CatSynth Pic: Waldorf Pulse and Cats

This cute photo is originally from synx508 over at flickr comes to us via matrixsynth,

Looks like we have mutual posts this week – in addition to our picking up the above photo, matrix has reposted Teodor Revolution from here.

The cats-and-synths meme is growing! It's in our name, it's a frequent topic here, at matrixsynth and elsewhere, and the number of photos and videos of cats with synthesizers seems to be on the rise. What is it that makes cats and synthesizers go together? Or in some cases, not go together – there are several boorish comments posted on matrixsynth under Teodor Revolution. That aside, it might simply be the case that “synth people” tend to be “cat people.” Cats are small and curious and likely to explore our large racks of gear, finding warm nooks within. Additionally, cats are less likely to be banned from home studio environments. Certainly, Luna is a welcome presence in my studio. I would never extend the same priveledge to a dog (then again, I doubt I would let a dog enter my house at all).

Please feel free to share you thoughts on the cat-synthesizer relationship below.

One thought on “CatSynth Pic: Waldorf Pulse and Cats

  1. certainly without cats the synthesizer would never even have come into existence AS WE KNOW IT.

    few know that robert "moog" really was a cat! his name is more correctly spelled "mewg," but changed to hide his real identity.

    he had a cute little sporty car with the license plate "moog," which he parked on broadway near columbia university in the riotous good old days [late 60s, early 70s].

    people used to stand around and stare, and through the fog of "herbal" smoke, proclaim knowingly: oh, man, he is SUCH a cool CAT. and btw, end the war but sieze the dean's office first.

    i suppose you're wondering how he got away with being a cat and having a drivers' license.

    apparently there was a motor vehicle office back in the 60s, on central avenue in white plains [near the county center where i went to music camp in the summer of '59]. the employees in that particular office were unusually corrupt [driven insane by the music camp's awful band rehearsals] and would license "anybody" who showed up.

    so that's how bobby the cool cat got to drive a car on broadway.

    true story — parts of it anyway.


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