Theremin Touch

Theremin Touch is a vintage theremin simulator.

This single oscillator, monophonic synthesizer with real world style control features

  • onboard delay and reverb effects
  • 4 different oscillator wave shapes
  • adjustable frequency range
  • 1 to 7 octave range (approx.) 32.703Hz (C1) to 4.186KHz (C8)
  • touch pad or motion control
  • tuner
  • customisable UI

With its beautiful vintage audio look, “Theremin Touch” provides the closest experience to playing a theremin on iOS.

Dev Notes

As an audio and synth enthusiast, I have always wanted to make an authentic theremin from scratch. Not having the skills to wind my own coils, I decided to create the next best thing, an iOS app to simulate the experience.

Released on 31st January 2017, Theremin Touch was originally a simple app made with AudioKit. In February 2019, I gave the app a major rebuild and added a number of features and refinements that made Theremin Touch a much more playable and theremin like instrument.

Technologies Include

  • AudioKit
  • Core Motion
  • UIKit

To date, Theremin Touch is my most treasured app.

Theremin Touch. The real theremin simulator by @jimmcmillan_dev

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