You can read our report featuring the Korg MS-20m from NAMM 2015 here.
From ducks_cluck on Instagram
Pilar is ready to make some beats. #catsynth #volcabeats #synth #drummachine #korg
We have a Korg Volca Beats at CatSynth HQ and are quite fond of it, as it plays nice with both our modular/CV and MIDI gear as well as sounding like classic disco and house 😺
From the Facebook feed of Cats on Synthesizers in Space.
“Furbie Hancock” sent in by Paul Brocklehurst
It’s not every day that one of our greatest musical heroes is turned into a CatSynth pic 🙂
Submitted by Julia More of Juli Amore music.
“#cat vs #moog”
From Sean Pendleton on YouTube, via matrixsynth.
“Love Rings and Braids, need to build more of both. I can’t wait to build Clouds and Elements. Klee is controlling the Rings, Turing machine on the Braids. Drums are a Corny Rhythm controlling a Barton Analog Drum, Decaying noise, and Synthrotek DSM. Radio Music and Wogglebug are making noise in the background. Kept things simple.”
On July 19, we hit a major milestone: 10 years since our first post. And we celebrate as always with some stats:
4.7 comments per post
1088 Cat-and-synth pics, videos, etc.
430 Reviews, gig-reports, and related posts
In some ways, the blog activity has declined a bit since it’s height in the early 2010s. Much of the activity has moved over to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. And more recently, we are looking to the future via our mobile apps – there is much more coming there in the not-too-distant future. Additionally, I find myself balancing time spent writing blog articles with an increasingly busy schedule of musical performances and such. All good things in their own way.
We are a bit late to celebrate this year due to some major personal and medical priorities on my part (all of which are going well, but also beyond the scope of this forum). It isn’t the first time our blog anniversary has gotten caught up in other things. Last year we missed the 9th anniversary entirely as we coped with Luna’s cancer diagnosis. And our first anniversary came amidst a major downtime for the site that took a week or so to fix.
As always, here is the photo of Luna that started it all on July 19, 2006.
Luna hasn’t aged all that much, retaining her youthful appearance. And that beanbag chair is still a favorite of hers. It’s where she hangs out in the studio, and over the years we have taken major photos of her with it.
The studio has certainly gotten more crowded over time.
Please join us in celebrating 10 years of CatSynth, and looking forward to many more!
From Suren Seneviratne via the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks. This rather fastidious cat is guarding its Roland MC-505 and what appears to be another Roland drum or bass synth.
Adorable black kitten with a Moog Mother-32 synthesizer.
From our friends at Moog Music, Inc. Also via matrixsynth.
From Dennis Matana on a particularly fecund thread from the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks. Update, Dennis Matana has informed us that the cat’s name is Miep! We leave identification of the modular system as an exercise to the reader 🙂