CatSynth Pic: Modal Electronics Modulus 002 Unboxing

This cat is interrupting the unboxing of a new Modulus 002 synthesizer from Modal Electronics.  By Godric Wilkie via Facebook.

When the little thug isn’t swearing at Sascha, he’s sitting on my synths…

The “little thug” has stumbled upon an interesting instrument that we at CatSynth don’t know much about, but learning more here.  Now called a Modal 002, it’s a rather massive beast.

CatSynth Pic: Syd and Roland Juno 60

Syd struts down a Roland Juno 60 with maximum floof effect.  From Moustafa Ismail via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

A bit more on the Roland Juno 60, one of the classics:

Among the first in Roland’s amazing Juno family! Six analog voices of polyphony and patch memory storage!! The Juno-60 sounds great, however, like the Juno-6 it lacks MIDI control. The Juno-60 includes 56 patches of memory storage. The Juno-60 is still popular due in part to opinions that it sounds better (punchier) than the Juno-106. The Juno-6 and 60 are very rich sounding synthesizers and are great analog machines as long as you can withstand the absence of MIDI control. 

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno60.php

Happy 2nd Gotcha Day, Sam Sam!

It’s been exactly two years since Sam Sam made the long trip from southern California to come live with us at CatSynth HQ!  And not a day goes by that we are not grateful to have her in our lives.  I’m pretty sure she feels the same way.

Sam Sam checking out the next studio setup

Samantha, or “little Sam Sam”, had a complicated life.  She started out (as far as we know) in the suburbs south of San Francisco, and then moved with her human to the high desert north of Los Angeles – we like to joke that she lived “out in back of Palmdale where the turkey farmers run” in tribute to one of our musical heroes, Frank Zappa.

When her human passed away, she then went to live with his sister, also in southern California.  Unfortunately, the sister’s health was declining and another cat bullied Sam Sam, so this was not a happy chapter for her.  As her new human was preparing to go into assisted living, Sam Sam needed a new home.

In December of 2016, I was still deeply grieving after Luna’s death – and also reeling for the shock and horror of the election.  I hadn’t yet prepared to welcome another cat into my life, but when a friend and bandmate reached out to me that he needed to find a new home for a sweet cat whose human was headed to assisted living – and then shared her adorable photos, I said yes.  How could I not?

At first, Sam Sam was exceedingly shy and skittish, spending most of her time hiding under the bed, coming out only for food, water, and the litter box.  She was mostly silent but occasionally emitted these tiny squeaks.  As she adjusted to her new home, her personality blossomed.  She’s quite friendly, vocal, outgoing, and quite a ham.

Sam Sam scratch-n-roll

And she has no trouble demanding exactly what she wants from her humans.

“I want food nooooowww!”

We close with this episode of CatSynth TV featuring Sam Sam is all her adorableness.

Please join me in wishing Sam Sam a very happy Gotcha Day!

CatSynth Pic: Netwon and Yamaha Electone

Today’s featured cat is Newtown, who proudly shows off his Yamaha Electone organ.  From Silvia Alonso via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Miko in the Studio

Meet Miko, another of the cats that lives with our friend Charles Whiley in Arkansas.  She assists him in the studio as he produces his wild synth jams; and she is absolutely adorable!

You can see Whiley’s previous contributes to CatSynth via this link.

Identification of the synths left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Angelique and Minimoog Model D

Beautiful Angelique joins us for a Midnight Monday CatSynth pic her Minimoog Model D.  From James Johnson via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

Angelique, forcing me to make a decision between the Moog and her.

We at CatSynth believe one can have both 😻

CatSynth Pic: Zoe, Modular, and Roland SH-01

Zoe sits atop a mixer next to a red Roland SH-01 and a large modular synthesizer.  The mixer seems to be her preferred spot.

From Mike Weakley via that same thread on Synthesizer Freaks from yesterday’s post.

CatSynth Pic: Studio Cat (Nord, Roland, Akai MPC)

Cat sitting on an Akai MPC 1000 in a studio featuring various Roland instruments and a Nord lead.  From Xeper Kalypso via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

 My cat hates photos being taken of him, since he decided to do everything he could to not let me finish the work I needed to do in the studio, I took a photo

CatSynth Pic: Pinto and Moog Little Phatty

Pinto the cat photobombs this portrait featuring our friend DC Astro and a white Moog Little Phatty.

Had an unexpected guest during my photo shoot!!

This is the best kind of unexpected guest 😸

CatSynth Pic: Paw-ly-phonic

Cute cat-and-Moog pic from Moog Music, Inc via Instagram 😻

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