CatSynth video: Synth Studio Tour with Zac the Black Cat

Submitted by James Bragg via our Facebook page.

Quick view around the Fernforest Project Studio. My black cat likes sitting on things that are black and stylish. He thinks he fits in well and looks cool.
Synths in order – Doepfer Modular A-100, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Moog Voyager Old School, Schlagswerg analogue drum machine, CP-251 moog control processor, Dave Smith Mopho and Tetra, Mackie Onyx firewire mixer, PC, M-Audio Oxygen 25, NI Maschine and a Monome my brother built.
The music is called “Dark Glow” by me. you can find the whole track on soundcloud.

CatSynth pic: Mister Kitty returns

Mister Kitty returns to CatSynth, with a MiniMoog model D!

If you would like to submit your own cat-and-gear picture, you can do so via our Facebook page, tweet us @catsynth, or contact us.

CatSynth video: Studio Tour with Zac the Black Cat

From hyperdust7 on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

Quick view around the Fernforest Project Studio. My black cat likes sitting on things that are black and stylish. He thinks he fits in well and looks cool.
Synths in order – Doepfer Modular A-100, Moog Etherwave Theremin, Moog Voyager Old School, Schlagswerg analogue drum machine, CP-251 moog control processor, Dave Smith Mopho and Tetra, Mackie Onyx firewire mixer, PC, M-Audio Oxygen 25, NI Maschine and a Monome my brother built.
The music is called “Dark Glow” by me. you can find the whole track on soundcloud.

CatSynth pic: Gravitarium 2.

Via matrixsynth:

This one in via Silent Strike who composed the tracks for the app with a Clavia Nord Modular 1, Micron Alesis, Jomox Mbase, Reason 4 Propellerheads, M-audio Axiom 25, Elektron Drumachine (pic at the bottom of this post). The app does not allow you to manipulate sound, but I thought it was interesting to acknowledge some of the gear used to create the audio for this app. The Waldorf Blofeld and Yamaha AN200 pictured however were not used.

Looks like Silent Strike had a studio supervisor involved.

Looks like Silent Strike had a studio supervisor involved.

There is also info on the app itself.

Gravitarium 2 combines music, art and science in one relaxing experience. Use all your fingers to guide the star flow. You can create 10 different animations depending on the number of fingers touching the screen:

1 – Rocket, 2 – Sparkle, 3 – Energy flow, 4 – Atomic, 5 – 3D freeze, 6 – Circularium, 7 – Fish, 8 – Vortex, 9 – Lasers, 10 – Lightning.

Use different options to create spectacular drawings made of stars. You can load the “Drawing” preset from the “Options” screen.

I will be taking a look at this app. The idea of creativity and relaxation does appeals to me, but the game-play part is a bit less exciting – though it is the trend in the mobile-app space.

CatSynth pic: Amada and MIDI Controller

Submitted by Milton Scott of The Present Moment:

Anada-more than a midi controller of the universe!

CatSynth pic: Kitten and Doepfer (Eat Rabbit)

Submitted by Eat Rabbit (via facebook).  Follow the link to see some videos of live performances.

CatSynth pic

Submitted by Julian on facebook:

“i can’t believe there’s a page dedicated to cats and synth. finally.”

CatSynth pic: Zoe and Living Room Studio

From oliverchesler on flickr:

In addition to Zoe the cat, there is a Voice of Saturn, Korg KR-55 and Boss DR-110 rhythm machines, a Roland SH3 and a Yamaha CS5, among others.

Oliver Chesler is also the author of the blog wire to the ear which we at CatSynth follow.

CatSynth pics on mubotics

A quartet of cat-and-synth photos from mubotics, via matrixsynth:

Pixel and the Roland SH-101:

Tessie and the Korg MS10:

Sonar and the June 106 (what a great name for a musical cat):

Sprocket and the M-Audio Axiom 61 (technically, just a controller keyboard):

Weekend Cat Blogging: Desaturation

Our first Weekend Cat Blogging of 2010 begins in grayscale:

Luna is on her favorite beanbag chair in a relatively clean studio. Nearby is a crate full of old audio interfaces Рit seems we have quite a few E-MU, M-Audio and Digidesign interfaces, some in various states of disrepair or obsolescence.  We rely on one or another of these portable interfaces for live shows.

Meanwhile, Luna drifts off to sleep…


Weekend Cat Blogging will be hosted by Pam at Sidewalk Shoes.

The Carnival of the Cats will be up this Sunday at Mind of Mog.

The monthly Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos will be hosted on Sunday by Samantha and The Orange Kitty at Life from a Cat’s Perspective.

And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator.