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 !!!!!! ********

9 August 2018

XLR8R Artist Tips

The American XLR8R magazine asked me for some studio production tips, check it out here + some casual snapshots from the parlor studio room and a drawing from me.


30 July 2018

*** Trax Magazine DJ Mix ***

A fresh new DJ Mix for the French TRAX Magazine

Tracklist:

Amiga A-Train music – Printemps
Babsy Dixon – Rumours
Beard in Dust – Flowers
Derrick Morgan – Since I Found You Dub
Ron Morelli – Laugh Taker
Rick Wilhite – Good Kiss
Rex Rabanye – O Nketsang
Levantis – Pieces
Tribe Of Colin – Fruits Of Zion
Andras – After The Rain
Palmbomen II – Pyrotechnomarco
Dr.C.Stein – Deutschland Rundfahrt
Drvg Cvltvre – Running In Front Of Cars
Violent Quand On Aime – Seduce & Destroy
Unit Blackflight – Shortwave Antenna Down (Antoni Maovvvi Remix)
French Touch 2 – What Would You Change
K Hands – Feel
Hieroglyphic Being – The Language Of Strings
Animistic Beliefs – Thalassic Alarm (Linh’s Hymn)
LD Fantasy Tracks – Before
Ray Escortienda – Time Waits For No Man
Tapps – Forbidden Lover
AUX 88 – The Flight
PetShop Boys – Rent Tape
Upsammy – Another World


25 July 2018

Earthbound Track

Some background music for this painting (or some foreground art for this music) maybe on Nightwind records later this year


25 July 2018

Legowelt in Geneva


This Saturday 28 July Legowelt MOTEL CAMPO Geneva Switzerland – more info here


21 July 2018

Earthbound Painting

A new painting I made this week called ‘Earthbound’


19 july 2018

Legowelt innchen

This Saturday 21st of July I play live in Munchen at the Rote Sonne – part of the 13th anniversary festival weekender of this club! More info and tickets here


13 July 2018

Svolvaer on the catwalk

My track Svolvaer (From the Dark Days LP) was used in Iris Van Herpens ‘Syntopia’ – presenting her other-worldly new fall 2018 collection in Paris. I wouldn’t thought of this when I made this track 23 years ago on an korg MS20 and Roland MKS100 sampler on a rainy day in my parents attic 🙂


9 July 2018

Star Shepherd Painting

Check out this new painting called “The Star Shepherd guiding his flock through Palm Springs”. Probably artwork for a future Nightwind Records release. Click on the picture to hear some more sounds from the Star Shepherd Synthesizer – a dreamy ambient drone piece to explore what this synth is capable of. Don’t mind the Lo-fi crackle, hiss and artefacts – it is held together with tape and glue after all! First more pure tones from the Casio 403 are processed through the filters, delays, pitch shifters of the Star Shepherd, later the radio noise oscillator comes in and gets heavily processed by the synth to create sinister dark harmonic tones.


3 july 2018

Ron Morelli – Lowjack – Legowelt at the REX club Paris

This Saturday 7 July Ron Morelli, Lowjack and Legowelt at the legendary REX CLUB paris all nite long!!! -> more info and tickets here


3 July 2018

STAR SHEPHERD SYNTHESIZER

Enter the STAR SHEPHERD a synth I Build/bent/hacked/modified from old guitar pedals FX and EQ boxes, a small AM radio and a 1981 Casio 403 keyboard. The oscillator section is made out of  Pitchshifter/Harmonizers/Sub Octavers and a graphic EQ pedal to create complex harmonic tones – transmorphed from the simple keyboard sounds fed by the Casio. The sound then goes through a bunch of circuitbend Analog delays, reverbs, Tremolos & Vibratos (figuring as makeshift LFO sources) and Wahwah pedals as filters. The AM radio is figuring as a  random noise source. There is also a very simple keyboard style ‘sequencer’ made from a looper pedal.

The case is made out of cheap plywood and everything is held together with screws, glue and tape. There are also some LED strips pulsating from the inside for some extra intense magic.

It is very noisey, crackley and sometimes starts doing its own thing like some sentient synthesizer being that is alive. This makes it quite an adventerous experience.

 

Here are some sound samples recorded directly from the synth. With no overdubbing nor external processing:

Dream Drone
Extreme crisp lo-fi breathing ambient pads. The endless array of delays, wah filters and pitchshifters create unknown harmonic content – almost giving it an early 90s rompler 8/12 bit effect.

 

Satyr Meadow
Just mucking about

 

First Contact
The radio white noise is filtered through the wahwah pedal circuitry and lots more stuff – creating almost Ridley Scott ALIEN like talking sounds

 

Twin Otter Through Snowstorm
Sometimes the radio picks up distant voices that sound almost ring modulated due to all the interference of the circuitry inside – here it slowly transforms into the sound of an airplane flying through a snowstorm.

 

Poldertechno 154 style sweeping pads
Typical 90s style dutch ambient techno sounds (also known as ‘Poldertechno’)

 

 

And here is the synth’s logo:

And here is a video of the STAR SHEPHERD in action: