Drum KAT Cat

Meiko gets ready to lay down some rhythms on the Drum KAT. From our friend Charles Whiley.

You can see Meiko’s previous appearances here, and all of Charles’ contributions to CatSynth here.

The Drum KAT has long been a fixture in the world of MIDI percussion. I remember the rectangular pad with “Mickey Mouse ears”, as well as the KAT Mallet and the “MIDI Kiti” that converted external triggers to MIDI, something that would still be valuable today with the proliferation of CV, modular, and alternative sensors for making music.

CatSynth Pics: Mr. Maximillion returns

Mr. Maximillion returns to CatSynth, with some of his best studio poses to date. From our friend Charles Whiley via Facebook.

He certainly is a handsome fellow. And his synth collection grows more impressive all the time. We some Sequential (Dave Smith), Moog, JoMoX, Novation,

To see more of Mr. Maximillion’s appearances, please click here.

CatSynth Pic: Meiko in the Studio

Meiko returns today, posing adorably among the synths and cables of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas.

it seems we have a growing ensemble cast of cats that appear regularly on these pages. To see more of Meiko, visit her tag.

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion in the Studio

We are back from NAMM and resuming regular scheduled CatSynth Pics. Today we have one of our good friends, Mr. Maximillion, in the studio with Charles Whiley. They have quite the synth collection, and always encountering new ones in their photos. And while it isn’t a synth, that mixing console is quite impressive.

If you haven’t yet done so, please check out our NAMM coverage on CatSynth TV!

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion in the Studio

Mr. Maximillion sits in the command chair of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.

Came home to this. Mr. Maximillion is my ghost producer. Don’t tell anyone. 🤫

Honestly, we at CatSynth knew that all along 😸

CatSynth Pic: Meiko in the Studio

Our week of cats in the studio concludes with the return of Meiko. It looks like she is pretty intent on the knob positions and laptop controls, probably putting together a great mix with her human Charles Whiley.

Submitted by Charles Whiley via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion in the Studio

Mr. Maximillion has found an odd place to chill in the studio 😸. From our friend Charles Whiley via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion on a Stump

Mr. Maximillion holds court on a stump in Charles Whiley’s studio.

Pow! It’s Mr. Maximillion 💖

CatSynth Pic: Obie in the Studio

Obie sits in the center of Charles Whiley’s impressive studio. Obie is short of Oberheim, and we of course love black cats. But he is rarely photographed with the synths compared to Mr. Maximillion. We are happy to be able to feature him today 😺

CatSynth Pic: Meiko and Prophet 08

The adorable Meiko with a Sequential (Dave Smith) Prophet ’08 synthesizer. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.