CatSynth Pic: Guess the Keyboard

Our tuxedo friend is obscuring the label for this keyboard, so we invite readers to identify it.

Submitted by André Bénédicte Fragé via our Facebook page.

Wordless Wednesday: Music of the Spheres (Samoa Beach, CA)

Approaching sunset on Samoa Beach near Eureka, California.

CatSynth Pics: #NationalCatDay with Sam Sam and Big Merp

Sam Sam with Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck

Of course, every day is National Cat Day (or International Cat Day) here at CatSynth. But we are marking the occasion by letting Sam Sam and Big Merp share their own pics. Above, we see Sam Sam in one of her favorite spots in the studio, in front of the Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck. Sam Sam would also like to share her recent studio video.

And lest Big Merp is left out of the fun, here is a pic of him hanging out behind the main modular synth.

Big Merp with the modular

CatSynth Pic: Cat through Guitar Pedals

This may be the best thing you hear today (besides Sam Sam’s new video on CatSynth TV). From Simon The Magpie via YouTube.

Music: https://simonthemagpie.bandcamp.com

Website: http://www.magpieplace.com

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/simonthemagpie

Podcast: https://magpiepirates.simplecast.com

CatSynth Pic: Meiko in the Studio

Our week of cats in the studio concludes with the return of Meiko. It looks like she is pretty intent on the knob positions and laptop controls, probably putting together a great mix with her human Charles Whiley.

Submitted by Charles Whiley via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Bisou in the Studio

Bisou joins us from France today in a very tidy studio. We at CatSynth are quite impressed with the plastic covers – and should probably consider getting those for our space. Beneath the covers, we do espy an Arturia MiniBrute 2, several offerings from Korg, and more.

Submitted by Greg Roussac via our Facebook page. Here is another pic of Bisou sans synths.

CatSynth Pic: Pinki and Roland TR-909

Pinki the cat with a Roland TR-909 drum machine

Pinki shows off a Roland TR-909 drum machine. From Edda Jayne Hill via our Facebook page.

Pinki just hit the start button and is seemingly impressed by the outcome 😁

The TR-909 was a commercial failure compared to its predecessor, the TR-808, but it has since become a prized instrument and commands rather high prices. Many friends even celebrate “909 Day” on the 9th of September. Roland has more recently introduced a TR-09 as part of its Boutique series.

CatSynth Pic: Yoshi and Blix in the Studio

Yoshi (tabby) and Blix (black) are relaxing in the studio. I see a Behringer Deep Mind 12, and Korg R3, Electribe, and Volca Beats. Submitted by Manny Tejeda via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Bobby and Korg Monologue

Bobby the cat exploring editing functions of the Korg Monologue. Submitted by Erwin Kant via our facebook page.

Bobby showing me how the monologue works

Wordless Wednesday: Mesquite Dunes, Death Valley

The Mesquite Dunes in Death Valley at sunset. I featured this image in my recent music video celebrating Death Valley – a “painting with music.” Please check it out if you haven’t already.