CatSynth Pic: Esper and Ensoniq DP/4

Esper has found a nice napping spot underneath an Ensoniq DP/4 effects processor. Submitted by Xeper Kalypso via Facebook. Photo slightly enhanced in the studios of CatSynth HQ to bring out the cat and the synth 😸

The DP/4 was quite the popular and powerful effects system in its day. Some of the algorithms were included in the Ensoniq ASR-10 as well.

CatSynth Pic: Roland TB-03 and TR-09

Black cat Tromo with Roland Boutique TB-03 and TR-09 synths.

By Elie Sakr via a new treasure trove thread on the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Digital Piano

Cute cat with a 88-key digital piano. From Karl Jensen via Facebook.

The “FIMO HK 200” border is apparently from FIMO, a film-emulator app for iOS and Android. It looks a lot like the Hipstamatic app I have been using for years – I will definitely check it out.

CatSynth Pic: Bill and Juno 6 Nip Pillow

Bill seems to be enjoying his new Juno-6 catsynth pillow. From vintagesynthesizermuseum via Instagram.

Bill on the boat, with his Juno 6. Thanks @catmanofwestoakland for the Juno catnip pillow.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAq1AAiDOND/

I think Big Merp would love one of these, too 😺

If you can not already done so, please check out this video from our visit to the Vintage Synthesizer Museum.

CatSynth Pic: Otillia Returns

We have some more pictures of Otillia napping on her Casio keyboard. It seems she really finds this spot comfortable.

From @Minim2010 on Twitter.

Moi Ottilia je pique plein de roupillons partout avec ce beau temps. Mais même si maman a remis une petite table exprès pour moi dans la chambre, rien de mieux pour faire DO-DO que le synthé !

https://twitter.com/Minium2010/status/1263198827785445377

CatSynth Pic: Buchla Skylab

Cat with Buchla Skylab modular synthesizer.

Today we have a rather handsome cat next to a rather handsome Buchla Skylab system. It includes the “Thunder”-style controller and a 227e module as a customization. Overall a very impressive modular synth.

From user @ddp on Twitter. And it was quite an interesting turn of events to discover one another. It was through our cat-blogging friend Sue Strong who longtime readers might remember from the old Carnival of the Cats and Weekend Cat Blogging days. Good times!

CatSynth Pic: Mimmo

Mimmo returns to CatSynth. Submitted by Cristian Gatto via our Facebook page.

Gatto Mimmo synthmaster nella notte.

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

Gabarria is a duo of Christian (human) and Mimmo (cat). You can hear some of their music below.

Wordless Wednesday: Sam Sam and US 101

Our interests in cats, synthesizers and highways come together in this photo featuring Sam Sam checking out my US 101 shield, which I was using as a backdrop for a livestream concert on Saturday.

CatSynth Pic: Arturia MiniLab keyboard

Someone has found a nice napping spot on an Arturia MiniLab keyboard. From darioduartenunez on Instagram, you can find some more pics from this series.

CatSynth Pic: Teach Your Cat Synthesizer Repairing at Home (Reprise)

Although this one has appeared on CatSynth before, it is worth reposting in these difficult times. Plus it’s adorable and hilarious.

Submitted by our friends from the Vintage Synthesizer Museum via Instagram.