Milali with Arturia MicroFreak, Korg MS-20 and Future Retro Revolution

Milali the cat reach a top shelf while stepping on a Future Retro Revolution.  Also present: Arturia MicroFreak and Korg MS-20.

Milali is back, using the Future Retro Revolution to reach…something up on that shelf. We also see an Arturia MicroFreak – a personal favorite of ours – and the Korg MS-20 that we saw in Milali’s previous appearance.

Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Milali with Korg MS-20 and Future Retro Revolution

Milali from Stuttgart poses elegantly atop a Future Retro Revolution synthesizer. Below is a Korg MS-20. A beautiful cat with two beautiful instruments.

Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Akai APC40, Korg Kaoss Pads, KMI QuNexus

This beautiful Siamese cat is holding court in a studio featuring an Akai APC40 controller (for Ableton Live), a pair of Korg Kaoss pads, and a Keith McMillen (KMI) QuNexus controller. And that appears to be a dead furby next to the cat.

Submitted by sgt.dingo via our Instagram.

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Yes, that’s a Furby pelt pop filter.

Bobby and Korg NTS-1

Bobby is intrigued by the Korg NTS-1 programmable synthesizer. So are we Bobby, so are we.

From Erwin Kant via our Facebook page.

The NTS-1 is a small DIY kit that is compatible with the same SDK used in the Minilogue XD and Prologue synthesizers, allowing the development of custom oscillators and effects.

Mae and Korg OpSix

Mae the black cat sits atop a Korg OpSix synthesizer.  Computer keyboard and screen also present.

Mae proudly sits atop a Korg OpSix synthesizers. From Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

Mae not helping with the OpSix

The OpSix is a reimagining of the classic Yamaha six-operator FM synthesizers of the 1980s. It expands on the original voice architecture with additional algorithms, and most significantly adds real-time surface controls and displays for each of the operators. It also includes filters and effects, something that was not part of the original DX series. It is definitely an interesting instrument if you want to check out classic DX-style FM synthesis.

You can see all of Mae’s appearances on CatSynth via this tag.

Milo, Jet, Korg

Jet and Milo return to CatSynth with a Korg keyboard synthesizer.

From Keith Winstanley via Facebook.

Olly, MicroKORG, and MS-20

A moody picture featuring Olly the tabby cat. The dark surroundings make it challenging to see, but there is a MicroKORG, an MS-20, and probably one more instrument in there.

From somedustup via Instagram.

instrument racks are the best cat trees ever made! Fully tested and approved by Olly… whether we like it or not! 😏

Cat in the Studio (Behringer, Modular and more)

The white cat from Kamal Sabran’s studio returns. We see a Behringer Poly D and DeepMind, sundry modular, and a lot of beautiful retro gear including reel-to-reel tape recorders. A microKORG appears to be stacked in the lower-left corner.

From our friend Kamal Sabran in Malaysia via Facebook.

⚑️new film score / kambing soon 🐐

Korg PSS-50 chord progression 2 with Alesis Midiverb (avant-prog/free improvisation edition)

This cat is hanging out during a complex-rhythm improvisation with a Korg PSS-50 and an Alesis Midiverb. From acreil on YouTube via matrixsynth.

You can make unusual time signatures by switching between patterns.

Chord progression:
First part: F m7, B m6, D M7, G# 7, A# m9, E 6, G m6, C# 9
Second part: C# m7, C M7, E m7, G M7, G# m7, B M7, A# m7, F# M7, F m7, E M7, D# m7, A M7
Third part: F M7, A m7, A# M7, B m7, D M7, F# m7, D# M7, D m7, C# M7, C m7, G# M7, G m

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.