CatSynth Video: Drum Machines, MicroBrute, Kaoss Pad and more

This has to be one of the sweetest things we have seen in a long time! From our friend Kamal Sabran via Facebook. We see a young man and young cat, who clearly love one another, playing a drum machine. There is also an Arturia MicroBrute, a Korg Kaoss Pad, and some cool retro devices including a reel-to-reel tape recorder and analog oscilloscope.

CatSynth Pic: Roland TR-8 and Korg Monologue

Black cat with Roland TR-8 and Korg Monologue

Beautiful black cat with a Roland TR-8 AIRA drum machine and a Korg Monologue synthesizer. From Chris Weinhardt via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Modular, Roland, Korg, Arturia

Today we have a seriously cute cat with a modular system, a Roland System-1m, Korg SQ-1, Arturia keyboard and more. From Simon RD via Facebook.

Identification of the individual modules 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: 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: Merce, Jomox Resonator Neuronium, MicroKORG, and Fluxus

Our friend Merce joins us again, with the Jomox Resonator Neuronium along with the MicroKORG. He also shares this classic Fluxus piano piece by George Brecht.

When you can’t even get a Fluxus piece right. George Brecht, “3 Piano Pieces,” from Water Yam, 1962

Even we at CatSynth sometimes find it hard to Fluxus right in these anxious times.

CatSynth Pic: Merce and microKORG

Our friend Merce the Cat (@Merce_the_cat on Twitter) rests comfortably against a microKORG.

CatSynth Pic: Brisket, Korg Polysix, and Social Distancing

In this moment of social distancing, Brisket is showing us how to do it right as he completely ignores the Korg Polysix next to him.

Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Mimmo with Circuit and Minilogue XD

Mimmo returns, this time with a Novation Circuit in addition to his Korg Minilogue XD. Submitted by “Christian Gatto” of Gabarria.

You can see Mimmo’s previous post here.

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.