Sometimes Sam Sam ends up in CatSynth pics of her own, as when she recently got up to explore the redesigned studio space. She is fascinated by the new decorative shelves as well as the narrow band between the video/office corner and the modular synth.
Perhaps she is picking up some scents on the modular case from our recent live performances.
I have been having a lot of fun in the studio lately, especially making videos and exploring our synthesizer collection in greater depth. I really should be working on some more formal compositions, but it seems I am in more of experimenting and exploratory mood at the moment. I have also, unfortunately, been battling insomnia. It ebbs and flows, and on the worst night (about a week ago), I decided to sit up for a while and play with the Roland JP-08 boutique synth.
The size is actually ideal for playing in bed late at night. I spent some time exploring the architecture (it’s basically a Jupiter 8 with a few extensions) and came up with some new and unusual patches. We hope to share them with you in an upcoming CatSynth TV.
This cat has the seat of honor in this synthesizer-heavy studio. By Charles Whiley via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.
God I 💗 that 🐈 . And those 🎹.
We know the feeling!
We identify an Arturia MatrixBrute on the left and leave the identification of the others as an exercise to the reader.
It’s been a slow recovery from our latest bout of this year’s influenza and “NAMMthrax,” but we are getting there slowly. Indeed, I have been well enough to spend more time working in the studio again. Of course, if I am in the studio there is a good chance Sam Sam will be there, too.
It’s always a delight to have her around. I think she is getting used to all the weird electronic sounds just as Luna did. As a more social cat, I think she mostly just enjoys being near the action. I do sometimes feel guilty when she gets comfy under the main console and I want to use the Nord. It’s a studio musician’s version of the cat-in-lap dilemma.
We are going to move forward with some video and music work today, as body and energy permit. We are also doing our part for today’s mass ritual here in the United States with our Superb Owl.
We hope you all have an enjoyable day, however you chose to fill it!
Sam Sam enjoys relaxing on the beanbag chair in the studio, even while I’m busy working on apps, music, or videos.
I do often envy her approach to life.
From our friend adrianhalo82 on Instagram.
“Frankie being disruptive. #catsynth #catsofinstagram #musicproducer”
We recently saw how Sam Sam can also be disruptive in the studio 😸
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…
Our friend Maximus is in the studio ready to produce some new tracks. Submitted by Jason D Rodriguez via our Facebook page.
Maximus also likes the bass. (So do we.)
Our fluffy white friend is back and relaxing in the studio. From Eevo Lute Music and Technology via Facebook.
Cats and beats are a thing this week. Via Techno-iD●com on Twitter.
“@_JLouise_: The studio cat about to drop the beats. #digico #DS-00 #cubase #kontakt #virusti ”
We leave it up to the reader to spot the Virus TI.