It’s been 11 years since we started CatSynth on a bit of a lark, and since then it has grown into something that we treasure, and quite seriously. But not too seriously. As always, we mark the annual milestone with a few stats.
4.47 Comments Per Post
1202 Cat-and-synth pics
474 Reviews and related posts
Comments and interaction on the blog has continued to decline (from an average of 4.7 to 4.47 comments per post). This is not surprising as interaction has largely moved to social media platforms.
Our most visited post this last year was our Sad Farewell to Luna, both on the blog itself and on social media. This, too, is not surprising, and we continue to be very grateful for the outpouring of emotional support we have received.
It’s Pride Weekend here in San Francisco 🏳️🌈. But since we have a busy several days, indeed a busy month, we are taking a bit of time this Sunday afternoon to relax. It’s also a great opportunity to play with Sam Sam. Here are some recent photos of our playful and funny feline companion.
Sam Sam can be quite expressive, even a bit sassy, when she wants something. She loves attention, food, getting brushed, and playing. She is always asking for attention and play.
Even when others in CatSynth HQ are trying to work.
The astute observer will see graphics for our various mobile apps on the screen, as well as a photo of Luna.
As it is Pride, here is an obligatory rainbow filter on that first photo of Sam Sam (which is one of my favorites).
We hope you all are having a nice weekend, wherever you are and whatever you celebrate.
We have a new version of CatSynth: The App! available on the Apple App Store. This is a tremendous update. The best version of CatSynth: The App! ever. We have rethought the user experience while preserving the distinctive style. It also happens to match Sam Sam’s markings quite nicely.
It is smoother and simpler to browse and read articles on your mobile device. And for the built-in Mystery Synths, we have added MIDI input support!
You can play the synths with an external MIDI controller or sequencer using either the network or (on iPads) a class-compliant MIDI USB device. We will have some video demos of this soon.
If you have an iOS device, please do try out the app and let us know what you think! 😺
Sam Sam continues to adjust to life at CatSynth HQ and charm us in the process. She is very sweet and loves affection and conversation. And she is spending more and more of her time out and about with us.
She does still find the stairs and balcony an interesting concept, but she is getting more used to that, too.