Clanger Theremin running on an iPAQ

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Freeware Pocket Clanger Theremin

A FreeWare Theremin for your PocketPC - V1.02 24th Jan 2004

With a real Theremin, the user is able to create music by simply moving a hand in the proximity of a radio aerial, this movement effects the tuning of an electrical oscillator circuit, and thus music can be played with nothing more than gestures of the hand.

A PocketPC doesn't include the means to replicate the radio circuitry capable of detecting the presence of a hand, but it does include a CPU powerful enough to synthesize the analogue circuitry within a theremins sound generation stage.

The Pocket Clanger Theremin is controlled by moving your stylus/finger around on the multicoloured pad with the picture of the Clanger on it:

Moving horizontally will cause the frequency (pitch) to change.
Moving vertically will cause the amplitude (volume) to change.

With skill and practice there's no reason why you can't become a virtuoso on this peculiar instrument.

How do I Install it?

Latest Release v1.03 20th Jan 2005 Uninstall previous versions first! Then run the installer below on your Desktop PC:

Click now to download...ActiveSync Installer:

Simply launch this activesync installer on your desktop machine:
ARM, STRONGARM, SH3, MIPS Clanger_Install.exe (169 Kb)

.CAB Files:

Alternatively here are the individual Cab Files for anyone wishing to download and install straight to their PDA. Simply unzip the relevant .cab file to your PDA and then double tap it:

Processor
CabFile (Size)
STRONGARM [iPAQ]
ARM
SH3
MIPS

How do I use it?

There are various user adjusted controls at the top of the screen, these controls are persistent, ie. they remember their values between different theremin sessions. Here's a run-down of all the controls:

Adjusting the controls

You can adjust the various knobs and dials in three ways:

  1. Tap the blue LED number and then drag horizontally or vertically.
  2. Tap a purple knob and then drag horizontally or vertically.
  3. Tap the grey inc/dec buttons for precise adjustments, tapping and holding will cause an automatic incremental count that will speed up to steps of ten after a while.

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Archive of the first release Version 1.01
This version doesn't have tremolo, the digital delay is shorter, there's no 'feed' option and the knobs are a different colo:.

Click now to download...ActiveSync Installer:
Simply launch the activesync installer on your desktop machine:
ARM, STRONGARM, SH3, MIPS Clanger_Install.exe (169 Kb)

.CAB Files:
Here are the individual Cab Files for anyone wishing to download and install straight to their PDA. Simply unzip the relevant .cab file to your PDA and then double tap it:

Processor
CabFile (Size)
STRONGARM [iPAQ]
ARM
SH3
MIPS