Gucci Boy KOMA Field Kit, Arturia BeatStep Pro, Modular

This cat is posing purrfectly with a Koma Field Kit and Field Kit FX, Arturia BeatyStep Pro, and modular synthesizer. I espy a Qu-Bit Chords and a Mutable Instrument Plaits (right between the ears).

From Jared Grim via the Facebook group KOMA Field Kit Users. Update: this handsome cat’s name is Gucci Boy.

If you haven’t done so already, please check out our intro to the KOMA Field Kit.

CatSynth Pic: Moog One

The black cat is proud to own this Moog One synthesizer. From Jon Sellers via Facebook.

Yet again, I forgot to check the scheduling link to see if the room was reserved

Fortunately, Sam Sam and I have a pretty good arrangement for sharing the studio. Merp, however, prefers to drop in unexpectedly – but we have a good time.

The Moog One is quite an impressive synth for a cat or a human.

 Per voice, Moog One offers 3 newly-designed analog VCOs, 2 independent analog filters, a dual source analog noise generator, analog mixer with external audio input, 

CatSynth Pic: Roland SH-1000

Cat posing proudly on a Roland SH-1000 synthesizer. From Ian Alexander Ratzer.

Bass lines with a phatness. SH-1000 with the filter up. No effects necessary.

There is also a video with the cat and the bass line

The Roland SH1000 was one of the first of the “SH” line of instruments, as exemplified by the organ-like elements. From Vintage Synth Explorer:

The SH-1000 is a monophonic analog synth with a single oscillator feeding a lowpass filter, an ADSR envelope, and two LFOs. It features 10 Preset sounds, but they are pretty weak. Fortunately you can create your own sounds for some really great mono-synth bass, lead, percussion and FX sounds. Basic square, ramp and pulse-width waveforms are available from the oscillator and the LFOs have sine, square and sample+hold. It has a terrific ‘Growl’ and ‘Wow’ effect for a pretty scary analog sound. It also features white noise, pink noise, portamento, octave transposition and a Random Note Generator. Although there is no user memory, unique sounds can still be quickly recreated or discovered thanks to its simple interface.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/sh1000.php

Panda with Elektron, Sequential, Access, and Nord

Panda the tuxedo cat holds court in a square of keyboards. He has some impressive offerings from Elektron, Sequential, Access, and Nord. From Andras Karoly via Facebook.

Here is a close-up of Access Virus keyboard.

Sniff and Metasonix D-2000, S-2000, modules

Sniff atop Metasonix synthesizer modules

Meet Sniff. He is a Maine Coon and the son of Zatoichi who previously appeared with Metsonix gear. Sniff poses proudly with a Metsonix D-2000 and S-2000 along with several black modules. An impressive collection indeed!

Sniff the cat with a Metsonix S-2000 and D-2000

Submitted by Palle Dahlstedt via the Metasonix Users Group on Facebook.

Sniff with Metasonix modules and synthesizers.

That is one handsome cat. And we at CatSynth are fans of Metasonix – I would like to have a D-2000 in the collection at HQ some day.

Black Cat in a Synth Studio (Roland, Yamaha, more)

Black cat in a studio with floor-to-ceiling keyboard synthesizers. We see a Juno 106 and a Yamaha DX7, but leave identification of the rest as an exercise to the reader.

From Wrecka Lec on Facebook.

Was my seat…now it’s the cats seat. 😁

Korg MS-20 and Yamaha CS 15

Cute kitten on a Korg MS-20 synthesizer. Below is a Yamaha CS 15, and above we see a stack of DX-era ROM cartridges. From Frank Jacobs via Facebook. You can see a picture of this kitten with mom here.

CatSynth Pic: Behringer Poly D

This cat has found a nice napping spot on top of a Behringer Poly D. We also see an Arturia keyboard and a Rolland VP9000 voice processor. From Steve Jones via Facebook.

The Behringer Poly D takes their Model D and expands it to four voices along with a wood-paneled keyboard reminiscent of the original Minimoog. The Roland VP9000 was released in 2000 as one of the first samplers to allow vocal manipulation of speed, pitch, and formant independently in real time.

Basti with Sequential Prophet X

Basti naps near a collection of keyboard synthesizers, including a Sequential Prophet X. We also see a MicroKorg and a Novation keyboard. From Andras Karoly via Facebook.

Here is a close-up of Basti sleeping.

The keyboard in this photo appears to be a Nord.

Please check out our chat with Dave Smith about the Prophet X from NAMM 2019.

CatSynth Pic: Korg EM-570 Echo Mixer

Cat sits in front a vintage Korg EM-570 Echo Mixer. From Frederic Fantastic Preuss via Facebook. Contents of the suitcase above the cat left as an exercise to the reader.

The EM-570 is a 5-channel mixer with EQ and echo (big-bucket brigate) per channel. It pairs nicely with vintage synthesizers.