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 Elka X705 Space Organ

From the diary of a Synth-a-holic

22 December 2015 – Last saturday I had a wonderfull time when I played in the Italian region of Marche, which was – in the 1960s and 1970s (and well into the 1980s) the epicentre of the Italian electronic musical instrument industry. Apparently there were more then 20 manufacturers/factories in this area at one point. Among them Farfisfa, Gem, Crumar and the illustrious ELKA. The area was (or still is) known as the “Italian Silicon Valley of musical instruments”. Most of them are gone now, and there is little left of this once mighty Italian organ and synthesizer industry.

So back in Holland today I was excited to pick up the ELKA X705 dream combo space organ for cheap, probably f*cked up my leg carrying it but its cool.  I made a little movie with my studio assistant Jimi Elektrovolt playing it. This thing has a lot of whistles and bells, 2 string synths (including brass), a monophonic synth, a drum section (which you don’t hear in this movie) and a double drawbar organ with some dreamy organ sounds. Such a wondrous oddball instrument only the Italians could make!


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