Cat peeking out from a Roland MC-909 sampling groove box, or at least the shell of one. It appears to have been stripped of its display and surface controls – and probably the internal electronics as well – making it great for sits!
Sam Sam has decided that the space under the studio console is an excellent napping spot.
This is where the Nord Stage lives when not gigging, and my main Pro Tools HDX station for music recording and CatSynth TV post-production. I am loath to move her when I find her there, so I usually just wait a little bit. After all, even napping cats rarely stay in one place for long.
If the studio looks a bit messy and chaotic, that is because it is. Between gigging, travel, and probably too much gear, it has been hard to keep in order during the second half of the year. The latest dismantling was for my recent performance at VAMP, which came before I had replaced everything from my New York trip. The Nord keyboard usually makes it back in place quickly, sometimes it takes the ever-expanding collection of synths a little while longer. Hopefully in the next few quieter weeks will get it organized and better than ever…
The Roland D-70 is not as common as the iconic D-50. You can read more about it on Vintage Synth Museum . Interestingly, it appears to have at least as much in common with the U series as the D series, and never achieved a similar popularity to the D-50.