Mininova, Yamaha and Luna

A cute black cat named Luna – not my Luna – walking next to a Novation Mininova synthesizer atop a Yamaha AN1x. From Aidan Taylor via Facebook.

It’s always a treat to come across other black cats named Luna. Our little girl would be proud.

Orion, Novation LaunchPad Pro, Strymon Big Sky

Orion the cat lounges on a Novation LaunchPad Pro. Behind them we see a Strymon Big Sky reverb pedal, with its distinctive light blue color.

From orion_s_life on Instagram.

Daddy please let me play music with you!!!🥰😺😸

Big Merp likes to lie on the LaunPad Pro here at CatSynth HQ, too.

Boulinette and Novation Summit

A lovely scene with Boulinette posing in the window behind a Novation Summit synthesizer. There is a certain painterly quality about this image that I quite like.

From hgprs via Instagram.

Would you rather be a big fish in a small pond, or a small fish in a large pond? 🐠

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Novation LaunchPad

We conclude this week with another beauty. This cat poses with a Novation Launchpad in a bath of colorful psychedelic lights.

From animalsarebeauty via Instagram.

Gray Cat and Novation Impulse 61

A beautiful gray cat plays a noisy bass drone (C# and D#) via a Novation Impulse 61 synthesizer. From Conspirador Norteño on Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Novation Bass Station

This cat has a serious look as he prepares to play a Novation Bass Station synthesizer. From Luke Chable via Facebook.

Basti with Sequential Prophet X

Basti naps near a collection of keyboard synthesizers, including a Sequential Prophet X. We also see a MicroKorg and a Novation keyboard. From Andras Karoly via Facebook.

Here is a close-up of Basti sleeping.

The keyboard in this photo appears to be a Nord.

Please check out our chat with Dave Smith about the Prophet X from NAMM 2019.

CatSynth Pic: Loki, Novation Bass Station, Korg Poly 800

Loki finds the purrfect spot on a Korg Poly 800 in front of a Novation Bass Station. From the thedigitalpurrgatory on Instagram.

Loki the Cat distracting me, once again, just after setting the synths for a jam.

You can see Loki’s previous appearances on CatSynth here.

The Novation Bass Station is quite a popular instrument at the moment, an analog mono bass synth in the spirit of Moog past and present, and in someways similar to the Arturia MiniBrute 2 that we use here at CatSynth studios. The Poly 800 is a small vintage synthesizer, a transition from Korg’s earlier “Mono/Poly” classic into their instruments of the 1980s. I was actually interested in the later Poly 800ii though never acquired one.

CatSynth Pics: Mr. Maximillion returns

Mr. Maximillion returns to CatSynth, with some of his best studio poses to date. From our friend Charles Whiley via Facebook.

He certainly is a handsome fellow. And his synth collection grows more impressive all the time. We some Sequential (Dave Smith), Moog, JoMoX, Novation,

To see more of Mr. Maximillion’s appearances, please click here.

CatSynth Pic: Cats with Native Instrument Maschine, Novation and more

Handsome cat with a Native Instruments Maschine, Novation Bass Station, a cool lava lamp, and more. From Frank Von Welt Beltzner via Facebook.

The second studio cat prefers the boxes to the gear. Typical cat.