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Man makes walkie-talkie Theremin

Music and communications technology collide.
Music and communications technology collide.

Ingenious musician Gordon Charlton has come up with a novel way of producing Theremin-style sounds, and all he requires is a pair of walkie-talkies.

Charlton has posted a video of his 'invention' on YouTube - he simply turns the handsets on and moves them closer together and further apart. The pitch of the feedback that's created changes accordingly.

That's all there is to it, really - there's no circuit-bending or other modification involved in this. Gordon uses a pair of Binatone Latitude 150 walkie-talkies (pictured below) that you can pick up for less than £20, but presumably, any model would do.

Next: making an analogue synth out of a food processor.

(Via Matrixsynth)