Cat, Octave @ 21 February 2017, “No Comments”

ocatvate “Early version Octave Cat; Entire signal path is purely discreet. Uses CA3080 filter.

Recently fully refurbished by my tech, Duane R. balvage (invoice attached; see images).

Excellent condition, super clean, fully functional, gorgeous example with original box (in poor-okay condition; see pictures), receipt, and even original warranty card! 1 owner prior to me.

Smooth sliders, Pots, and switches, original moog-like knobs.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 14 February 2017, “No Comments”

cat “Early version octave cat: Entire signal path is purely discreet, no chips whatsoever, not the 2040, not the 2044.

Recently fully refurbished by Laurentide Synthworks, he will verify if asked.

Excellent condition, super clean, fully functional, gorgeous example.

Smooth sliders, Pots, and switches, original moog-like knobs.

Only known infinitesimal defects:

-intermittent power on status light: just the light, powers on and works flawlessly otherwise.

- extremely minor wear on the wood. ”
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Cat, Octave @ 07 February 2017, Comments Off

octavecat “CAT by Octave Plateau
This vintage synthesizer Serial #B3333 has been sitting
in closet for awhile. Turns on and works quite well.

Normal wear looks good. Early SRM version.
I’ll try to answer any questions or concerns.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 17 January 2017, Comments Off

cat “This one is brand new in the original box with the manual and is working 100%. Prior to the listing, it had been calibrated as it’s been sitting wrapped in it’s box for over 30 years. This model is last of the series, ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 22 November 2016, Comments Off

octave-cat “The CAT by Octave

SRM

Model#1853″ Link

Cat, Octave @ 08 November 2016, Comments Off

octave_cat “This Cat SMR is in great shape. I bought it from a friend (the original owner) in the 80′s and it has lived in the box since. I have taken it out a couple times to play with for a couple days at a time. I have made a video to show that all controls and keys work. A couple of the slider and switches are a little scratchy but fully work.”
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Cat, Octave @ 08 November 2016, Comments Off

cat “This vintage beautiful has been fully restored to it’s exact original specs by the skillful hands of the guys over at This Old Synth in San Jose, California. We’ve already killed hours here sitting and getting some amazing sounds out of it and as sad as it makes us, we have a job to do and this synth needs to go out into the world and be recorded in all it’s analog splendor.

The 37 full-sized keys are framed by wooden side panels, which exhibit a bit of wear and tear, but they have great character as you’ll see from the images we’ve included. The chassis is a tabletop style design, which sits about 20″s deep and 6″s high, so only slightly larger than your typical tabletop keyboard synth. It was released in 1976 and this duophonic synth has two voltage controlled oscillators, 24 db lowpass filter, sample and hold and 7 waveforms which can be mixed simultaneously and both ADSR and AR envelopes in the “transient generator” section. Many have compared it to the ARP Odyssey and while there are certainly many many similarities, The Cat has it’s own distinct character and we’re very excited to be able to offer an original SRM mod to the public!” Link

Cat, Octave @ 01 November 2016, Comments Off

cat “CAT by Octave Plateau
This vintage synthesizer Serial #B3333 has been sitting
in closet for awhile. Turns on and works well.

Normal wear looks good.
I’ll try to answer any questions or concerns. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 04 October 2016, Comments Off

cat “Prrrrrrrrrr……

Beautiful old Octave CAT SRM duo/mono synthesizer

I’ve had this for about 10 years and there’s no synth quite like it. The sound is deep, rich and quirky and with so many routable modulation sources, she’s also very flexible.

I had this serviced a few years ago by Fluctus Labs in North London. It has a couple of issues however…

The top key sometimes triggers a random note when released (kind of useful!).

The top Bflat does not work (not useful at all), but this is also intermittent and is working fine at the moment.

The pitch of VCO1 can sometimes fluctuate a little – CATs are not known for their pitch stability.

In the light of these minor flaws, I would recommend a service. Personally I would be happy using her just as she is, accepting these idiosyncrasies – it’s not a DAW! But I’ve adjusted the price to take account of this fact.

Anyway, it’s amazing, I’ll be sad to see it go but I need the money and the space as I’m emigrating at the end of summer. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 04 October 2016, Comments Off

octave-cat “The CAT by Octave
Vintage synthesizer Serial #B3333
Stored for past 15 years.

Shows normal wear for it’s age.
Everything working as it should.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 26 July 2016, Comments Off

octave_cat “This is an excellent CAT Synthesizer, SRM Model 1853 by Octave. It WORKS GREAT!! This analog synth makes incredible sounds that can’t be matched by virtual instruments. Everything functions on the unit. Some of the sliders could use some oiling / cleaning as they have stiff motion, but they all function as they should. This synthesizer makes unbelievable sounds and is a real “show stopper”! This rare analog synthesizer is a powerful instrument that will consistently surprise you with its versatility and creative sounds.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 26 July 2016, Comments Off

octave cat “Vintage Cat by Octave in good condition been kept in its case for years, needs a bit of TLC.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 12 July 2016, Comments Off

octave cat “The CAT by Octave Plateau Long Island NY.
Serial #B3333

working and looks good.

Vintage synthesizer from the 70′s packs a thick sound.
As a mono synth it is FAT, but also has duo mode allowing 2 voices to be played together, (rarer feature from this era).
Knobs upgraded to vintage Daven bakelite knobs.

Keyboard level and plays well. The graphics still nice (see pics).
Unit shows wear you must expect on equipment from 70′s.
This is from a recording studio and not road worn. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 05 July 2016, Comments Off

octave_the_cat “1970′s Cat. All buttons are in working order. A few may need a bit of tuner cleaner. One silver button cover missing and a chip out of the side, see picture.

It’s time to let someone else enjoy this Cat.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 28 June 2016, Comments Off

cat “This is an excellent CAT Synthesizer, SRM Model 1853 by Octave. It WORKS GREAT!! This analog synth makes incredible sounds that can’t be matched by virtual instruments. Everything functions on the unit. Some of the sliders could use some oiling / cleaning as they are a bit stiff, but they all work very well. This synthesizer makes unbelievable sounds and is a real “show stopper”, especially when used in live situations. This rare analog synthesizer is a powerful instrument that will consistently surprise you with its versatility and creative sounds.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 21 June 2016, Comments Off

octavecat “1970′s Cat. All buttons are in working order. A few may need a bit of tuner cleaner. Time to clean out a few things and let others enjoy them. One silver button cover missing and a chip out of the side, see picture.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 31 May 2016, Comments Off

octave cat ” Octave Cat synth in very good condition. I have owned this since it was new in 1977-1978ish. Serviced by Ears, NYC a few years ago and is functioning beautifully. Have original manual and patch sheets. I do not have a box.

Model number (from serial number plaque: 1853). Cat SRM Rev SSM-1 on filter circuit board. SRM Rev C on Oscillator circuit board.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 24 May 2016, Comments Off

cat “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. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 24 May 2016, Comments Off

used cat “1970′s Cat. It has been checked out at a local music store. All buttons are in working order. A few may need a bit of tuner cleaner. We have had it for many years. Time to clean out a few things and let others enjoy them. One silver button cover missing and a chip out of the side, see picture. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 17 May 2016, Comments Off

octave cat “1970′s Cat. It has been checked out at a local music store. All buttons are in working order. A few may need a bit of tuner cleaner. We have had it for many years, we have not plugged it in for at least 20 years. Time to clean out a few things and let others enjoy them. One silver button cover missing and a chip out of the side, no big deal.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 26 April 2016, Comments Off

cat “This is an Octave Electronics “The Cat” SRM Synthesizer. Great shape, all functions work, and it sounds great. Its in great cosmetic condition, just some scratches on the wooden side panels. Nice even keyboard, great feeling sliders, knobs & controls, strong & versatile filter, many features to create very deep and raw sounds with.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 29 September 2015, Comments Off

octave cat “Octave Cat synth in very good condition. I have owned this since it was new in 1977-1978ish. Serviced by Ears, NYC a few years ago and is functioning beautifully. Have original manual and patch sheets. I do not have a box. If you purchase it, I will need a few days to source a proper box and pack it to arrive safely.

Model number (from serial number plaque: 1853). Cat SRM Rev SSM-1 on filter circuit board. SRM Rev C on Oscillator circuit board.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 15 September 2015, Comments Off

octave cat “Fully operational and ready to go. All knobs and faders groove as they should.

Really good cosmetic condition with reasonable wear and tear considering this vintage synth is 40 years old.

My father, a retired music teacher, was the original owner and first purchased it back in the seventies. This synth lived in his classroom and he never gigged out with it” Link

Cat, Octave @ 14 July 2015, Comments Off

octave cat“Description: . comes as seen. Classic Vintage analog synth. only thing not original is of the slider caps but it is a good funky match

Condition: powers on and LED lights up. the synth makes sounds and all but one Key works. the Keyboard controller switch tip is broken off but the switch still works. it seams all the functions work but I am not that knowlegable on this synth so please see the 2 videos below. I will guarantee it to work as seen in the video – otherwise sold AS-IS as it is an older synth and will need some sort of clean and service to fix the bad key and broken switch tip. and what ever else that may not be working correctly ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 07 July 2015, Comments Off

srm2“This one is brand new in the original box with the manual and is working 100%. Prior to the listing, it had been calibrated as it’s been sitting in it’s box for over 30 years. This model is last of the series, the SRM-II. It uses CEM 3340 ICs (oscillators) and a SSM 2044 filter.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 30 June 2015, Comments Off

octave cat “I’m not sure if this works or not this was in my fathers garage when he passed away. I am selling for parts and not guarantying this works no way of testing. I took the bottom off so you can look at the inside.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 05 May 2015, Comments Off

octave cat “I BOUGHT THIS OCRAVE CAT FROM A GUY FOR $395. IT HAD NO BOTTOM PLATE AND WAS FILTHY. IT DID, HOWEVER, MAKE SOME VERY COOL SOUNDS. SO I TOOK IT APART AND CLEANED IT THOROUGHLY. I ALSO REFINISHED THE BATTERED WOODEN END PIECES. I GOT A NEW METAL PLATE CUT FOR THE BOTTOM. THE SYNTH IS NOW PRETTY IMMACULATE FOR ITS AGE. IT MAKES COOL SOUNDS, BUT IT WON’T STOP MAKING SOUNDS. ONCE I HIT A KEY, IT KEEPS GOING. I HAVE READ THAT THE WIRES THAT TRIGGER THE KEYS NEED TO BE PERFECTLY IN PLACE. THE KEYS ARE WORKING, BUT I AM NOT CAPABLE OF FINE-TUNING THE WIRES. AT 62 YEARS OLD, I CAN BARELY SEE WHAT THE WIRES ARE DOING. ALL THE KNOBS AND SLIDERS ALTER THE SOUND, AND THE DOUPHONIC SWITCH ADDS THE SECOND TONE. THE LIGHT THAT MAKES THE PULSE BEAT OCCASIONALLY BLINKS OFF, AND THEN THE SECOND TONE DROPS OUT. IF I WIGGLE THE SLIDER FOR THE PULSE, IT COMES BACK ON AND THE SECOND TONE RETURNS. I AM A GUITAR PLAYER, AND I GOT IN OVER MY HEAD THINKING I COULD CLEAN UP AND PLAY THIS KEYBOARD. I DON’T KNOW THE ELECTRONICS SIDE OF IT. IT APPEARS TO NEED SOME MINOR TWEAKING, BUT I AM NOT THE MAN FOR THE JOB. IT IS VERY NICE LOOKING AND VERY CLEAN NOW, BUT IT IS MISSING 5 SLIDER CAPES (WHICH YOU CAN BUY CHEAPLY), AS SEEN IN THE PHOTOS. THERE IS A TINY BROWN SPOT ON ONE KEY, AS SEEN IN THE PHOTO. THE BOTTOM PLATE COST ME $40, BUT I AM LISTING THE UNIT FOR THE PRICE I PAID FOR IT. I AM SELLING IT AS-IS. IT SEEMS LIKE IT’S ABOUT 90% THERE. THAT’S THE BEST I CAN DESCRIBE THE SYNTH. THIS UNIT WILL MAKE SOMEBODY WITH THE SKILLS A VERY HAPPY PERSON. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 31 March 2015, Comments Off

octave cat “This is the CAT synthesizer by Octave original model#: 1853, a very rare find. I’m putting this keyboard up for sale with great reluctance. This keyboard is the one with duophonic capability (2 voices simultaneously) though it can be switched between the duophonic mode and monophonic mode (single voice). In mono-mode the oscillators can be stacked for more complex, richer tonal quality. The sub-osc plays at an octave below the note being played, which also adds tonal depth to leads or bass. Make no mistake… “this Cat’s got Teeth!”

I am the original owner and used this keyboard on many a gig and session. It always served me well… though over time I noticed that it needed a longer warm-up period or the second oscillator would take its time getting “stable”… this seemed more a function of age and time then a “technical issue”.

This keyboard has a really fat, gritty capacity that makes it a great machine to own. I know you will get sounds out of this machine you will not be able to duplicate on any of its era-related peers like the Mini-Moog or ARP Odyssey. It is in fair condition. I fired it up prior to this posting to ensure that everything was working as it should. After giving it time to warm up, all switches and sliders functioned. One key is out of alignment (upward) but still triggers (aka: works) fine. This synthesizer has had no work done to it, so a good cleaning and a “once-over” for calibration would be in order prior to counting on it for a session or a gig. The cost associated shouldn’t be that high and I’m taking into account what that might cost and hence the price. Cosmetically, given its age it is in good shape… except the plastic edges on the wooden sides show some wear, but not extensively.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 24 March 2015, Comments Off

cat“+++Bid With Confidence… See My 100% POS Feedback Rating+++

>>> OCTAVE-PLATEAU CAT SRM II <<< *** LOOKS GOOD & SOUNDING GREAT! *** ***CLASSIC PIECE OF POP HISTORY FROM THE 1970/80s *** (240v 50/60 hz) *** IN FULLY WORKING ORDER*** *** The SRM II Was The Last Cat Revision *** ***Bought In 1982 (Original Credit Card Receipt Included) And Has Had One Owner Since!*** >>>Before Putting It Up For Auction I Had The Synth’ Checked Out By Tim Wallhead In London (He Has Many Years Experience Working On Synth’s)….

….Apart From Callibrating It He Replaced All The Pads Under the Keys And Gave The Cat A Clean Bill Of Health<<< ***As This Cat Is Over 33 Years Old It's Not In Perfect Cosmetic Condition, The Back Has Quite A Few Scratches On it....See Pic' 5. And.... ....Top Right Of The Main Facia Is Also Scratched....See Pic's 8 & 9. There Are Various Other Marks/Blemishes Please Look At Photos*** >>> Comes Complete With The Original ‘Tour Sound’ Storage/Carrying Case <<<" Link

Cat, Octave @ 17 March 2015, Comments Off

srm” Octave Cat – SRM model – Great condition, restored by EARS in NYC.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 10 February 2015, Comments Off

octave cat” Up for sale is this Octave Cat. It has just come back from Syntaur here in Texas. It has been fully restored and is 100% functional and sounding fantastic. It is in great cosmetic condition and the sliders are nice and smooth.

The cat is pretty flexible and has a format closer to an Arp Odyssey than a Moog.
Here are some highlights

Duophonic
Osc1-saw,triangle,pulse
Osc2-pulse,saw and sync
Noise oscillator
ADSR and AR envelopes
Sample and Hold
External Audio In
Filter CV in

I will have the synth double-boxed and insured for travel.
I have done everything within my power to get this synth back to its best condition, but due to the age of the machine it does not come with a warranty.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with our transaction, I’m just an email away and pride myself on great communication.” Link

Cat, Octave @ 27 January 2015, Comments Off

octave cat” This Octave The CAT SRM was recently serviced by Deltronics in Chicago, IL to have the power board recapped. Capacitor replacement is a very common procedure for any vintage synth as what was installed then was never intended to last 40+ years. A board that hasn’t been recapped even completely New old stock is in danger of leaking/bursting and ruining your investment.

There is modest wear on the case which is to be expected form a 40 year old player. All keys are smooth and responsive. The Oscillators are stable. And all slide potentiometers are working perfectly. I have receipts from Deltronics to verify and can provide them to the buyer. Local pickup in Chicago is OK. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 06 January 2015, Comments Off

octave cat“Up for bid Is a Cat Octave analog synth. The unit is in excellent physical condition. It powers on as the picture show, but I have no way of testing it farther. All the slides and potentiometer nobs are in place. Slides move free and phase switches in good order. The pictures show some paint wear on the Fc slide. The keys all respond well. The unit is being sold as is. ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 16 December 2014, Comments Off

cat ” UP FOR SALE MY OCTAVE CAT SYNTH IN FAIR SHAPE , ALL ELECTRONICS WORK , KEYBOARD NEEDS TO BE CALIBRATED HENCE THE LOW PRICE
SAME OWNER SINCE 1982 ” Link

Cat, Octave @ 04 November 2014, Comments Off

octave cat“Der Cat ist ein Synthesizer der gut gegen einen Minimoog
oder andere große Klassiker antreten kann und wie auf den Fotos zu sehen,
für sein alter noch ganz gut in Schuß ist, das gute Stück ist über 30 Jahre alt.
Der CAT wird auf Grund seiner Seltenheit wohl ein Geheimtipp bleiben.
Er kann überzeugende Leads, Bässe und Effekte generieren.
Ein paar Schalter kratzen minimal die Fader garnicht,
2-3 Fader schließen bzw. Öffnen erst beim 2. schieben dann läuft es aber.” Link