CatSynth Pic: Zatoichi and Metasonix G-1000 (F**king F**ker)

Our friends at Metasonix are notorious for the colorful names on their products (especially the pre-modular pedals). Here we see Zatoichi the cat posing with the G-1000 “Fucking Fucker”, a mangling tube-based guitar amp.

Here is a demo of the G-1000 from Big City Music.

CatSynth Pic: LepLoop

A rare LepLoop synthesizer and groove box in front of a fanciful feline artwork. From LepLoop on Instagram.

We at CatSynth are not particularly familiar with the LepLoop, so we looked it up. Here is a brief summary from a 2016 Sound On Sound article.

The LepLoop is an analogue synth, sequencer and percussion module all the way from sunny Italy. Hand-built into a light wooden enclosure, this tiny groovebox is pock-marked with patch points and able to hook up with MIDI, CV or DIN Sync gear. Regardless of its connectivity, the LepLoop inhabits a wayward world of its own when it comes to traditions such as melody and control. This is because at its heart is a sample and hold generator that provides source material for a looping analogue sequencer. Notes generated at random are captured and โ€” if you like what you hear โ€” worked on until you feel like dipping in again.

Inside are two VCOs, a noise source, a low-pass filter, a dedicated bass drum, twin VCAs (each with a simple envelope) and a switching system offering near-modular flexibility.

https://www.soundonsound.com/reviews/lep-leploop

CatSynth Pic: Fluff and Roland SH-101

Fluff loves his Roland SH-101. Here we see him ready to tweak the VCF on this classic synthesizer.

Submitted by Rene Ubachs via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Self-Oscillating

We at CatSynth have been enjoying this meme over the last half-year. But this may be my favorite instance to date ๐Ÿ˜น๐ŸŽน๐ŸŽ›.

The first synth I had that could self-oscillate was the Evolver from Dave Smith Instruments (now Sequential). I enjoyed performing with the “fifth oscillator” as I called it. Since then I have found myself experimenting with such phenomena on many a module.

CatSynth Pic: 5U Modular Cat

The 5U modular system comes with its own singing cat module. We at CatSynth would love to get a hold of this. We also see a Twinpeaks filter (Epoch Modular / Rob Hordijk) in the upper rack.

Submitted by Davor Gazde via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Brisket, Korg Polysix, and Social Distancing

In this moment of social distancing, Brisket is showing us how to do it right as he completely ignores the Korg Polysix next to him.

Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Video: Lilly, Behringer and Novation

Lilly poses proudly with a Novation controller and Behringer Crave and TD-3 synthesizers. And she gets cuddles. What more could one want?

CatSynth Pic: Lali and Juno 106

Sometimes Juno is the cat, sometimes Juno is the synth. Today it is the synth, as Miss Lali sits proudly atop a JUNO 106. Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Miss Lali with the Junoย ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿˆโค๏ธ

A little on the JUNO 106 from Vintage Synth Explorer:

The Juno-106 is a very common and widely used analog polysynth. It continues to be one of the most popular analog synths due to its great sound and easy programmability. It was the next major incarnation of the Juno-series, following theย Juno-60. While it has virtually the same synth engine as the Juno-60, the 106 added extensive MIDI control making it one of Roland’s first MIDI-equipped synthesizers. There was also increased patch memory storage, up to 128 patches instead of the 56 patches available in the Juno-60. However, the Juno-60 is often said to have a slight sonic edge over the more advanced 106. The 60 had the ability to modulate oscillator pulse from its envelope and has a “punchier” sound quality.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/roland/juno106.php

CatSynth Pic: Juno and Serge Clone

Juno is back again this week; he clearly loves this blue Serge clone module. There are also quite a few other interesting modules in his collection, clearly a cat with good taste!

From Markus Welt via our Facebook page.

CatSynth: Juno and Nannou on Modular

A classic composition featuring two cats. We particularly love the black cat Juno lurking the background atop the modular.

Submitted by Markus Welt via our Facebook page.