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: Albert and Korg Electribe SX

Albert the black cat with Korg Electribe SX (red, SD card)

Albert sits atop a Korg Electribe SX (red, with SD card reader) as he contemplates his next composition. Submitted by David Cole via our Facebook page.

The SX was a major step forward for the popular Electribe series; plus it had a cool red metal case, and vacuum tubes.

CatSynth Pic: Juno and Serge Clone

Juno is back again this week; he clearly loves this blue Serge clone module. There are also quite a few other interesting modules in his collection, clearly a cat with good taste!

From Markus Welt via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Korg Minilogue XD

We finish out our week of black cats at CatSynth with this cutie from Kursk, Russia playing a Korg Minilogue XD. By dj.wadada on Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Marcel, Crumar Bit One, and Italian Vintage Synth

It’s turning out to be a week of black cats here at CatSynth. Today, our friend Marcel from polynominal.com returns, this time with a Crumar Bit One and an (unnamed) Italian vintage synth. From polynominal.com on Facebook.

We at CatSynth were not that familiar with the Crumar Bit One, so we looked it up on Vintage Synth Explorer:

The Bit One is a 6 voice programmable polyphonic analog synthesizer with digital control that rivals the Roland Juno-106 synthesizer. The 61-note keyboard is equipped with velocity which is a rare option among similar synths! The 2 computer controlled oscillators, 6 voltage controlled filters, 6 VCAs and 2 LFOs each per voice, easy hands-on editing and a double/split mode keyboard make this one phatt analog polysynth!

http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/bitone.php

CatSynth Pic: Pansona, Arturia MiniBrute 2B, Roland TB-03 and TR-08

Pansona with MiniBrute 2S, Roland TB-03 and TR-08

Adorable black cat Pansona with a MiniBrute 2S synthesizer and Roland TB-03 and TR-08 Boutique synthesizers. Submitted by Vito del Valle via our Facebook page.

Pansona (Fatgirl) with an Arturia Minibrute 2S, Roland TB-03 & Roland TR-08… She’s wondering why I’m not yelling at her to get off the table…

Far from yelling at cats to get off the table, many of us not only tolerate but have grown to enjoy their antics on our music-making surfaces. We at CatSynth certainly feel that way.

CatSynth: Juno and Nannou on Modular

A classic composition featuring two cats. We particularly love the black cat Juno lurking the background atop the modular.

Submitted by Markus Welt via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Midnight Monday in the Studio

We love seeing black cats in the studio! From a3chmusic_ via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Akai MPC Live

Cute black cat with an Akai MPC Live. From automageddon via Instagram.

Newt and Roland TR-707

Newt hanging out in the studio underneath a keyboard and next to a Roland TR-707 drum machine. Submitted by David Cole via our Facebook page.

Newt hanging out while I do some studio maintence.