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

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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