CatSynth Pic: Curious Synth Investigator

Cute black-and-white cat in a black-and-white photo investigating a small Eurorack setup along with an Akai EWI. From bentnoise on Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Akai MPC Live

Cute black cat with an Akai MPC Live. From automageddon via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Georgina and Akai MINIAK

Georgina sits proudly on top of an Akai MINIAK synthesizer. Submitted by Steve Lamb via our Facebook page.

I will confess, I was not familiar with the MINIAK. After looking it up on the Akai site, it sounds like an interesting little instrument, especially the vocoder. Indeed, it reminds us a bit, at least feature-wise, of the Roland JDxi (which also has a vocoder), although the oscillator sections differ significantly.

CatSynth Pic: Blixa and Sasha

Blixa and Sasha hanging out in the studio. Submitted by Neil Parker via our Facebook page.

Identification of the synths and other gear in this picture left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Ceephax Acid Crew ‏

Cats find interesting ways to sit, with or without synths. And this kitty is no exception. From Ceephax Acid Crew on Twitter.

I espy an Ensoniq DP/4 signal processor, Yamaha TX802 FM module, Korg Wavestation A/D module, and more that are left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Ripley, Akai MPC, and Ensoniq SQ 1

Ripley is quite proud of his synths, an Ensoniq SQ 1 and Akai MPC. From Chris Ratterree via our Facebook page.

Here’s Ripley the boombap cat. She follows me at http://www.instagram.com/chrisratterree

CatSynth Pic: Giuliano and MPC Live

Handsome Giuliano poses with an Akai MPC Live. From automageddon on Instagram.

Giuliano and MPC Live: Maine Coon Production Centre


CatSynth Pic: Studio Cat (Nord, Roland, Akai MPC)

Cat sitting on an Akai MPC 1000 in a studio featuring various Roland instruments and a Nord lead.  From Xeper Kalypso via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

 My cat hates photos being taken of him, since he decided to do everything he could to not let me finish the work I needed to do in the studio, I took a photo

CatSynth Pic: Silvestre with Akai, Electro-Harmonix, Eventide

Black cat with Akai, Eventide, Electro-Harmonix

Black cat Silvestre sits with an Akai APC Key 25 controller, Electro-Harmonix 2880 looper, and Eventide PitchFactor pedal.  By forasteromagic on Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Porcelain Cat and Akai Synthesizers

Beautiful monochromatic photo of a porcelain cat with vintage Akai synthesizers, including the S700 sampler and VX90 six-voice analog synth.  By Jeroen ten Asbroek via Facebook.