CatSynth Pic: Black Cat, Electronics and Garrahand Drum

Adorable black kitten with sundry electronics and a garrahand drum – and a purple one to boot 💜

From our friend Robert L Pepper of Pas Musique

From my gig in Bandung, Indonesia last night.

CatSynth Video: Modular Session with Marcel

Handsome Marcel returns, and enjoys participating in a modular-synth session with his human polynominal.  Both are longtime friends of CatSynth and you can see their previous posts here.

CatSynth Pic: Oranjello and Juno Return

Oranjello returns with his vintage Juno synthesizer.

From fre_mick on Instagram.  You can see his previous appearance here.

CatSynth Pics: Gracie and Ensoniq SQ-80

Gracie and Ensoniq SQ-80

Gracie is back!  This time with an Ensoniq SQ-80 synthesizer. From Alsún Ní Chasaide (Alison Cassidy) via Facebook.

It seems that Gracie really likes this particular synth 😸

The SQ-80 is an interesting synth that came out about the same time as the Ensoniq EPS (which along with its successor the ASR-10 were mainstays of my studio until about 2000).  From Vintage Synth Explorer:

The SQ-80 is basically a reved-up ESQ-1 with a total of 75 waveforms, a 61-note keyboard with velocity & aftertouch, floppy disk drive for storing patches and sequences, and an enhanced sequencer. Great for organs, analog-type sounds, pads and sound effects. Like the classic ESQ-1, the SQ-80 functions in providing analog-type 4-pole lowpass filtering and editing of digital waveforms. Each voice can combine up to 3 of the 75 waveforms. These waveforms include multi-sampled transient attack waves such as violin bow, plectrum picks, mallet, hammer, breath attacks and percussive sounds. There are also 5 sampled drum sets. Three LFOs are onboard for some pretty wild modulation of the sounds you create or edit.

CatSynth Pic: Cat, Modular, Field Kit, and Music Easel

This cat knows how to frame his poses purrfectly 😸

Most of the modular is obscured by this cutie, but we do espy a pair of KOMA Field Kits, as well as a Buchla Music Easel.

From catsofmodular on Instagram.

CatSynth Video: Flying Techno Kitties

Flying techno kitties!

Posted by Charles Whiley on Tuesday, October 9, 2018

“Flying Techno Kitties”: a video of two cats getting down to some beats in the studio.  From Charles Whiley via Facebook.  Watch all the way through for some fun flying action 😸

CatSynth Pic: Demons of the Studio

The title says it all.  Two laser-eye cats with modular and tabletop synthesizers by Elektron and Arturia.  From blush_response via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Musical Instrument Den (Yamaha Reface DX)

This cat has found a cozy resting place between a Yamaha Reface DX and various violin cases.  From our friend Chrissie Caulfield on Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Pearl and Virus TI

Adorable Pearl sits atop an Access Virus TI synthesizer.  And they match, too 😻.  From ‎Stefano Daksha Pettinelli‎ via our Facebook page.

Pearl loves the Virus TI ❤️

CatSynth Pic: Elektron Octarack and Modular

Cure cat with an Elektron Octrack synthesizer and sundry synth modules, including Make Noise, TipTop and more.  From catsofmodular on Instagram.

Helping dad get unpatched for his gig tomorrow. 🎛😻 #catsynth #synthcat#modularsynth