Imagine Vintagesynth.com, the Legowelt way.
Few music studios can evoke the envy and admiration from gear fetishists that Legowelt’s can. The Dutch electronic musician’s space—suitably titled the North Sea Institute for the Overmind—is more a synthesizer sanctuary than a studio.
Synthesizers from across the spectrum—large and small, analog and digital, mono- and polyphonic—call Legowelt’s shack home. And it’s fair to say that the synth maestro makes the most of what he has, churning out record after record of space-aged electro, Italo, new age and house for some of electronic music’s greatest labels.
It’s also well-known that he’s rather generous in sharing his wealth of knowledge with fellow musicians. Over the years, Legowelt has released digital drum machines and sample packs, but the real highlights have to be the synth reviews found on his website. As the North Sea Institute’s page reads, “here are some synthesizer articles/write ups of stuff I have or had in the studio. Most of them with sound demonstrations and HOT pix.”
Saucy right? It gets better: a whopping 64 different machines are featured on the site, meaning you can scroll, listen and read your way to your perfect studio set-up, from vintage samplers to Roland Jupiters and Minimoogs. Think Vintagesynth.com, but with that weird and cooky Legowelt touch. Check it out here.