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Old 21st February 2021
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Cats & Synths Thread 2021<

Cats have a very spiritual & complicated connection with synthesizers & electronic music.

I thought after recent talk on a thread perhaps a thread for us to post a pic/pics of our felines with some kind of connection to your gear or work, or just because you love your moggy so much. (or Dog/Ferret etc)

  • 1) Please just post an image/images of your Cat/Dog in a musical environment (although musical part not imperative)

  • 2) Maybe add a brief description/story on how your Cat/Dog etc interacts or helps you with your gear/music.


# I checked with a Mod DS before posting this.

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Here are mine.

Pic 1 'Bop' synth cat. He's getting on a bit now, but has always shown a slight interest in the music room. When he chooses a synth to sleep on, the rule seems to be, that synth is out of bounds and is generally respected. (see his name)

Pic 2 'Little cat' This small feline (possibly a stray) visits my workshop (where I make musical gear) every day. She now has her own personal packet of Dreamies which sits amongst the sawdust. She has become the workshops mascot.

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Old 21st February 2021
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Though I don't have a cat anymore (last one passed away July 2020), they are amazing creatures and they often do hang out in our studios.

My cats in their final years didn't really come upstairs much though, so I don't have much in the way of "cats & synths" pictures unless I go back 10 years, but here's a few of my adorable Squeaky from last year. I posted a bunch of her in the "random images thread" that mysteriously vanished last fall.

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Old 21st February 2021
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I found some older pics, from a previous synth setup (and house) where the cats did hang out in the synth room a bit more than in recent years.

Chica with some rack synths

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Smokey and synths

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Theeny checking out the "new" A6 when it arrived in 2008.

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Chica & synths

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Old 21st February 2021
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My two cats like sitting on my lap or nearby when I'm playing. These photos are from the Summer lockdown when I brought a small rig home to keep going. They also like to jump on the keyboard sometimes. And to sleep inside guitar and cello cases.

Coco


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and Milo




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Old 21st February 2021
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Dario, who passed away a few years ago, was my best buddy ever. He came running every time I sat down to play guitar, wanting to get up on the lap. Of course the guitar was in my lap so he settled for curling up at my feet. He would also curl up on the sofa and listen to any kind of music I played on the hifi. Every time I read a book he wanted to read too. I miss him so much!



I have another cat, Tazio - he doesn't like music that much, and at the merest hint of a naked oscillator he's gone. He likes to sleep on the Sub 37 on the top tier though - it's a great vantage point. Seen here pursuing his main interest outside of eating and sleeping:



Then there's Moog, he's fine with most music and isn't as oscillator adverse as Tazio:



He did grow up since the previous pic, still playing those jazz-chords:

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Old 21st February 2021
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Gotta' love those furry friends!👍
Old 21st February 2021
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Sometimes I have to focus on the beats while I let Nairobi here work pads and bass.
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Old 21st February 2021
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This is Milky, the studio cat.

He specializes in laid back grooves...



...and keyboard shredding.

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Quote:
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...and keyboard shredding.
Lucky cat has a vintage dual manual Prophet-10 to shred on too.
Old 21st February 2021
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Here's my Lara the Space Cat in her natural environment (i.e. where she's not supposed to be). She's a sphynx, mostly bald like me, so hair in the studio is not a problem.



Much of what I do with music and art revolves around cats and space. The image above was a print I designed for my wife for Christmas because that's how we see her: a space cat, an alien baby. My favorite books when I was a kid were the Space Cat stories. When I finally got a Minimoog Model D, this was the first thing of substance I did with it.



Gotta go. I'm not kidding, she's howling outside the studio door right now
Old 22nd February 2021
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Ok,

Due to certain requests earlier in the thread for cat pics.
I haven't got a good one of him in the pulse box yet, but I did take a shot of the feline in question this morning, on what one of my friends described as a play date.
he brought it to me, then proceeded to not kill it, or do anything with it.
later, I kid you not, they both went their separate ways, calling it a draw I think.

He shall be henceforth known as Loki the Ratslayer.

And back to the thread topic.
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Old 22nd February 2021
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Ha! Great idea for a thread!
Old 22nd February 2021
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Old 22nd February 2021
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Miah comes into studio and likes to lay under the Korg D1 piano and Microfreak, or if chilly, under Evolvers, right on top of power cords. He’s my stress-sponge, and you may think I’m personifying but I’m not, this cat for 13 years without fail reminds me through the day when it’s time to take my medication’s as I’m a disabled veteran so he is definitely a lot more than just a fat cat, And I’m just not a dog person. Too needy.
Large cat, large toys, as he carries them around in mouth like a dog.
He’s in-training to man the expression pedals.
Likes blinky lights of sequencers.
Yeah, somethings need to be said in hot neon letters such as my fireplace.
Cats rule.
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Old 22nd February 2021
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This is Tacocat.

He owns my friend and loves me.

Old 22nd February 2021 | Show parent
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This is Milky, ...

Toccata and fugue in d meownor?
Old 22nd February 2021
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I sometimes genuinely believe that the cats know more about the gear than I do.

For example here’s young Boulder, appearing to have patched the Intellijel Dr Octature as a sine wave oscillator and now attempting to detune it against the TipTop Audio Z3000. Look at his little paw on the fine tune knob:

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Here’s my panther and long time studio partner Miss Belle showing she has always been a Serge creature:

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And lastly here is the Beautific Miss Fluffy contemplating the inscrutable interface of the Sequential Prophet 2002 and gently mocking me for my inability set a decent loop point via the 2 character LED.

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Old 22nd February 2021
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Here is Roscoe on my K(arp)2600. He’s a Maine coon. He was about three months old here. He’s now 7 months old, and twice as big.
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Old 22nd February 2021 | Show parent
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Here is Roscoe on my K(arp)2600.
Kitteh's got a nice Toft to mix on too!!!



Best Gearslutz thread ever so far!

Old pic but they are still for some reason fascinated with the XT. Its either something about the orange or maybe the Nextel smells like cat litter or something.


The 'baby' is really into Reed Ghazala..


Kinda shocked at this one, they live in fear of the JCM800 every time the power light is on..
Old 22nd February 2021
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My latest kitty Ms. Cheska has taken a particular liking to my MPC Live II for whatever reason. She often sleeps on the desk near my setup, stands on top of the speaker, or sits on top of the MPC touch screen while I’m noodling around. She’s my nap buddy who often sleeps on top of me all throughout the night.
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Old 22nd February 2021 | Show parent
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I see how this one is synth related.

...'Warm Pads'
Old 22nd February 2021
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Old 22nd February 2021
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I'm allergic to cats; all my friends have cats.
My EM partner has rescue cats, and all my cases have cat hair in them now.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by flat ➡️
I see how this one is synth related.

...'Warm Pads'
On some forum or another years back someone had a sig line that read "Cats like analog because it's warmer".

Somewhat synth related: When my Squeaky took her last breath last July, she was lying underneath my Jaspers stand where my synths reside. So she did depart this plane near my synths anyway. No pics though.
Old 22nd February 2021 | Show parent
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kpatz ➡️
On some forum or another years back someone had a sig line that read "Cats like analog because it's warmer".

Somewhat synth related: When my Squeaky took her last breath last July, she was lying underneath my Jaspers stand where my synths reside. So she did depart this plane near my synths anyway. No pics though.
:( Her spirit will still be around.

Forgive me as I'm getting old and my memory is going, but didn't you post a pic of Squeaky on that pic thread when she was a Kitten and I remarked how similar she looked to my cat Bop at that early stage? (Sorry if its entirely different cat)
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:( Her spirit will still be around.

Forgive me as I'm getting old and my memory is going, but didn't you post a pic of Squeaky on that pic thread when she was a Kitten and I remarked how similar she looked to my cat Bop at that early stage? (Sorry if its entirely different cat)
I think it was. I don't remember which kitten pic I posted in that thread, but here's a couple of my favorites:

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On the adorableness scale, she was always an 11.

BTW, I'm trying to figure out what synth Bop is lying on in your pic at the top of the thread.
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Originally Posted by kpatz ➡️
I think it was. I don't remember which kitten pic I posted in that thread, but here's a couple of my favorites:

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On the adorableness scale, she was always an 11.
So beautiful & adorable.

Hopefully she will live on in your memories. Thanks for posting those pics.
Old 22nd February 2021
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Nera wondering why the Microfreak isn't powered on:
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Sasha getting ready to make some phat beats:
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Zora on BassStation:
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This can't be comfortable:
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Old 22nd February 2021
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Here's my Webster cat...
He passed away a year or so ago, and I miss him a whole bunch.

Darn, you get so attached and so close to pets, really hurts when they go.

RIP Webster!
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Monotremata ➡️
Kitteh's got a nice Toft to mix on too!!!



Best Gearslutz thread ever so far!

Old pic but they are still for some reason fascinated with the XT. Its either something about the orange or maybe the Nextel smells like cat litter or something.


The 'baby' is really into Reed Ghazala..


Kinda shocked at this one, they live in fear of the JCM800 every time the power light is on..
Cats love gear.....I can’t explain it. I guess because they are so inquisitive. Gear is so out of the ordinary at my house, as it’s only in my studio room, they see me disappear into there for hours, when I emerge, they’re usually outside my door camping out, waiting for an opportunity to sneak in. Lol.
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