Welcome to legowelt.org - a free haven for all freaks - floating around in a bubble of cyberspace minding its own business since 1998 ***** Back in Holland thank you to all the wonderful creatures at the @sustain_release festival and the @TheBunkerNY New York I had lots of fun!!! ***** Still something very very exciting-> The Swiss Museum and centre for Electronic Instruments in Fribourg - the largest collection of synths, drummachines, fx, organs numbering around 5000 is doing a kickstarter to raise money for a Playroom so everyone can play with the instruments - to support this project I will be doing an exclusive vinyl album recorded there - the only way to get your hands on this album is by participating with the kickstarter it will not be availabe in any shops - still 12 days to go before the kickstarter ends ! ****OUT NOW ---> Legowelt OMNIBUS BABYLON EP on Clone Records - check it out below!!! ********** Also out now ---> a 2xvinyl LP re-issue of my 2015 RISING SUN - OBERHEIM SPACE album on the Australian ambient SOLANDER records label****** The Agenda section has been updated -> Some upcoming gigs -> 21st of September I play in The Hague at the opening of the Todays Art Festival at the Grote Markt in the Volharding building and the 22nd of September I am in Barcelona to play at the NITSA club with DJ TLR -> Later this year I will be doing an Asia tour playing in China, Japan and Korea - more info about that soon! *************** Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzz !!!!!! ********

Synthstuff Baldwin Fun Machine

A strange obscure proto-preset synthesizer/combo organ with build in drumbox from 1974. It would fit a Blackpool dancehall perfectly or a Finnish tango bar…you get the idea. Its not really an organ though but also not a synthesizer…its a “fun machine”…an obscure and very exotic piece of keyboard history.

With the knobs you can choose/program some presets and put an ASR (Attack Sustain Release) envelope or an autowah effect over it. On the leftside there is a little bass keyboard which plays bass-riffs and on the right you can play the fully polyphonic organ/preset synth part. The drumbox has some nice analog rhythmbox patterns. Its got lots of blue lights and a big build in speaker for a warm wooly sound.

There is little information on the Fun Machine, but I have heard rumours that there were several versions, like really big ones for theaters and ones with build in tape recorders. The Baldwin company makes mostly pianos and organs and comes from Ohio, USA. On the Baldwin homepage it sais “1974 The Baldwin FunMachine, a popular easy-to-play electronic keyboard, is introduced.” Thats about all the information there is.

An mp3 of me playing the Funmachine:

Baldwin Funmachine

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