Heyoooo supsup welcome to legowelt.org running in a dusty corner of cyberspace since forever ********* Check out the new videoclip I made for the upcoming SECRETS AFTER DREAMS album below! The LP should be out soon at lots of recordstores (probably arriving at Clone next week or so) some stores already have it in stock, the digital version is available at the Mystic & Quantum bandcamp page ********* See Legowelt play live this weekend 25 January in Copenhagen Denmark at Ved Siden Af -> haven't been in Denmark for eons I thought they only played leftover 90s bad trance records there but lets see it should be cool!!!! more info on that soon below ****************** Also Friday 7th of February I will do a live score for Kubricks 2001 movie at the Grauzone festival in The Hague more info on that soon too *********** ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzz **********

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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