CatSynth Pic: Oranjello and Juno Return

Oranjello returns with his vintage Juno synthesizer.

From fre_mick on Instagram.  You can see his previous appearance here.

CatSynth Pics: Gracie and Ensoniq SQ-80

Gracie and Ensoniq SQ-80

Gracie is back!  This time with an Ensoniq SQ-80 synthesizer. From Alsún Ní Chasaide (Alison Cassidy) via Facebook.

It seems that Gracie really likes this particular synth 😸

The SQ-80 is an interesting synth that came out about the same time as the Ensoniq EPS (which along with its successor the ASR-10 were mainstays of my studio until about 2000).  From Vintage Synth Explorer:

The SQ-80 is basically a reved-up ESQ-1 with a total of 75 waveforms, a 61-note keyboard with velocity & aftertouch, floppy disk drive for storing patches and sequences, and an enhanced sequencer. Great for organs, analog-type sounds, pads and sound effects. Like the classic ESQ-1, the SQ-80 functions in providing analog-type 4-pole lowpass filtering and editing of digital waveforms. Each voice can combine up to 3 of the 75 waveforms. These waveforms include multi-sampled transient attack waves such as violin bow, plectrum picks, mallet, hammer, breath attacks and percussive sounds. There are also 5 sampled drum sets. Three LFOs are onboard for some pretty wild modulation of the sounds you create or edit.

CatSynth Pic: Cat, Modular, Field Kit, and Music Easel

This cat knows how to frame his poses purrfectly 😸

Most of the modular is obscured by this cutie, but we do espy a pair of KOMA Field Kits, as well as a Buchla Music Easel.

From catsofmodular on Instagram.

CatSynth Video: Flying Techno Kitties

Flying techno kitties!

Posted by Charles Whiley on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“Flying Techno Kitties”: a video of two cats getting down to some beats in the studio.  From Charles Whiley via Facebook.  Watch all the way through for some fun flying action 😸

CatSynth Pic: Demons of the Studio

The title says it all.  Two laser-eye cats with modular and tabletop synthesizers by Elektron and Arturia.  From blush_response via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Musical Instrument Den (Yamaha Reface DX)

This cat has found a cozy resting place between a Yamaha Reface DX and various violin cases.  From our friend Chrissie Caulfield on Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Pearl and Virus TI

Adorable Pearl sits atop an Access Virus TI synthesizer.  And they match, too 😻.  From ‎Stefano Daksha Pettinelli‎ via our Facebook page.

Pearl loves the Virus TI ❤️

CatSynth Pic: Elektron Octarack and Modular

Cure cat with an Elektron Octrack synthesizer and sundry synth modules, including Make Noise, TipTop and more.  From catsofmodular on Instagram.

Helping dad get unpatched for his gig tomorrow. 🎛😻 #catsynth #synthcat#modularsynth

CatSynth Cat on Octave CAT

This about as “CAT Synth” a picture as one cat get.  A cute cat playing an Octave CAT synthesizer.  From the Vintage Synthesizer Museum on Facebook.

@catmanofwestoakland brought by Bud a few days ago for play time and modeling
😸

The Cat Man of West Oakland, like the Vintage Synth Museum, is a local treasure.  We hope to feature more of them both in the near future.

CatSynth Video: Tom Hall’s Cat on MiniBrute 2S

From Orb Mag on Facebook.

Tom Hall’s Cat Knows the game  😺⚡️

We espy a MiniBrute 2S and RackBrute in use.  We are quite fond of our MinBrute 2 here at CatSynth HQ.