Ed, NLC Modules, Euclidean Circles, Make Noise

Edward (Ed) finds a cosy spot next to a large Eurorack modular system. We see a Euclidean Circles modules from vpme, several DIY-built modules from Nonlinear Circuits with the colorful knobs, a Make Noise Maths, and a Volts Platz from Frequency Central.

Submitted by Gareth aka PnP Modular via Instagram.

Infiltration has occurred…

Lilly and Yamaha DX21

Black cat sitting on top of a synthesizer (Yamaha DX21)

Beautiful Lilly sits atop a Yamaha DX21 synthesizer. Behind her, we espy a Teenage Engineering Pocket Operator. (The reel-to-reel tape recorder is nice as well.)

Submitted by N3ncehead on Reddit.

Cat on my first synth, the Yamaha DX21

The DX21 was a 4-operator FM synth in Yamaha’s DX line. Not quite as powerful as the 6-operator instruments like the DX7, or the later 4-operator synths like the TX81Z, but nonetheless fully capable of complex FM synthesis. It also featured multiple layers and keyboard splits, which separated it from the other 4-operator instruments at the time like the DX27 and DX100. (Yes, there were a lot of DXs in the 1980s.)

Sidney Crosby on Pedals and Mini-Synths

Sidney Crosby does what cats do best and has jumped up on the platform with numerous pedals and mini-synths belonging Scott Smigiel.

Submitted by bittersweetdb on Mastodon.

Here’s Sidney Crosby on @ssmigiel’s live setup of many pedals and mini synths.


Tuna, Novation Bass Station, Yamaha DX7

Tuna naps atop a Novation Bass Station and a Yamaha DX7. From thedigitalpurrgatory on Instagram.

Tuna reclaiming his spot.

Presumably, Tuna is reclaiming from Sora, whom we saw napping on this same Bass Station a week ago. We at CatSynth know this territorial rivalry all too well, as Sam Sam and Big Merp are constantly vying for territory and resources (i.e., they are being cats).

Albert with Korg Electribe, Roland SH-101, Elektron Digitone, more

Albert has found a nice sunny spot in the studio. We see a Roland SH-101, Korg Eletribe, and Elektron Digitone next to him. It appears that he is sitting on a Roland TB-303 (or similar) with a dark panel, and another rhythm machine.

Submitted by David Cole via our Facebook page.

Oberheim (the cat) and JL Cooper Synapse MIDI router

Oberheim the black cat next to a JL Cooper Synapse MIDI router

Oberheim the cat is back, this time with a JP Cooper Synapse MIDI router and processor. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.

The JL Cooper routers were among the earlier MIDI devices I read about as I was understanding what is needed to go from one synthesizer to a home studio. I never did get one (not practical for me at that time in the late 1980s), but I still have the Digital Music Corp MX-8 that got later on to serve a similar purpose.

Borat the kitten and Yamaha EZ 200 Keyboard

Borat, an adorable black kitten, jumps up on a Yamaha keyboard (which we at CatSynth identified as the EZ 200) and plays us a song. Found via Borat’s Twitter feed.