CatSynth Pic: Pinki and Roland TR-909

Pinki the cat with a Roland TR-909 drum machine

Pinki shows off a Roland TR-909 drum machine. From Edda Jayne Hill via our Facebook page.

Pinki just hit the start button and is seemingly impressed by the outcome 😁

The TR-909 was a commercial failure compared to its predecessor, the TR-808, but it has since become a prized instrument and commands rather high prices. Many friends even celebrate “909 Day” on the 9th of September. Roland has more recently introduced a TR-09 as part of its Boutique series.

CatSynth Pic: Yoshi and Blix in the Studio

Yoshi (tabby) and Blix (black) are relaxing in the studio. I see a Behringer Deep Mind 12, and Korg R3, Electribe, and Volca Beats. Submitted by Manny Tejeda via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Bobby and Korg Monologue

Bobby the cat exploring editing functions of the Korg Monologue. Submitted by Erwin Kant via our facebook page.

Bobby showing me how the monologue works

CatSynth Pic: Tablebeast TB-MT14 (Circuit-Bent Casio MT-140) 2008 Black

Via matrixsynth.

via this auction

“Up for grabs is a super ultra rare bend by the infamous Tablebeast.

To my knowledge he only did twp bends on this particular Casio model and the other keyboard went to Trent Reznor’s studio during the With Teeth sessions, or at least that is the story Jesse Savage told me. He sent this to me as part reparations for a custom amp project that went seriously wrong (ie never delivered).

Own one of these rare gems, its got glitch soul for days, nothing like it.”

Sadly, the auction is long over. But many other opportunities for glitchiness await…

CatSynth Pic: Roland Rhythm Composer and Tascam Mixer

This adorable tabby is proud of its Roland rhythm composer and TASCAM mixer. Submitted by Brandon M. Rogers via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Space Kitty, Moog for Cats

From the Facebook page of Space Kitty Studios.

CatSynth Pic: Spike and Teenage Engineer OP-Z

Spike enjoys the OP-Z from Teenage engineering, and its color matches his bed! From @DJLahbug via Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Piano Lessons with Roux

Roux demonstrating his piano skills at Meowy Manor Kitten Rescue. From Samantha Martin, founder of the Amazing Acro-Cats and Rock Cats.

You can see our recent video of the Acro-Cats’ visit to San Francisco below.

CatSynth Video: OP-1 synth sounds and initial track idea with cats

From Synth & Sundry on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“Starting to make a new track with the Teenage Engineering OP-1. First I go through some of the sounds I used and then an initial arrangement that I hope to build on. My two cats came to see what I was up to in the process of shooting this.”

CatSynth Video: Drone Kitty

This cat is making beautiful drone music on a grid controller. By Quinn Walker and spotted by our friend and collaborator Chris Broderick on Facebook.