Welcome to legowelt.org floating around in a dusty corner of cyberspace since 1998 ******** This Saturday I will score Werner Herzog's 1979 Nosferatu The Vampyre live on synths at the KINO cinema in Rotterdam more info below! ******* OUT NOW -> STAR SHEPHERD - CURRENT EXPLORATIONS IN STAR SYNTHESIS on my Nightwind records label - made with my self built Star Shepherd synthesizer - available on Cassettetape and digital check below for info!!!! ***** you may ask yourself what happened with the AudioSport 8 & 'The Land is Entranced with Peace' NightwindRecords tapes that were available at the Clone popup store in Amterdam!???? they will be available mid december as they were a 'popup-only-store-special thing earlier so don't worry they will be out there soon :) ********* See Legowelt play live or DJ soon -> 23 November London Corsica Studios - 1 December Tresor Germany - 8 December C12 Brussels - 14 December Oost Groningen - 21 December Dada Bejing China - 22 December Tokyo Japan - 24 December Seoul Korea - 29 December Berkely Suite Glasgow Scotland - 30 December Rashomon Club Rome Italy ---> More dates TBA! See you there!!! ********* Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzz!!! *******************

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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