We have a special treat this week as Keith Winstanley and his cats Milo and Jet take over with a new CatSynth pic each day! First up, we have Jet with The Electric Music Box, the keyboard part of a Music Easel. this one has an unusual monochromatic face, but I like it. And it matches the cat 😸🎹
Poppy the cute black cat is busy as a quality-control engineer for this synth repair job. From Michael Weeks via Facebook.
Poppy the QC inspector
Identification of the synth being repaired left as an exercise to the reader.
Adorable Betty the black cat sits atop a vintage Yamaha CS20m synthesizer. From Edda Jayne Hill via Facebook.
Betty loves the CS20m
And she is certainly in good company! Long before Yamaha’s dominance in the mid-1980s with the DX series of FM synths, they created the CS series of analog subtractive synthesizers. Although similar in topology to other analog synthesizers of the era, they had their own unique sound and character and were prized by many artists.
Today we feature this handsome senior house panther with a modular system. It looks it might be a Moog modular! From Teh Autowitch via our Facebook page.
The Mystery Cat! He’s around 19 years old, deaf, and very helpful.
We wish the Mystery Cat more years to come is his long life!
We start off this week with a black cat playing the theremin.
We get a peek at some modules below, and I find myself wondering if the theremin is controlling them. She definitely sees the antenna as a toy 😸. It reminds us of our video of Merp with the photo theremin.
Syd sits atop an Ekeltron Analog Keys synthesizer. From Moustafa Elsayed via our Facebook page. Moustafa describes Syd as “my best musical buddy when I am playing”, a description that makes us smile 😻.
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.
Jet, a beautiful black cat, poses in front of a vintage Minimoog. From Keith Winstanley via Facebook.
A black cat in the studio, who seems rather unimpressed by the rather impressive 5U modular system. Said cat is also sitting some instrument from Oberheim.
From Eric Larsen via Facebook.
A gorgeous house panther shows off her studio, which includes a MicroBrute and controllers from Arturia, an Elektron SidStation, and a Nintendo GameBoy. From Shaun Steven Struble on Facebook, who says this about the GameBoy:
My main composition machine. If I can write it in three voices on the gameboy and it sounds good, I know it’ll sound good when I expand it to the other synths.