CatSynth Pic: Buchla Skylab

Cat with Buchla Skylab modular synthesizer.

Today we have a rather handsome cat next to a rather handsome Buchla Skylab system. It includes the “Thunder”-style controller and a 227e module as a customization. Overall a very impressive modular synth.

From user @ddp on Twitter. And it was quite an interesting turn of events to discover one another. It was through our cat-blogging friend Sue Strong who longtime readers might remember from the old Carnival of the Cats and Weekend Cat Blogging days. Good times!

CatSynth Pic: Mimmo

Mimmo returns to CatSynth. Submitted by Cristian Gatto via our Facebook page.

Gatto Mimmo synthmaster nella notte.

Identification of the synth left as an exercise to the reader.

Gabarria is a duo of Christian (human) and Mimmo (cat). You can hear some of their music below.

Wordless Wednesday: Sam Sam and US 101

Our interests in cats, synthesizers and highways come together in this photo featuring Sam Sam checking out my US 101 shield, which I was using as a backdrop for a livestream concert on Saturday.

CatSynth Pic: Arturia MiniLab keyboard

Someone has found a nice napping spot on an Arturia MiniLab keyboard. From darioduartenunez on Instagram, you can find some more pics from this series.

CatSynth Pic: Teach Your Cat Synthesizer Repairing at Home (Reprise)

Although this one has appeared on CatSynth before, it is worth reposting in these difficult times. Plus it’s adorable and hilarious.

Submitted by our friends from the Vintage Synthesizer Museum via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Synthwave (Casio SK-1)

A collage of cats, a Casio SK-1, and other elements. From dhikakuy via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Yamaha and Zoom

From Karl Jensen on Facebook, spotted by our friend Moe Staiano.

CatSynth Pic: Loki, Yamaha DX100, Novation Bass Station

Loki returns, this time with a vintage Yamaha DX100 alongside the more contemporary Novation Bass Station. From thedigitalpurrgatory on Instagram.

The DX100 was the smallest of Yamaha’s DX series. It featured the same sound architecture as most of the other 4-operator FM models (before the TX81Z), but was smaller in size, with mini keys and hooks for a guitar strap. I actually had one which I used primary in “keytar mode” in the 1990s, but rarely used it after that.

CatSynth Pic: Ottilia and Casio Keyboard

Beautiful Ottilia sits atop a Casio Keyboard. Here is a close-up of her toes.

From @Minium2010 via Twitter, submitted by @GazouilleurFou

I think it’s interesting that they added these notation and name overlays to the keys.

CatSynth Pic: Pixel and Eurorack (in a box)

From our friend DJLahbug via Twitter.

this is Pixel. She’s building a eurorack! It currently lives in a cardboard box (makes sense since she’s a cat)

The box is a purrect container for a cat’s Eurorack. And we see quite a variety of modules here, including TipTop Audio, Pittsburgh Modular, Mutable Instruments, WMD, Bubblesound, and more…