Borris and Teisco Synthesizer 110F

Tabby cat on a chair behind a Teisco Synthesizer 110F (analog synthesizer from 1980)

Borris proudly shows off his Teisco Synthesizer 110F. Submitted by Edda Jayne Hill via our Facebook page.

Borris posing with his fave synth.

He is very proud that he can operate it and get crazy sci-fi sounds from this thing, the other day he made it sound like a cat meowing 😸

We at CatSynth would love to hear some of Borris’ patches.

The Teisco S110F is a two-oscillator analog synthesizer released by Kawaii (under their Teisco brand) in 1980. It is a classic-style subtractive analog synth with resonant VCF, a high-pass filter and the usual envelopes, LFO, and sample-and-hold for modulation.

Dahlia, Roland W-30, Behringer VC340 Vocoder

The beautiful Dahlia returns; this time she is playing a tune on a Roland W-30 with a Behringer VC340 vocoder above. From our friend Rob Robinson via Instagram.

The Roland W-30 was a sampling workstation released in 1989 (about the same time as the Ensoniq EPS workstation that I chose for my own work). The Behringer VC340 is a recreation of the Roland VP-330 vocoder. I was quite intrigued by this offering, as we can see from this NAMM 2019 video.

Satie and Modular (Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Bafaco, Intellijel)

Satie returns this time with a fancy modular system featuring modules from Make Noise, Mutable Instruments, Bafaco, and Intellijel. The “David Lynch” panel is a nice touch as well.

This time via the Instagram page of Satie and his human Antoine Marroncles. You can see his previous appearances via this tag.

Orion and Eurorack Serge (Random*Source)

Orion the gray tuxedo cat sits behind a Eurorack serge modular system with numerous patch cables.

Orion shows off a complex patch on a Eurorack Serge system featuring modules by Random*Source. From Justin Sullivan (@justin3am) on Twitter.

We at CatSynth have long been curious about those Serge modules from Random*Source as a way of exploring Serge-style modular synthesis in more detail. The underlying premise is building up complexity from very simple building blocks like slope generators.

You can see all of Orion’s appearances via this tag.