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: Leo, Access Virus TI, Roland SP404sx, and Arturia BeatStep Pro

Leo steps up to perform on an Access Virus TI synthesizer. Above him are a Roland SP404sx and Arturia BeatStep Pro. From our friend @6bq9music on Twitter.

CatSynth Pic: Esper and Ensoniq DP/4

Esper has found a nice napping spot underneath an Ensoniq DP/4 effects processor. Submitted by Xeper Kalypso via Facebook. Photo slightly enhanced in the studios of CatSynth HQ to bring out the cat and the synth 😸

The DP/4 was quite the popular and powerful effects system in its day. Some of the algorithms were included in the Ensoniq ASR-10 as well.

Wordless Wednesday: Sam Sam and US 101

Our interests in cats, synthesizers and highways come together in this photo featuring Sam Sam checking out my US 101 shield, which I was using as a backdrop for a livestream concert on Saturday.

CatSynth Pic: Meiko in the Studio

Meiko returns today, posing adorably among the synths and cables of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas.

it seems we have a growing ensemble cast of cats that appear regularly on these pages. To see more of Meiko, visit her tag.

CatSynth Pic: Studio 23

This cat has found an optimal napping spot in the center of this studio. Submitted by Paul Toohill via Facebook.

Studio 23. There is reason in my madness, order in my chaos. And a cat in my chair, damn it… 

CatSynth Pic: Mr. Maximillion in the Studio

Mr. Maximillion sits in the command chair of Charles Whiley’s studio in Arkansas. From Charles Whiley via Facebook.

Came home to this. Mr. Maximillion is my ghost producer. Don’t tell anyone. 🤫

Honestly, we at CatSynth knew that all along 😸

CatSynth Pic: In the Studio

This cat is hard at work in the studio on a recording project. Submitted by Dave Andersson via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Esper in the Studio

Esper inspects a Cubase session in the studio with his humans. Submitted by Hope Tallen via our Facebook page.

Esper loves working with his Dad in the studio. He constantly plays on his synths and loves watching Cubase

We’d love to hear some of Esper’s music.

CatSynth Pic: Studio Panther (Arturia, Elektron, GameBoy)

A gorgeous house panther shows off her studio, which includes a MicroBrute and controllers from Arturia, an Elektron SidStation, and a Nintendo GameBoy. From Shaun Steven Struble on Facebook, who says this about the GameBoy:

My main composition machine. If I can write it in three voices on the gameboy and it sounds good, I know it’ll sound good when I expand it to the other synths.