Valentino with Red Panda, Studio Electronics BoomStar, and Make Noise

Valentino the cat with a BoomStar (upper left), Red Panda Particle pedal (center) and Make Noise 0-coast (lower right)

Valentino poses adorably with a Red Panda Particle pedal, a Studio Electronics BoomStar synthesizer, and a Make Noise 0-coast. From Patricia Wolf (@patwolfmusic) via Twitter.

Got a studio visit today from Valentino

We think he looks a bit like a young Big Merp ๐Ÿ˜บ

Eurorack Improvisation with Cat

Very calming and captivating. The cat things so, too.

Watch all the way through to see the cat get scritches.

Napping on a Polyend Tracker

Cat napping on a Polyend Tracker

A sweet moment with a cat napping on a Polyend Tracker. From legowelt_official on Instagram.

The Polyend Tracker is getting quite a bit of attention recently. It is perhaps nostalgia for the “trackers” of the 1990s, with the text-based grid sequencer, but also many modern additions. I could see it being integrated with a MIDI+Eurorack setup (along with cats, of course).

Pinglato and “Gemini” (Twin Oscillator Jam)

From theoramawards (named for the great Daphne Oram) on Instagram.

It’s #GeminiSeason and 2020 Oram Awardee Loula Yorke has just released on her @bandcamp page ‘Gemini’ a piece of sparkling ephemera to celebrate her birthday.

The track will disappear after 24 hours starting from today.

If you’d like to show her some support, listen/buy this twin oscillator jam track!

Credits:
Everything by @iamloula.
Mastered by @dvstch
๐Ÿˆ Pinglato

Sadly we missed this ephemeral track, but please do check out Loula Yorke’s bandcamp page for some more intriguing music. Here is a sampling from her album Crowd Control.

Olive, Ansel, and ARP 2600

Two cats, Ansel (tuxedo) and Olive (gray) with an ARP 2600 synthesizer

Olive (top) and Ansel (bottom) pose with an ARP 2600 semi-modular synthesizer. It appears to be the v3 based on the stenciling. Cool cats with a true classic!

From our friend Charles Whiley via Facebook.

Maneki-Tekno

I love this! A maneki-neko turned into a DIY electronic musical instrument. I need to make one of these and will definitely be following up with the creators and curators for more. I do regret not seeing this in person as it was at the Center for New Music here in San Francisco, but this was 2020 and we know how that was.

Fortunately, we can all see some scenes from this video show via this link.

Tuna and Korg Poly-800

Tuna the black cat naps on a Korg Poly-800 synthesizer.

Tuna found a nice napping spot on a Korg Poly-800. Submitted by thedigitalpurrgatory via our Instagram.

The Korg Poly-800 was a small affordable synthesizer that featured DCOs, a VCF, and MIDI. Its successor, the Korg Poly-800 II, was one of the first synthesizers I seriously looked at as a teen, but ultimately opted for a different instrument.

CatSynth Pic: Tigre

Handsome cat Tigre joins us from Chile. From almateatrera via Instagram.

Gatos y teclados siempre van bien ๐Ÿˆ ๐ŸŽนย #catsynth

Identification of the synths left as an exercise to the reader.

Cat Composes Horror Music

This kitten performs a semi-tonal improvisation with string sounds. From [LEL TV] Strange Musician Life on YouTube.

Metasonix, Qu-Bit, Native Instruments, and White Cat

This cat has a pretty awesome Metasonix setup, with several yellow modules and stomp. We also see offerings from Qu-Bit and Native Instruments.

From davidlevymusic on Instagram.

Hereโ€™s some UAC (light combat) stuff!

The main synths are running through several parallel stages of distortion (tube+solid state), waveshaping, heavy compression and harmonic saturation.๐Ÿ’€

The cat, on the other hand, isnโ€™t running through anything and is completely unprocessed! ๐Ÿ

Speaking of the cat, notice how heโ€™s watching my every move, like heโ€™s learning.
Iโ€™m convinced heโ€™s plotting to take over my career one day! ๐Ÿค”

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