Dr. Böhm founded his company in 1959. He already had built some tube and neon lamp circuits for electronic organs the time before. He was the first in Europe, who had the idea to sell organs as self-built kits too. For this reason he developped a new solid state organ tone generator.
That way the first nT organs were built in 1959. The one manual BnT, the two manual CnT and DnT, and the three manual FnT were produced till 1970.
The world's best one- finger accompaniment - the BÖHMAT was introduced in 1971, followed by the four manual GnT in 1974.
In 1972 the new high- rise- building of Dr.Böhm was completed.
At the end of 1974 the transistor tone generator was replaced by a modern IC generator. The nT series were equipped with new additional effects till 1978, and they still were sold till 1985.
In 1978 the Professional 2000 was released. This organ still had analogue tone generation, but it already had digital keying electronics and sound memory.
In 1979 the new DS-DIGITAL-SYSTEM was introduced. It worked with special ICs, where the sounds were produced digitally, but weren't sampled anyhow.
In 1982 Dr. Böhm sold his company. From now on the brand was called just "Böhm".
While a blaze in 1985 nearly all stocks (especially the special ICs) were destroyed. The company wasn't able anymore to provide instruments or parts, and a huge part of the organ market got lost.
In 1986 a new start was made with the new MUSICA DIGITAL series. Those instruments mainly had digital sample generation.
But because of the lost shares of the market, the firm Böhm couldn't tie on the success of the time before and went bust in 1991.
A new company took over the organ series and the brand name, and was called then "Böhm electronic MuciCreativ" (also look at the links) and produces digital organs and keyboards till today.
Before Dr. Böhm developped complete organ kits, and sold the nT series in1959, he published various wiring diagrams an self- built instructions for electronic organs.
The following Dr. Böhm organs were built till 1974.
All organs had a sawtooth transistor tone generator with vibrato, mechanic key contacts (up to 11 contacts per key), were available in various wood cabinets and it was possible to build an organ step by step:
Besides you got reverb units, pedal sustain, sustain, hawaii effect, chorusvibrato, Formantglissando, special effects with Percustain and electronc drums for all organs. All organs were available without the bottom part with the speakers, too. Some rotating speakers cabinets were also available.
|Dr. Böhm organ studio in Minden|
From summer 1974 on the following Dr. Böhm organs were built.
All organ had the new square/ sawtooth IC tone generators with vibrato, mechanic key contacts (up to 11 contacts per key), were available in various wood and imitation leather cabinets and it was possible to build an organ step by step:
Besides, Dr. Böhm sold sine drawbar units, reverb, the one finger accompaniment unit Böhmat, pedal sustain, sustain, Synthemat, hawaii effect, chorusvibrato, Formantglissando and special effects with Percustain for all organs.
Speakers, rotating speakers cabinets, mixers and reccords were also sold.
A huge church organ console with speakers cabinet on the top was available for the DnT.
The Professional 2000 was the transistion from analog to digital. It was built from 1977 to 1985.
From 1980 on the following Dr. Böhm organs were built.
They all had the new digital system with up to 16 ranks, Chorusvibrato, electronic keying (means only ONE contact for each key), Strings-Orchester, DS-Synthesizer, active sine wave filters, they were available in different wood and venyle cabinets and it was possible to build an organ step by step:
Besides all organs had sine drawbars, reverb, the new Böhmat, pedal sustain, Multi Contour Computer, Magic Soloist, an electronic Leslie simulator and sine presets.
Speakers, amplifiers, mixers and reccords were also sold.
From 1986 on the following Dr. Böhm organs were built.
They had almost all digital sample tone generation, the Böhm Music Computer (BMC) with display and MIDI and were available in different wood cabinets and as a kit:
Speakers, amplifiers, mixers, reccords and (!) computers were also sold.