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 !!!!!! ********

Crumar DS2

Say hello to the CRUMAR DS2 synthesizer, made in Italy around 1978 by the Crumar company. To quote wikipedia their “first full fledged synthesizer with innovative features” It was brought to our synthesizer sanctuary by 2 cool freaks Ron & Thymo who found it on one of their dad’s attic where it was dusting away…just like some people bring an abused chimpanzee to a monkey refuge!

The DS-2 is probably most know for its use by Sun Ra who used to play on a lot of Crumar stuff in the 70s. (check him out here playing the DS2 in the joyfull noise documentary) It also known to be highly unstable and breaking down a lot, this one wasn’t working when it came in but after a day for some mysterious reason I turned it on again and it worked perfectly…maybe because it was a full moon and the Lyra constellation was in line with Jupiter and the hypothetical planet Vulcan and the air humidity was vapor mixed with mist from the troposphere.

On the front it proudly sais it is a “DIGITAL SYNTHESIZER” which is misleading because this thing is just a pure analog unstable savage mastodont apart from its digital DCO’s (which are probably analog anyways) but back then it was way cool to say your synthesizer was digital controlled

Some technical information: It is a 2 oscillator monophonic synth with pretty advanced bizarre modulation capabilities (due to its 2 LFO’s with different waveforms including a weird cascading staircase wave ) Add to that a fully polyphonic polysection which goes through the filter and is also modulatable by the LFOs – You can layer the monophonic and poly section together for giant walls of sound – Crumar also released the DS-1 synthesizer which is basicly the same synthesizer without the  polyphonic section…but I have never seen one of those and think they are pretty rare.

This is not a synthesizer for boring italo basslines, funky leadlines and commonplace pop music melodies this thing is instant cosmic space travel… Its big, unstable, adventerous, bleepy, moist, crackling,  cloudy, hoarse, droney…check out these mp3 sounddemos and listen for yourself!

Druid Moorland Werewolf Darkness

Blocky Waves, square wave LFO

Italian Castles A mediaval minimal Wavish tune

Planet of Mirror Forests

Riddle of the sphinx Rudy Valentino style egyptology

And due to popular demand here is a zip with the synthdemos of the Crumar DS2…if u r really freaky and want to play them on your walkman ipod or something…

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