CatSynth Pic: Phantom and Yamaha DX21

Phantom performs on a Yamaha DX21 synthesizer. From Andreas Gregor via Facebook.

This was Phantom. He had an ear for synthesizers. I recorded him on my DX21 one day. I think he might be the only cat that released a track on iTunes and Amazon. Lol.

The track Naptime Electronique is available on Amazon and Apple Music.

CatSynth Pic: Vigilando

Black cat guarding and impressive and varied collection of synthesizers. From Patriwiki Wiki Wiki via Facebook.

Identification of the synths left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Korg MS2000

Handsome black cat with a Korg MS2000 synthesizer. From our friend synthguy216 on Instagram, who asks “why so serious?”

The MS2000 is in the lineage of Korg’s MS-20 and MS-50, but uses analog modeling, and offers 4-voice polyphony. It was released in 2000, and combines the MS-style mix of pre-wired patching with very accessible real-time knob controls and a patching matrix via the LCD screen. There is also the MS2000R rackmount version.

CatSynth Pic: Yamaha DX7

Adorable black cat with a goatee on a Yamaha DX7. From Deo Karnaby via Facebook, who states that his cat had the goatee when he was younger, but lost it as he got older.

CatSynth Pic: Erica Synths

Black cat – green eyes like our Luna – with a rack full of modules from Erica Synths. From James Johnson via Facebook.

Both the cat and the modules are gorgeous!

CatSynth Pic: Roland TB-03 and TR-09

Black cat Tromo with Roland Boutique TB-03 and TR-09 synths.

By Elie Sakr via a new treasure trove thread on the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

CatSynth Pic: Giuliano, Mae, and MicroFreak

Giuliano (orange) and Mae (black) enjoy a jam session with the Arturia MicroFreak. Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

Giuliano in particular seems to be enjoying it.

The MicroFreak has become one of our main instruments for live performance as well as experimentation. Here is one of our videos demonstrating its features.

You can also see more posts of Giuliano.

CatSynth Pic: Albert and Korg Electribe SX

Albert the black cat with Korg Electribe SX (red, SD card)

Albert sits atop a Korg Electribe SX (red, with SD card reader) as he contemplates his next composition. Submitted by David Cole via our Facebook page.

The SX was a major step forward for the popular Electribe series; plus it had a cool red metal case, and vacuum tubes.

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 Pic: Korg Minilogue XD

We finish out our week of black cats at CatSynth with this cutie from Kursk, Russia playing a Korg Minilogue XD. By dj.wadada on Instagram.