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 Sequential Circuits SixTrak


Time for some studio gearfreaking again, say hello the Sequential Circuits SIX TRAK synthesizer! This is a synthesizer I coveted but for some reason I never got one, not that they are rare it just never did happen. Until a few weeks ago: On a cold rainy day a mysterious man in a raincoat and hat came to my door…It was my Synth Dealer….some cash was exchanged and hey presto I was the owner of a sparkling mint Sequential Circuits Six Trak!

Built in 1984 in San Jose California by Sequential Circuits this was kinda floating in the lower end “budget” product line of that company. But that didn’t mean it was a cheap sounding product cause this thing has just that pure beautifull rich american analog Sequential sound…but with an added SICK (as in good sick) twist…it is 6 voice polyphonic but you can also use it as a 6 part multitrimbal monophonic synth…as in 6 different synth sounds/synthesizers playing at the same time! (or 2 different 3 voice polyphonic ones or 1 monophonic and a 5 voice polyphonic part…you get the idea). Add to that the six track sequencer and a cool arpeggiator with a cool “assign” mode

Each synth part consists of 1 oscillator going through a VCF and VCA with one LFO that can be assigned to pitch, Pulse Width and VCF (but not VCA). There are envelope generators for the pitch, VCF and VCA. There is portamento, a kind of sync  modulation and a noise generator too…this seems a bit meagre but even the 1 osc parts have quite a bit of spark and don’t forget you can have one giant synth sound made out of 6 different sounds (or 2 or 3 etc.).

A really cool thing is that you can have the arpeggiator running and then select another sound and play over it giving you instant jamming fun and power, instant dark John Carpenter/Airwolf/action/horror soundtrack style atmospheres! For some reason it also sounds really medieval a lot of sounds have this harpish/ hurdygurdy flutish vibe to it which is a pretty cool thing

Listen to some mp3 sounds I recorded from the mighty Sequential SixTrak: (All 100% Sixtrak with some Behringer delay reverb)

Sequential Sixtrak Dabbling

Sequential Sixtrak Kung Fu style Soundtrack

Sequential Sixtrak Season of The Witch

Sequential Sixtrak Medieval Feeling

 

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