played. On the left of the instrument, the expression key to handle the volume and the sound of the instrument.
In this video Claude Samuel Levin explains how it works. Be sure to visit his website href=”http://www.cslevine.com” http://www.cslevine.com

There is the glass harmonica, invented by Benjamin Franklin in 1761. This instrument is based on the principle that sound more or less water is drawn from a glass filled by passing the finger over the edge.

Here is an overview of the instrument by Michel Deneuve, who defined it as a sensual instrument, because it is necessary to touch the glass rods to express the sound.

the construction details are here:

This machine is derived from marbles machines are ball machines.

 

Bose SoundTouch 20 Series

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UnknownI have just bought this bose soundtouch 20 loudspeaker. I chose the intermediate model between the portable battery operated model and the most powerful but more expensive model. The Bose SoundTouch 20 seems like a reasonable compromise. The seller told me that this item suited as background music for a room of 40 m2. I used it in a room of 100 m2 and I have not been disappointed. I feel like a real live sound in the room.

The initial configuration of the wireless network of the house wanting to configure from my Mac did not. I had to resort to the application from my iPhone.

In the country where there is no Wifi, I wanted to use Airport. What a mess! I press on 2 and – buttons to activate the WiFi of the enclosure but can not be activated Airport, both on the iPhone and on the iPad. Then suddenly the system works. Unfortunately I have not figured out how. After the speaker wanted to move to another room, impossible to activate new Airport. Finally I reset the system, I press the buttons 2 and – and here it works. In short, a mode not obvious at all since you can not use the WiFi. Note that AirPort works only for Apple-branded devices. Of course it is always possible to use a cable with a jack to connect the device to the speaker.

The application allows to control the loudspeaker. Unfortunately there are only 6 presets for his music, which correspond to the 6 keys of the enclosure. That is poor, while the application would be dozens of presets. Why this limitation?

Last, when the speaker is turned off, it heats. Not good for energy savings. Unless it is my device that is defective.

000000000000060972_660x460 I also wonder if I would not have had to buy this model, which has the advantage of including digital radio and CD player. But the price is twice as high.

Here’s a test that reflects my impression
http://belgium-iphone.lesoir.be/2014/12/18/test-de-lenceinte-wi-fi-soundtouch-20-serie-ii-de-bose/