Quadrophonic Leslie Experience @ Katalin, Uppsala on May 27, 2023 8:00 pm

Quadrophonic Leslie Experience

Katalin, Uppsala

May 27, 2023, 8:00 pm

And so the day came. I had tried, tested and developed my concept of the 4 leslie setup at the HQ for a few months so I knew it worked in a smaller scale. But would it translate to a bigger stage and room? Only one way to find out!

There were a lot of things to consider, for example – the use of the PA system. I wanted the sound to fill the room, but keep the feeling of four separate sound sources. We used to top speaker arrays for the front leslies, and put a monitor behind each of the back cabinets. That worked well.

Also, due to the increased distance between the organ and the cabinets I had to make longer cables for the leslie control and also check that they would maintain their function. Since I was using my new little “magic box” for leslie control it was all quite new. But it worked!

Since the floor became the stage, the real stage was suddenly unused. So we put up some chairs and tables and it became kind of like a VIP section. Really cool! The view from there was really nice, as shown by some of the photos.

So, how did it all go? I have to say – ever better than expected! It all translated to a bigger room, people were quite amazed by the sound created in the vortex. And actually, you could be pretty much anywhere in the room and still get the experience.

So, a successful premiere, and now all I got to do is to figure out how to get this baby on the road. Everyone should have a chance to experience this!



Andreas Hellkvist – Hammond organ, 4 leslies


Katalin, Uppsala

Godsmagasinet Östra Station
Roslagsgatan 1
753 27 Uppsala

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