We’re very excited by this new release from New York based company Zero Crossing – a multi-touch trackpad controlled virtual Theremin called iThereal. Check out more details below….
iThereal for Mac OS X Makes Its Debut
Zero Crossing announces the release of iThereal for Mac OS X.
NEW YORK, NEW YORK – (November 3, 2014) – Zero Crossing announces the release of the software Theremin, iThereal for Mac OS X. iThereal is a multi-touch trackpad controlled virtual Theremin. iThereal can be used to create music with a classic Theremin sound while staying true to a Theremin feel.
Play iThereal using any Mac compatible multi-touch trackpad including the Apple MagicPad. Add effects to your sound like Reverb, Distortion, and Vibrato. Use with MIDI hosting applications like GarageBand to incorporate an iThereal track into a musical composition.
“We are excited for all the Theremin musicians out there, and musicians in general,” explains James Knight, the president of Zero Crossing, the company that created iThereal. “Not only can they use iThereal for Mac OS X for live performances, but they will also be able to manipulate instruments in Garageband.”
“Theremin users are going to really groove on the features of iThereal,” says Lisa Cifaldi, head programmer at Zero Crossing. “For instance, they will be able to use Pitch Lock, which moves the pitch to the closest note, much like a Theremin player intones a note. They will be blown away by the many voices of iThereal, from the classic Theremin sound to a more elegant tone by adding Vibrato or Reverb, to unlimited choices by including the Distortion effect.”
“This is an instrument in the true sense of the word and like any musical discipline it takes some practice to master its subtleties,” says Keith Connelly, hardware designer at Zero Crossing. “iThereal for OSX can direct you to a well-tempered chromaticism by a very sophisticated interpretation of its special gesturing functions, should you choose to use them. The rewards are a feeling you’ve reinvented what it means to play a Theremin with almost unlimited possibilities.”
Check out this video “Using iThereal with GarageBand Loops”
iThereal for Mac OS X is available at the Mac App Store
iThereal for iOS to be released soon!
About Zero Crossing:
Zero Crossing is based in New York City. The company is developing iThereal, a hardware Theremin for iOS devices that interfaces with Garageband. iThereal for Mac OS X is a software version that runs on Mac OS X. A software version of iThereal for iOS is coming soon.