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Theremix virtual theremin app

Contributed by Richard Yee on Dec 2nd, 2020. Artwork published in
June 2020
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    Theremix: Virtual Theremin on iPad next to mini theremin.
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    Theremix: Virtual Theremin on iPad next to mini theremin.

    Invented in 1920 by Léon Theremin, the theremin is an electronic instrument that is played without physical contact by the performer. The theremin creates its signature ethereal tones with a performer’s proximity to its two antennas.

    Theremix is a progressive web app that celebrates the 100th anniversary of the theremin by bringing the instrument into a virtual space. The virtual theremin can be controlled either with mouse/touch inputs or with gestures through a webcam via human pose tracking provided by PoseNet.

    The Theremix wordmark is set in Whirly Birdie Bold Extended, with its second half outlined as a homage to the wide logos found in electronic synthesizers. The cursor and various iconography use Whirlybats. Smaller text is served by Nay Aug, a typeface in progress.

    Theremix virtual theremin app 2
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    Demonstration of theremin gesture interface. The skeuomorphic interface of the digital theremin, used to display frequency and oscillator type, is set in the regular Whirly Birdie.
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    Demonstration of theremin gesture interface. The skeuomorphic interface of the digital theremin, used to display frequency and oscillator type, is set in the regular Whirly Birdie.

    Webcam instructions in Whirly Birdie Regular.
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    Webcam instructions in Whirly Birdie Regular.

    The settings panel and Key/Scale indicators use a combination of Bold and Regular settings of Whirly Birdie for its titles and configuration labels. Custom cursor is set in Whirlybats.
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    The settings panel and Key/Scale indicators use a combination of Bold and Regular settings of Whirly Birdie for its titles and configuration labels. Custom cursor is set in Whirlybats.

    The operation manual is set in Whirly Birdie Bold for its titles and listicles.
    Photo: Richard Yee. License: All Rights Reserved.

    The operation manual is set in Whirly Birdie Bold for its titles and listicles.

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    • Whirly Birdie
    • Whirlybats
    • Nay Aug

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