Moby is selling almost 200 drum machines from his private collection.
Among the items being sold are the Roland TR-909 he purchased in the early ’90s at New York’s Rogue Music, two rare Chamberlin Rhythmates drum machines, a ’70s MXR Drum Computer that the iconic producer considers “one of his favorite early digital drum machines,” as well as the ’50s-era Wurlitzer Side Man, a standing drum machine with a built-in speaker.
The collection also features about a dozen Univox drum machines from the ’70s, a Maestro Rhythm King MRK-2, Korg Mini Pops, PAIA Electronics 7701K Drummer Boy, Roland TR-66 Rhythm Arranger and more.
“I’ve always been a little obsessed with drum machines,” Moby says about the sale. “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. 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.”
The Los Angeles-based artist has previously teamed up with Reverb to auction away over 100 synths, as well as his entire record collection for charity.
Check out some of the items from Moby’s private collection in the video and pics below.
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