CatSynth Pic: In the Studio

This cat is hard at work in the studio on a recording project. Submitted by Dave Andersson via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Arturia MiniBrute 1

We at CatSynth love our Arturia MiniBrute 2, but this cat really loves their 1st edition MiniBrute. From Rene Ubachs via Facebook.

Cats really like synths !

They certainly do 😺

CatSynth Pic: Monty and Arturia CMI V

Monty discovers the Arturia CMI V software synthesizer (via the KeyLab keyboard). Submitted by Julian Guffogg via our Facebook page.

Monty tried the Arturia CMI V in the end!

As one commenter noted, Monty clearly has great taste in synths. The Arturia CMI V is a great recreation of this “holy grail” synth from the 1980s. We used it in our recent Death Valley music video.

CatSynth Pic: Poppy in the Workshop

Poppy the cute black cat is busy as a quality-control engineer for this synth repair job. From Michael Weeks via Facebook.

Poppy the QC inspector

Identification of the synth being repaired left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Video: Piano woogie boogie massages for meow

Perhaps not a synth per se, but still a wonderful moment of cats and music. I especially like that it’s more bluesy than most cat-and-piano jams 😺🎶

From Haburu on YouTube.

CatSynth Pic: Abstraction

Apropos of yesterday’s Wordless Wednesday post, we have a geometrically proportioned CatSynth Pic today. With the balance of colors (red for the Behringer and Focusrite on the left vs the gray on the right) and the stacked keyboard, this could be right out of our architectural series.

Submitted by Pete Dolan via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Betty and the Yamaha CS20m

Betty on top of Yamaha CS20m

Adorable Betty the black cat sits atop a vintage Yamaha CS20m synthesizer. From Edda Jayne Hill via Facebook.

Betty loves the CS20m

And she is certainly in good company! Long before Yamaha’s dominance in the mid-1980s with the DX series of FM synths, they created the CS series of analog subtractive synthesizers. Although similar in topology to other analog synthesizers of the era, they had their own unique sound and character and were prized by many artists.

CatSynth Pic: Guess the Keyboard

Our tuxedo friend is obscuring the label for this keyboard, so we invite readers to identify it.

Submitted by André Bénédicte Fragé via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pics: #NationalCatDay with Sam Sam and Big Merp

Sam Sam with Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck

Of course, every day is National Cat Day (or International Cat Day) here at CatSynth. But we are marking the occasion by letting Sam Sam and Big Merp share their own pics. Above, we see Sam Sam in one of her favorite spots in the studio, in front of the Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck. Sam Sam would also like to share her recent studio video.

And lest Big Merp is left out of the fun, here is a pic of him hanging out behind the main modular synth.

Big Merp with the modular

CatSynth Pic: Cat through Guitar Pedals

This may be the best thing you hear today (besides Sam Sam’s new video on CatSynth TV). From Simon The Magpie via YouTube.