Oneohtrix Point Never Is Selling Synths, Samplers, and More in Official Reverb Shop

Photo by: Filipe Gabriel.

When beginning to create synth-based music in the 2000s, Oneohtrix Point Never (given name Daniel Lopatin) sculpted drones and tremulous arpeggiations with little more than an inherited Roland Juno-60 and a Korg Electribe ES-1 sampler. But with the growth of his artistry, his sonic arsenal widened as well. Luckily for us, he's decided to part with some of the instruments he's used throughout his past decade of music-making.

Today, we're excited to announce that on Tuesday, May 7, Lopatin will launch The Official Oneohtrix Point Never Reverb Shop, featuring synthesizers, samplers, effects pedals, and recording gear used in the studio and on tour.

"The proceeds from my Reverb Shop will help us to embark on building a new, more permanent studio space," Lopatin said. "Thanks for supporting independent studios and shopping second hand."

Among the items that will be for sale beginning on May 7 is a Roland SP-555 Sampler that was used extensively on 2011's Replica. The sampler is still loaded with Lopatin's memory card, which features samples from live shows, several Replica samples, and the sample from "Up" ("and no, it's not Homer Simpson," Lopatin said).

The sale will also feature a Roland SP-404 Sampler that Lopatin bought shortly before recording 2009's Zones Without People and used up until the 2011 release of Ford & Lopatin's Channel Pressure. "It was used a lot for live shows in the late 2000s. It's seen a lot of basement floors and backs of vans," he said.

The Official Oneohtrix Point Never Reverb Shop will also feature
  • An Alesis ION Synthesizer used exhaustively on multiple live projects and albums, including Commissions I and Commissions II. "The Alesis Ion is one of my favorites. It's a virtual analog, but offers some interesting FM feedback routing if you like noise." Lopatin said. "I left my original patches on there. Good vocoder, too."
  • A Waldorf Microwave XT Synthesizer used on 2015's Garden of Delete, 2017's Good Time, and 2018's Age Of. "A cold and inorganic sounding wavetable synth enclosed in a friendly orange chassis, like a T-1000 masquerading as a toddler," Lopatin said. "There's a hack involving routing the synth's outputs back into the input for FM. Very '90s-looking and very '90s to program."
  • An Alesis Andromeda A6 Synthesizer used on Garden of Delete. "Does nasty alien Oberheim-type stuff really well and huge CS-80 pads, too. Quirky UI, so prepare yourself."
  • A Korg Kronos X Music Workstation used extensively on Garden of Delete and Good Time. According to Lopatin, who referred to the synthesizer as his trusty workstation, "There's more than meets the eye with it. It's a lovely instrument."
  • A Focal Solo 6 Be Monitoring System that Lopatin used to record and mix everything from 2013's R Plus Seven onward.
  • A Technics SX-WSA1 Synthesizer that Lopatin refers to as a unicorn. "Move to Providence, start a tape label, make soundtracks to PlayStation 1 games that never existed," Lopatin joked.
  • An Elektron Analog 4 Voice Analog Synthesizer used on Commissions I and Commissions II. The synthesizer features custom "OPN" wood-angled size rails.

UPDATE: The Official Oneohtrix Point Never Reverb Shop is live now.

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