Cleo with Korg Rhythm 55, Roland SH-101, Arturia

Cleo the cat naps next to a Korg Rhythm 55 drum machine.  Above is a Roland SH-101 synthesizer and arturia keyboard.

Cleo naps next to a Korg Rhythm 55 vintage drum machine, while keeping a wary eye open. Behind her are a Roland SH-101 and an Arturia keyboard. Submitted by hotham sound via Twitter.

Cleo, the one and only.

We at CatSynth are quite happy to feature Cleo today. I have also had the opportunity to play a Korg Rhymth 55 in the past, at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum. A bit in the instrument from Vintage Synth Explorer:

he KR55 was, for its time (1979), an advanced preset rhythm drum machine with up to 96 preset rhythm patterns! These patterns cover the whole gamut of presets (Waltz, Samba, Rhumba, Bossa Nova, Tango, Slow Rock, Swing, Rock, etc.). The KR55 also featured a “swing beat” control to add a variation to the groove. Each drum sound’s level can be individually adjusted for each pattern. It can also be externally controlled via footswitch jack for the Start/Stop and Intro/Fill switches. The KR55B was a black-chassis version released a few years later in 1982 with twice as many rhythm patterns. It has been used by Jean-Michel Jarre, Trio and Depeche Mode.

https://www.vintagesynth.com/korg/kr55.php

Stay at home concert #30 (Ambient / Berlin School Session)

That is one patient cat! Just chilling in the corner for the entire concert.

I also quite like the combination of instruments: vintage Juno-60 and Oberheim Xpander synthesizers along with the newer Arturia MicroFreq, Sequential Rev2, Moog Sub37, and more.

By Martin Stürtzer on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“It is time for another Ambient / Berlin School session! I prepared three long tracks with pads and sequences from the Oberheim Xpander, Waldorf Iridium, Roland Juno-60, Sequential Rev2, Moog Sub37, Arturia Microfreak and my modular system. All sounds are midi sequenced from Ableton. FX are coming from U-He Colour Copy, NI Raum. The Rev2 is connected to Strymon Timeline and Eventide H9. My Juno-60 is clocked from Ableton ‘CV Tools’ through an audio output of the RME 802. I am playing the Arpeggiator and hope to have a proper midi interface for it next time.”

Dali with MatrixBrute, Sequential OB-6, MPCX, Moog DFAM and More

Dali has quite the impressive synthesizer setup! In front we have an Arturia MatrixBrute, behind him a Sequential OB-6, Akai MPCX, the same Moog DFAM and Behringer TD-3 from the photo of his brother Rothko, a Behringer Model D, and a lot more. If you can name any of the other instruments, please feel free to share in the comments.

Submitted by Dirk Vanstraelen via our Facebook page.

It’s clear who the synth lord is

It certainly is 😸

Tweek with Arturia MiniBrute and OTO Biscuit

Tweek the kitten sits behind an Arturia MinIBrute synthesizer and OTO Biscuit 8-bit effects processor.

A young Tweek sits beyond an Arturia MiniBrute analog synthesizer (original edition) and OTO Biscuit 8-bit effects processor. A fine combination of cats and synths in a moody black-and-white photo.

Submitted by Antoine Marronclɘs via our Facebook page.

You can see Tweek’s previous appearances on CatSynth hhttps://www.catsynth.com/tag/tweekere.