“REJOICE!!! The waiting is over! As predicted by Keyboard Cat Church…He is back!!! Fatso is reincarnated as “Bento”. He comes with Fatso’s approval, support, talent and spirit. It is truly time to celebrate! Much more to come!”
Not “cat and synthesizer” pics per se, but they do include equipment that is often overlooked but still vital to making music. The mound of tangled cables puts our messy cables at CatSynth HQ to shame. They also reminded me a bit of Christina Mazza’s drawings from the SF Recology Artists in Residence opening that I saw a few weeks ago.
Although hard to see in this photo, the modular features several of the modules we reviewed in our Analogue Haven @ NAMM article. Mr. Kitty poses with synths from Oberheim and Moog in the first photos.
The State Zero is a large patchable synthesizer. Among its novel features are polyphony (patchable synthesizers are typically monophonic per oscillator unit) and the ability to “memorize” the most recent state of the patch even after the cords of removed. There is also a display feature that shows the signals of the most recently patched elements:
I like the industrial design and the textless graphical elements representing knobs and units, reminiscent of international symbols.