A Japenese inventor has introduced a new hybrid creation called the Theresyn, an instrument combining the characteristics of a theremin and a synth.
The theremin, a device first developed in the 1920’s that can be controlled with no physical contact, has been combined with an analogue synth engine in the Theresyn to create entirely new sounds. A touch pressure pad allows users to play faster with a Theresyn than they could with a theremin, while both the theremin and synth sounds are able to be mixed and detuned.
An envelope generator provides percussive sound alongside a string resonator perfect for generating rich harmonics. The Theresyn was introduced at Superbooth 2018 and while details are currently scarce, we’re definitely keen to find out more.