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 Yamaha DX7

The classic DX7 is a digital FM synthesizer from 1983. It completely changed the synthesizer world back then and maybe not in a good way because it heralded a new digital era of “cold” sounding knobless synthesizers and preset dictated music.

Hundreds of thousands were sold and most people used it more as a homekeyboard – using the same old preset sounds for years. Unfortunately, because the DX7’s FM synthesis is capable of a wide rich palette of exotic sounds. If you take the time to program it you will always find new directions to go from haunting thick basses to ethereal dreamy pads….and that makes it an adventurous instrument for generating new unknown sounds.

Some sounds from my DX7:

Gateway to a netherworld – thru some delay

A DX7 layered with a TX7 (a DX7 module) some phasing effects

A rather characteristic piano sound is transformed into unknown FM dimensions

DX7 smackos piano patch

Tweaking a bell sequence

A Square LFO modulates the pitch into a sort of arpeggiated pad

Arp pad

Going through some patches and jamming/noodling along

DX7 noodling

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