New Bliptronic 5000 Matrix Synthesizer Is Like A $49.99 Tenori On

Is the Tenori On too expensive for your taste?

Then check out the new Bliptronic 5000 LED Synthesizer – a musical instrument that looks like it could be the offspring of a Yamaha Tenori On crossed with a 25-year old Casiotone.

Like the Tenori On, the Bliptronic 5000 is a matrix synth, featuring an 8 x 8 matrix of buttons that act as switches to control what notes get played.

Unlike the Tenori On, though, the Bliptronic 5000 is $49.99 and barebones – not so powerful and sexy, but you won’t feel bad hacking on it!

Product Features

  • Unusual retro synthesizer is played with a grid of glowing buttons
  • Create looping patterns and change them dynamically while playing
  • Chain multiple units together and create more complex melodies
  • One octave range. 8 notes can be played simultaneously
  • 8 different old-skool synth sounding instruments to choose from
  • Sounds created using FM waveform synthesis
  • Set the BPM (beats per minute) from 60 to 180 in 20 BPM increments
  • Built in speaker with headphone jack and line-out jack
  • Front panel is constructed from brushed aluminum
  • Includes, manual and 2 link cables for connecting additional Bliptronic units
  • Requires 4 x AA batteries (not included)

12 thoughts on “New Bliptronic 5000 Matrix Synthesizer Is Like A $49.99 Tenori On

  1. Aargh, this item is 'almost' incredible if they had added 1 or 2 more features. They are:

    01. Octave Selector – this would have been HUGE, because then one can use this for bass lines Unfortunately now you are stuck with a single major octave. Which leads me to 2…

    02. It should have been 12 chromatic notes rather than 8 of the major scale – this would give huge flexibility.

    If they had added these 2 things, I think they would have sold a TON more (in fact, the octave selector is the reason that I won't be purchasing one now)

  2. Aargh, this item is 'almost' incredible if they had added 1 or 2 more features. They are:

    01. Octave Selector – this would have been HUGE, because then one can use this for bass lines Unfortunately now you are stuck with a single major octave. Which leads me to 2…

    02. It should have been 12 chromatic notes rather than 8 of the major scale – this would give huge flexibility.

    If they had added these 2 things, I think they would have sold a TON more (in fact, the octave selector is the reason that I won't be purchasing one now)

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