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CatSynth pic: Sweet Spot (Arturia MiniBrute)

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Cat with MiniBrute

Submitted by ⓉⒺⒸⒽℕ⌽▃ⒾⒹ●⒞⒪⒨ via Twitter.

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CatSynth pic: Jam Session Cat

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Jam session cat

Not strictly a cat-and-synth picture, but definitely a cat and musical instruments :). Submitted by ⓉⒺⒸⒽℕ⌽▃ⒾⒹ●⒞⒪⒨ via Twitter @catsynth.

“Ready to go for the jam session …”

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Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Documenting Art

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We have a lot going on at CatSynth HQ this extended holiday weekend. Here we see Luna supervising the process of documenting artwork.

Luna and cartoons

It’s actually not my artwork, or Luna’s; but it is a series of great cartoons by a very close friend of ours, many of which are part of a series called the Mensa Cats. I am using both a portrait (fixed) lens and a zoom lens to get the best photos possible. This impromptu photo featuring Luna was done with the portrait lens, which sometimes blurs a bit.

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CatSynth pic: Rico with Rhodes, Minimoog, Putney and modular

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Via matrixsynth. This one is a true blast from the past, posted there only a week after CatSynth was founded :)

This one in via Michael. “Attached photo: Rico the cat playing a solo lead line while accompanying self on Rhodes. He hasn’t yet got the hang of the (unfinished) modular, but my other cat has opposable thumbs and is a fast learner. Putney and Minimoog on loan from Reed.”

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Cat-and-music pic: Oliver and his albums

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Oliver

Submitted by Damien Olsen via our Facebook page.

“I am Oliver, I appreciate any form of Art but my favorite one is probably music..”

We think Oliver has excellent taste in music!

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CatSynth Pic: Kimball Collins with Roland V-Synth XT

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Kimball Collins

From an eBay auction, via matrixsynth.

“The ultimate FSU rack sampler/synth. Includes vocal processor & D-50 modes. Comes with PCMCIA-to-CompactFlash adapter and 512MB CF card loaded with waveforms for synthesis exploration. Useful as an external effects processor, too. Clean condition, smoke free home, minimal rack rash on included ears.”

“The cat’s name is Kimball Collins (after the DJ).”

While not much interest per se in this specific synth, I have been a bit curious about the Roland D50/D550, mostly because I like the partials. If you have opinions about either the Roland V-Synth XT or the D50/550, please let us know in the comments :)

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CatSynth pic: Synth cat cartoon!

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Submitted by Jason Berry of the band Vacuum Tree Head via our Facebook page. More of these, please :)

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Wordless Wednesday: Luna in Black and White

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Luna lounging, black and white photo

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CatSynth pic: Band instrument infographic

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This image was circulating on CatSynth with only the male musicians on the left-hand side. With the help of my friend Kitty Ookpik, a great electronic musician in her own right, we added the last line to reflect the fact that synth chicks with cats rule ;)

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CatSynth video: Stonewall Catson (Ensoniq SQ-80)

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Submitted by Carl Peczynski via our Facebook page.

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