Helllooo I hadn't updated this scrollbar for months but anyways its all fresh and up to date now ;) -------> A lot of exciting stuff going on even though we are in lockdown V.2.0. Gigwise I can't say what will happen with the upcoming gigs: So far the Urecht Le Guess Who gig on Sunday 15 november is planned but we don't know what the rules will be around that time. At that gig I will present my feature animation called AMBIENT TRIP COMMANDER - which I have been working on the past month or so, more info on that and a trailer soon!!! ***************** A lot of remixes have been released the past week or so and some are coming out soon, including one with the legendary founder of dub music, Jamaican order of distinction, LEE PERRY more news on that soon :) ********* Below you can listen to two other remixes for Fatima Yamaha and Simoncino ft. Merwyn Sanders from VIRGO FOUR! *********** Also coming out very soon a vinyl version of my PANCAKES WITH MIST album 2x LP in full colour sleeve, mastered by Jimi Hellinga and with lyrics and info on the back sleeve ********* The Unconditional Contours LP I recorded at the Swiss Synthesizer Museum has been repressed after it sold out so if you haven't got a copy of that don't worry :) also the spanish ‘Club Excurcionista de l’Electronica ‘(CEE) label will release a little Legowelt EP called SYSTEM SHAPESHIFT with mostly live raw jams that one should be out around November 15 *************** You might be asking where that new issue of the SHADOW WOLF CYBERZINE is that I so pompously anounced in the summer, well you know how it goes, other stuff cAME up I had to do a bit of other work but don't worry it will come out later this year including the compilation tape with all the freak cool artists! ok thats it for today keep on hanging in there let's hope everything will be more pleasant in the near future!!!!!!!!! Laterzzzzzzzz *********************

Cheetah MS6

An obscure analogue synthesizer from Cardiff, Wales produced around 1988 till +-1992 The Cheetah MS6 is a 19″ rack 6 voice analog multitrimbal synthesizer module. It uses the same Curtis CEM 3396 synthesizer chip as the ELKA EK22 and Oberheim Matrix 1000 but like each one it has its own character while still having the same analogue “chunkyness”. Typically for a CEM3396 based synth is that it is a bit dim-witted; slowing down or getting sloppy when there is too much going on with MIDI or tweaking.

 Specs: 2 DCO’s with Square, Triangle, Sawtooth and Noise waves, a 24dB resonant filter, PWM with its own dedicated LFO, two Envelope generators and some more of the usuall stuff for an analogue polyphonic synth from that era. It is heavily used by artistis such as Cliff Lothar, Eggerton Omolet and Mixmaster Morris (on his first albums)

CHEETAH seemed like a pretty cool and innovative brand…it started out making joysticks for 80s computers like the ZXspectrum and Commodore 64 before venturing into drummachines,synthesizers, masterkeyboards and even a sampler. Sadly it went out of business in 1993. The coolest thing about it all is the logo which is a running cheetah

Programming this thing is pretty clunky and cumbersome, using a numeric pad and LED digits. Also the parameter list is on top of the MS6 so you can’t see it when its tucked away in a 19″ rack. Fortunately there are some editors and you can use a thing like the  Behringer BCR2000 or KIWItechnics patch editor to edit it!

Here are some sounddemos from my Cheetah MS6 sequenced with an Arturia Beatstep and just a tad of delay effects courtesy of the SMACKOS COSMO ECHO (coming soon to a computer near you!)

Chunky pieces of synthbass and sweep synthesizer

Juicy drops of Cheetah sap

Melodic synth percussion

Dreamy analogue synth bells

Analogue Purring

Dribbling Crystal Basketball

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