CatSynth Pic: George and Modular

George sits atop a modular system. From Cat Full of Ghost Electronics via their facebook page.

Looking to the future, sitting on the past. 

Identification of the “past” modules left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pics: Make Noise 0 Coast and Korg SQ-1

Today we have three adorable pics from Brian Moran of his cat with a Make Noise 0 Coast synthesizer and a Korg SQ-1 sequencer.

The three together make for a cozy winter cat-and-synthesizer session on the bed.

CatSynth Pic: Korg Arp Odyssey

Cat posing with a Korg Arp Odyssey synthesizer. From Jenna Leigh-Raine via Facebook.

Modelling for Korg. Ha

We’ve long been intrigued by the Korg Arp Odyssey since it came out – you can see our NAMM review when it was first released. But we don’t have one of our own…yet.

CatSynth Pic: Moog/Realistic MG-1

This cat is showing off a great find: a Moog MG-1, which was made for the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand in the early 1980s. From Paul Cunningham via Facebook.

Found this Moog at the pawn shop. Already had the cat. Look it’s got all it’s slider knobs!

The slider knobs (and other knobs) do fit the industrial design of the time. And the colorful section borders suggest a precursor to Moog’s current Matriarch series. It is, nonetheless, a fully equipped analog subtractive synthesizer:

The MG-1 includes:

CatSynth Pic: Big Baby Kurzweil K2000S

The subject line says it all. This little tabby is clearly owning the Kurzweil K2000S synthesizer. Submitted by Ron Gallagher via our Facebook page.

The K2000 was a big deal in the 1990s (though we at CatSynth never had one ourselves).

he K2000S uses V.A.S.T. (Variable Architecture Synthesis Technology) which allows you to take any multi-sample, noise or waveform and process it using just about any synthesis technique. The source of these multi-samples are from the 8MB of ROM which hold tons of authentic and superb quality samples. The internal processing is 32-bit with 18-bit DACs. The K2000 uses 31 sound-shaping algorithms to provide a variety of resonant filters, EQs, continuous panning, amplitude modulation, crossfade, distortion, digital wrap, waveshaper, pulse width modulation, high frequency enhancement, low frequency oscillators, hard sync oscillators and mixing oscillators, all with real-time MIDI control.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/kurzweil/k2000.php

CatSynth Pic: Leo and Moog Subsequent 37 CV

Leo the black cat and Moog Subsequent 37 CV

Handsome Leo poses next to a Moog Subsequent 37 synthesizer. Submitted by jenny Grover via our Facebook page.

This appears to be one of the limited-edition Moog Subsequent 37 CV versions which were introduced at Moogfest. I must admit, we at CatSynth are a bit envious of Leo and Jenny on this one 😸🎹

CatSynth Pic: Elektra and Korg MS-20

As our time in New York winds down (for now), it seems appropriate to share a Brooklyn cat. Elektra naps on a keyboard beneath a Korg MS-20 synthesizer. She seems really comfortable and content.

From Maeghan Donovan via Facebook. Please check out her music at http://maedon.net/

CatSynth Pic: Behringer Model D, Korg Volcas

This rather handsome long-hair cat is posing with a Behringer Model D synthesizer, a keyboard, and two Korg Volcas, the first one of which is a Volca Keys. Submitted by Ricardo Branco via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Rusty in the Studio (Waldorf, Nord, and more)

Today’s CatSynth pic takes us to the 2000s, with Rusty and his human James Maier in the studio. We see a Waldorf Microwave XT, a Nord Micro Modular, and more. From James Maier via Facebook.

TBT – Rusty Inspects Studio in 2000

Although it’s a small photo, it looks like Rusty has some of Big Merp’s color and markings.

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion in the Studio

Mr. Maximillion sits in the command chair of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.

Came home to this. Mr. Maximillion is my ghost producer. Don’t tell anyone. 🤫

Honestly, we at CatSynth knew that all along 😸