CatSynth Pic: Synth Cat and Access Virus TI

This cat a nice cushy napping spot next to an Access Virus TI Polar or WhiteOut Edition. Submitted by Vahakn Ma‎ via our Facebook page.


Just a regular synthcat….

Well, every “regular synthcat” that appears on CatSynth is special 😺. But this cat also has an interesting synth. This appears to be a Virus TI Polar Edition – white-on-white.

You can hear Ma’s music as Harky DJ here.

CatSynth Pic: Lilli and Teisco 110f

Beautiful Lilli sits atop a Teisco 110f synthesizer. Submitted by Edda Hill via our Facebook page.

Our Lilli is holding an arpegio down on the Teisco 110f 😍

I confess I am not that familiar with Teisco synthesizer line, let alone the 110f. Here is a bit from Vintage Synth Explorer.

In the beginning of the 80’s Kawai began manufacturing synthesizers under the company name of Teisco. Their early designs resulted in synths like the S110F above. The Synthesizer 110F is an upgraded S60-F, with dual analog VCO’s and an updated look. It has a small but usable 37 note keyboard. Classic analog sawtooth, square, and triangle waveforms plus noise are on-board and can be mixed with external sounds run through the 110F’s filters and envelopes. The oscillators can be de-tuned for duophonic textures or phatter leads and bass sounds.

http://www.vintagesynth.com/misc/110f.php

CatSynth Pic: Dexter and REON Driftbox

Dexter and REON Driftbox

From Melker Häggbom Klingberg via Facebook.

My buddy Dexter, figuring out how to set the MIDI channel on the driftbox.

The REON Driftbox series of small synthesizers was introduced last year. Dexter’s appears to be a Driftbox SE model.

The REON Driftbox SE is a digital paraphonic Synthesizer with 2 digital oscillators and an analog Steiner Parker filter. It features also an impressive amount of connections on the backside.

http://www.synthanatomy.com/2017/09/5-new-reon-driftbox-products-synthesizers-coming-soon-worldwide-presentation-at-synthfest-uk.html

We at CatSynth are learning more about these interesting little boxes. I find myself particularly intrigued by the J and S models.

CatSynth Pic: Korg Prologue

Cat posing with a Korg Prologue synthesizer.  From James Maier on Facebook.

“Stop playing with that and pay attention to meeeee.” 
:3

The Prologue is a mixed analog and digital synth, with an intriguing open architecture for the digital oscillators.  You can read on brief NAMM review of the instrument here.

CatSynth Pic: Musical Instrument Den (Yamaha Reface DX)

This cat has found a cozy resting place between a Yamaha Reface DX and various violin cases.  From our friend Chrissie Caulfield on Twitter.

CatSynth Video: Training a cat to play the OP-1

From Andor Polgar on YouTube, via matrixsynth.

We have long been interested in the OP-1, although we won’t have one ourselves.  Maybe it would make a great instrument for Sam Sam 😸

 

CatSynth Pic: Wooden cat and Juno 106

Our wooden feline friend is back, this time on a vintage Roland Juno 106 synthesizer.  Submitted by thedigitalpurrgatory (Anton Largoza-Maza) via Instagram.  You can see a previous appearance here.

This is the second appearance of the Juno series in less than a week.  Last Thursday we featured the Juno 60.   The Juno 106 has a full MIDI implementation, including SysEx based editing and control, as opposed to the 60 which has no MIDI at all.  Sound-wise they are quite similar, although many say that the 60 has a “warmer sound.”  We at CatSynth cannot verify this.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Arturia MiniBrute

Our black-and-white feline friend returns in this black-and-white photo featuring the Arturia MiniBrute, first edition.  Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

We at CatSynth have been having a lot of fun with the Arturia MiniBrute 2, which builds on the original’s unique sound (and “brute factor”).  You can see our video demo here.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and Model D

Cute cat playing a Minimoog Model D synthesizer. Submitted by Steve Peglar via our Facebook page.

CatSynth Pic: Cat and XP-50

Cat sitting atop a Roland XP-50 synthesizer, and not looking too pleased 😸

By Dragos Frangulea in the group Synthesizer Freaks.