CatSynth Pic: How It All Began…

Via @retrosynthads on Twitter.

Are they beaming cats up into space or beaming them down?

Perplexing question indeed 😸

History of Cats and Synths at Retro Synth Ads

The blog Retro Synth Ads, featured an article on the Octave Electronics CAT this past Monday. In addition to the ad itself, it included an extensive discussion of the phenomenon of cat-and-synth pictures:

Looking at this ad, it got me thinking about the whole cat&synth meme that currently exists on the Web. As far back as I can remember, discussions about cats and synth gear have existed both on- and off-line. Members of forums and e-mail lists such as Analogue Heaven have exchanged stories at least as far back as 1999.

The article also features quotes from me as the author of CatSynth, and our friend matrix of matrixsynth.

Do check out the full article.

Coincidentally, we did feature another Octave CAT advertisement in a previous post.