CatSynth Pic: 5U Modular Cat

The 5U modular system comes with its own singing cat module. We at CatSynth would love to get a hold of this. We also see a Twinpeaks filter (Epoch Modular / Rob Hordijk) in the upper rack.

Submitted by Davor Gazde via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Brisket, Korg Polysix, and Social Distancing

In this moment of social distancing, Brisket is showing us how to do it right as he completely ignores the Korg Polysix next to him.

Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Big Merp, MicroFreak, and Modular

Today’s CatSynth pic features our very own Big Merp! He likes to bed down on the synthesizer desk when I’m working on the studio, and on this occasion, he seemed particularly blissed out.

One of the few bright spots amidst all the pandemic craziness is that mandatory work-from-home affords me more time to spend with my cats and my music.

CatSynth Pics: Gritty Kitty

Gritty Kitty is busy working on a new composition in Ableton Live! She also has an Ableton Push controller to aid her work.

Submitted by Daniel Brey via our Facebook page.

Wordless Wednesday: Mono Lake Hipstamatic

Mono Lake, September 2019. The Hipstamatic treatment makes it look like it could have been the same place in 1959.

CatSynth Pic: Mimmo with Circuit and Minilogue XD

Mimmo returns, this time with a Novation Circuit in addition to his Korg Minilogue XD. Submitted by “Christian Gatto” of Gabarria.

You can see Mimmo’s previous post here.

CatSynth Video: Lilly, Behringer and Novation

Lilly poses proudly with a Novation controller and Behringer Crave and TD-3 synthesizers. And she gets cuddles. What more could one want?

CatSynth Pic: Nina and Yamaha CS1x

Adorable Nina sits atop a Yamaha CS1x synthesizer. From ros_franck via Instagram.

The CS1x was a popular synthesizer in the 1990s. Although it carries the “CS” prefix, it’s not really related to the legendary CS line of the 1970s, but a sample-based instrument of its own design. The newer Yamaha Reface CS is a closer emulation of the original CS line.

CatSynth Pic: Lali and Juno 106

Sometimes Juno is the cat, sometimes Juno is the synth. Today it is the synth, as Miss Lali sits proudly atop a JUNO 106. Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Miss Lali with the Juno 😊🐈❤️

A little on the JUNO 106 from Vintage Synth Explorer:

The Juno-106 is a very common and widely used analog polysynth. It continues to be one of the most popular analog synths due to its great sound and easy programmability. It was the next major incarnation of the Juno-series, following the Juno-60. While it has virtually the same synth engine as the Juno-60, the 106 added extensive MIDI control making it one of Roland’s first MIDI-equipped synthesizers. There was also increased patch memory storage, up to 128 patches instead of the 56 patches available in the Juno-60. However, the Juno-60 is often said to have a slight sonic edge over the more advanced 106. The 60 had the ability to modulate oscillator pulse from its envelope and has a “punchier” sound quality.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno106.php

CatSynth Pic: Meiko in the Studio

Meiko returns today, posing adorably among the synths and cables of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas.

it seems we have a growing ensemble cast of cats that appear regularly on these pages. To see more of Meiko, visit her tag.