In a message dated 4/17/01 5:44:22 AM, Ppaulpadam@aol.com writes: >Does anyone know of the air synth? Any experiences? Similar to the >Theramin? Does the hand action control PITCH as well as tone and texture? I tried a prototype one way back at NAMM and then again a week or to ago for about half an hour. Although one might assume that it would be theramin-like it really hasn't got the range and controllability of one. That's not to say that it isn't useful within it's limitations. It's got some really phatt analogish sounds and some other patches that kinda sound like something you'd hear on Radiohead's "Kid A" or something. Waving your hand above the sensor triggers sounds at various volumes (only sometimes does pitch seem to be involved). Sometimes you get filter effects in different "quadrants" of the sensor area, sometimes pitch, sometimes wholly different sounds. It has a couple of percussive patches that make it possible to sorta play "air bongos" or "air xylophone" (within a very limited selection of pitches). If one is looking for a budget "theramin" to do a Clara Rockmore style of performance on I'd look elsewhere. But if you want something a little different with some weird sci-fi sounds or you're into Radioheadiilke sounds it may be useful. That was my take. Sorta cool...sorta disappointing.