New Divide live weird instrument

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    Delicious Dave

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    I was watching New Divide live at iTunes 2011. What's that instrument Mike used at the start? I never saw it before. The thing he's waving his hand around.
    [video=youtube;8ru5AvGE2n4]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ru5AvGE2n4[/video]
     
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    hawk

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    Theremin, or something?

    Edit: Yup, a theremin.
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    It's weird as shit. How does it work? Since you don't touch it at all
     
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    The theremin was a cool experiment that didn't last long in LP's live rig - it was only around for the A Thousand Suns tours. Mike used it on When They Come For Me too.
     
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    Delicious Dave

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    They should keep it. It's unique
     
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    Yeah, but they only use it for two songs so I can see why it probably wouldn't be an important aspect of the live setup to them.
     
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    And I thought the hurdy-gurdy was weird.
     
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    I wish they'd use it more in their gigs,but I don't think Mike knows how to play it well :D
     
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    I wish they kept the theremin.
     
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    In action :
    [video=youtube;w5qf9O6c20o]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w5qf9O6c20o[/video]

    And I guess mike uses it more like a filter, as in here :
    [video=youtube;HkjFCN8u8MM]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=HkjFCN8u8MM#![/video]
     
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    The video quality, the melody and the guy's skin color and movements..... All of this made me think of old horror movies :lol:
     
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    I believe this has been covered before. Another note: What's unique is not just that it's a theremin, but it's a theremin that Mike is using to control a filter cutoff instead of using it as a sound producing instruments (as the video above demonstrates). I imagine he does this because A) It's cool, very cool and B) It keeps his hand free in a sense, instead of finding a physical knob or slider to move.
     
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    Yeah, that's creepy as hell... :lol:
     

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