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 Oberheim Matrix 1000

Behold the OBERHEIM MATRIX 1000 rack-synthesizer from the USA built in the years 1987 – 1994. Inside: Analog 2 DCO 12db Filter with a Looooot of modulation capabilities.

Basicly a 19″ rack version of the Oberheim Matrix 6/6R stacked with 1000 preset patches. You can’t edit it from the front panel but its fully editable with an editor, controller or ‘other’ Matrix 6/6R.

It uses the same chip as the Cheetah MS6 and Elka EK22 (the CEM3396) and if you know a bit about that chip you also know its incredibly slow when you program it “live”. It differs in the Elka and Cheetah by having a giant modulation matrix that is almost “modular” by nature. You can patch and modulate the hell out of this thing: great  for unique exotic sounds.

The sound is beautifull….sparkling, lush …..sharp but not harsch. Excells at brassy, plucky sounds, strings, pads but basses and other stuff can be quite decent too.  Overall a ‘sophisticated arcane’ sound, nubile analog. It can sound incredibly scary and eerie. The Oberheim Matrix 1000 really shines with a bit of reverb

There is also a “White oberheim” colored version of this synthesizer which was produced in the later years.

Check out some Oberheim Matrix 1000 demos I made  (all 100% M1000 with some reverb added) :

Deep Japan influenced Oberheim tones

Jazzy & Lazy Oberheim sounds

Badalamenti strings transmorphing into SID style PWM

7 Minutes of Oberheim tweaked with a KIWI programmer

More freaking on the Matrix 1000

 

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