Our pal Milo is inspecting an MOTM 490 filter that has been modified by Keith Winstanley.
It looks like Milo is falling asleep on the job 😸
The MOTM 490 is a lowpass ladder filter designed to sound like classic synthesizers from the 1970s – or as Synthesis Technology puts it, “that synthesizer sound”. You can hear some demos on MOTM’s site.
Loki finds the purrfect spot on a Korg Poly 800 in front of a Novation Bass Station. From the thedigitalpurrgatory on Instagram.
Loki the Cat distracting me, once again, just after setting the synths for a jam.
You can see Loki’s previous appearances on CatSynth here.
The Novation Bass Station is quite a popular instrument at the moment, an analog mono bass synth in the spirit of Moog past and present, and in someways similar to the Arturia MiniBrute 2 that we use here at CatSynth studios. The Poly 800 is a small vintage synthesizer, a transition from Korg’s earlier “Mono/Poly” classic into their instruments of the 1980s. I was actually interested in the later Poly 800ii though never acquired one.
Little Aria rests atop an Oberheim Matrix 12. We also see another Oberheim synth in the background.
The Matrix 12 was one of the great Oberheim analog synths of the mid 1980s, building on the sounds of the OB-X and OB-Xa but with greater programmability and MIDI. In particular, it including “matrix modulation” that can be found in a great many synthesizers today.
The Matrix 12 is similar to the Xpander and the lighter Matrix 6. But [it] is much fatter and more programmable than either. Every control can have an effect on some other parameter thanks to Oberheim’s flexible design. For example, there are 15 types of LFOs and VCAs per voice! And there’s plenty of diagrams drawn out on the front panel of the synth to help you figure out some signal routing.
Monty definitely likes the new Behringer Poly D. Submitted by Julian Guffogg via our Facebook page.
The Behringer Poly D is a four-voice version of their Model D synthesizer that recreates the sound of an original Minimoog Model D. They can be used for 4-voice polyphony or stacked atop one another for an eight-oscillator voice. It also has a keyboard reminiscent of the original, and a sequencer and arpeggiator.