If you want to make electronic music, but you also want to use your hands, an analog synth or drum machine is your best bet to get in the nob-twiddlin' mood. Luckily, Moby is unloading nearly 200 of his favorite drum machines from his personal collection.
“This is the equipment I've used to make all my records,” Moby said of the gear. “I have so much equipment and almost all of it has profound sentimental value to me, including synthesizers I started using in the '80s. But rather than keep it all in storage, I want to sell it for a good cause.”
The sentimental tools will be available Thursday, Oct. 11, at online music gear marketplace Reverb, and 100 percent of the proceeds go to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. It's a nonprofit research and advocacy organization that promotes vegan diets and preventative medicine to treat chronic diseases from diabetes to cancer, as well as fights for alternatives to animal research. Moby has long been an advocate for veganism and animal cruelty awareness, just as he's been an avid fan of musical hardware.