Smokey in the Studio with Novation Summit, Elektron, Studio Electronics, and More

Smokey as a place of honor in this studio place of honor in this studio. On the right is a Novation Summit, in the center are offerings from Elektron. In the Upper left in the Studio Electronics Boomstar that we saw in a previous post with Smokey’s fellow feline Valentino, and on the left is a synth that we leave as an exercise to the ready.

From Patricia Wolf via Twitter.

Willow with Roland V Synth

The lovely Willow joins us again, this time showing of a Roland V Synth. From puxflux via Instagram.

You can see Willow’s previous appearance here.

The Roland V Synth was, and is, a powerful instrument that combined many of Roland’s synthesizer technologies in a programmable and playable package. Most intriguing were the formant synthesis and processing capabilities (at least from my perspective).

Fifi with Polyend Tracker and Medusa

This cat is enjoying some scritches and beats from the Polyend Tracker and Medusa (itself a collaboration between Polyend and Deadbox). We enjoy the chill, almost Motown sound to the chords, with the synthesizer twist.

Video Isobutane via YouTube (seen on matrixsynth).

“Hey, some details about this beat. Im running a sequence of midi chords on the Tracker using the midi chord step fx. These are played back on Medusa. The synths output is connected to Tracker’s line input and runs through the onboard limiter, eq, and reverb. The wonky beat is live-recorded from one-shot samples using micro-timing while live-recording. The bassline is a looped and filtered sample of a square wave from my MS1 synth. The cat’s name is Fifi. Thanks for watching”

The Polyend Tracker seems to be having quite a moment, at least here on CatSynth. Perhaps something to investigate for a future video…