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Has anyone seen this YT video with these two instruments?
I wonder who produced the instruments.
Looks like a digital garmoshka and a plastic sort of accordina (showing at 700)

  
  
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Thanks Stephen,
The Ruskis are a canny lot and we have a shameful tendency to underrate them :(
Remember: they beat Napoleon, Hitler, and us ( into space).
We had to rely on them to access the space station when NASA was unable to function.
So "watch this space " :)
Nice tone and I love the characteristically deep bass! :)
 

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I don't understand a word but I always enjoy Владимир Бутусов's videos - so much enthusiasm and he's a good player.

That device does look very, err, Russian! It's impressive the way he plays accurately on what I assume are flat surfaces.

Great bass as you say, Dingo, though that's all in the electronics.


Cue the old story about "space pens" and pencils. (Sadly untrue.)
 

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Wow, now there's an interesting little gadget! Sort of like a V-accordion drawn to its logical end point. I wonder, though, what the video title means by calling it the world's first virtual accordion, when the Rolands and all sorts of midi-things have been around quite long? Does this thing predate them? Too bad I've forgotten most of the Russian I learned in high school, since I'd really like to know what Butusov tells in the video.
 
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There is an old YT video of the electro bayan Topaz (Электробаян Топаз (electro bayan Topaz) )


On this Russian page for diatonic garmon/garmoshka enthusiasts shared some .jpg informative pictures of the construction of this Topaz electronic accordion :
http://russian-garmon.ru/forum/garmoni-obmen/16623-elektrobayan-topaz


And the plastic accordina thing looks to be a midi B-system keyboard.

Its called a bayan garmon midi keyboard in this video demonstrations:

Ноу-хау! Баянно гармонная миди клавиатура!

Бомическая баяно-гармонная миди клавиатура PartyMaker.

All these digital accordions and keyboards are great if you are into electronic experiments, loopings, etc

But I prefer the acoustic accordions with bellows, they are easier to carry around, and you can go outdoors without a problem. Into the streets, markets, woods. I love to get some fresh air outdoors with my accordions.
 

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These two instruments designed and developed by Vladimir Butusov's own small company. They also provide customized MIDI harmonicas, accordions, etc.
I happen to understand Russian, so if you have questions about the video ask them here.
 

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I don't know much but I do know the first thing that came to mind was that looks like the control panel out of a tie fighter, and I have never seen one of those.

Very cool, love the innovation and skill on display!
 

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Butusov is such an entertaining guy. I remember when I was first looking at changing to CBA on a Roland and his videos were among those that amazed me. There were also other videos that I remember that took a lot of accompaniment modules, some ripped from keyboards, and merged them into bayans/accordions.


Definitely a lot of creativity, where there is a will there is a way. Ill have to go check out what Butusov is up to now. :)
 

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Haha... those have to be the Frankensteins of the MIDI accordion world, but one cannot help but smile and enjoy!
 

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