CatSynth Pic: First Studio Cat of 2019

Our first post of 2019 is…a cat in the studio. From Matt Vraja via Facebook.


Purr-fecting the mix

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

CatSynth Pic: Bondo with Moog, Roland and Vox

Bondo sits proudly on an original-series Moog Voyager. Next to him is a Roland RE-501 chorus echo. In the corner, one can see a bit of a vintage Vox Super Continental organ. Quite a collection!

From Davor Gazde via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Studio Meow Meow

Beautiful Persephone posing in the studio of our friend Rob Robinson.

We see a Behringer Model D (aka “the Boog”), a Korg Mini Kaoss Pad (original edition), and a vintage synth module that we can’t identify behind the kitty.

CatSynth TV Episode 99!

It’s the 99th Episode of CatSynth TV, and we have a special treat for all our readers and videos. It combines many of our interests: synthesizers, cats, experimental music and film, and highways.

Video shot along Highway 99 in California from Manteca through Stockton and heading towards Sacramento. Additional video and photography at CatSynth HQ in San Francisco.

Guest appearances by Sam Sam and Big Merp.

Original experimental synthesizer music by Amanda Chaudhary, based on melodies from “99 is not 100” by Moe! Staiano.

Synthesizers used:

  • Minimoog
  • Arturia MiniBrute 2S
  • Big Fish Audio John Cage Prepared Piano Sample Library (Kontakt)
  • Nord Stage EX
  • Mutable Instruments Plaits
  • Metasonix R-54 and R-53 2hp Cat module
  • 4ms Spectral Multiband Resonator
  • Make Noise Echophon

CatSynth Pic: Rackmount Cat

A new picture from our friends Eric and Marcel at polynominal.com

Rackmount cat: done

A lot of amazing gear in this one picture. We leave it as an exercise to our readers to identify (but there are some hints in the tags).

CatSynth Pic: Dexter and REON Driftbox

Dexter and REON Driftbox

From Melker Häggbom Klingberg via Facebook.

My buddy Dexter, figuring out how to set the MIDI channel on the driftbox.

The REON Driftbox series of small synthesizers was introduced last year. Dexter’s appears to be a Driftbox SE model.

The REON Driftbox SE is a digital paraphonic Synthesizer with 2 digital oscillators and an analog Steiner Parker filter. It features also an impressive amount of connections on the backside.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2017/09/5-new-reon-driftbox-products-synthesizers-coming-soon-worldwide-presentation-at-synthfest-uk.html

We at CatSynth are learning more about these interesting little boxes. I find myself particularly intrigued by the J and S models.

CatSynth Pic: Marsi with Roland, Boss, and Yamaha

Meet Marsi, who has a cool collection of synths and rhythm boxes. He is sitting on a Yamaha CS1-X, and also has a Roland MC-303 and Boss DR-202. From Sascha Kaus via Facebook.

CatSynth Video: Studio Cat (Wait for It…)

Our friend Charles Whiley demonstrates his main mixing console…wait for it 😸

We at CatSynth also enjoy the classic four-on-the-floor beat in the background.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat, Nord, and Moog

This adorable black cat has found a nice spot to rest on a Nord Modular, which happens to sit above a Moog synthesizer.  From Pete Crane via Facebook.

Good thing our little synthcat doesn’t shed too much 
:3 🎹

And from resting to performing…

CatSynth Pic: Studio Cat in Black and White

A black-and-white photo of a cat purrfectly posed in front of stacked keyboards.  By davidpettymusic via Instagram.

davidpettymusic
This fucking guy. If he had a debut album, what would it be called? #catsynth #pets #music #notmycat

The high contrast renders the synths unidentifiable to us, but maybe an intrepid reader is up to the challenge…