CatSynth Pic: Teach Your Cat Synthesizer Repairing at Home (Reprise)

Although this one has appeared on CatSynth before, it is worth reposting in these difficult times. Plus it’s adorable and hilarious.

Submitted by our friends from the Vintage Synthesizer Museum via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Ámbar, KeyStep Pro, MiniBrute 2S and more

Ámbar the cat is checking out the new KeyStep Pro from Arturia. We also see a Roland System 1, Arturia MiniBrute 2S, Moog Minitaur and more.

From laura_katik via Instagram.

Ámbar, Gato curioso 2 😼: “Qué es eso?”
Yo: “El #keysteppro mi amor”
…Y así podemos tener una conversación toda la tarde 🤣😂
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Much@s pensaran que es la #cuarentena, en realidad no, siempre hablo con mis gatos 🤣🙋🏻‍♀️

CatSynth Pics: Nina and Moog Slim Phatty

This is one of several adorable pics of orange tabby Nina with a Moog Slim Phatty synthesizer. From ros_frank via Instagram. The entire collection of portraits is embedded below.

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#nina_ros 😻 #catsynth #synthcat #meow

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CatSynth Pic: Figaro, Moog Subsequent 37 and Sequential Prophet REV2

Figaro the handsome tuxedo cat sits atop a Moog Subsequent 37 synthesizer, along with a Prophet REV2 from Sequential (Dave Smith Instruments). From yvesanthonylaur via Instagram.

CatSynth Pic: Micromoog and Farfisa VIP

This cat is trying to reach the stops on the Farfisa VIP organ while sitting on a Micromoog synthesizer. From Chris Weirdall via Facebook.

CatSynth Pic: Black Cat on Moog Grandmother

Beautiful black cat with Moog Grandmother synthesizer

An adorable black cat performs on a Moog Grandmother synthesizer. We also a Korg Volca and a nice-looking Zoom R16 audio interface nearby. From Drew Christopher Ratliff‎ via Facebook.

I absolutely love this beautiful little cat with black fur and green eyes. But it does remind me a bit of our sweet Luna, so this is a little layer of sadness along with the beauty.

The Moog Grandmother is part of the semi-modular series that also includes the Mother-32 and the Matriarch. They are all very accessible ways to get into Moog synthesizers. And they have a colorful design reminiscent of the MG-1.

CatSynth Pic: Milo and Minimoog Model D

The weeklong takeover by Keith Winstanley and his cats Milo and Jet continues. Today we have Milo sitting comfortably (?) in front of a classic Minimoog Model D.

The Minimoog is a favorite of ours at CatSynth. You can see photos of our own and others here.

CatSynth Pic: Moog/Realistic MG-1

This cat is showing off a great find: a Moog MG-1, which was made for the Realistic (Radio Shack) brand in the early 1980s. From Paul Cunningham via Facebook.

Found this Moog at the pawn shop. Already had the cat. Look it’s got all it’s slider knobs!

The slider knobs (and other knobs) do fit the industrial design of the time. And the colorful section borders suggest a precursor to Moog’s current Matriarch series. It is, nonetheless, a fully equipped analog subtractive synthesizer:

The MG-1 includes:

CatSynth Pic: Leo and Moog Subsequent 37 CV

Leo the black cat and Moog Subsequent 37 CV

Handsome Leo poses next to a Moog Subsequent 37 synthesizer. Submitted by jenny Grover via our Facebook page.

This appears to be one of the limited-edition Moog Subsequent 37 CV versions which were introduced at Moogfest. I must admit, we at CatSynth are a bit envious of Leo and Jenny on this one 😸🎹

CatSynth Pics: #NationalCatDay with Sam Sam and Big Merp

Sam Sam with Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck

Of course, every day is National Cat Day (or International Cat Day) here at CatSynth. But we are marking the occasion by letting Sam Sam and Big Merp share their own pics. Above, we see Sam Sam in one of her favorite spots in the studio, in front of the Yamaha TX802 and cassette deck. Sam Sam would also like to share her recent studio video.

And lest Big Merp is left out of the fun, here is a pic of him hanging out behind the main modular synth.

Big Merp with the modular