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A new video from our friends Mr. Maximillion and Charles Whiley, featuring a beat-based jam with sundry synthesizers.

Between the fast pans and cute shots of our feline friend, we at CatSynth were able to identify the following instruments:

  • Novation Peak
  • JoMox Alpha Base
  • Arturia MatrixBrute
  • Novation Super Nova
  • Synthstrom Deluge
  • Oberheim Matrix 6R
  • Erica Synths Acid Box II

What other synths can you find in the video? 馃樅

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion and Novation Peak

Mr. Maximillion returns, this time in a handsome portrait with a Novation Peak synthesizer.聽 By聽Charles Whiley via Facebook.聽 You can see聽Mr. Maximillion’s previous appearance here.

We were wondering what exactly an “Oxford Oscillator” is, as Novation chose to display the term prominently on the panel.聽 From their website:

The implementation of the FPGA opens the doors to a new type of oscillator design for Peak鈥娾斺奣he New Oxford Oscillator鈥娾斺妕he design of which stems from the analogue imperative. Peak鈥檚 raw waveforms are generated using an architecture designed and realised by Chris Huggett. It employs two waveform-generating techniques: Numerically Controlled Oscillators (NCOs) and wavetables.

The NCOs are used for the traditional subtractive-synthesis waveforms (e.g., saws, squares, pulses, and triangles).聽 The wavetable oscillators can morph between different source tables.聽 聽The architecture of the oscillators with traditional waveforms reminds me a bit of the Evolver from Dave Smith Instruments.聽 It is quite intriguing, including the fact that it is implemented on an FPGA.

CatSynth Pic: Cat in the Studio, Arturia MatrixBrute, and More

This cat has the seat of honor in this synthesizer-heavy studio.聽 By聽Charles Whiley via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

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We know the feeling!

We identify an Arturia MatrixBrute on the left and leave the identification of the others as an exercise to the reader.