And your seller will be none other than Moby.
It will come as no surprise that Moby knows a thing or two about synthesis. Over a career spanning almost three decades, the American producer has churned out record after record of ecstatic rave, looped electro-pop and chilled-out meditation music with the help of an artillery of machines.
Just how much Moby likes hardware, however, will astound you. The iconic music figure is now selling over 200 drum machines alongside other devices from his own private museum of electronic instruments. To accompany this massive offloading of historical pieces of gear, Reverb have made a video surveying the evolution of the beloved drum machine. All the drum machines featured in the video—from the late-’50s Wurlitzer Side Man standing drum machine to the1970s MXR Drum Computer to the Roland TR-909—are available to purchase directly from Moby himself.
“I’ve always been a little obsessed with drum machines. In fact, I’ve always been a lot obsessed with drum machines. Over the years, I presumptuously believe that I have come up with the largest collection of analog drum machines in the world,” Moby says about this incredible auction. “There are hundreds of them and I loved each and every one of them. I hope that if you buy them, you love them as much as I did. Please take care of my babies.”
So whether you want to learn more about the history of the drum machine, or you are actually on the market for a machine yourself, watching the video above is an absolute must. You can purchase the gear featured above, plus plenty more, from the official Moby Reverb Shop here. 100 percent of the proceeds from the sales will go to benefit the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine—an organization committed to changing the way doctors treat diseases like diabetes, heart disease, obesity, and cancer.