Posts Tagged ‘analog’

CatSynth pic: Ikea Rast Modular Synthesizer

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Ikea Rast modular and cats

From Appliancide.

“Cats are very into beefy terminal blocks.”

I was actually looking into the Ikea Rast as a hackable piece of studio furniture, but I’m not sure it is precisely what I need. If only there was a way to make it slightly wider…

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CatSynth pic: CV Sunday from Moog

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Another from our friends at Moog Music, Inc., via Twitter.

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This picture of a kitten on a Moog modular actually appeared here on CatSynth before. I leave it as an exercise to the reader to find the post :)

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CatSynth video: Wellington on the Minimoog

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From Steve Peglar on Instagram, via the MATRIXSYNTH Lounge.

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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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CatSynth video: Lo sbadiglio di Cocco patch

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From Joao Ceser on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“Modular :D
https://www.facebook.com/joao.ceser.fan”

Quite a few familiar modules in that system, including a few we have here at CatSynth HQ. I also like how the cat gets some love during the demo :)

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CatSynth video: do re minor

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A great demo track from Ebotronix on YouTube. Via matrixsynth. It includes an impressive array of synth gear. And watch for the cat in the corner :)

4ms Peg, QCD / Expander, RCD, VCA Matrix
Analogue Systems RS100²,RS110²²,RS 170,RS360²,RS500e²
Arp Odyssey 2821 white noise
Bananalogue VCS
Cyndustries Zero Oscillator
Doepfer R2m, A118, A134²², A143-2,A148,
A 149-1, A151²²,A160/161, A175²²,A185-2, A 138c
Flame Chord Machine²,Talking Synth Module²
Grendel Formant Filter²
flight of harmony choices
Make Noise PP, Maths²,Moddemix²²,Optomix,QMMG,René, Woglebug²
Malekko Anti Oscillator²² Uncle³,Jag
Moog Freqbox²²,MP201
Oberheim Sem
Sherman Filterbank 2
Simmons Clap Trap
SSL Modulation Orgy
Tip Top Audio Z8000 manual voltage source
Toppobrillo Quantimator,Sportmodulator,TWF²
Logic masterclock to Kenton Pro 2000² , QCD,Peg, RCD
FX :Boss VF1,Lexicon MX 400,PCM 80, Line6 echopro,TC M one XL
mackie the mixer³
kick by RS110 Maths QMMG

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CatSynth pic: Korg Mono/Poly and Charlotte the Cat

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Some sad news via matrixsynth. One of our frequently featured synth cats, Charlotte, recently passed away.

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Charlotte appeared in many photos featured on this site, often showing disdain for the synths. You can see a few examples here and here. She lived a good long life of 18 years, but it is still sad to lose a beloved pet, and our thoughts go out to her family.

The post on matrixsynth also featured some cool filtered images of the Korg Mono/Poly.

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CatSynth video: Bookie with Tiptop modular

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Video by Benjamin Hawkins on YouTube. Also on matrixsynth.

“My cat is chilling with this Tiptop modular system”

I love how Bookie is so relaxed around synth music. Luna is the same way :)

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NAMM 2014: New WMD / Steady State Fate modules

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Analog-module makers WMD had a strong presence at this year’s NAMM show. In addition to their existing offerings, which include both utility and more esoteric modules, they presented a set of devices that were jointly made with Steady State Fate (SSF). You can see a demo in this video.

It was fun how they made Zip, our trusty stuffed kitty, rock out to the modular :)

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NAMM 2014: Waldorf 2-pole

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Waldorf introduced a new analog filter, the 2-pole at this year’s NAMM show.

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Those of us who spend time with analog synthesis are quite used to all sorts of complex filter topologies, most of which have at least four poles. So a two-pole filter seems a bit simple by comparison. But Waldorf is known for taking simple concepts and turning them into complete instruments. The 2-pole includes low-pass, band-pass, and high-pass elements, and also includes drive and rectify settings. It also includes its own envelope and LFO, as well as live triggering capabilities.

You can see a full demo of the Waldorf 2-pole in this video:

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