Shiro and Casio SK-8

We have a couple of beautiful model shots of Shiro with his Casio SK-8

From Héctor D. Genis (@hdgenis)

Shiro feliz con su Casio SK8 creando acordes para nuevas rolitas.

My best effort as translation:

“A happy Shiro with his Casio SK-8 creating chords for new songs”

The Casio SK-8 is one of the rarer members of the SK series. It has similar ROM sounds and rhythms, and a lo-fi sampler. It also has some drum pads, which are a nice touch. It would seem to have been geared toward the educational market, as it has LEDs that light up above the keys. More details can be found here.

Shiro, Yamaha YC20, Roland TR707 and JX8P, more

Shiro Poses adorably atop the red Yamaha YC20 organ. We also see two Casio SK-1s, a Roland JX-8P, and a Roland TR-707 drum machine.

From Héctor Genis (@hdgenis) on Twtitter.

If Shiro’s collection of instruments looks familiar, you would be correct. It is the same set that Saruman posed on last week. Siblings Shiro and Saruman live in Mexico City with their human.

Shiro and Yamaha SK50D

We close out a week of white cats with Shiro playing a tune on a Yamaha SK50D. From hdgenis in Mexico City via Instagram.

The SK50D is a two-manual beast of an instrument, an ensemble synthesizer with a drawbar organ, strings, a mono bass synth, and more. It was released in 1980 and is quite rare. Shiro is demonstrating the organ section for us, along with a one-note vocal.