CatSynth Pic: Vigilando

Black cat guarding and impressive and varied collection of synthesizers. From Patriwiki Wiki Wiki via Facebook.

Identification of the synths left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Erica Synths

Black cat – green eyes like our Luna – with a rack full of modules from Erica Synths. From James Johnson via Facebook.

Both the cat and the modules are gorgeous!

CatSynth Pic: Roland TB-03 and TR-09

Black cat Tromo with Roland Boutique TB-03 and TR-09 synths.

By Elie Sakr via a new treasure trove thread on the Facebook group Synthesizer Freaks.

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: 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: The Electric Music Box (Buchla)

We have a special treat this week as Keith Winstanley and his cats Milo and Jet take over with a new CatSynth pic each day! First up, we have Jet with The Electric Music Box, the keyboard part of a Music Easel. this one has an unusual monochromatic face, but I like it. And it matches the cat 😸🎹

CatSynth Pic: Poppy in the Workshop

Poppy the cute black cat is busy as a quality-control engineer for this synth repair job. From Michael Weeks via Facebook.

Poppy the QC inspector

Identification of the synth being repaired left as an exercise to the reader.

CatSynth Pic: Betty and the Yamaha CS20m

Betty on top of Yamaha CS20m

Adorable Betty the black cat sits atop a vintage Yamaha CS20m synthesizer. From Edda Jayne Hill via Facebook.

Betty loves the CS20m

And she is certainly in good company! Long before Yamaha’s dominance in the mid-1980s with the DX series of FM synths, they created the CS series of analog subtractive synthesizers. Although similar in topology to other analog synthesizers of the era, they had their own unique sound and character and were prized by many artists.