New Accessory: AKKOflip
Many of our colleages prefer the tuning of reeds while the reed block keeps mounted inside the instrument. Thats because of the different frequency spectrum of reeds, when they are sounding within the resonance volume of the instrument's body compared to the sound with the reed block demounted.
Now we provide a possibility of resonance volume simulation upon the worktop of an AKKOtune system.
A box, equivalent to the resonance volume of an accordion has a lid equipped with holders for a reed block. The reed block can be moved sideways in order to place any tone chamber under a hole for blowing.
When the lid is closed, the reed block is inside the resonance chamber as if it were mounted inside the instrument. On the outside of the lid there are flaps which can be operated and also locked.
This makes it possible to completely measure the reed block and conveniently tune each reed; to do this, you flip open the lid and have the reed block directly in front of you.
The System AKKOtune modular can be ordered again!
Now with improved BlowBox:
the small digital servos have been replaced by larger and stronger types. The elctronic servo control now switches the servo power only on for moving the air valves. This ensures that the servo motors cannot get over-heated and make no noise in their end position. The PUSH/PULL-changeover is as quick as before.
Due to the corona pandemic, the electronic sensors for pressure measurement have become very expensive and also have an extremely long delivery time.
If any can be obtained for orders (of e.g. AKKOtune compact), currently 80 EUR must be added to the list prices.
The AKKOtune modular system is currently not available for order.The price lists have been removed from the download area.
Orders for AKKOtune compact V2.5/2.6 will no longer be accepted.
AKKOtune compact V3 is ready. The previous AKKOtune compact with manual switching of the wind direction will soon be replaced by the new version 3.
The innovations include full electronic control of all functions. The wind direction is switched via large push buttons, as is the stop function. The system is switched ON via the central rotary knob, which also sets the strength of the play wind. As before, the air pressure can be read on a display.
The reversal of the wind direction control is also new. If you want to play a "halved" instrument with pressure, the pressure key is correct. The wind through an de-mounted reed block that rests on the blowhole is the other way around. With the reverse switch you can easily switch between halved instrument and reed block and use the correct pushbuttons for PUSH and PULL.
The connection for external start has been expanded - a foot switch with 3 pedals for start PUSH / PULL and STOP can now be connected.
the price could could be lowered. The price list is available in the download area.
The new less expensive system AKKOtune modular LE can be ordered now.
The price list can be downloaded in the DOWNLOADS area. Also now available is a control panel with a pressure display already included. This means that 2 control panels,
2 different foot switches and a foot controller are optionally available.
A functional minimum system is available from EUR 1170 (see notes in the price list).
New AKKOtune modular System at advantageous pricing
A call for help - for the handling of a diatonic instrument with a handicap - leads to the new development of the AKKOtune modular LE (lean edition). An injured biker wants to be able to play his Morino Club again, but has no strength in his left arm. Now he is looking forward to the solution specially developed for him:
An AKKOtune modular BlowBox with electronic blower control and wind direction switch. The soundproofed blower box is operated via an external control unit, with which he can switch the wind direction very quickly (very important with a diatonic instrument) using a foot rocker switch and select the preset volume using three foot switches.
In the foreseeable future, this development will form the basis for a new modular system with reduced specification at a slimmed-down price. Operation is via a small control panel for setting the wind strength and three buttons for push / pull and stop. A foot switch and an external air pressure display can also be connected.
You are welcome to contact us directly for more information. The price has not yet been determined.
Here you find a comparison chart for the systems.
The prices for AKKOtune modular were set too high due to a calculation error.
The corrected price lists are now online.
The support and clamping for reed blocks on the AKKOblock direct tuner have been significantly improved. The height can be adjusted from the front using a locking screw. Reed blocks are no longer clamped with a threaded rod, but with a spring-loaded slider.
Further information here.
Previous reed block support can be easily retrofitted with the new system!
When I started to make my first tuning table I was fully aware that I would need a measurement of the air pressure inside the bellows. I needed an indication for the force that would be applied to the reeds in test.
I then made use of a U-tube and in it ascending or descending liquid.
On the internet, I had searched and found nothing, as well as a customer, who could not find anything for his existing tuning device, and asked me for a solution.
So why not pack AKKOtune's proven pressure measurement and display technology into a small practical device that is easy to use.
There is it now - the air pressure gauge AKKOmbar, which can display both negative pressure and overpressure up to 20 mbar. Approximately 10 mbar corresponds to the air pressure with loud playing of an accordion.
It can be ordered immediately and can be delivered in approx. 4 weeks.