Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Clockgate » Sat Apr 25, 2020 7:18 pm

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Back in the olden days of this thread, we talked about the Behringer CAT.

All the nonsense aside, Those French Girls used one so well in the early 80's when I was in Glasgow. Later in the 80's Poisoned Electrick Head played a mean live set when I was in the North Of England.

Been looking for an original CAT for decades. This will do in the meantime.

Those French Girls live:



Can't find much old Poisoned Electrick Head, but this is the cassette I bought at one of the earlier gigs I saw. Around 5.50 the Cat sings - fortunately it was louder in every live gig I saw. Could have been one of any/many monos I know, but it was a CAT, I was there, it was there and it was live, it just sang.

That really takes me back, I did the sound for Those French Girls a few times when they played in Edinburgh. I was surprised they never made it bigger than they did, they were a fine band at the time.
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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Rigo » Tue May 12, 2020 4:04 pm

Poor cloned CAT ... just being available and already overshadowed by the MonoPoly clone.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by werock » Tue May 12, 2020 5:01 pm

I've watched a couple of the 'review' videos on YT, they all seem to experience a very glitchy oscillator sync. Was this a feature of the original Cat?

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Rigo » Wed May 13, 2020 1:35 am

werock wrote:
Tue May 12, 2020 5:01 pm
I've watched a couple of the 'review' videos on YT, they all seem to experience a very glitchy oscillator sync. Was this a feature of the original Cat?
Sync is different from the original, in stead of on/off it is now A/off/B ... very helpful names without a manual :hmm:
In one of those videos A was said to be hard sync, end B soft sync.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by J0ris » Mon May 18, 2020 4:08 pm

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One of the only bits of gear I wished I had back is the Octave Cat, but I wouldn't buy a real one at this point anyways as it is too expensive now (if I could lay out that kind of cash, I'd get a Dominion One) and would take up too much space. So this is a most welcome announcement.
I actually have a Dominion One, which was supposed to be my "final" monosynth, but I am seriously tempted by this Cat clone... Sounds really juicy in this GEOSynths review:

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by anselmi » Mon May 18, 2020 5:50 pm

J0ris wrote:
Mon May 18, 2020 4:08 pm
tenembre wrote:
Tue Dec 31, 2019 7:36 pm
One of the only bits of gear I wished I had back is the Octave Cat, but I wouldn't buy a real one at this point anyways as it is too expensive now (if I could lay out that kind of cash, I'd get a Dominion One) and would take up too much space. So this is a most welcome announcement.
I actually have a Dominion One, which was supposed to be my "final" monosynth, but I am seriously tempted by this Cat clone... Sounds really juicy in this GEOSynths review:

great sound
I like that he plays a lot in the low end, something most reviewers seems to forget
I never tried the OG but I don´t care, I´d buy this one just for the way it sounds as is...don´t need a perfect copy

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Chopper » Tue May 19, 2020 3:37 pm

Well, sounds good....

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by pantalones » Tue May 19, 2020 4:19 pm

ignore, i figured it out.

the cat does not come with a manual or ribbon cable, and as this is my first and hopefully only behringer, i was confused about racking it.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by Kazremark » Wed May 20, 2020 10:39 am

Did Behringer add velocity to these?

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by thispoison » Wed May 20, 2020 4:33 pm

Hang on, this is getting silly! Is it just me or is "edit" being used to completely change the logic of threads?

One minute someone acknowledges they have learned something ...the next they edit the post to a completely change from "I made a mistake" to something different like "my hopefully only behringer".

We should keep these threads honest. Integrity is important, particularly if we want to have digs at the integrity of others? Edit for spelling etc is one thing. Edit to change history is a bit sneaky.

Seen this on more than one thread.
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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by tehyar » Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 pm

Succumbed to gas, picked one up. My very first impression: those little plastic button sliders that I thought were going to feel cheapy, don’t. Not at all. They have a great feel, nice resistance to them.

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Re: Behringer - Introducing the CAT Synthesizer

Post by anselmi » Sun May 24, 2020 10:33 am

tehyar wrote:
Sat May 23, 2020 3:57 pm
those little plastic button sliders that I thought were going to feel cheapy, don’t. Not at all. They have a great feel, nice resistance to them.
great to know! I had the same feeling about the buttons/sliders being cheap

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