Bleep Labs


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Bleep Labs designs and manufactures noisy objects in Austin, TX.
Product design by Dr. Bleep aka John-Mike Reed.
Assembly managed by Thomas Fang.
Website by Adam Norwood.

The Austin Post – Inside the Laboratory of Evil Dr. Bleep

Dr. Bleep’s performance and talk at Moogfest 2014. Photo by Thomas Fang


BLEEP LABS has been designing and manufacturing synthesizer kits and noise friends in Austin, TX since 2006.

Our first product, the Thingamagoop was designed with the help of Goopymart who had the brilliant idea of putting a face on Dr. Bleep’s weird noise boxes.

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In 2009 Eric Archer, Dan Green, and Dr. Bleep started Handmade Music Austin with help from Church of the Friendly Ghost. The workshops ran for over a year but most of the devices created for it are still for sale such as Eric’s Tune in Tokyo, Dan’s Autonomous Bassline Generator, our Nebulophone and Pico Paso, and more.

Bleep Labs is still putting on workshops in Austin!
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Our first major artist collaboration was with Neon Indian. We created a version of the Pico Paso call the the PAL198X to be included with the special edition of their send album, Era Extraña.

Wired – Neon Indian Builds Cool Mini Synth for New Album Era Extraña

Johnny Woods and Neon Indian made a ridiculous video for it.
Pitchfork – Neon Indian Makes an Infomercial



The Dam Drum was designed for Dam-Funk and released August 2012. Three editions ended up being released each with different sounds picked by Dam-Funk.
The Bleep Drum was later released with sounds by Dr. Bleep.

Pitchfork – Dâm-Funk to Release New Single, Drum Machine
Create Digital Music – Artist Gear: Dam-Drum 2.0 …


The Blues Exploder was a theremin/loop player/effect made for The Jon Spencer Blues Exploder.

CBS indie-verse - The Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Prepare To Release “Meat and Bone”


Freelance Whales wanted something with lights so we designed the Astralark Home Planetarium

Matrixsyth – Three New Artist Devices from Bleep Labs


We’ve also made custom devices for corporations.

2010 SXSW Film and Web awards

Source Forge’s ’08 and ’09 Community Choice Awards

Netfilx 2013 Cloud Prize