CatSynth Pic: Dexter and REON Driftbox

Dexter and REON Driftbox

From Melker Häggbom Klingberg via Facebook.

My buddy Dexter, figuring out how to set the MIDI channel on the driftbox.

The REON Driftbox series of small synthesizers was introduced last year. Dexter’s appears to be a Driftbox SE model.

The REON Driftbox SE is a digital paraphonic Synthesizer with 2 digital oscillators and an analog Steiner Parker filter. It features also an impressive amount of connections on the backside.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2017/09/5-new-reon-driftbox-products-synthesizers-coming-soon-worldwide-presentation-at-synthfest-uk.html

We at CatSynth are learning more about these interesting little boxes. I find myself particularly intrigued by the J and S models.

CatSynth Pic: Korg Prologue

Cat posing with a Korg Prologue synthesizer.  From James Maier on Facebook.

“Stop playing with that and pay attention to meeeee.” 
:3

The Prologue is a mixed analog and digital synth, with an intriguing open architecture for the digital oscillators.  You can read on brief NAMM review of the instrument here.

CatSynth Pic: Musical Instrument Den (Yamaha Reface DX)

This cat has found a cozy resting place between a Yamaha Reface DX and various violin cases.  From our friend Chrissie Caulfield on Twitter.

CatSynth Video: Training a cat to play the OP-1

From Andor Polgar on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

We have long been interested in the OP-1, although we won’t have one ourselves.  Maybe it would make a great instrument for Sam Sam 😸

 

CatSynth Pic: Wooden cat and Juno 106

Our wooden feline friend is back, this time on a vintage Roland Juno 106 synthesizer.  Submitted by thedigitalpurrgatory (Anton Largoza-Maza) via Instagram.  You can see a previous appearance here.

This is the second appearance of the Juno series in less than a week.  Last Thursday we featured the Juno 60.   The Juno 106 has a full MIDI implementation, including SysEx based editing and control, as opposed to the 60 which has no MIDI at all.  Sound-wise they are quite similar, although many say that the 60 has a “warmer sound.”  We at CatSynth cannot verify this.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Arturia MiniBrute

Our black-and-white feline friend returns in this black-and-white photo featuring the Arturia MiniBrute, first edition.  Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

We at CatSynth have been having a lot of fun with the Arturia MiniBrute 2, which builds on the original’s unique sound (and “brute factor”).  You can see our video demo here.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Model D

Cute cat playing a Minimoog Model D synthesizer. Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and XP-50

Cat sitting atop a Roland XP-50 synthesizer, and not looking too pleased 😸

By Dragos Frangulea in the group Synthesizer Freaks.

CatSynth Pic: Cat on Modular

WunWun atop a modular

Cats find the strangest places to sit. Here, we see WunWun the cat sitting atop a two-row modular synthesizer setup. From flohrdumal on Instagram.

flohrdumal All modules used in a smoke free pet free studio
#studiokatze #noboundaries #crazykitty#synthcat #catsynth #modular#eurorack #cat #katze #gato #chatphoto by @sirbananamonkeymowgli

 

flohrdumal At least now I know that WunWun is 3u x 104hp

 

CatSynth Pic: Meezer and Modular

meezer and modular

Siamese Cat (aka “meezer”) with a modular synth.  From alissaderubeis on Instagram.

I had a lot of fun in California. Special thanks to kitty for making it so I can finally do this cat synth thing. ❤️#catsynth#catsonsynths#catsingeneral#eurorack

We, of course, think California is a fine place for cats and synths.