Saruman, Yamaha SK50D, Strymon Timeline and Roland TR-707

Our friend Saruman listens to a new jam by Héctor Genis on the Yamaha SK50D and Roland TR-707, with the Strymon Timeline pedal melding it all together.

It’s quite remarkable how still Saruman is. He is clearly relaxed and in a comfy place sitting and listening to the music.

Hologram Microcosm and Strymon Deco

A popular meme video is remixed with a Hologram Microcosm granular looper pedal, and what I’m pretty sure is a Strymon Deco tape pedal (saturation, double tracking). This was quite fun to listen to.

From seisuke on Twitter/X.

Big Merp in the studio

Last week we featured a “CatSynth pic” with Sam Sam, so it’s only fair that this week we feature Big Merp. As we’ve seen before, he likes to get up on the equipment while I’m working in the studio.

Merp is sitting on our “trusty red keyboard”, the Nord Stage EX. To the right, we see a couple of our more colorful modules, the Strymon Starlab and Dreadbox Euphoria. Behind him are a couple of audio processing units, a tube compressor, and a mic preamp (from Golden Age Project); in the left corner are the same E-MU modules that we saw with Sam Sam last week.

You can see our reviews/tutorials for the Strymon Starlab and Dreadbox Euphoria, respectively, below.

Our 500th Episode of CatSynth TV!

We are celebrating our 500th episode of CatSynth TV! Hard to believe we have made so many of these, but we have and we’re still having fun with it.

This one features numerous synthesizers, including the Octave CAT, Pocket Gamelan, and various instruments from Arturia, Cherry Audio, Moog Music, Strymon, MOK, Buchla, Metasonix, Make Noise, and more. There is also an appearance by Sam Sam at about the 1-minute mark.

Saruman, Casio SK-1, Strymon, Death By Audio

Tabby cat, conch shell, guitar pedals (Strymon TimeLife and Big Sky, Death By Audio), Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard

Saruman gets ready for a live set with a Casio SK-1 sampling keyboard, two pedals from our friends at Strymon – Timeline and Big Sky – and a pedal from Death By Audio. And a conch shell to boot. Looks like he has a great show planned for us.

Submitted by Héctor D. Genis (hdgenis) via Instagram.

Winchester with Moog, Sequential, Strymon, Alesis

Winchester (the cat) clearly loves being in the studio with his human and all their gear. We two Moog Mother-32s and another Moog synth to the right; a Sequential Pro One, the unmistakable blue of the Strymon Big Sky, and a device from Alesis in the lower right.

Submitted by Craig P. Smith via our Facebook page.

My little buddy Winchester loves being in my studio!

We love seeing cats and their humans happy together like this.

Stay at home concert #30 (Ambient / Berlin School Session)

That is one patient cat! Just chilling in the corner for the entire concert.

I also quite like the combination of instruments: vintage Juno-60 and Oberheim Xpander synthesizers along with the newer Arturia MicroFreq, Sequential Rev2, Moog Sub37, and more.

By Martin Stürtzer on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“It is time for another Ambient / Berlin School session! I prepared three long tracks with pads and sequences from the Oberheim Xpander, Waldorf Iridium, Roland Juno-60, Sequential Rev2, Moog Sub37, Arturia Microfreak and my modular system. All sounds are midi sequenced from Ableton. FX are coming from U-He Colour Copy, NI Raum. The Rev2 is connected to Strymon Timeline and Eventide H9. My Juno-60 is clocked from Ableton ‘CV Tools’ through an audio output of the RME 802. I am playing the Arpeggiator and hope to have a proper midi interface for it next time.”