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CatSynth pic: Arrakis, Poly 800 and other stuff

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Arrakis and Poly 800

Submitted by Yann Antimoine via our Facebook page.

As a fan of the Dune series, I can say that we at CatSynth approve of Arrakis’ name :) . Additionally, the Poly 800 II was among the first true synthesizer I encountered as a possible purchase (though I didn’t get it).

If you have a cat-and-gear picture to share, you can post it on our Facebook page, where you can also see additional cat posts and banter that don’t appear on the blog.

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CatSynth pic: F5D Prophet 08 CTR Textures with Tigger & Garfield

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From F5D on SoundCloud, via matrixsynth.

“A texture sound that I programmed for DSI Prophet 08 analog synth. Watch your speaker levels for surprises!”

You can listen to the sound below.

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CatSynth pic: Teenage Engineering OP-1

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Submitted by Brandon Douglas via Facebook. Cats and the OP-1 make a great combination.

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CatSynth pic: MIDI Kitten :)

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Adorable little black kitten checking out its latest composition.

From CallingAllAstronauts on Twitter, via our friend scatterfilter.

If you have a cat-and-gear picture to share, you can always do so by tweeting us @catsynth.

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CatSynth pic: Pumpkin and SK-1

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Submitted by our friend Amber Brien of PAS Musique. Click here to read about their performance in San Francisco last year.

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While my SK-1 does not function as a cat bed, I probably should make better use if it :)

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CatSynth pic: Two on the Keys

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CatSynth video: Yamaha DX7 DEMO 1 Electric Age REGENERATION

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From paul mangru on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“The legendary DX7 like few have ever heard it. Ive put my 22 years of experience with FM and the DX7 into this and my other demos to show what is really possiblle.

When you dont believe the myths and go into those parameters. I hope to inspire others to what is really possible with this sonic masterpiece. All my demos are 100% DX7 no software samples or drum machines.”

Spot the cat! Overall, the demo does have that unmistakable 1980s synth sound, which is a bit of a mixed experience for me. Some of those sounds in the intro, however, are awesome and remind us the potential of FM. I do have a TX802 module that never use and a 4-op TX81Z that I sometimes still use.

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Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Rain, Disorder, Hunting

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Luna is enjoying a respite from the rain and play-hunting the birds outside on the patio. The stretch of rain is actually a good thing for us, considering that 2013 was the driest year on record for California. It also gives me a chance to concentrate on reorganizing CatSynth HQ, a project that has dragged on for a long time and left things here in a bit of disorder. You can still see a bit of it around Luna in the photo above.

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CatSynth pic: Soft Lightning interview with I♥SYNTHS

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Interview with Soft Lightning by I♥SYNTHS.

♥SYNTHS: You love your cats. Are they a big inspiration to your music? What are their names and what synths do they like the most?

Soft Lighting: I actually only have one cat and his name is Ziggy. My wife and I foster litters of kittens for our local shelter so we always have a bunch of new kittens around. They like ALL the synths and ALL the gear – especially hiding in the back of amplifiers.

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There are quite a few more cat-and-synth photos in this post, I suspect a few more of them may show up here as well :)

Via matrixsynth, where you can read all the interviews with well-known synth artists and see quite a bit of classic and modern gear.

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Weekend Cat Blogging with Luna: Happiness

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Sometimes Luna makes it hard for me to move and get on with things when she settles in on my lap. It’s all calm, cuddles and purrs.

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