Louis and Samson Patchbay

Louis is quite excited about this new Samson patchbay, or at least the box it came in. By Justin Saunders.

“Boring Gear Monday! My patchbay finally arrived. It’s cool how a simple device opens up possibilities for recording and effects chains. Also, Louis appreciates a new box now and then :-D”

Patchbays are among those under-appreciated but very useful pieces of studio gear, especially when one has a lot of synthesizers and I/O channels. I take mine for granted.

Blixa and Sasha in the Studio (Roland and Arturia)

Blixa and Sasha are sitting together in the studio. We see Roland TR 707 and TR-8S rhythm machines, along with an Arturia DrumBrute. From Neil Parker via Facebook. 💕

I love these fluffy things more than anything.

I know the feeling. They are indeed so precious to us.

You can see more of Blixa and Sasha via Blixa’s tag on CatSynth.

Basti with Sequential Prophet X

Basti naps near a collection of keyboard synthesizers, including a Sequential Prophet X. We also see a MicroKorg and a Novation keyboard. From Andras Karoly via Facebook.

Here is a close-up of Basti sleeping.

The keyboard in this photo appears to be a Nord.

Please check out our chat with Dave Smith about the Prophet X from NAMM 2019.