My first curcuit-bent instrument. A MusicTime "keytar"
with organ and piano sound, vibrato and 10 demo-tunes and a crude
record-and-playback 'sequencer'. The pitchbend wheel was not functioning
when I got the keyboard. The most characteristic bended sounds of
this instrument reminds of chirping and buzzing, hence the name
BuzzBird. Painted but still needs a cool logo.
Body contacts: Bridging the two body contact spikes
with a finger gives an extremely sensitive pitchbend up. A third
body contact - a brass rail in front of the keybord - gives moderate
pitchbend when touched together with one of the spikes. My idea
with the railshaped body contact was, that you could touch it with
your right hand while playing the keyboard.
Vibrato pushbuttons: The two buttons adds vibrato.
One with constant the other with fading intensity. (the effect is
affected by other settings, swith some combinations they choke the
Pitch/speed control: Adjust pitch
and playback speed of demo tunes or recorded sequences. A slideswitch
lets the pitch/speed control be bypassed. A trimmer resitor in line
with the potentiometer (turnable with a small screwdriver) lets
you set the lowest pitch/speed for the potentiometer.
Distortion: The toggles switches
on two different bends, that gives different kinds of distortion,
depending on their combination and other settings.