Basti with Korg 01/W, SQ-1, and Dreabox in the snow

A truly wintry scene with a Korg 01/W, a Korg SQ-1 sequencer, a small Dreadbox synth, and a color-matching cat Basti.

From Andras Karoly via Facebook. You can see Basti’s other CatSynth appearances here.

Cricket with Elektron Analog Rytm and Sequentix Circlon

Cricket sits atop an Elektron Analog Rytm and next to a Sequentix Circlon synthesizer. Submitted by Steve Curry Bilek via our Facebook page.

The Eletkron Rytm (and the later Rytm Mk II) are well known as prized as analog drum machines. The Sequentix Circlon is perhaps not as well known, but it is a beautiful-looking multi-track sequencer. I imagine Cricket can make some great beats and other music with this pair.

Current Mood (Cwejman, Roland, Make Noise, more)

Our first CatSynth pic of 2021 features an image from stretta on Twitter. A beautiful cat, with a Roland A-50 keyboard, a Cwejman S1 (semi-modular synthesizer) and several Make Noise modules (we have that Intellijel case here at CatSynth HQ).

Cat and Modular (Make Noise, Instruo, SOMA Laboratory, Erica Synths, more)

A very pretty cat framed by a wide variety of modular synthesizers, including offerings from Make Noise, SOMA Laboratory (the Lyra-8 in the lower left corner), Instruo, Erica Synths, Mutable Instruments, and many more.

From Simon RD via Facebook. You can see this cat’s previous appearance here.

CatSynth Pic: Mae and Sonic Pi

Mae returns to the pages of CatSynth. This time she is reviewing code in Sonic Pi, a popular live-coding music system.

Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

I have never used Sonic Pi myself, but I am now curious to take a look at it given that it combines my interest in programming languages and electronic music.

You can see Mae’s other appearances via this link.

Boulinette and Novation Summit

A lovely scene with Boulinette posing in the window behind a Novation Summit synthesizer. There is a certain painterly quality about this image that I quite like.

From hgprs via Instagram.

Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a large pond? 🐠

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Novation LaunchPad

We conclude this week with another beauty. This cat poses with a Novation Launchpad in a bath of colorful psychedelic lights.

From animalsarebeauty via Instagram.

ROBOTSPEAk, Moog Mother-32, Modular

A moody image featuring cat, Moog Mother-32, and modular synthesizers. From Steve Taormina of ROBOTSPEAk, our local synthesizer store in San Francisco.

Watch this video from ROBOTSPEAk’s 16th anniversary show.

CatSynth Pic: Orion and Sequential Prophet 12

This handsome fellow is orion.s.cat on Instagram, and poses with what I believe to be a Sequential Prophet 12, a personal favorite of mine.

This new room is awsome, meow, I really love it!! There, I found a very strange toy… I don’t know what it is but his black and white buttons make sound when we push them, amazing 🙀😻!

My daddy call it a “synth” and it makes “music”! So I like to play music with my daddy! And you my furriends? Do you like to listen and/or play music with your humans?

Have a good night everyone!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CICFK19qcmF/

CatSynth Video: Arturia MiniLab with Tony and Frankie

One from a treasure trove of performances on the Arturia MiniLab by cats Tony and Frankie on Instagram and TikTok. Listen to the accompanying mews in this one.