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.

CatSynth Pic: Marcel and TB-303

Yesterday was “303” day – the date is 03-03 whether you use American or every-other-country format. And our friend Marcel is posing with a genuine Roland TB-303 for the occasion.

From Eric at polynominal.com via Facebook.

The TB-303 has become a prized instrument, so much so that multiple hardware and software clones have been created to meet the demand. Roland even came out with a TB-03 for its Boutique line.

CatSynth Pic: Obie in the Studio

Obie sits in the center of Charles Whiley’s impressive studio. Obie is short of Oberheim, and we of course love black cats. But he is rarely photographed with the synths compared to Mr. Maximillion. We are happy to be able to feature him today 😺

CatSynth Pic: Murder and Korg EMX2

Murder (we’re sure there must be an interesting story behind her name) gets ready to perform on a Korg EMX2 Groovebox. From Jackies Fridge via our Facebook page. Part of a series of posts on our page this week celebrating black cats.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat and MiniMoog

Black cat checking out the wonder that is the MiniMoog Model D. From James Johnson‎ via Facebook.

“Finally! My turn…needs more sawtooth.”

One can never have too much sawtooth.

CatSynth Video: Korg M1 Modded circuit bent with Marcel

From polynominaldotcom on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

Just modded and bent the classic M1/M1r wavetable with 6 switches on the back of the machine. 5 sounds demo with circuit bent options.
First 3 demo with normal Midi keyboard, In 2 others, the Mi1r is driven by an algorithmic generator module ‘Turing machine’. Generated patterns are midi converted with a Doepfer a-162 cv to MIDI module.

Very interesting to see a Korg M1 and M1R “bent” this way. And if that feline portrait looks familiar, it’s probably because you’ve seen it before. Eric of Polynominal.com and his cat Marcel are good friends of ours at CatSynth, and we have featured many of Marcel’s pictures.

CatSynth Pic: Marcel, Korg M1R, and Minimoog

Marcel is back today, with a pair of Korg M1R modules. We also see a Minimoog in the back.

From Eric of polynominal.com.

CatSynth Pic: Marcel, Moog DFAM, and Box

Marcel (black cat) in box next to Moog DFAM

A new Moog DFAM (Drummer from Another Mother) has arrived at the home of our friends at polynominal.com in Italy. But Marcel is clearly more interested in the box.

Marcel in DFAM box

Yes, even synth cats love boxes!

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).