WeLcOmE tO LeGoWeLT.OrG ---> Thanks to all the freaks for the supercool party in London it was awesome! I will be back in London 2 march in Fabric with Peggy Gou and more ********* Issue 7 of the Shadow Wolf ASCII Cyberzine is out, check it out below. I got a Yamaha PSS480 during the holidays check out the little blurp, hot pix and sounds below! ******* Also if you didnt check it out yet there is a new SAMPLE PACK, this time with 385 16 bit WAV samples from the Kawai K4 free for you to use in your productions or whatever ******* This week I will travel to the SMEM Swiss synthesizer museum in Fribourg to make their kickstarter reward LP using a selection of their instrument collection and on Friday I will play a live gig at at the MoutinNoir ******** Due to popular demand I will do another performance of my live soundtrack for Werner Herzog's 1979 NOSFERATU this time at the EYE film museum in Amsterdam Friday 15th of February info how to get tickets etc. will be here on monday!!!!!!!! ******* Ok thats it for today laterzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz *********

Synthstuff Technics SX K200

Technics didn’t only make record players and hifi stuff, they also made electronic instruments such as synthesizers and keyboards and even at least one drummachine that I know off.

A rather obscure one is the Technics SX-K200 keyboard from the early 80s. Since its a “homekeyboard” you can’t edit any sounds but the presets sound pretty cool. Its all analogue synthesis going on inside which results into some beautifull hollow squarewave flute sounds and thin crispy strings, not to mention the superfunky “cosmic wah” preset and charismatic piano. Its pretty beaten up missing 2 keys but it still works fine.

   

  

There is both a polyphonic and monophonic section which you can also layer for some interesting effects. With a little imagination its like an ARP pro soloist with a Solina string machine…but then really ghetto. There is also an automatic chord accompany section and some cool (hybrid analog-lo fi samples) drum part.

Here is a little demonstration in mp3…

Freaking with the Technics

And here is an episode of the Astro Unicorn Radioshow on IFM were its featured:

Astro Unicorn 3 december 2009

 

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