CatSynth Pic: Peek-a-boo! (Roland MC-909)

Cat peeking out from a Roland MC-909 sampling groove box, or at least the shell of one.  It appears to have been stripped of its display and surface controls – and probably the internal electronics as well – making it great for sits!

From Bart Van Loon via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Bok Choy and Casio SK-1

Please welcome Bok Choy, making her long awaited debut on CatSynth.

Bok Choy and Casio SK-1

Here we see her checking out, and showing a bit of disdain for, a Casio SK-1.

Bok Choy and Casio SK-1

The Casio SK-1 is actually an awesome little instrument we have used many times.

Bok Choy is the cat that lives with Maw Shein Win, our longtime collaborator in Pitta of the Mind. And on that note, Pitta of the Mind will be performing next Friday at Nomadic Press in Oakland (23rd and Telegraph).

Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Norma Smith and Sofia Lopez, with musical guest Pitta of the Mind featuring Maw Shein Win and Amanda Chaudhary. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz .

Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds.

Red wine and Red Bay coffee will be available.

HELLA KITTY Free Sample Library

From DarkSideoftheTune on SoundCloud. Submitted by Shawn Shirey via our Facebook page

A Howling Free Sample Library from Dark Side of the Tune

Hella Kitty is a 39 sound library containing cat sounds that were altered with a vocoder to create robotic and ethereal sound design options.

Source synthesizers include:

Arturia Minibrute
Moog Slim Phatty
Doepfer Dark Energy

As always, if you like these sounds, please consider stopping by the shop and checking out the other libraries for purchase at www.darksideofthetune.com

Free Library: docs.google.com/file/d/0BzLbZ1FMX…/edit?usp=sharing

I have of course downloaded this one 🙂

Korg microSAMPLER and Kaoscillator Pro

I could definitely see the utility for one of these in my live shows. It is a bit like a Casio SK-1, but with more up-to-date features in terms of ability to control and play samples, including multiple samples, and arranging them into beats and layouts on the keyboard. And of course higher quality sound.

Also, check out the new Kaoscillator Pro:

More at the Korg website.

CatSynth pic: Korg DSS-1 Sampling Cat

From derma_tek, via matrixsynth: