Orion in the Studio

Orion joins us again. He’s doing scratch’n’roll in front of a tower of synths including a Waldorf Quantum (a unit we at CatSynth have lusted after), a Linnstrument, Sequental P6, AMS Hydrasynth Desktop, and more. It looks like they have also installed the Serge panels from this previous post into the larger studio setup.

From Justin Sullivan (@justin3am) on Twitter.

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.

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.

Milo and Buchla modules

Milo inspects the case for an emerging Buchla modular system. From Keith Winstanley.

Milo has appeared several times on CatSynth – you can see all his appearances via this tag. Although he is a tuxedo cat, from this angle he looks entirely black. Either way, we know he and his human are going to have a lot of fun with this new modular system.

Saruman, Yamaha CS-30, Casio SK-1

Cat on top of a Yamaha CS-30 synthesizer, pressing two keys.  A Casio SK-1 keyboard sits below.

Saruman the cat plays a note or two on a vintage Yamaha CS-30 synthesizer. Below we see a Casio SK-1. From hdgenis on Instagram.

My cat on Yamaha CS30 🐈‍⬛🎹

The Yamaha CS-30 is a fully analog subtractive synth with two VCOs, to VCFs with lowpass and hi-pass, as well as VCAs, envelopes, etc typical of analog synths. What is interesting about it is the ability to route the various elements in a semi-modular fashion. The SK-1 is of course a rather coveted sampling keyboard from the early 1980s.