CatSynth pic: Pioneer Toraiz SP-16

From our friends at Eevo Lute Music & Technology.

A new test victim has arrived.. #pioneer #pioneerdj #davesmithinstruments #toraiz Pioneer Toraiz SP-16

We hope that human and feline enjoy their new “test victim” 😸. You can read our early take on the collaboration between Dave Smith Instruments and Pioneer on this product line in our report from NAMM 2017.

CatSynth video: UKU MAZE shy and strange

A music video this morning, via matrixsynth:

“‘Shy and Strange’ by Uku Maze, 11. december 2011

Lyrics, melody, vocal, arranger & production: Tine Louise Kortermand
Bass & arranger: Boe Katharina Demsy Przemyslak
Beats, synth, arranger & production: Kristoffer Ovesen

Other participants: The dog Zeus, the rabbit Stampe and the cat Gilbert.

Video concept and finalcut edit: Tine Louise Kortermand
Camera: Tine Kortermand, Camilla Kortermand, Xenia Haurand & Rico Feldfoss. Colourgrading: Rico Feldfoss
Thanks to drawings and assistance: Xenia Haurand & Karen MØ”

Look for the white cat Gilbert about 2 minutes into the video. Also look for the bowed electric bass. There are also some interesting moments with line drawings and costuming (particularly the pink and white outfit), as well as a few gear shots with Jomox, Korg, etc.

Weekend Cat Blogging #272: Sadness

It was a sad week for many of our cat friends and their families. This past Wednesday saw no fewer that four announcements on the Cat Blogosphere of regular contributors who had passed away. Anyone who has studied probability and statistics knows that such clustering is normal behavior for random events, but one still notices it and can be affected by it.

And then late in the day we received some sad news from our friend Vivi Pedgraglio that DJ Kikovas had passed away.

This was very sad news, and our thoughts are with Vivi this weekend. We often featured DJ Kikovas on CatSynth. And the symmetry of our exchanges was fun, the white boy cat playing electronic music in the studio in Argentina and the black girl cat in the U.S. who is surrounded by electronic music. He will be missed.

Among the cats whose passing was announced on Wednesday was Luxor, an elegant white cat whose site we followed. Our thoughts are with his family as well.

It is a dreary overcast morning, after a week that in addition to the sad news has been quite tiring. So we rest.

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I looked at those photo of Luna resting on the bed linens – this has been her favored resting place again over the last few weeks – and thought about how often I have seen her curled up there over the years. Here is a photo of her in the same position in 2007, at our former home in Santa Cruz.

So many things stay the same, but the same time life is always moving forward. That is both a happy and sad thing.

Weekend Cat Blogging #272 is hosted by Samantha and Clementine at Life from a Cat’s Perspective.

The Carnival of the Cats will be hosted by Nikita and Elvira (who is hosting for the first time this week) at Meowsings of an Opinionated Pussycat.  They also have a tribute to the cats who past away this week.

And the Friday Ark is at the modulator.