CatSynth Pic: Modular, Roland, Korg, Arturia

Today we have a seriously cute cat with a modular system, a Roland System-1m, Korg SQ-1, Arturia keyboard and more. From Simon RD via Facebook.

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

CatSynth Pic: Leo, Access Virus TI, Roland SP404sx, and Arturia BeatStep Pro

Leo steps up to perform on an Access Virus TI synthesizer. Above him are a Roland SP404sx and Arturia BeatStep Pro. From our friend @6bq9music on Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Milly and Arturia MatrixBrute

Milly the black cat stands proudly behind an Arturia MatrixBrute. From Stuart Russell via Twitter.

Milly (behind the beast)

https://twitter.com/stuartr_comp/status/1268214963216228353

And what a beast it is 😸

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: Ámbar, KeyStep Pro, MiniBrute 2S and more

Ámbar the cat is checking out the new KeyStep Pro from Arturia. We also see a Roland System 1, Arturia MiniBrute 2S, Moog Minitaur and more.

From laura_katik via Instagram.

Ámbar, Gato curioso 2 😼: “Qué es eso?”
Yo: “El #keysteppro mi amor”
…Y así podemos tener una conversación toda la tarde 🤣😂
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Much@s pensaran que es la #cuarentena, en realidad no, siempre hablo con mis gatos 🤣🙋🏻‍♀️

CatSynth Pic: Giuliano, Mae, and MicroFreak

Giuliano (orange) and Mae (black) enjoy a jam session with the Arturia MicroFreak. Submitted by Alessandro Cilano via our Facebook page.

Giuliano in particular seems to be enjoying it.

The MicroFreak has become one of our main instruments for live performance as well as experimentation. Here is one of our videos demonstrating its features.

You can also see more posts of Giuliano.

CatSynth Pic: Big Merp, Sensel Morph, Arturia MicroFreak, and Modular

Our very own Big Merp is our featured cat as he sits in the middle of our demo rig featuring a Sensel Morph (with Buchla Thunder overlay), Arturia MicroFreak, and our modular synth setup.

If you haven’t already done so, please check out our recent video with Big Merp’s performance and our demo connecting the Sensel Morph to the modular via Max/MSP.

CatSynth Pic: Arturia CS-80 V

A beautiful gray cat reviews patches for the Arturia CS-80 V. From Tomás Mulcahy via the Arturia V Collection users group on Facebook.

She’s reminding me to take a break from the patch sheets! 

Our cats are definitely good at reminding us to take breaks, especially in these times.

If you haven’t yet done so, please check out our demo/tutorial of the mighty CS-80 V.

CatSynth Pic: Bill on Quarantine (Vintage Synthesizer Museum)

Bill enjoys the quarantine life with an Arturia MicroFreak and sundry Strymon pedals. Via our friends at the Vintage Synthesizer Museum.

You can see our visit to the Vintage Synthesizer Museum earlier this year in this video.

This was from the beginning of February. Not so long ago in time, but a world away from where we are now.

CatSynth Pic: Big Merp, MicroFreak, and Modular

Today’s CatSynth pic features our very own Big Merp! He likes to bed down on the synthesizer desk when I’m working on the studio, and on this occasion, he seemed particularly blissed out.

One of the few bright spots amidst all the pandemic craziness is that mandatory work-from-home affords me more time to spend with my cats and my music.