We have a treat for you today, a sequence of the OP-Z from Teenage Engineering sequencing the Voltage Research Lab from Pittsburgh Modular. Elliott the cat presides, and by all accounts approves 😸.
This cat found a cute hiding space under the keyboard and on top of the patch cables. From Marcus Pearson via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.
We wrap up our week of Milo and Jet with this picture of Jet leaning against a modular synth. This is a pose worthy of Big Merp 😸
Thanks to Keith Winstanley for all the pics. We will feature Milo and Jet in the regular rotation going forward. If your cat has posed with synthesizers or any other musical instruments, please let us know in the comments, via Facebook, or Twitter @catsynth.
Jet and Milo continue their weeklong march through the pages of CatSynth. Today, Jet shows of two classic Sequential synths, the Pro One and Prophet 5.
Submitted by Keith Winstanley via our Facebook page.
The weeklong takeover by Keith Winstanley and his cats Milo and Jet continues. Today we have Milo sitting comfortably (?) in front of a classic Minimoog Model D.
The Minimoog is a favorite of ours at CatSynth. You can see photos of our own and others here.
We have a special treat this week as Keith Winstanley and his cats Milo and Jet take over with a new CatSynth pic each day! First up, we have Jet with The Electric Music Box, the keyboard part of a Music Easel. this one has an unusual monochromatic face, but I like it. And it matches the cat 😸🎹
George sits atop a modular system. From Cat Full of Ghost Electronics via their facebook page.
Looking to the future, sitting on the past.
Identification of the “past” modules left as an exercise to the reader.
Today we have three adorable pics from Brian Moran of his cat with a Make Noise 0 Coast synthesizer and a Korg SQ-1 sequencer.
The three together make for a cozy winter cat-and-synthesizer session on the bed.
Cat posing with a Korg Arp Odyssey synthesizer. From Jenna Leigh-Raine via Facebook.
Modelling for Korg. Ha
We’ve long been intrigued by the Korg Arp Odyssey since it came out – you can see our NAMM review when it was first released. But we don’t have one of our own…yet.
This cat is showing off a great find: a Moog MG-1, which was made for the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand in the early 1980s. From Paul Cunningham via Facebook.
Found this Moog at the pawn shop. Already had the cat. Look it’s got all it’s slider knobs!
The slider knobs (and other knobs) do fit the industrial design of the time. And the colorful section borders suggest a precursor to Moog’s current Matriarch series. It is, nonetheless, a fully equipped analog subtractive synthesizer:
The MG-1 includes:
- Two oscillators with sync & detune, one producing either a Square or Sawtooth waveform, with the other producing either a Pulse or Sawtooth waveform.
- One 24db/oct low pass filter/VCF, that can use the envelope generator, has three-position keyboard tracking, and is capable of self oscillation.
- Three-part envelope generator, with separately adjustable Attack and Decay or Release, and selectable Sustain on or off. The Envelope Generator can be triggered by either the keyboard, or the LFO.
- Oscillator 2 can be tuned independently or hard-synced to Oscillator 1.
- Noise generator. (Digital Pseudo-Random Noise)
- Ring modulation (called “Bell Tone” this is Amplitude Modulation of VCO 1 and 2).
- Polyphonic oscillator. This is a divide-down square wave generator. It is routed to the VCF and the VCA.
- LFO that can modulate the oscillators and the filter using a Triangle, square or random Sample and Hold waveform
- Voltage controlled amplifier with Keyed, Hold, and Envelope modes (accessed via 3-way switch, misleadingly only labelled “Tone Sources” but also affects Poly signal)
- Portamento (called “Glide”)
- External Control inputs for pre-MIDI CV/Gate.