Oranjello returns with his vintage Juno synthesizer.
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.
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.
“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 😸
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 ❤️
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.
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.