Orion watches as his human assembles a new synthesizer module. We a Behringer Neutron semi-modular synthe behind him.
This cat is completely bilssed-out next to a Chase Bliss Blooper pedal and circuit-bent Walkman (speed controls). Between the cassette and the pedal, a lot of looping fun to be hand here.
From Antoine Marronclɘs via Facebook.
The Blooper is an intriguing little pedal, and looks quite practical for looping fun. From Chase Bliss’s website:
Within this little blue rectangle is an intricate machine to explore, unravel, and make your own, with infinite opportunities and outcomes…there is loop saving, eight layers of undo and redo, and external syncing. On the creative end, there are two channels of modifiers, a lo-fi Stability control, and three looping modes. blooper’s heart is Additive mode, which allows you to record sound modifiers directly into the loop like any other overdub.https://www.chaseblissaudio.com/shop-pedals/blooper
I love this! A maneki-neko turned into a DIY electronic musical instrument. I need to make one of these and will definitely be following up with the creators and curators for more. I do regret not seeing this in person as it was at the Center for New Music here in San Francisco, but this was 2020 and we know how that was.
Fortunately, we can all see some scenes from this video show via this link.
Beautiful and hypnotic “sound path” performance from Kamal Sabran. The kitten seems very relaxed and content listening to it, as do I.
We see an Arturia Microbrute, Kaoss pad, and a wide variety of items including a classic reel-to-reel tape recorder, circuit toys, analog oscilloscope, and more. You can see a previous post from Kamal Sabran here.
Gerty supervises a repair job an electronic organ. From Brandon Heartworm Yahiro-Taylor via Facebook.
So far, the most annoying part of working on electronic music without a laptop is getting this thing to MIDI synch with Gerty…
Another picture from the series
From Sound Provider on YouTube, via matrixsynth.
“Total Studio Life experience today, I was doing some Mastering when my lovely cat propose me to do some experimental drone Music, So here is a part the result 😀
For people who are interested my kitty use a Diy “Garden Synth”, a DIY synth I build years ago after after watching Folktek Resonant or Luminist Garden from the genius Arius Blaze with H9 effects from Eventide and my old Tape delay the beautiful Roland Space Echo.
I build the ‘Garden Synth’ with one old random box + Guitar and Bass String and cheap Piezo Mics”
The Garden Synth reminds us a bit of our Pocket Gamelan.
Dino steals the show in this video from Ok Housecat. Lots of fun circuit-bending in this one, and Dino seems to be enjoying it.
Video by Tim Kaiser of his cat with the 4093 Quad Oscillator and his cat.
The 4093 Quad Oscillator is a popular lo-fi DIY circuit based on the 4093 NAND gate. They look very simple to make, so we at CatSynth plan to make one ourselves at some point. Big Merp will love it 😸
Today’s CatSynth video features our very own Big Merp. I was trying out an old photo theremin that I bought years ago, and decided to try playing it in front of Big Merp. Hilarity ensued. Definitely watch the video all the way to the end – the look on his face is priceless.
The photo theremin consists of a simple analog oscillator that uses a light-sensitive resistor (i.e.,a photocell) to control the frequency. So you can move your hand or other objects around it to change the light and thus change the pitch. This one also as an LFO for added sonic variety, and came in a really cool translucent blue case.