Akai APC40, Korg Kaoss Pads, KMI QuNexus

This beautiful Siamese cat is holding court in a studio featuring an Akai APC40 controller (for Ableton Live), a pair of Korg Kaoss pads, and a Keith McMillen (KMI) QuNexus controller. And that appears to be a dead furby next to the cat.

Submitted by sgt.dingo via our Instagram.

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Yes, that’s a Furby pelt pop filter.

CatSynth Pic: Akai MPC1000

This cute cat has found a cozy space from which to lay down some rhythms on an AKAI MPC1000. From Holly Lanasolyluna via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Sitting on All the Gear

This cat has managed to sit on all three pieces of gear at once. We see an a cool Akai MPC with red pads and trim, a Korg MS2000R, and a U-Control evolution in the back.

From Nicolas Allaire via Facebook.

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 automageddonΒ on Instagram.

Giuliano and MPC Live: Maine Coon Production Centre