CatSynth Pic: Crumar Bit 99, Roland Juno 106, Korg MS-20, Metasonix, and More

White cat with a Crumar Bit 99, Roland Juno 106, Korg MS-20, and modules from Doepfer, Metasonix, and more.

A beautiful white cat sits atop a Crumar Bit 99 synthesizer, and beneath a Roland Juno 106 and Korg MS-20. We also see some Eurorack modules, including some Doepfer and a Metasonix yellow module – most likely an R-53 like the one sitting near me as I write this.

From Suren Seneviratne via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat, Minimoog, EMS Synthi, Rhodes, and Doepfer

A black cat playing both a Minimoog synthesizer and a Rhodes Stage electric piano. Nearby is an EMS Synthi and a rack full of Doepfer modules. From Mark L. Greco via Facebook.

There are definite musical advantages to using all four limbs.

CatSynth Pic: Rackmount Cat

A new picture from our friends Eric and Marcel at polynominal.com

Rackmount cat: done

A lot of amazing gear in this one picture. We leave it as an exercise to our readers to identify (but there are some hints in the tags).

CatSynth Video: Silent Strike – Modular Cat

From Silent Strike on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

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Winter Modular Eloquencer is the main sequencer with all 8 tracks used for: bass from Verbos Harmonic Osc, 4 drums from 2 Erica Pico Drums.
The chords are formed by Intellijel Shapeshifter, Mutable Instruments Elements and Braids, through Makenoise Erbe-Verb and Erica Black Hole DSP.
The lead and blips are from Tiptop Z3000 and Malekko Anti-Oscillator, triggered by the Varigate 8+.
Other modules, vcas, mixers etc: MI Veils, Doepfer A-132-2, A-143-2, A-134-1, A-138b, A-138p/o, Waldorf KB37, Low-Gain Submix7, Makenoise Maths and Optomix.

That cat is too adorable ­čś╗

CatSynth Video: Live Jam #101 – Techno / Minimal – Eurorack, Volca Sample, tc electronic Skysurfer, The Prophet

From Monotrail on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“And we go on!!! I bought two guitar pedals, mainly for live use. They are sturdy, look good, and are cheap. I thought I would do a Live Jam with some knob tweaking before I place them out sight.
PS: Sorry for the wobly[sic] camera, I don’t have a tripod, but use a bongo instead…

If you are still interested in obtaining one of the 50 tape’s, or a digital version of the 100th Live
Jam release, please visit my bandcamp: https://monotrail.bandcamp.com”

Nice integration of Korg Volca Sample and TC Electronics with the Eurorack modular. And we like the trick of running the Volca Sample through the Doepfer A-119. Spot the kitty ­čś║

CatSynth pic: Cat, Moog Mother-32, and Modular Synth

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Cute black cat with Moog Mother-32 and a modular synth featuring Doepfer, Pittsburgh Modular, and more.

That cat reminds us a bit of Luna ­čĺĽ

CatSynth video: shadow cat (modular synth)

From Ebotronix on YouTube, via matrixsynth. Quite the modular synth collection in this recording, plus one cool cat.

4ms Peg, QCD /Expander┬▓ ,QPLFO, RCD, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS 100┬▓, RS110┬▓┬▓, RS 360┬▓
Bananalogue Serge VCS
Cyndustries Zeroscillator┬▓
Doepfer R2m, A101-2, A114, A118,A134┬▓┬▓, A143-2,A151┬▓┬▓
A152, A175┬▓┬▓,A185-2, A138abc, A192-1( 4Vox midi CC )
Flame 4 Vox ,Chord Machine┬▓, FX 16, Talking Synth Module┬▓
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise Brains ,PP┬▓,Maths┬▓,Moddemix┬▓┬▓,QMMG,
Optomix, Wogglebug┬▓
Malekko Anti┬▓┬▓, Unkle┬▓┬▓,Jag
Moog FreqBox┬▓┬▓, MP201
Roland SVC-350 Vocoder, System 104 Sequencer
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z8000 manual voltage source
Toppobrillo Quantimator┬▓(min pentatonic),Sportmodulator,TWF
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000
Rocktron Rack Interface┬▓
FX : Alesis 3630,Philtre,Boss VF-1,Lexicon PCM 80
Line 6 Echopro ,Red Federation BPM FX Pro
TC M one XL, M3000
mackie the mixer┬▓
drums Ultrabeat
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NAMM: Doepfer, Jomox, Black Market Modular, WMD, SSF

We pick up our post-NAMM coverage where we left off after the show. As stated in earlier articles, this was a great year for synthesizers, including analog modular synthesizers. For the first time, several manufacturers formed a super booth in Hall A in the main show floor.

Do you like synths?

Holding court in the center was Deiter Doepfer himself with a giant Doepfer modular system.

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The new modules from Doepfer this year included an opto FET filter (an alternative to the popular vactrol filters), a quadrature thru-zero VCO, and a large trigger sequencer. The trigger sequencer has a nice appearance and provides a lot of outputs. It plays well with a new clock divider that Doepfer introduced as well. The FET filter has some interesting properties for doing FM filter effects as it can modulate much faster, though it apparently distorts at higher volumes.

JoMoX has been long known for its small tabletop instruments. This year, like several other manufacturers, they introduced Eurorack modular versions, including the T-rackonizer filter matrix along with some of their drum synths.

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Black Market Modular collaborated with Foxtone Music to bring the Colour Pallete to the Eurorack modular format. ItÔÇÖs really a ÔÇťmodular inside a modularÔÇŁ, where one can mix and match up to three ÔÇťcolour palettesÔÇŁ (expansion cards) that operate as standalone modules, each with its own VCA. They hope to release more expansion cards over time, which will be compatible with their outboard system.

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Another interesting collaboration featured WMD and Steady-State Fate (SSF). There are some basic modulesl, but also some specialized sound and control elements such as the Spectrum and Mini Slew modules. And all of them can put together in this neat little case complete with keyboard that supports MIDI and CV.

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This is only the beginning of what was on display in the analog modular superbooth 6990. More will be presented in subsequent articles.

CatSynth video: do re minor

A great demo track from Ebotronix on YouTube. Via matrixsynth. It includes an impressive array of synth gear. And watch for the cat in the corner ­čÖé

4ms Peg, QCD / Expander, RCD, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS100┬▓,RS110┬▓┬▓,RS 170,RS360┬▓,RS500e┬▓
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue VCS
Cyndustries Zero Oscillator
Doepfer R2m, A118, A134┬▓┬▓, A143-2,A148,
A 149-1, A151┬▓┬▓,A160/161, A175┬▓┬▓,A185-2, A 138c
Flame Chord Machine┬▓,Talking Synth Module┬▓
Grendel Formant Filter┬▓
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise PP, Maths┬▓,Moddemix┬▓┬▓,Optomix,QMMG,Ren├ę, Woglebug┬▓
Malekko Anti Oscillator┬▓┬▓ Uncle┬│,Jag
Moog Freqbox┬▓┬▓,MP201
Oberheim Sem
Sherman Filterbank 2
Simmons Clap Trap
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z8000 manual voltage source
Toppobrillo Quantimator,Sportmodulator,TWF┬▓
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000┬▓ , QCD,Peg, RCD
FX :Boss VF1,Lexicon MX 400,PCM 80, Line6 echopro,TC M one XL
mackie the mixer┬│
kick by RS110 Maths QMMG

CatSynth pic: Carmel and Doepfer Mixtur-Trautonium

And we’re back, with more cats and synths!

Carmel and Doepfer Mixtur-Trautonium.

Submitted by William Blakeney, via our Facebook page.

“Carmel, our Bengal kitty-cat with her Doepfer Mixtur-Trautonium…We have a deal that she only chews the grey cables, not the blue or the red.”