Welcome to the Legowelt official homepage ---> running in an obscure corner of the internet since 1998 **** This Friday Legowelt DJ Haus S.O.N.S and DJ Bowlcut at CONTRA Seoul South Korea more info below!!! ****** Giallo records - an indie label specialized in releasing soundtracks & Horror disco is going to release a compilation vinyl LP album of previously Strange Life Records CDR only Franz Falckenhaus material. According to the press release: “The obscure, previously CDR only Legowelt side project is full on VHS grained Cold War paranoia! Like if Fulci directed a Bond movie starring Udo Keir and Edwige Fenech. Shades of Fabio Frizzi, Minimal Synth and Aphex Twin. Culled from the three CDs originally released on Strange Life Records, it is with immense pride that we provide this collection for the first time on vinyl, lovingly remastered with exceptional new art by the one and only Eric A. Lee.”*************** Also if you haven't checked it out yet Legowelt's TEAC LIFE 4xLP album has been repressed and is available at various recordstores like clone - also fresh copies of last years LEGENDARY FREAKS IN THE TRASH OF TIME album are back in! ********** December saw the release of issue 5 of the Shadow Wolf Cyberzine - the only lifestyle & electronic cyberpunk music ZINE U need to read - all in early 90s ASCII art style check it out below! ********* Greetings to all my wellwishers, fans and friends I endow you all with divine favour and protection in 2018 ****** Ok thats it for today Laterzzzzzzzzzzzzz ********

27 November

Upcoming Gigs

The Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time Tour Continues…

8 December Control Club Bucharest Rumania
9 December BAR Rotterdam Holland
15 December Projekt Lab Poznan Poland
16 December Nr.Z.P. Bielefeld Germany
22 December Private Moscow Russia
26 December Shelter Amsterdam Holland
30 December About Blank Berlin Germany
31 December Paradigm Groningen Holland
1 January Ubel & Gefahrlich Hamburg Germany
12 January Phonox London
19 January Contra Seoul Korea

& more t.b.a See You There!!!

22 November 2017

Legowelt EMU Vintage Pro Synthesizer Sample Pack

375 samples in 16 bit wav format programmed by Legowelt on this 2002 digital american interdimensional space synthesizer – all free for you to use in your sampler, DAW, electribe Volca Sampler Microsampler MPC Octatrack Renoiz Roland SP EMAX Ensoniq ASR EPS16 Mirage OP-1 Commodore Amiga Soundblaster Ableton Simpler Reason whatever u use!!!

Its been a while since a Legowelt Sample pack (2015???) So lets splash out on an obscure exotic dreamy digital synth nobody gives a &*** about

The Vintage Pro is a 2002 digital synthesizer from EMU Inc. A spiritual successor to the early 90s EMU vintage Keys synthesizer – The VINTAGE PRO uses the EMU PROTEUS 1000 class synth engine. At that time EMU released a number of synths using this engine – the EMU MO PHATT aimed at hiphop genres, the EMU ORBIT for dance sounds the EMU Carnival for latin music, PLANET EARTH for world music, VIRTUOSO 2000 for classical music etc. They are all the same synths but use different waveforms to cater for the characteristics of the desired music style. The VINTAGE PRO was directed at emulating vintage 60s/70s/80s keyboards and synthesizers.

Some people, mostly wankers, discard these things as boring sample players or ‘ROMPLERS’. These people think romplers are not real synths but that is just because they are too lazy to dive into menu screens or mask their lack of synthesis knowledge by only using synths where they can twiddle the filter cutoff knob so they get instant gratification.

some interesting LFO waveforms in the modulation department – a HEMI QUAVER wave???

The Vintage PRO is a gateway to an adventerous psychedelic plain of synthesis – a DEEP synthesizer – with 4 “oscillators”, 21 filter models, virtual modular patch cords with crazy modulations routings and more.

The sound is a bit snappy and thin yet delicate and sophisticated – diaphanous, a fancy word for translucent – would be a better description. Like aquarel water paint mixed with pencil crayons it can be a fertile and extremely colorful ingredient in your music.

emu vintage pro the choice for winos

Editing/Programming is done on a little LCD screen affair, its manageable but even the most hardcore digital programmer fetishist like me might find it a bit cumbersome – mainly because of its ‘modular’ patch cord system (imagine a modular system controlled by a little LCD screen) The best way to go about is selecting a nice patch as a basis and shape the sound from there. All the EMU proteus 1000 class synths have a rather intriguing sound randomizer which will create a sound for you ‘ex nihilo’ – giving the synth an almost delphic oracle-esque quality.

As you might see this synthesizer came in 19″ rack format, there is however an extremely rare keyboard version called the VK-6.

Some more random trivia: The first and second Franz Falckehaus albums were made entirely on this thing sequenced by an Electribe ES-1

Check out some sounds from this sample pack through some echo FX:

Legowelt EMU Vintage Pro Sample Pack Demo

download it >> here  << 375 samples in wav format, some mono some stereo
comes with info text file and some hot pictures.
These samples are free to use, if you make a milllion$$$$$ hit with it you can always send me some or buy me a Mercedes.

Enya‘s Raving Castle

A little excerpt from the live show in Los Angeles last Saturday. Not the most original sample thrown in there but I couldn’t resist (check this movie of her playing it on a Juno 60) Ofcourse this can’t be ever released – so see it as an illegitimate remix…Grab it while its still there, the download function is on 8)

USA tour

The US leg of the Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time Tour this week:

11 November Warehouse Los Angeles

17 November MINDCRIME The Lower Level Cambridge Boston
tickets and info here

18 November Output New York with Alden Tyrell & Gerd

See You There!

6 November 2017

Out now!!!

Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time

The new Legowelt album out now on Clone records. 2x vinyl LP album + 12″ poster and digital download code.

Audio Snippets:

My Life In A Bush Of Spaceweed
Its midnite & You Are Lost
Northsea Wisdom
Axumesia V S612
Trips To Polarius
Revenge Of The Nerds
Computerized Paradise
Whatever Happened to Surfhouse?
Beyond The Mind Of Man
New Stories
Legendary Freaks in The Trash Of Time
La Guerre Aux Reves

Get it here or at your local dealer

30 october 2017

Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time
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This friday 3 November from 18:00 till 21:00 I will do an instore gig at Clone Records in Rotterdam for the releaseparty of my new album ‘Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time’ (audio snippets here). My homeboys Antenna & Steve Motto will do some DJ sets. Come and say hello, drink something, listen and buy some records in an idyllic enviroment, meet weird mentally sophisticated people & freaks and have a good time! Its free ofcourse! Adress is Raamportstraat 12 very close to the Central Station. More info here


I recently found this again somewhere on my server -> This is a ramshackled – PC only – VST plugin I made around 2004 in synthedit. Very much aimed at 70s style BBC radiophonic workshop Hammer Horror soundtrack and avant garde ‘early electronic music’ sounds. Good for evolving weird sounds with lots of unexpected artefacts.

Because of its amateuristic gimcracked nature it has some ‘issues’ which are easily workable:

– Only the left output works so you got to set your DAW or mixer channel to mono

If the delay amt. (Delay amount) is zero there is no sound, so it should always be on, if you don’t want to have the delay effect just put the modulation and feedback at 0.

-The special effect overides the main volume control for some reason.

It will run any PC with a 32bit VST host/DAW even a windowsXP or things before that – if you want to run it quick get the free SAVI host (savihostx86.zip 32 bit) -> run it and select the ‘AMAZON5.dll” file when it asks what VST you want to run (this on a XP I have no idea how that stuff works on modern Windows but I am sure it will work too)

Despite its shoddy appearance and operation it can make some interesting sounds, check out these demos made by Jorge Velez:

The Inhabitant

Sun Fish

Lost Bus Stop

Windy Animal Farm

Seacucumber Storm

Mating Call Of A Disturbed Emo

Picnic With Svankmaier

Wormhole Geography

ofcourse its all free for you -> Download it here and start tweaking those sliders!!!


Legowelt in Berlin This Friday

I will play live in Berlin with DJ Serge this Friday 27th of October! More info here

Legowelt ‘artist’ patch bank for the Roland D05/D50

A free bank of 64 new fresh patches I programmed is available from the Roland website. For the Roland D05 boutique/D50/D550. Go here to download them if you have the Boutique D05.

If you want to use them on a ‘vintage’ D50 or D550 please download the SYX file – You can use MIDI-OX on a PC or Sysex Librarian on MAC to send the patches to your D50/550

Here is a list of the patches with descriptions:

UX-11 Moosley Rain
Rainy Smackos Northwest atmospheres, use the partial balance joystick for some moody dynamics

UX-12 Gauguin Island
Impressionist colours from distant pacific Islands

UX-13 Oracle Pasta
A soul warming harpsichord-like polysynth

UX-14 Soft Focus
Undemanding pleasant tones

UX-15 Sterre Sprinkles
Sprinkle some stardust on your music

UX-16 Astronomious
Astronomical pad bathing in luscious reverb

UX-17 New Age Amiga
A simple poly synth with digital artefacts that remind us of an old Amiga computer

UX-18 Zeppelin Sadness
Play sparsely and draw out its long sustain

UX-21 Dub Techno
Play chords and use the filter

UX-22 Speedlearn Arppegio
A short happy little synth patch perfect for arpeggiating

UX-23 Hyperborean Light
Instant ambient bliss

UX-24 Manhunter D50
A Fierce PWM string like synth

UX-25 Prophethood
A monophonic Detroit style mono synth, turn on portamento for full effect

UX-26 Snow Choco
Like a freezing chocopop

UX-27 Lelystad 1972
A simulation of a broken dutch transistor organ

UX28 Maximal Wave
A minimal wavish monophonic bass

UX31 Analog Wizardry
From the golden days of synthesis

UX32 Jazz Tapes
Soft smooth jazzy mellotron bliss

UX33 SHBass n JXsynth
A split sound, on the left hand a SH-esque old Roland mono synth, on the right hand a JX3P-esque synth

UX34 On Land
Eerie ambient string, deliberately soft in volume so when amplified the digital artefacts and characteristic noise floor are more noticeable

UX35 Isodor Quest
Harp like synthesiser

UX36 Forest Meadow
Hazy forest summer atmospheres

UX37 Arppegiate Me
Arpeggiator friendly sound

UX38 Time Porridge
When played reality becomes a droopy pudding

UX41 Moorland Ritual
Frogs in the swamp, use the aftertouch for some quaint filter effects

UX42 Ober Splendor
Mighty synth brass

UX43 Nitesnacks
Something for deep in the night

UX44 Dream Shampoo
Pure analog simpleness

UX45 Nova Scotia
Splashy poly synth sound

UX46 Valery Art
Complex ambient sound with digital artefacts

UX47 Seabert Banana
Majestic D50 affection

UX48 Arizona Rodezzzz
Smooth desert style electric piano

UX51 Mistral Drone
A medieval instrument, hold a drone with the left hand (particular D and G or A) and play a merry melody with the right hand

UX52 Sequenstra
Brassy, stringy somewhere in between a CS80 and Sixtrak

UX53 Zerfal Palace
A crappy Electric piano mixed with an even more crappier synth full with digital artefacts

UX54 Mist Lamps
Shadows and fog and a lonely street light

UX55 Vampos Suitcase
A dusty toy-ish keyboard piano synth

UX56 Grimorious
A Grimey synth bass

UX57 Key West
Try different velocities and be surprised

UX58 Sinister Noodle
The D50 plays random notes and atmospheres

UX61 Holographic Synth
Buzzy yet smooth

UX62 Detroit Techno Bass
Detroit style electro bass

UX63 Goldberg Bliss
Perfect for playing Bach

UX64 Artic Ambiance
Harmonic pad

UX65 Bassdrone
Raw monophonic bass

UX66 Huxley Planetarium
Frisky and devious with a surprise in its tail

UX67 SE02 Jazzfunk
a 3 oscillator 70s style jazz funk mono synth, use portamento for authenticity

UX68 LA Workspace
soundtrack style dreamy pad

UX71 Mood Atlas
Something you would program on an Oberheim 8 Voice

UX72 Sheep String
Wooly strings

UX73 Mohave Hamley
Eerie soundtrack stuff

UX74 Beauty Dome
More dreamy pad typical D50 splendour

UX75 Ideas of Spain
Hints of Rodrigo spanish guitar

UX76 Moon Picnic
Sri Fi Trekkie space pad

UX77 Strawberry Pie
A sound that dictates the playing style, soggy and wobbly like a strawberry pie

UX78 Feldman Space
influenced by Morton Feldmans compositions

UX81 Diabolo Rave
A rave stab

UX82 Nostromo Druid
A split sound, on the left hand a fat monophonic analog bass, on the right hand a dreamy FM like pad

UX83 Aegian Splendor
Brimming with Meditaranian light

UX84 Mangobass
A fruity polyphonic analog bass

UX85 Soul Cathedral
Metaphysical pad ambiance

UX86 Analog Pond
A pond with some ducks, they might take a dive if you press the aftertouch

UX87 The Nightwind
more pad ambiance

UX88 Lux Aeterna
Influenced by Ligeti’s music used in Kubricks 2001

Live Soundtrack For Herzog‘s Fata Morgana

Saturday 21 October at the LAB 111 Amsterdam during ADE – I will do a live soundtrack on synthesizers for Werner Herzog’s 1971 (actually 1969 to be precise ) FATA MORGANA.

“This is a profoundly pure piece of cinematic creation. Originally intended to be a science fiction film about an unrecognizable earth seen through the eyes of an alien character. Instead Herzog became fascinated by a strange illusion in the desert….the mirage..”

more info on the movie here

admission 12.50 euro tickets here and info on the event itself here