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FROSTWAVE spaceBEAM

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    Description
    The Frostwave spaceBEAM is a theremin type instrument, using the reflection of an infra-red beam from the operator's hand. This results in a much more stable and reliable behaviour.

    When you place your hand above the Spacebeam it's infra red light is reflected back, generating an audio tone that changes pitch as you move your hand up and down.

    Controls

    Volume - sets the audio output level.
    Wave - adjusts the tone of the note.
    Glide - adds a smoothing to the control, so that changes in pitch are not so rapid. changes the sensitivity of the unit.

    CV and Gate

    The spaceBEAM can be used to control a monosynth with a CV and gate input, such as a Roland SH-101.

    The CV output can also be used to control effect units having a CV input, such as the Frostwave Blue Ringer ring modulator, or the Frostwave Resonator filter unit

    Using as a Theremin

    In a traditional theremin, the volume is controlled by the left hand. In the case of the spaceBEAM, you can control the volume by running the audio into a potentiometer type volume control footpedal.

    Use with other effects

    The output from the spaceBEAM can be run into any analog or digital effect unit. Fuzz and wah will modify the tone, while delay can produce some remarkable ambient effects, especially with reverb added. Experiment!
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    Architecture
    Type: Analog
    Synthesis: Oscillator(s)
    Oscillators
    Oscillators: 1
    Waveforms: Sine, Square, Triangle
    Osc Modulation: Knob, Glide / Portamento
    Polyphony & Tuning
    Polyphony: 1
    Timbrality: 1
    Tuning: Standard
    Modes: Mono
    Case
    Case: Pedal
    Controls: Knobs, Modulation 1/4" Jacks, Optical, Switches
    Display Type: LED
    Connections
    Audio Output Connections: 1/4" Phone Jack, Mono Out
    CV Ports: CV OUT, Gate Out
    Power: 16V DC
    Pricing
    List: $165
    Used: $250 - $450
    Production
    Released: 2001
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