Finnegan shares his latest composition on a pair of Ensoniq Samplers. Submitted by Greg Cole via our Facebook page.
samplers rather than synths but this is Finnegan who spends most days in the studio with me…’helping’.
We at CatSynth are quite familiar with Ensoniq’s venerable line of sampling workstations. I got an EPS in 1989, and then upgraded to an ASR-10 a few years later. The latter is still in storage here at CatSynth HQ.
Cat peeking out from a Roland MC-909 sampling groove box, or at least the shell of one. It appears to have been stripped of its display and surface controls – and probably the internal electronics as well – making it great for sits!
Please welcome Bok Choy, making her long awaited debut on CatSynth.
Here we see her checking out, and showing a bit of disdain for, a Casio SK-1.
The Casio SK-1 is actually an awesome little instrument we have used many times.
Bok Choy is the cat that lives with Maw Shein Win, our longtime collaborator in Pitta of the Mind. And on that note, Pitta of the Mind will be performing next Friday at Nomadic Press in Oakland (23rd and Telegraph).
Join us for an excellent Uptown Fridays featuring readings by Norma Smith and Sofia Lopez, with musical guest Pitta of the Mind featuring Maw Shein Win and Amanda Chaudhary. Emceed and curated by Reńe Vaz .
Suggested donations of $5-25 collected at the door, but no one turned away for lack of funds.
I could definitely see the utility for one of these in my live shows. It is a bit like a Casio SK-1, but with more up-to-date features in terms of ability to control and play samples, including multiple samples, and arranging them into beats and layouts on the keyboard. And of course higher quality sound.