MATRIXSYNTH: Octave The CAT Model 1853

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Octave The CAT Model 1853


via this auction

via the seller: "This is a beautiful analog CAT SRM model 1853. I bought this new in 1978 and am the original owner. It has had VERY little use.

This machine is basically a ARP Odyssey clone. Incidentally ARP sued Cat over this!

This is a VERY rich and phat sounding machine. It has one over the mini-moog because it is possible to have all waveforms at once (each with their own slider) instead of just switching between them like the Moog. Great sounding filter too. Somewhere between Moog & Oberheim ; best of both worlds!

The Cat is a monophonic/ duophonic analog synthesizer with 2 oscillators capable of square and sawtooth waveforms. VCO 1 also has a triangle waveform. Each of the waveforms can be played simultaneously and mixed together and there are additional sub-octave oscillators on each oscillator to blend new and interesting sounds.

Everything works. All keys, controls, outputs, etc.

As it has been stored for many years, you will probably want to have is professionally serviced to clean the contacts and update the caps."

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