CatSynth Pic: Zelda the Gray (Arturia, DSI, Maschine, and More)

After a brief hiatus over the weekend, we’re back – more on that later.  In the meantime, we have this cute photo of  Zelda the Gray with a DSI Evolver, Arturia KeyStep, Native Instruments Maschine, and more 😺.  From skaterdays on Instagram.

 

CatSynth: Kitten, MicroKORG, and Reaktor

Kitten atop a MicroKORG synthesizer in the background of a computer running Reaktor software. From demituxford on Instagram, where you can see it as a video loop.

demituxfordI pay £7500 a year to make things like this. Uni has been good 2 me 🐈. #catsynth #reaktor

CatSynth video: NI Maschine + MS Surface Pro demo (Windows 8 tablet for music production)

From acemonvw on YouTube, via matrixsynth. The discussion of the interaction between the Maschine and the Surface Pro went through several revisions and updates. Here is an excerpt from the most recent:

If you’re interested in knowing, I have since studied Maschine and the Surface Pro and find they work pretty well together. I have had much fewer hangups since switching to the ASIO driver. I also found that a few services were causing issues randomly 1) Windows Modules Installer Worker, 2) WMI provider host, and 3) System. System was strange in that it was at about 30% CPU forever. Maschine only took up 10% CPU when running using 2 reaktors, 1 massive, and one Kontakt. Pretty impressive actually!

Yes, the levels seem to be off, I just wanted to experiment with
Maschine and the Surface Pro…

My cat Bonnie was enjoying the process too

We think Bonnie was actually rather indifferent to the whole thing 🙂

CatSynth pic: Giuliano and Maschine

Submitted by Alessandro Automageddon via our Facebook page.

“Here’s Giuliano loving the Maschine’s coloured lights!”

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: Otava with Roland and NI Synths

From Jeff Donovick via our Facebook page.

The photo features the cat Otava sitting on the command chair in front of a Roland A80 keyboard controller.  The controller is connected to Native Instruments Reaktor with RAZOR and SKANNER synths.

CatSynth pic: Skinny, NI Maschine, DSI Evolver

Submitted by Alessandro Automageddon on our Facebook page.

The Evolver is a particular favorite here at CatSynth. Always great to see it make an appearance with the cats.

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.