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 Kawai K1 II

Behold: The Kawai K1 II is a digital synthesizer from the late 80s build by the
Kawai Musical  Instruments Manufacturing Company in Hamamatsu Japan. Its a
cheap and  easy to find machine cause its sneered upon by analog snoots who
probably  don’t have any braincell left to program it cause they inhaled too much
toxic soldering fumes. A Really cool thing about the K1 is that it sort of looks like
Darth Vader with its sleek triangular edges. Apart from that it also has a supercool
joystick to program the sounds and  smoothly mix through the different waveforms while playing

Inside this beast:
There are 4 oscillators with 256 digital waveforms in glorious 8 bit(!) resolution. All you
can do is change the pitch and shape the envelopes for each of these 4 oscs.
There is some other stuff like effects and an LFO but there are no filters of any kind
so you might want to put an external lowpass filter on the outputs or do some freaky
stuff with your mixer EQ. This thing is a forgotten techno cult classic used in a lot
legendary classics back in the days (LFO’s – LFO deep evolving stringpad is a preset from
this machine for example)

The K1 has a weird gritty evaporating 8 bit warmth…ideal for decomposing dusty dubtechno ambient and almost william basinksi-esque disintegration loop vibes

Here are some mp3 snipps out of the K1mkII:

Sweeping through pads

Kawai techno (Drums are not from the K1)

Dubby evapo techno (Drums are not from the K1)

Vector Synthesis techno (Drums are not from the K1)

Grainy pads, notice the characteristic 8-bit artefacts

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