Posts Tagged ‘Synthesizers’

CatSynth video: Akai wolf with snare rolls

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From DrOctave1 on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“”Akai wolf with snare rolls and cat paws”

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CatSynth pic: Serge Cat! (Church of the Super Serge)

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Serge cat

From my friend Elise Gargalikis, half of Slope114 and one of the organizers of the Church of the Super Serge at ROBOTPEAk. I am excited to be playing a show them tomorrow at ROBOTSPEAk’s 2014 Bay Area Synth Meet! Drop by tomorrow afternoon, 589 1/2 Haight Street here in San Francisco! I play at 3:30, but a lot of other great artists and synth makers to check out all day.

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CatSynth pic: Sleepy Keyboardist

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sleepy keyboardist cat

Submitted by ⓉⒺⒸⒽℕ⌽▃ⒾⒹ●⒞⒪⒨ via Twitter:

“My #Keyboardist just felt asleep…”

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CatSynth pic and audio: USB Accelerometer Cat Music!

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From Chrissie Caulfield via Twitter:

I attached a Hot Hand USB accelerometer to a cat collar and let Sophie run around and chase a fish-on-a-stick toy for a little while. I captured the MIDI output from this and fed it into a synth on Ableton Live. This is the result!

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CatSynth pic: 2001 Moog Odyssey?

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Moog as monolith

Moog as monolith! Created by Christopher Anderson for Cats on Synthesizers in Space, and submitted to CatSynth by both Jill Burton and Moe! Staiano via Facebook.

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CatSynth video: CatStretch by Max for Cats

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By Max for Cats, via matrixynth:

“Available here: http://sonicbloom.net/en/packs/max-fo…
Noland is a unique Synthesizer with individually automatable XY-control.Noland lets you store custom XY automations and colour schemes as Presets.
NolandFX is a old-school harmoniser effect, also part of this pack.
Max for Cats crafts Software Instruments, Effects, MIDI devices, Sound Design and Samples for Ableton Live.”

I am Max user for some projects, but still haven’t taken the plunge into Max for Live. Time to do so? (and not just because of the cats)

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CatSynth pic: Lissette and Micromoog

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Lissette and Micromoog

Another picture courtesy of Regina Cherene via our Facebook page. This one features Lissette the cat near a Micromoog and sundry items.

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CatSynth pic: Cleo and Korg Poly 800 II

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Cleo and Korg Poly 800 II

Submitted by Regina Cherene via , where you can submit your own cat-and-synthesizer pics.

I am particularly curious to hear from those who still use the Korg Poly 800 II in their music, but as always any or all comments are welcome :)

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CatSynth pic: Cats on Synthesizers in Space

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Cats on Synthesizers in Space - SH 2

From the group Cats on Synthesizers in Space on Facebook. Yes, there is such a thing.

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CatSynth pic: Adventures in Electronic Music with Little Cat

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Little cat with final synth

From Charles Petzold’s highly recommended article Adventures in Electronic Music. You can read it in its entirety here.

Turning 90° to the left, you can see the windows in my apartment overlooking Broadway, flanked by steel shelving containing my LP collection and a pair of Polk speakers. My bed is to the left. (Yes, this is a studio apartment.) The edge of my piano can be seen at the far left. Little Cat is on the floor.

The synthesizer in its final form was capable of generating 80 simultaneous sine waves, combined in pairs for simple FM synthesis of 40 tones at a sampling rate of 31,250 Hz. For the multiplication of the sine curve values by the amplitude, I used a massive 64-pin TRY MPY16HJ chip, which could perform a 16-bit by 16-bit multiplication in 50 nanoseconds. (How fast can the microprocessor in your desktop computer perform a 16-by-16-bit integer multiplication?) This dedicated multiplier chip cost $241.

Interesting to think about how computer and DSP technology has changed.

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