CatSynth Pics: Gerty and Electronic Organ (under repair)

Gerty supervises a repair job an electronic organ. From Brandon Heartworm Yahiro-Taylor via Facebook.

So far, the most annoying part of working on electronic music without a laptop is getting this thing to MIDI synch with Gerty…

Another picture from the series

CatSynth Video: When my cat is playing experimental Music

From Sound Provider on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

“Total Studio Life experience today, I was doing some Mastering when my lovely cat propose me to do some experimental drone Music, So here is a part the result 😀

For people who are interested my kitty use a Diy “Garden Synth”, a DIY synth I build years ago after after watching Folktek Resonant or Luminist Garden from the genius Arius Blaze with H9 effects from Eventide and my old Tape delay the beautiful Roland Space Echo.

I build the ‘Garden Synth’ with one old random box + Guitar and Bass String and cheap Piezo Mics”

The Garden Synth reminds us a bit of our Pocket Gamelan.

CatSynth Video: Circuit bent Hin Hon EK-001, matrix mixer, joystick delay

Dino steals the show in this video from Ok Housecat. Lots of fun circuit-bending in this one, and Dino seems to be enjoying it.

CatSynth Video: 4093 Quad Oscillator

Video by Tim Kaiser of his cat with the 4093 Quad Oscillator and his cat.

The 4093 Quad Oscillator is a popular lo-fi DIY circuit based on the 4093 NAND gate. They look very simple to make, so we at CatSynth plan to make one ourselves at some point. Big Merp will love it 😸

CatSynth Pic: Charlotte and OK Housecat

Charlotte returns with a sundry collection of circuit-bent creations by OK Housecat. Visit their Instagram or http://www.okhousecat.com/ for more images and info.

CatSynth Video: Big Merp vs The Photo Theremin

Today’s CatSynth video features our very own Big Merp. I was trying out an old photo theremin that I bought years ago, and decided to try playing it in front of Big Merp. Hilarity ensued. Definitely watch the video all the way to the end – the look on his face is priceless.

The photo theremin consists of a simple analog oscillator that uses a light-sensitive resistor (i.e.,a photocell) to control the frequency. So you can move your hand or other objects around it to change the light and thus change the pitch. This one also as an LFO for added sonic variety, and came in a really cool translucent blue case.

CatSynth Pic: Kitten and Button Box

Adorable kitten with a home-made button box. From our friend Jen Carlile via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Häbbmaster modules

Cat showing off this collection of unique custom synth modules from Häbbmaster. Via haebmaster on Instagram.

You can hear a bit of of his percussion modules in this video.

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A little bouncing ball demo. #sdiy #sergesynthesizer #sergemodular Sound is from the smooth generator, pitch modulated by a sequencer . Upper half of the DUSG is a sawtooth modulating the speed of the lower half and triggers the sequencer. Lower half triggers the envelope which controls a low pass gate.

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CatSynth Video: Dino’s Ode to Noise (Ok Housecat)

A panoply of musical noisemakers from okhousecat. Watch the video for the feline entrance 😸

CatSynth Video: Circuit bent orchestra featuring Charlotte

We have a new video from Ok Housecat featuring Charlotte and a veritable orchestra of circuit bent instruments.  Enjoy!

For more circuit-bent fun from Ok Housecat, please visit their website okhousecat.com and check out their YouTube channel