Jeffin Rodegheri and Cat duo

A duo featuring Jeffin Rodegheri and a very serious cat on keyboard. Found via ScottsBassLessons.com on Facebook.

This music score deserves an Oscar πŸ˜ΉπŸ™Œ

This cat’s musicality is impressive, and works well with the harmony and counterpoint from the bass.

Milali with Korg MS-20 and Future Retro Revolution

Milali from Stuttgart poses elegantly atop a Future Retro Revolution synthesizer. Below is a Korg MS-20. A beautiful cat with two beautiful instruments.

Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Behringer RD-8 and Modular

This cat is singing to accompaniment from a Behringer RD-8 Rhythm Composer and a modular system housed in Arturia RackBrute 6U case. We see offerings from Mutable Instruments, Dopfer, TipTop Audio, Behringer (again), Endorphines, and more.

Submitted by Michael Caves via our Facebook page.

Borat the kitten and Yamaha EZ 200 Keyboard

Borat, an adorable black kitten, jumps up on a Yamaha keyboard (which we at CatSynth identified as the EZ 200) and plays us a song. Found via Borat’s Twitter feed.

CatSynth Pic: Two Cats in the Studio

We have two cats in this studio during purrfect yin-yang pose under a pale blue light. Submitted by Derek Carter via our Facebook page.

We see an M-Audio Oxygen controller on the desk, and a Moog Sub-37 (or Subsequent?) in the lower right corner.

CatSynth Pic: Emily and Modular

Emily proudly sits atop a Eurorack modular system. She clearly owns it and is in charge. Submitted by Gunfire H. Horibly via our Facebook page.

We see a CTAG StrΓ€mpler up front, and a cool-looking hexagonal thing next to it – if anyone can identify that, please let us know in the comments.

Mae and Elektron Digitakt (and iPad)

Mae returns this week, with an Elektron Digitakt plus a connected iPad. Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

The Digitakt is a fun little instrument that excels at beats and other patterns. I did have the opportunity to play one at NAMM a few years back.

See Mae’s other appearances on CatSynth here.

Akai APC40, Korg Kaoss Pads, KMI QuNexus

This beautiful Siamese cat is holding court in a studio featuring an Akai APC40 controller (for Ableton Live), a pair of Korg Kaoss pads, and a Keith McMillen (KMI) QuNexus controller. And that appears to be a dead furby next to the cat.

Submitted by sgt.dingo via our Instagram.

Eat your heart out, @catsynth πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ˜†πŸŽΆπŸŽ΅πŸ₯°β€οΈπŸ˜»

Yes, that’s a Furby pelt pop filter.

Bobby and Korg NTS-1

Bobby is intrigued by the Korg NTS-1 programmable synthesizer. So are we Bobby, so are we.

From Erwin Kant via our Facebook page.

The NTS-1 is a small DIY kit that is compatible with the same SDK used in the Minilogue XD and Prologue synthesizers, allowing the development of custom oscillators and effects.

Primus and Roland TR-808

Primus the cat sits on top of a Roland TR-808 drum machine.

Primus programs a classic Roland TR-808. From Gunfire H. Horibly via our Facebook page.

The TR-808, or simple the 808 as it is affectionately known, was not an initial commercial success. It was only in production from 1980 to 1982 And its sounds were not particularly realistic, but it did have a distinct character than some artists of the time. It has since achieved a cult following and can be heard on more recordings than perhaps any other drum machine. Roland has also released two “reboots” in recent years, a “Boutique” TR-08 version and the TR-8s for the Aira series.