Drone Recording: Red Panda, IdiotBox, Elektron, and more

Cat on guitar pedals

Our feline friend Charlie is ready for a drone recording session. Antoine Marronclɘs via Facebook.

We see some pedals from Red Panda, IdiotBox, and others. Zooming out, we also see an Elektron Digitakt box, a vintage portable cassette recorder, as well as more pedals.

Guitar pedals, Elektron Digitakt, cassette recorder, laptop with Ableton Live.

And zooming back in to that cat on the Red Panda Tensor pedal.

Cat paw on Red Panda Tensor pedal.

This Tensor pedal is quite intriguing, as I have a longstanding interest in tape effects. From the official website:

The Tensor™ gives you live reverse and tape stop effects, pitch shifting, time stretching and hold functions that you can combine in creative ways. Slow down, speed up and rewind in real time. Stretch or compress time with no pitch change. Loop, overdub, and randomly slice phrases up to 9.4 seconds (4.7 seconds in stereo).

http://www.redpandalab.com/products/tensor

Milali with Arturia MicroFreak, Korg MS-20 and Future Retro Revolution

Milali the cat reach a top shelf while stepping on a Future Retro Revolution.  Also present: Arturia MicroFreak and Korg MS-20.

Milali is back, using the Future Retro Revolution to reach…something up on that shelf. We also see an Arturia MicroFreak – a personal favorite of ours – and the Korg MS-20 that we saw in Milali’s previous appearance.

Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Cat on Covered Synths

Cats sitting on synths are a regular occurrence on this site – it’s kinda what we do. But our cat today is sitting on synth covers. Some beautiful covers, actually. There is the ARP Odyssey with classic lettering, and the more oblique “Synthesizers” with future-retro lettering. What actual synth lies beneath the cover and the cat is left as an exercise to the reader.

Submitted by Barry Whyte via our Facebook page.

Milali with Korg MS-20 and Future Retro Revolution

Milali from Stuttgart poses elegantly atop a Future Retro Revolution synthesizer. Below is a Korg MS-20. A beautiful cat with two beautiful instruments.

Submitted by Caroline Sommer via our Facebook page.

Behringer RD-8 and Modular

This cat is singing to accompaniment from a Behringer RD-8 Rhythm Composer and a modular system housed in Arturia RackBrute 6U case. We see offerings from Mutable Instruments, Dopfer, TipTop Audio, Behringer (again), Endorphines, and more.

Submitted by Michael Caves via our Facebook page.

Borat the kitten and Yamaha EZ 200 Keyboard

Borat, an adorable black kitten, jumps up on a Yamaha keyboard (which we at CatSynth identified as the EZ 200) and plays us a song. Found via Borat’s Twitter feed.

CatSynth Pic: Two Cats in the Studio

We have two cats in this studio during purrfect yin-yang pose under a pale blue light. Submitted by Derek Carter via our Facebook page.

We see an M-Audio Oxygen controller on the desk, and a Moog Sub-37 (or Subsequent?) in the lower right corner.

CatSynth Pic: Emily and Modular

Emily proudly sits atop a Eurorack modular system. She clearly owns it and is in charge. Submitted by Gunfire H. Horibly via our Facebook page.

We see a CTAG Strämpler up front, and a cool-looking hexagonal thing next to it – if anyone can identify that, please let us know in the comments.

Mae and Elektron Digitakt (and iPad)

Mae returns this week, with an Elektron Digitakt plus a connected iPad. Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

The Digitakt is a fun little instrument that excels at beats and other patterns. I did have the opportunity to play one at NAMM a few years back.

See Mae’s other appearances on CatSynth here.

Akai APC40, Korg Kaoss Pads, KMI QuNexus

This beautiful Siamese cat is holding court in a studio featuring an Akai APC40 controller (for Ableton Live), a pair of Korg Kaoss pads, and a Keith McMillen (KMI) QuNexus controller. And that appears to be a dead furby next to the cat.

Submitted by sgt.dingo via our Instagram.

Eat your heart out, @catsynth 🙌🙌😆🎶🎵🥰❤️😻

Yes, that’s a Furby pelt pop filter.