Otona no Kagaku (Science for Adults) Magazine vol.17

Modified A4/86 pages/On sale September 28, 2007
● Supplement: Theremin mini

※NOTE: All magazine contents are in Japanese. English versions are not available.

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The world's oldest electronic musical instrument - Theremin mini. Play the oldest electronic musical instrument.  Invented in 1920 by Russian scientist Léon Theremin, the Theremin is the world’s oldest electronic musical instrument.  A unique playing style by which the player changes pitch using a hand held aloft without making actual physical contact with the instrument.  Beautiful, delicate tones - sometime sounding like the female voice, other times resembling a cello. This instrument heralded the arrival of the electronic era at the beginning of the 20th century, we are proud to now offer this  supplement kit.
Click to watch a Theremin mini demonstration video

※NOTE: All magazine contents are in Japanese. English versions are not available.

Body size:
80 (W) x 80 (D) x 120 (H) mm (not including antenna and switch)
Built-in speaker
Requires four AA batteries (sold separately)

Supplement Features

The supplement’s Theremin mini is a full-fledged music instrument.
Featuring a built-in speaker,
everyone can enjoy the sound.

The Theremin mini can also be customized.
An external amplifier (sold separately) can be connected by easy remodeling. In this way, a more expressive, mellow tone can be produced.

* The magazine contains
more information on


Guide book from renowned player Masami Takeuchi also included.

Easy assembly with a single screwdriver.
All electronic components come ready-assembled.
It takes just 20 minutes to build.

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Related pages

※Japanese only

Theremin mini Tuning Video

Special feature: Playing the Theremin mini

Special feature: Theremin mini Playing Guide [online edition]

Special feature: Theremin Theory by Professor Kikuchi

Special feature: Hideki Matsutake plays with the Theremin mini supplement kit

External link: Science fiction author Hosuke Nojiri’s "Rebuilding the Supplement’s Theremin mini" (with video links)

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