WeLcOmE tO LeGoWeLT.OrG ---> Thanks to all the freaks for the supercool party in London it was awesome! I will be back in London 2 march in Fabric with Peggy Gou and more ********* Issue 7 of the Shadow Wolf ASCII Cyberzine is out, check it out below. I got a Yamaha PSS480 during the holidays check out the little blurp, hot pix and sounds below! ******* Also if you didnt check it out yet there is a new SAMPLE PACK, this time with 385 16 bit WAV samples from the Kawai K4 free for you to use in your productions or whatever ******* This week I will travel to the SMEM Swiss synthesizer museum in Fribourg to make their kickstarter reward LP using a selection of their instrument collection and on Friday I will play a live gig at at the MoutinNoir ******** Due to popular demand I will do another performance of my live soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 1979 NOSFERATU this time at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam Friday 15th of February info how to get tickets etc. will be here on monday!!!!!!!! ******* Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *********

16 January 2019

Live Score For Nosferatu in Amsterdam

I will be doing another live soundtrack score on synthesizers for Werner Herzog’s 1979 NOSFERATU Phantom der Nacht – this time in Amsterdam at the EYE Filmmuseum on Friday 15th of February. Located across the Ij river from Central Station its easy to reach with a free ferry service and graces the horizon with its pleasant futuristic architectonic appearance.

Get your tickets here!

If you like the poster you can download a CYMK PDF version here and print it out or something


11 January 2018

DMX Krew & Legowelt at Phonox London

This Friday 11 January PHONOX London DMX KREW LIVE with me and Imogen DJing!

Get your tickets and more info here


Thursday 3 January 2018

Synth Stuff Yamaha PSS480 Music Station

Its been a while since I did one of these synth stuff items but since I got a Yamaha PSS 480 under the xmas tree and made a few tracks with it last night its time to dork out again! The Yamaha PSS480 is a 2 operator digital FM keyboard synth ‘music station’ from 1988 sort of similar to the PSS380 (which I used to have and was given away as the 1st prize in the 2016 drawing competition). It seems a littlebit more advanced then the 380, the 480 having memory for own programmed patches, quite advanced MIDI implementation, polyphonic (!!!) portamento and some more sequencing capabilities. The sound is a littebit less rough and more delicate…thats probably because it uses a different FM chip (the YM7129 OPK2). It doesn’t have sliders like the 380 but programming is still very easy with just a few function buttons and using up and down keys under the LED display to alter the parameter values. A cool thing is that there are lots of ‘secret’ sound programming functions that you can access via MIDI (with the CTRL PSS480 programmer for example). Overal its quite a useful warm sounding snazzy little keyboard synth that can bring a smile to any lover of FM synthesis…excellent for vaporous digital artefact ambient.

Here are some demos/improvs with some Chinese cheap MOoeR shimverb pedal and chorus pedal connected to the PSS480 through a Signature edition Soundcraft mixer…the PSS480 really sparkles with some chorus effect over it:

SnazzyJazz
The few drum sounds available are rather nice

Majestic synths & Panflute patch
The PSS480 has the best pan flute patch on any synth – its so perfect, especially when with portamento…

FloatingLikeABalloon
Floating like a balloon with Strawberry Mousse with mellow FM tones

FMbrassBlissssss
perfect FM brass sweet spots

TweakingParameters
Tweaking the parameters while its being sequenced with MIDI

Moody Rainy Spy Soundtracks
cloudy Cold War FM pastels

Download all the mp3’s in a zip here 

The multi platform universal MIDI CTLR editor is available here and the PSS480 panel is available here. I just discovered that CTLR program it seems pretty darn cool might dive into it and make some cool editors for synths that don’t have one widely available (EMU Vintage Pro or Roland D10!?!!)


31 December 2018

Ridershare


A short homemade horror movie from Matthew Bettencourt using a lot of my music


25 December 2018

SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE ISSUE 7

Heyooo here we go a new fresh issue of the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE!!!

Issue 7 already with lots of interviews with cool artists like Michele Mercure, Surf Nazis Must Die soundtrack composer John McCallum, WEME records boss Frederic Mergam, Studiotips with Shawn Rudiman, Terry Riley’s LIFESPAN soundtrack, Peter Slaghuis’ DISCO BREAKS II – lots of DIY hacks like turning any cassetterecorder into a infinite multitrack recorder, how to build a field recording dome, Video Advice, music tips, the return of U-TRAX records and lots more!!! check it out here


25 December 2018

Legowelt J-Wave Radio Tokyo DJ Mix

This is a mix I did for the Tokyo J-WAVE 81,3 FM radiostation. Tracklist will be in the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE which will be released SOON today or tomorrow!


15 December 2018

Legowelt Asia Tour 2018

Coming weekend I’ll do a little Asia tour – I will be playing in China for the first time ever, in Beijing at DADA on 21st of December. 22nd of December I return to Tokyo to play at the VENT club, chill for a day and then fly out to Seoul Korea to play at FAUST on the 24th of December. If you are in the area come and say hello! 

 


13 December 2018

Legowelt In Groningen

This Friday 14 December I will play a live set at OOST Groningen Holland, see you there!

tickets and info -> http://www.komoost.nl


3 December 2018

Legowelt Kawai K4 Sample Pack

Here we go a new sample pack!  385 16-bit wav samples from Legowelt’s Kawai K4 synthesizer. Artisanally hand programmed by mr.Wolfers himself.

Feed your sampler with some fresh juice -> Load them into your DAW, Fruityloops, Ableton, MPC, Reason, Octamed Tracker, Electribe ESX, Ensoniq ASR, Maschine Octatrack Analog Rhythm, S900, EMAX, Roland TR8S whatever you use!

Kawai is now only known as a Japanese piano manufacturer but they made some classic synthesizers in the 1980s and 1990s. The K4 came out in 1989 and was a cheaper alternative to the likes of the Roland D50 and Korg M1 – that it is a cheaper alternative can definitely be heard in the sound of this instrument, its more lo-fi and grungy then its contemporaries – but this is – definitely – a good thing!

Whats under the hood??? Four oscillators selected from 256 digital waves – are fed into two extremely rough digital filters with a beastly almost uncontrollable self oscillating resonance. 

All the ingredients to stir your imagination into a porridge of granulated spaced out FAT succulent digital bliss are in your hands with this machine. Capable of a broad range of colourful sweet spots from thumping fast envelope Moog-style basses, penetrating 303 style acid to crystal harp-like analog tones to evolving dreamy hazy textures. If any synth would be a stoner this one is guilty as charged. Its a bit like Roland’s L.A synthesis but not as sophisticated deeply programmable and more rougher on the edges.

Digital artefacts like crackles and noise pop up at their convenience. In fact the first batch of Kawai K4s came with a ‘bug’ that made the filter behave in an strange way when the resonance was turned high. If this a good thing or not is for the user to decide, later models had this fixed but they are still pretty squelchy sounding.

Absolutely magnificent is that it has aftertouch which you can assign to a lot of stuff (Filter!!!)

This was probably Kawai’s most popular synth together with the K1 and IMO its their most interesting and cult one. Kawai left the synthesizer market after their 1996 K5000 additive synth series which were on paper (and also in reality) extremely intriguing sophisticated deeply programmable machines but somehow it didn’t have the sparkling fun ‘life energy’ of the K4 and even K1. It didn’t sell well and was the final straw for Kawai before moving out of the synth market all together.

The first 250 patches I programmed on the K4 itself, which was a bit of a daunting task since the upper row of knobs don’t react very good and sometimes they don’t react at all – I was too lazy to open it up and fix this. Fortunately I discovered there was a hardware programmer for the K4 from Stereoping so I ordered that one and made the rest with that.

An extremely fun colourful adventurous synth that covers a broad range of the sonic spectrum anything from hard industrial terror noise to hypnotic new age.

This Kawai K4 was used intensively on the 2017 SMACKOS – A Vampire Goes West album where it was used in almost every track, check out the album here

You can use the samples freely, if you make a big hit with it and make lots of $$$$$$ you can always donate some money to me through my paypal adress -> wolfers@xs4all.nl you will be rewarded with a good conscience and live a happy fulfilled life afterwards – that is if you don’t waste all your hard earned money on whack harddrugs, stupid decadent self indulgent crap like Louis Vutton bags, 30000$ champagne bottles, holidays in Dubai, chiwawa dogs with 20000 euro jackets or dumb sportscars to show off you have a small weiner etc.etc.etc. you will be jinxed with the North Sea overmind curse of  Paimon . This curse is also applicable if you use these samples in larval EDM music.

Merry christmas happy Chanoeka etc.

and remember:
SIDE BY SIDE WE RIDE AGAINST THE HORDES OF EDM

Download the sample pack here (187.4 Megabytezzzz)


Upcoming new Issue of the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine

Later this month the 7th Issue of the Shadow Wolf cyberzine will be released, if you want to participate you got till around 16 december to send in your writings. For the ASCII Art, text format and email to send your article to -> check this infosheet I made for the Shadow Wolf workshop at Worm Rotterdam earlier this year.