Marc Berthoumieux chose his instruments with passion and without any commercial consideration.
For stage (and studio)
Sound close to the bandoneon
Sound close to diatonic accordion
Compactness and weight
Collaboration with Castagnari since 2005
CASTAGNARI is a manufacturer specialized in high quality diatonic accordions for many years. However, three Chromatic models exist in the catalog and change the game for the sound of Marc Berthoumieux ...
Marc Berthoumieux uses today on stage and in studio on two accordions CASTAGNARI 5 rows, 3 voices and 96 basses, "MAGICA 3", One is equipped with a MIDI MUSICTECH interface and the other with a MIDI interface DAURELLE.
In studio he also recorded with a Castagnari "MAGICA K3" which is a 60 bass with 5 rows in the right hand specially designed on request. It has now become a model available in the catalog.
For recording studio (and on stage)
For artists accompaniment
The "Cassotto" sound
The Ampli Sound system
The sound of French tradition
The recording of albums
The 7 registers in the left hand ...
Collaboration with Beltuna since 2014
Even though Castagnari has been Marc Berthoumieux's traveling companion for more than 10 years, the Italian brand BELTUNA has focused its attention on the quality of sound and the manufacture of its instruments. It is a brand of high-end accordion and also a family with passion.
It offers in its range, some models are very close to the French tradition, instruments with a "Cassotto" sound of very high quality and the system "Amplisound". An exclusive patent BELTUNA which allows to change acoustically the timbre of the sound. A single instrument thus offers many more combinations of registers. With this system, we have two instruments in one! BELTUNA has its own factory and has the capacity to offer a very wide range and very important possibilities of options, which makes it possible to obtain the ideal instrument.
The model chosen is a LEADER 2050 This model is a 5 rows, 4 voices, on right hand, double Cassotto box "Amplisound", 96 basses and 7 registers on left hand.
For recording studio, compositions
Experimenting with new sounds
The great mixing possibilities
The quality of accordion sounds
Programming possibilities (with new soft editor since 2017)
Collaboration with Roland since 2014
• A search for sound with a new all-digital instrument: The Roland FR-8x accordion.
• Use on stage Roland CM-30 Cube Monitor speakers for small scenes and Roland AC-60 Acoustic Guitar Amplifier for medium and large scenes.
• Stage use of the new Boss SY-300 pedalboard for synth effects and sounds.
• Marc Berthoumieux interview about The Roland FR-8x accordion here
• 2016: Sounds "Signatures" for the FR-8x offered here
MUSICTECH - AUDIO & MIDI System
Audio: high performance on stage
Midi system: simplicity and discretion
14 years of collaboration with Musictech
Tous les accordéons de Marc Berthoumieux sont équipés de système de micros Musictech. ils sont combinés avec des micros AKG MicroMic C 416B pour la main droite adapté par Jérôme Barbé.
Un modèle Castagnari équipé du système Q-Link Dynamic (Expression au soufflet) 4 Canaux MIDI.
MUSICTECH est une entreprise italienne basée à Castelfidardo. Elle travaille avec toutes les marques d'accordéons.
All Marc Berthoumieux's accordions are equipped with a Musictech microphones system. they are combined with AKG MicroMic C 416B pickups for the right hand adapted by Jérôme Barbé.
A Castagnari model equipped with the Q-Link Dynamic system (Expression bellows) 4 Channels MIDI.
MUSICTECH is an Italian company based in Castelfidardo and works with all brands of accordions.
DAURELLE - MIDI ODYSSÉE System
Dynamic keyboard touch, evolutions and programming power!
7 years of collaboration and complicity with DAURELLE.
The most used Castagnari accordion is equipped with the ODYSSÉE 4 system
(Bellows Expression and Dynamic Touch) 16 Programmable MIDI Sections.
DAURELLE has also adapted the AKG MicroMic C 416B for the right hand to the Musictech audio system.
Guy Daurelle is the inventor of the famous MIDI Odyssée systems for accordion. With more than twenty years of experience, the Odyssée saga is in its 4th generation and is now marketed under the DAURELLE brand.
DAURELLE is a French company based around Lyon and works with all brands of accordions.
The Castagnari family for its accordions, its kindness, its sense of detail and its availability.
The Beltuna family for its accordions, its openness and solicitation for this new collaboration.
Vincent Riviale and Ludovic Beier for their close collaboration with digital accordions & other Roland products
Sergio Tomassi for all these years of complicity and reflection on the choice of accordions
Claudio Sabbatini for his longstanding collaboration with Musictech MIDI and audio systems
Guy Daurelle for his very powerful system Odyssée 4, his "tailor made" achievements and his close complicity.
Jérôme Barbé for his involvement in the "customization" of audio systems in accordions.
Catherine Dron and Agni Akkitham for their collaboration with Audiotechnica products.
Claude Cavagnolo and Reno Piermaria for their accordions and all these years of complicity.
Marc Berthoumieux, a very young passionate about keyboards, transforms, for his own use on stage, the most modern instruments of the time by integrating keyboards with accordion keys. These instruments required many months of work. Subsequently, the arrival of the MIDI system has changed the game ...
SX-E66 Technics organ with buttons accordion keyboard prototype (1983)
Un orgue Technics meuble entièrement démonté et ré-installé dans une caisse sur mesure pour faciliter le transport. Insertion de trois claviers boutons
A SX-E66 Technics organ cabinet completely disassembled and re-installed in a custom box for easy transportation. Inserting three accordion keyboards.
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