By Abdullah Al-wali on November 14th 2014
A theremin is a musical instrument that, visually described, will often go unrecognized. However, we're fairly confident that the immortalised sonics of the Doctor Who intro' music will reacquaint you with it. The Theremin has a long term association with the scifi genre and its set up alone can create an otherworldly scene. You can see the theremin in action here.
Of course the web theremin is no match for the mystical vibes you get when hand waving to play the real thing, but for us music geeks it's still lots of fun. There's also a few effects and parameters to play around with, including delay, scuzz (distortion) and sound wave. We also think it's a great place for kids to begin to experiment and interact with music. Plus it's free to use.