CatSynth Pic: Pinki and Roland TR-909

Pinki the cat with a Roland TR-909 drum machine

Pinki shows off a Roland TR-909 drum machine. From Edda Jayne Hill via our Facebook page.

Pinki just hit the start button and is seemingly impressed by the outcome 😁

The TR-909 was a commercial failure compared to its predecessor, the TR-808, but it has since become a prized instrument and commands rather high prices. Many friends even celebrate “909 Day” on the 9th of September. Roland has more recently introduced a TR-09 as part of its Boutique series.

CatSynth Pic: Yoshi and Blix in the Studio

Yoshi (tabby) and Blix (black) are relaxing in the studio. I see a Behringer Deep Mind 12, and Korg R3, Electribe, and Volca Beats. Submitted by Manny Tejeda via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Bobby and Korg Monologue

Bobby the cat exploring editing functions of the Korg Monologue. Submitted by Erwin Kant via our facebook page.

Bobby showing me how the monologue works

Wordless Wednesday: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley

The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley at sunset. I featured this image in my recent music video celebrating Death Valley – a “painting with music.” Please check it out if you haven’t already.

CatSynth Pic: Tablebeast TB-MT14 (Circuit-Bent Casio MT-140) 2008 Black

Via matrixsynth.

via this auction

“Up for grabs is a super ultra rare bend by the infamous Tablebeast.

To my knowledge he only did twp bends on this particular Casio model and the other keyboard went to Trent Reznor’s studio during the With Teeth sessions, or at least that is the story Jesse Savage told me. He sent this to me as part reparations for a custom amp project that went seriously wrong (ie never delivered).

Own one of these rare gems, its got glitch soul for days, nothing like it.”

Sadly, the auction is long over. But many other opportunities for glitchiness await…

CatSynth Pic: Roland Rhythm Composer and Tascam Mixer

This adorable tabby is proud of its Roland rhythm composer and TASCAM mixer. Submitted by Brandon M. Rogers via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Dexter A. Catt (Sequential OB6)

Dexter A. Catt of Circuit3 three is out with a new composition on the Sequential OB6. From Peter Fitzpatrick via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Space Kitty, Moog for Cats

From the Facebook page of Space Kitty Studios.

Wordless Wednesday: Blue Pipe

A serendipitous Wordless Wednesday, taken during a concert at the Uptown in Oakland, California. I liked both the architectural detail of the pipe against the brick, and the blue lighting.

Video from the show – the Active Music Series 10th Anniversary festival – will be up on our companion channel CatSynth TV soon. Please subscribe at https://youtube.com/CatSynthTV.

CatSynth Pic: Arturia MicroFreak and Elektron Octatrack

House panther with an Arturia MicroFreak, a current favorite of ours at CatSynth. From Mark Mosher via Facebook.

My cat is helping me rehearse for my performance at meetup on Tuesday “Intro to the Arturia MicroFreak + Performance by Mosher-Deane” https://www.meetup.com/Rocky-Mountain-Syn…/events/264937585/

I can has Octatrack?