CatSynth Pic: Syd and Elektron Analog Keys

Syd sits atop an Ekeltron Analog Keys synthesizer. From Moustafa Elsayed via our Facebook page. Moustafa describes Syd as “my best musical buddy when I am playing”, a description that makes us smile 😻.

Happy 4th of July

We at CatSynth wish all our fellow Americans a happy and safe Independence Day (4th of July). Please keep your pets safe indoors today.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat, Minimoog, EMS Synthi, Rhodes, and Doepfer

A black cat playing both a Minimoog synthesizer and a Rhodes Stage electric piano. Nearby is an EMS Synthi and a rack full of Doepfer modules. From Mark L. Greco via Facebook.

There are definite musical advantages to using all four limbs.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat “Jet” and Minimoog

Jet, a beautiful black cat, poses in front of a vintage Minimoog. From Keith Winstanley via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Numbers with Arturia, Novation, and Korg

Meet Numbers the black cat. He sits on a custom synthesizer rack made from recycled wood that houses an Arturia MiniBrute 2S, Novation keyboard, and a MicroKorg. From Sam Brubaker via our Facebook page.

A photo of my cat, Numbers. Here he is inspecting the room lighting while sitting on a synth rack I built out of recycled wood from a shipping palette.

CatSynth Pic: Studio Cat and 5U Modular System

A black cat in the studio, who seems rather unimpressed by the rather impressive 5U modular system. Said cat is also sitting some instrument from Oberheim.

From Eric Larsen via Facebook.

CatSynth Video: Brian Eno and his manipulative cat, Angel

We know Brian Eno loves his cat, but his cat really runs the show as we see in this interview.

Brian Eno and Angel definitely give us something to aspire to 😸🎹.

CatSynth Pic: Studio Panther (Arturia, Elektron, GameBoy)

A gorgeous house panther shows off her studio, which includes a MicroBrute and controllers from Arturia, an Elektron SidStation, and a Nintendo GameBoy. From Shaun Steven Struble on Facebook, who says this about the GameBoy:

My main composition machine. If I can write it in three voices on the gameboy and it sounds good, I know it’ll sound good when I expand it to the other synths.

CatSynth Pic: Shadow and Brodie

Remember our pals Shadow and Brodie? Well, we have another photo of them honing electronic music skills. Via Shadow’s Facebook page.

Sadly, Shadow passed away in February. This is heartbreaking news, and our thoughts and condolences go out to his humans, as well as his feline brother who must miss him dearly.

CatSynth Pic: Dexter and LinnDrum

Dexter sits atop a vintage LinnDrum. Quite a prize of an instrument for feline and human alike! From Peter Fitzpatrick via our Facebook page.

Irish cat Dexter warms up the new Linndrum
Now resident in @Circuit3’s studio.

You can find out more about Circuit3 at their official website. Here is a sample of their music.