From sascha schwartz on YouTube.
some lofi jazz sampling mangling with the octatrack featuring Sima the best couch cat ever!
You can also check out a bit more of sascha schartz music on SoundCloud.
Shelum the cat jams with both a Digitone and Digitakt from elektron. Photo via harpum1 on Instagram.
These two boxes from elektron have become quite popular, and they do make a nice self-contained system for beat-based music. I did have the opportunity to play them both at NAMM this year 😺
Beautiful white cat Yoli is making a monophonic drone on a Moog Sub Phatty synthesizer. From yolanda.yolanda.yolanda on Instagram.
The Sub Phatty is perhaps the most under-appreciated member of Moog’s Phatty line of synthesizers, which includes the popular Sub37. We have one at CatSynth, and it has served us well both in the studio and in live performance. You can view my recent video on the hidden features of the instrument below.
It has been a frequent setting for CatSynth pics over the years featuring many different cats, including CatSynth Video: Moog Sub Phatty Purrs.
A new video from our friends Mr. Maximillion and Charles Whiley, featuring a beat-based jam with sundry synthesizers.
Between the fast pans and cute shots of our feline friend, we at CatSynth were able to identify the following instruments:
What other synths can you find in the video? 😺
Black cat with Elektron Analog Keys. Instagram by anika_or from St. Petersburg, Russia.
The Elektron Analog Keys is a four-voice analog synthesizer that can also be used as both a MIDI and CV keyboard controller. You can read more about it on Elektron’s website.
You can find more Elektron photos and our NAMM reviews via this link.
We espied this photo on the Facebook page of Robotspeak, our local synthesizer shop and informal gathering place for monthly shows here in San Francisco.
I have myself dropped quite a bit of hard-earned money there (but don’t regret any of it), and I have played there on a few occasions, including the Analog Ladies showcases. You can read about past visits to Robotspeak via this link.
Meet Nemo! He is showing off an original Novation Bass Station keyboard synthesizer. Photo submitted by Arthur Schmitt via our Facebook page.
Many readers will be familiar with the popular Bass Station 2. The original Bass Station was released in the early 90s, first in this keyboard form and later in a more popular rack form. (It was the 90s, so we still all had collections of 1U-3U rackmount instruments and signal processors). From Vintage Synth Explorer:
Before the famous Novation Bass Station Rack module came the small and portable Bass Station keyboard! This synthesizer uses digitally synchronized analog oscillators (DCO’s) to reproduce the sounds of a monophonic dual-osc analog synthesizer with simple and intuitive controls via 17 knobs, 10 switches and 2 Moog-style pitch/mod wheels. Think EDP Wasp and ARP Odyssey.
Gracie returns! This time we see her testing out one of her Moog synthesizers (a Sub37 or Subsequent 37). We also see a Korg vocoder below, and an Oberheim in the back. In the background, we see a PPG Wave, a rare DK Synergy below it, and a few other synths that we leave as exercises to the reader. Gracie always has such an impressive collection 😸
From Alsún Ní Chasaide via Facebook.
Two fluffy cats posing with a Korg KorgKorg synthesizer and a box of white wine (crisp and refreshing).
By Sayer Seely in the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks
Just arrived… and cat approved… KingKorg!
Came up for sale locally at a great price. Just got the Novation Peak on Friday and now this. The wine in the box matches the color of the KingKorg!
I can’t resist including a link to one of my performances of my composition White Wine 😸
Some new pictures from our friend The Synth Witch, this time featuring Otto sitting atop a Moog Sub 37.
He certainly is a handsome fellow, and clearly knows it.