CatSynth pic: Cat Video Synth

From Steven Franks via Facebook page.

My new Cat video synth. Looks great!

It does indeed look great. You can find out more at the Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics Facebook page or their website.

It does indeed look great. You can find out more at the Cat Full of Ghosts Electronics Facebook page or their website.

CatSynth video: Dicking Around with Braids, Rings, and other DIY crap

From Sean Pendleton on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“Love Rings and Braids, need to build more of both. I can’t wait to build Clouds and Elements. Klee is controlling the Rings, Turing machine on the Braids. Drums are a Corny Rhythm controlling a Barton Analog Drum, Decaying noise, and Synthrotek DSM. Radio Music and Wogglebug are making noise in the background. Kept things simple.”

CatSynth pic: Support for Luna from Merce

Support for Luna from Merce the cat

As we prepare for Luna to go tomorrow for her next surgery, we received this wonderful picture and note from our friend Merce the cat on Twitter:

@catsynth Go, Luna! You got this!

CatSynth pic: SoundMachines NS1nanosynth

Cat and NS1nanosynth

Submitted by Davide Mancini via our Facebook page.

“Nanosynth or MegaCat?”

More on the NS1nanosynth can be found here.

CatSynth pic: Cat on Prototype Synth (in Space)

Cat on prototype synth in space

By Bob Porvan via the group Cats on Synthesizers in Space, and shared to us via Facebook. The synth is apparently a mock-up or prototype, but the cat is clearly all over it 🙂

CatSynth pic: Mr. Fluff and Circuit-bent Keyboard

Mr. Fluff and circuit-bent keyboard.

Mr. Fluff shows off his circuit-bending skills. From eevolute on Instagram.

Mr. Fluff is back on the job! #catsynth #synthcat #fluffy #catsofinstagram #catastic #synthesizer #studio

CatSynth pic: Merce and Synth (for Luna)

Merce and DIY Synth

A sweet picture from Merce the cat with an interesting DIY synth on Twitter in support of Luna.

“@catsynth thanks for the updates. Glad to hear Luna is in good spirits!”

CatSynth pic: Paws and Wires crossed for Luna

We have been blessed to receive so many warm wishes for Luna over the past few days, including a few in the form of CatSynth Pics. Here is one Merce (@merce_the_cat) via CatSynth.

Merce the cat

@catsynth hang in there, Luna! I’m keeping my paws and wires crossed for you

CatSynth video: Cat Music

From Circuit Ben on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“Soporific”

The “cat music” does indeed appear to be having a soporific effect on the cat.

Getting Ready for “Play Ball!”, Arc Gallery

“Play Ball!” at Arc Gallery and Studios is a multimedia show about women’s passion for baseball bringing together artists Amanda Chaudhary, Mido Lee and Priscilla Otani. The installation was a true collaboration brought together our respective talents in physical object making, electronics, software, sound, and photography.

One of the more challenging aspects was the interactive sound installation, which was to be installed a series of columns representing the bases on a standard baseball diamond. Four sound sets were composed based on field recordings made at Bay Area games and installed on an Arduino-based system for playback. The electronics included the Arduino itself, a Wave Shield from Adafruit for sound playback, and several motion sensors.

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The sensors and main electronics package were installed in spheres made from baseball scorecards.

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Programming the devices, installing them into the physical space, and then testing and debugging was an incremental, iterative, and at times grueling process. But through repeated efforts and understanding the interaction of sensors, wiring, and our software code we ultimately made it work.

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[Photos by Priscilla Otani]

Within the final installation, viewers can explore the bases and the surrounding life-size images representing the diversity of women at baseball games. As viewers pass by individual bases, different sounds will be triggered, creating an immersive sound, space, and visual experience.

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“Play Ball!” opens at Arc Gallery and Studios on Friday, April 3. In keeping with the theme, traditional stadium fare (including hot dogs and peanuts) will be served.