Showing posts with label Bontempi. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bontempi. Show all posts

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Circuit Bent Bontempi Winnie the Pooh Tambourine by freeform delusion

Published on Oct 21, 2012 by freeformdelusion

"Bontempi - Winnie the Pooh - Musical Tambourine

switched mono mini jack output
blue LED
pitch up control
pitch down power starve control

Winnie the Pooh likes to eat honey and potentiometers!"

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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Circuit Bent Bontempi B30 Keyboard by freeform delusion

YouTube Uploaded by eecouk on Oct 16, 2011
freeform delusion on eBay
"Bontempi B30

On/Off switch

switched mono mini jack output

Blue On LED

6 switches for glitches on drums & keyboards, noise, randomness"

Monday, May 30, 2011

Demo: Bontempi System 5 BT-705 / 666 Sounds

YouTube Uploaded by susarom on May 30, 2011

"Demo Song: Susan Rom

Bontempi System 5 BT-705 / 666 Sounds
(Modified with 3,5 mm Jack Line Out)

FX: Bontempi Reverb & VST MDE-X (Delay)

Multitrack Recording (No Midi)"

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Circuit Bent Bontempi Lullaby Star by freeform delusion

YouTube Uploaded by eecouk on Apr 14, 2011
freeform delusion on eBay
"Bontempi Lullaby Star - a simple circuit bend which will lull you away to the land of noise!

Power On/Off Switch

Mono mini jack output

Pitch Down (Yellow Knob)

Pitch Up (Red Knob)

Each star point has an LED that glows from it

Two Green
One Yellow
One Red
At the Top a Rainbow LED which flashes"

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Retro-Toys: Bontempi System 5 BT-705

YouTube Uploaded by retrosound72 on Apr 13, 2011

"retro toy keyboard demo by RetroSound

Bontempi System 5 BT 705

8 bit wavetable sound generator, dual tone synthesis for combining 666 mixed sounds, 6 rubber drumpads, sustain, chorus and reverb fx, 24 preset rhythms, made in Italy

this BT 705 keyboard is from my lovely friend susan rom. I put a audio out mod on the keyboard backside. really fat sound!"

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Circuit Bent Bontempi Typewriter by freeform delusion

YouTube via eecouk | December 21, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes

"Bontempi Typewriter
1/4 inch mono jack output
Pitch Up/Down Control
Green Momentary button for Mode Select
Red momentary button for Crash Tones - takes a few tries to get good tones but they can be great!
Yellow momentary button for crash tone but mainly works as a pitch down which is good for playing the crash tones"

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Squidfanny - Circuit bent Bontempi BT-704 8-BIT BLEEP SYNTH

YouTube via squidfanny | December 04, 2010 | 0 likes, 0 dislikes
squidfanny on eBay
"8-Bit Bleep Keyboard from the 80's. Sounds Like a SID and reminds of Classic computer games......

Added 6 x settings of 'Bit-Decimator' Distortion, With intensity Knob and Phat Bass Oscillator.

Also metal Keys in Blue, Green & Gold."

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Bontempi Air Organ

flickr By louise.taziva

I actually have one of these.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Spring cleaning

flickr by miggohoo

Friday, August 28, 2009

Matti recording the Mellotron boys choir

YouTube via RothHandle
"We have now entered the second phase of the recordings for the theatrical production of Bröderna Lejonhjärta by Astrid Lindgren. Our first recordings were aimed towards the more serious sections of the production...Now we are working on the silly bits. Chaotic and collagey. Loads of Optigan stuff and autokomp.

This short little film was recorded at Roth Händle studios in Stockholm. This is where I work and record artists and groups. If you are curious to find out more about the studio please visit"

Matti Bye recording the Bontempi

Friday, August 14, 2009

"Kittysleep" - on Roland SH-2000

YouTube via organfairy. organfairy is becoming a Friday tradition. I like it. :)
"Lately I have been transferring some of my old tapes to my computer and one of the tapes was a collection of original melodies I made in 1994. At that time I had just got my first two professional instruments: The Roland SH-2000 and the Roland CR-1000 - in fact this is the first melody I ever recorded using the CR-1000. The other sounds are made on toy keyboards: Bontempi KS3400, Kawai MS-20, and the bass was played on a CASIO SA-3 runned through a Boss OC-2 pedal.

It is the original recording so off course I am only pretending to be playing the Roland synthesizer. The cat however, is real....

.... oh and please excuse the small mistakes and the tape noise."

Sunday, July 26, 2009


flickr by Lisen.

"Not edited.
I've had this synth since I was five."

I actually have this little keyboard. It's a Bontempi MusicPartner MS40 Electronic Full Chord Play organ.

Controls are:
Volume: Min - Max
Chord Memory: Off, On
Vibrato: Off, On
Sound Selector: 1, 2, 3
Power: Off, On
Pitch: 1/+ knob

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


YouTube via PHONICPOTION. picks up at :56. S-CAT/PHONICPOTION on Ebay




Wednesday, November 12, 2008


images at this auction
"The bontempi minstel analogue keyboard was built in 1983 and designed by guigiaro of turin,italy.he interestingly designed the volkswagen golf and the panda/punto for fiat. still functions just as bontempi intended,but now includes 13 modifications...

13 modifications
Custom metal control panel & Wood effect detailing
Chord modulation knob
Low pass filter knob
With on/off switch
(when in use the keys are disabled)
Rhythmic drum overdrive knob
8-bit crusher modulation knob
Arpeggio increase knob
On/off toggle switches:
Loose wire lo-fi
Snare cut
Bass drum cut
Bass enhancer
Break down hold
White noise invader
Internal speaker has been removed to house modifications
Original features:
6 voices (organ,horn,oboe,strings,piano and harpsichord)
Effects: sustain and vibrato switches
Off beat l.e.d indicator
6 drum rhythms (waltz,tango,swing,slow rock,disco and latin)
Rhythm tempo adjust
Arpeggio/rhythm balance adjust
Master volume control
Arpeggio volume control
3 postition rhythm switch (off, synchro and start)
3 key modes (standard, bass&chords and single finger chords)
Pitch trimmer at bottom
Polyphonic 5/9 notes, depending on mode in use
1/4" aux line output
1/4" headphone out
12v dc in
Powered by 8 'c' batteries (not included)
Comes with original box (ok condition) and original mains adaptor
Detachable key cover lid"


YouTube via djwidow420

Monday, May 19, 2008

The Official Organ Blue Book

Another great resource via Loscha.

"Heya Matrix;

[Update: scans moved here]
One of my proudest scans, ever. I bring you the Organ Blue Book from 1986. The "Update" was originally in the front of the book I had, but, I've put it into the back in Pt3, I felt the book had better flow. The update was sort of glued into the front, anyways.

Part One: 168 Pages; 12mb
Introduction, and everything up to, but not including, Hammond (ends in Gulbransen).
Used Organ Resale Values; Serves as a master index for the organs contained therein.

Part Two: 136 Pages 11mb
Opening page are some rough handwritten notes on a Hammond Timeline.
Starts with Hammond. Contains Leslie, ends with Technics.

Part Three: 150 pages; 9mb
Yamaha starts page 60. The EX1 and EX2 are listed. GX didn't rate a mention!
Starting Page 86 is the 'Valuation Guide for Used Organs'.

Page 120: The Update. This includes Lowery (some of which are Re-Badged JVC home keyboards).

This book is for "Serious Organs" Vox, do not rate a mention. Bontempi are in there, but, only their Spinet cabinet organs are in here. No cheap crappy combo organs. Farfisa misses out it's bravo and superbravo.

It's a good resource, but, looking through it is a bittersweet affair. The brands you love have all the pizzaz taken out of them. It's like that movie, The Straight Story. Sure, it's made by David Lynch, it has elements of his quirk sense of the absurd, but, it's still a Disney movie."

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Chronology part 6 - on Bontempi Hit organ

YouTube via organfairy. via synthzoom.
"Chronology part 6 by J.M.Jarre. Most of it was played as a MIDI file using "Noteworthy Composer" for Windows. Bass arpeggio was played on Roland JX8P, strings and choir on Yamaha HE-8 organ, the rest was played on the computer's Yamaha XG soundcard - except the solo. The solo is supposed to be played on an accordeon. But since I don't own an accordeon I used the "green monster" instead. The "Bontempi Hit Organ" was made in the 70's and was actually quite common. It is a simplified accordeon with an electric pump instead of a bellow. However, it's not very good as it lacks the nessesary pressure to play fast. But what could I expect from something I got for 5 dkr. (0.8$) at a jumble sale..."

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Electronic Keyboard Reference Guide

via this auction

"includes synthesizers and electronic pianos. Also features MIDI capable keyboards with computer music systems... Also contains suggested list prices....1984-1985. Copyight 1983,1984 Sight and Sound Music Software... Lists akia, arp baldwin, beilfuss, bit, bontempi, casio, crumar, digital keyboards, e-mu,....etc, etc, etc, etc, moog, roland. Also has many different models from many of the earlier years as well.... some from the earlier 1980's, some from the 1970's too."

Saturday, August 19, 2006

On a Bike - New Flickr Shot

flickr vi airpark

"As seen in Berlin near Alexanderplatz. This is a snapshot I took while riding my own bike when suddenly this transport vehicle appeared in front of me..."

Anyone know what keyboard that is?

Update via adrian in the comments: "It's an Bontempi, don't know the modell, but I have the smaller version of that keyboard. It's pretty crapy. The blue pads on the left beside the speaker are drums, or chords. It might be an Bontempi KS5400, but it seems like there was many models with this design (Ungly 90's). They are all labeled System 5, I guess that the sound chippy thinngy."

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Bontempi! - New Flickr Shot

flickr by stigeredoo.

Switched On Make Synthesizer Evolution Vintage Synthesizers Creating Sound Fundlementals of Synthesizer Programming Kraftwerk

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