WeLcOmE tO LeGoWeLT.OrG ---> Thanks to all the freaks for the supercool party in London it was awesome! I will be back in London 2 march in Fabric with Peggy Gou and more ********* Issue 7 of the Shadow Wolf ASCII Cyberzine is out, check it out below. I got a Yamaha PSS480 during the holidays check out the little blurp, hot pix and sounds below! ******* Also if you didnt check it out yet there is a new SAMPLE PACK, this time with 385 16 bit WAV samples from the Kawai K4 free for you to use in your productions or whatever ******* This week I will travel to the SMEM Swiss synthesizer museum in Fribourg to make their kickstarter reward LP using a selection of their instrument collection and on Friday I will play a live gig at at the MoutinNoir ******** Due to popular demand I will do another performance of my live soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 1979 NOSFERATU this time at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam Friday 15th of February info how to get tickets etc. will be here on monday!!!!!!!! ******* Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *********

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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