Wordless Wednesday: Zigzag (Polk Street)

This building on Polk Street has long intrigued me. It feels very out of place style-wise with a more 1960s modern-tropical vibe compared to its more “classic San Francisco” surroundings. It houses some Asian businesses and otherwise seems vacant. I personally like both modernist angles and its dissonance.

CatSynth Pic: Pansona, Arturia MiniBrute 2B, Roland TB-03 and TR-08

Pansona with MiniBrute 2S, Roland TB-03 and TR-08

Adorable black cat Pansona with a MiniBrute 2S synthesizer and Roland TB-03 and TR-08 Boutique synthesizers. Submitted by Vito del Valle via our Facebook page.

Pansona (Fatgirl) with an Arturia Minibrute 2S, Roland TB-03 & Roland TR-08… She’s wondering why I’m not yelling at her to get off the table…

Far from yelling at cats to get off the table, many of us not only tolerate but have grown to enjoy their antics on our music-making surfaces. We at CatSynth certainly feel that way.

CatSynth: Juno and Nannou on Modular

A classic composition featuring two cats. We particularly love the black cat Juno lurking the background atop the modular.

Submitted by Markus Welt via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Nord Stage 2

Cat playing a Nord Stage 2 keyboard. From Nord (@nordkeyboards) via Instagram.

We love our Nord Stage EX at CatSynth HQ, though we often covet the newer features of the 2 and 3. But not enough to replace what has been a fine keyboard for over 10 years.

Wordless Wednesday: Alien San Francisco

A combination of Hipstamatic presets turns an industrial section of San Francisco into an alien landscape.

CatSynth Pics: Gerty and Electronic Organ (under repair)

Gerty supervises a repair job an electronic organ. From Brandon Heartworm Yahiro-Taylor via Facebook.

So far, the most annoying part of working on electronic music without a laptop is getting this thing to MIDI synch with Gerty…

Another picture from the series

CatSynth Pic: Mac and Keyboard

Mac clearly wants to play this keyboard. From catdadbops on Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Kaoss Cat

Nipping at the paws of our Tail and Kaoss Pad post, we have Kaoss Cat, who sits atop a full-size Kaoss Pad. From John Sargent Patterson via our Facebook page.

We always welcome cat-and-synth pics from readers. The best way to get them to us is via social media: post on our Facebook page, Tweet us @catsynth or post on Instagram with hashtag #catsynth.

CatSynth Pic: Coco and Modular

Coco sits in front of a rather large Eurorack modular system. Submitted by Daniel Warner via our Facebook page.

Identification of individual modules and brands left as an exercise to the reader.

Wordless Wednesday: Truxton Van Sinderen

Looking up from street level at the Broadway Junction subway station in Brooklyn, New York. The J train is passing through.