CatSynth pic: Silver Thread by Carbon111

From carbon111’s blog via matrixsynth:

Carbon111 also presents a new track title Silver Thread, which you can hear on his blog. The track was composed using an Ensoniq Fizmo, Waldorf Q, Korg Oasys and Digidesign’s Boom softsynth.

Weekend Cat Blogging: Desaturation

Our first Weekend Cat Blogging of 2010 begins in grayscale:

Luna is on her favorite beanbag chair in a relatively clean studio. Nearby is a crate full of old audio interfaces Рit seems we have quite a few E-MU, M-Audio and Digidesign interfaces, some in various states of disrepair or obsolescence.  We rely on one or another of these portable interfaces for live shows.

Meanwhile, Luna drifts off to sleep…


Weekend Cat Blogging will be hosted by Pam at Sidewalk Shoes.

The Carnival of the Cats will be up this Sunday at Mind of Mog.

The monthly Bad Kitty Cats Festival of Chaos will be hosted on Sunday by Samantha and The Orange Kitty at Life from a Cat’s Perspective.

And of course the Friday Ark is at the modulator.

Catsynth pic: Guest Percussionist

Submitted by Ivan via facebook:

“Different Skies 2009 in Arcosanti, AZ. Our guest percussionist sits in on the Roland V-Drums.”

I also see a Digidesign Mbox 2 Pro.

UPDATE: “[the cat is] named Mischa. A real sweetie, too!”

Sometimes life takes an unexpected turn

Well, this past week I began an exciting new job. Once again, I'm a software engineering manager for a well-regarded music-technology company. (Some readers may even recognize the ProTools logo to the right.)

So things look good professionally speaking. But now the real challenge begins, and not just the work itself. My new job, and new life, is near San Francisco, so we're going to have to move. The idea of moving to the city is quite attractive, but challenging. We will probably be talking more about that in the days to come.