The adorable Meelee joins us today from Hong Kong with quite a setup. She has a Synthstrom Audible Deluge, a Moog Mother-32 and Subharmonicon, and sundry Eurorack modules including several from Mutable Instruments, Make Noise, Endorphines, Expert Sleepers, 4ms, Electro-smith, and more. Submitted by Jan Hohmann via our Facebook page.
The Deluge from Synthstrom Audible is a new one for us. It is a portable synthesizer, sampler, and sequencer. A very popular combination these days as we see many instruments that combine these features in different ways.
The beautiful Xandra – a Siamese oriental shorthair cat – sits proudly in front of a modular system featuring offerings from FolkTek, Moog, Malekko and more. Xandra fits purrfectly with the aesthetics of the FolkTek modules.
This cat is completely bilssed-out next to a Chase Bliss Blooper pedal and circuit-bent Walkman (speed controls). Between the cassette and the pedal, a lot of looping fun to be hand here.
From Antoine Marronclɘs via Facebook.
The Blooper is an intriguing little pedal, and looks quite practical for looping fun. From Chase Bliss’s website:
Within this little blue rectangle is an intricate machine to explore, unravel, and make your own, with infinite opportunities and outcomes…there is loop saving, eight layers of undo and redo, and external syncing. On the creative end, there are two channels of modifiers, a lo-fi Stability control, and three looping modes. blooper’s heart is Additive mode, which allows you to record sound modifiers directly into the loop like any other overdub.
The adorable Elgie returns, this time with a Crumar Orchestrator and Sequential Six-Trak. Submitted by Eston Lathrop via our Facebook page.
The Crumar Orchestrator was released in 1977 and provides an orchestra-in-a-box with Brass, Piano, Clavichord, Cello, and Violin sounds, as well as a Bass sound. They can be combined and each has its own level control. It is particularly good for the Brass and String sounds which are reminiscent of the ARP Solina (we at CatSynth have used the Arturia Solina V on a few recordings).
The Sequential Six-Trak was released in 1984. As a synthesizer, it was a smaller cousin to the Prophet series, but it did include many of the Prophets’ features like cross-modulation. There was also an onboard sequencer six-track sequencer (hence the name) and full MIDI support, including controllers for the various parameters.