Barney is back, and he is struggling with his new experimental empty-mixer track. From @bigbadchang on Twitter.
Barney could really use your help. His empty mixer album just isn’t coming together. Also he hasn’t been fed in three minutes. Art truly is suffering.
We hope this feature on CatSynth serves as some consolation.
It’s Groundhog Day, so we’re featuring the venerable Herman, the stuffed-toy groundhog I have had since childhood, atop our Yamaha RX5 drum machine. Definitely a vintage vibe on both counts.
If you haven’t yet seen or detailed demo and tutorial on the Yamaha RX5, please check it out.
Error Instruments have rereleased their Game Cat noise synthesizer.
I might just have to get one of these.
A moody photo of a cat looking out the window while their human plays an Arturia MiniBrute. I instantly recognized the instrument as we have one at HQ.
From Dario Duarte (@darioduartenunez) on Instagram.
Saturday, cat and synthesizer
Duarte is a composer based in Argentina who described his music as “Post-classical, neoclassical, ambient”. You can hear some of his music on his bandcamp page. Here is his latest release.
A cute cat positing with a Casio SK-5 sampling keyboard. From an auction, seen on matrixsynth.
via this auction
“kitty not included
works like a charm and has been taken care of very well. has some signs of use but nothing alarming. will need new batteries for sure. perfect lofi sounds. the organs are my favorite.”
The drum pads on the SK-5 are instrument, and different from the SK-1 and SK-10 that we have here at CatSynth HQ.
A serendipitous moment with Sam Sam sitting in the perfect spot.
We have a new picture of Persephone in the studio with her human Rob Robinson, as they get ready to record some new material.
Working on new Order of the Static Temple. The junior studio tech’s input… ‘make it noisier!’ As you wish, mewskers…
This is almost the same as this previous photo featuring Persephone and includes many of the same instruments.
The lovely Mae returns and shows off an Akai MPC Live II with a custom skin that definitely makes it pop against her dark fur. Can’t wait to hear what rhythms she makes with it.
Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.
You can see previous appearances of Mae via her tag.
We have another show of Saruman in action on his vintage Yamaha CS30 and DX7 synthesizers. In true cat form, he is able to play both at the same time. We also see the Casio SK-1 sampler in the middle.
From our friend hdgenis (Héctor D. Genis) on Instagram. To see Saruman’s other appearances on CatSynth, please visit his tag.
This beautiful cat is assisting with preset selection for the Abbey Road Chambers Reverb. From @johnmichiemusic on Twitter.
Just when you want to add reverb
To find out more about John Michie’s music, please visit his website. Hopefully his cat gets an engineering credit.
Abbey Road Chambers is a recreation of the legendary echo chamber in Abbey Road studios, and it can be used to get classic as well as novel reverb effects.