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:
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)
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
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.
Legendary Freaks In The Trash Of Time Release party at Clone Records
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
AMAZONIA 5 VST SYNTHESIZER FOR PC
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:
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..”