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Matryomin

What is the Matryomin?

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Matryomin is a matryioshka shaped theremin. To make Theremin be grown popular in Japan, Matryomin was made by Mandarin Electron in 2000.

Matryomin has no volume antenna, as it call "one antenna theremin". We made Matryomin for not only beginners but also for theremin experts. It looks funny, but you would soon see the quality in the Matryomin, if you are professional musician or theremin player. Matryomin is made by respect to Dr. Theremin and experience of Masami Takeuchi as a theremin player and our technology.

Matryomin is currently the third generation. Over 4,000 people are enjoying Matryomin in the world.


Details and Specification

     
 Matryomin is a light-weight "mobile" theremin. 19cm tall (Bambina), 400g weight (Bambina).  Amp and speakers are built-in. Also Matryomin has a line-out and phones jacks (3.5mm).  Matrioshka for matryomin has painted by russian artisan's hand. So, everyone has own face. No one the same.

Power supply : AA alcaline battery *4
Sound range : over 5 octaves
Place of origin : Japan (except matrioshka:Russia)
Instruction manual and tutorial DVD are included.


Variations


 
"Bambina": 19cm tall, 400g weight. The most popular model. (right)
"Classic": 21cm tall, 450g weigt. (centre)
"Titan": 23cm tall, 500g weight. Very big one. Tall and fat. (left)
Note: There are individual differences in form and painting.


How to play Matryomin


   
 1. Hold the Matryomin by your left hand like a picture.  2. Put your left hand on your knee. Set your right hand like a picture. It is a position to make tuning.
   
 3. Push the botton to make tuning.  4. Move your hand and change the pitch.


Movies

Matryomin Solo by Akiyo Hamaguchi


Matryomin ensemble "Mable"


Very big Matryomin ensemble by 167 players


FAQ about Matryomin

Q.How Matryomin makes the sound without touch?

A.Matryomin is a variation of theremin. When you move your hand to antenna, capacitance between hand with antenna is changed. It acts on the oscillator (changes frequency). This classical method to make sound is called "Beatfrequency" or "Heterodyne".

Q.What frequency band being used in Matryomin?

A.Around 2MHz. It is the "Radio frequency". So, Matryomin does not affect health.

Q.What is the power sourse?

A.Matryomin works by battery (size AA alcaline battery *4).

Q.Is it need amp and speaker to sound Matryomin?

A.Matryomin has a built-in amp and speaker. Conect external amp speaker if you need more louder. Matryomin has a lineout (also phone out).

Q.How can I tune Matryomin?

A.It is very easy. "Easy tuning system" helps you to make tuning. Please watch following movie.