# Octave Kitten Project Machine

Kitten, Octave @ 27 June 2017


The Kitten by Octave analogue synth for repair / restoration. Cosmetic condition is pretty good for it’s age as you can see from the photos.

The first 2 keys on the left, C & C# have broken internally so will need to be replaced, the 2nd F is slight raised so that my be on it’s way out too. I understand they are the standard Pratt Read type keys so are easily sourced. It would probably be a good idea to replace all the old key bushings whilst you’re in there. I have the little plastic bits that the contact wires seat within from the 2 broken keys, they will just need pushing onto the new keys.

The synth powers on OK but I can only get sound from the noise oscillator, nothing from the VCO.

The filter, LFO, S&H all seem to be functioning fine with the white noise. One of the little toggle switches (top centre) is bent/damaged and one of the slider caps (filter Q) is missing.

Other than those points it’s all there and should be a lovely example once fixed up.”
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