John-Mike Reed aka Dr. Bleep has been designing and manufacturing synthesizers 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.
Since then Dr. Bleep has designed and producing all kinds of noise and light gizmos, coloborated with fantastic musicians, taught workshops on DIY electronic art, and generally tried to make the noise of the world a little more fun.  

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Contact drbleep@bleeplabs.com for info on wholesale orders, custom work, or any questions you might have.

 

 

Family  portrait, late 2012

Selected CV & Bleep Labs timeline

2017

dadageek spring session “Intro to Arduino for artists”

ACC batlab residency – workshop series and talk. More info

Live visuals for Daedelus’s Austin shows

SXSW smart house – Interactive lighting design and fabrication and space and S U R V I V E performance More info

 

2016

Dadageek fall and spring sessions of “Intro to Arduino for artists”

and spring session of “Designing Synthesizers with Arduino”

Blanton Museum “Soundspace – Inside/Out” installation. More info

NMASS video installation “3 lines”

Moogfest talk – “Designing and manufacturing analog & digital on a small scale”

Thingamagoop 3000 released

SXSW create booth and analog video synthesis installation

“Resident Maker” at The Thinkery children’s museum Space 8

 

2015

Dadageek fall session of “Making light and sound with Arduino”

NMASSVideo flyer, info TVs, and interactive video installation. 

CotFG commission – Original device and performance at the Blanton. More info

Maker Faire San Mateo booth

Delaydelus released

Rad-fi System released

 

2014

Rad-fi delay workshops at NMASS and Switched On

Thingamagoop 2x released

3trinsRGB+1c released

Moogfest talk – “”Embracing the constraints of DIY electronic music”

The Contemporary Austin – Children’s noise maker workshop “NOISE1

Designed and produced Netflix Cloud Prize awards

 

2013

NMASS Bleep Drum workshop 

Bleep Drum released

Jon Spencer Blues Exploder released

Dam Drum 3 released

 

2012

Dam drum 1 & 2

Freelance Whales album The Astralark Home Planetarium.

Free Press Summer Fest installation. More

Maker Faire San Mateo talk- “Making noise and music with analog and digital”

SXSW create booth

HSS3jb by Gieskes released

 

2011

PAL198x released

HSS3i by Gieskes released

Handmade Music Austin at the UTVAC

KUT Handmade Music Austin appearance

 

2010

Bit Blob 2 and Bit Blob Jr released 

Handmade Music Austin series

Talk and performance at OFFF Paris

Thingamagoop 2 RGB released

Designed and produced SXSW film and interactive award devices

Dorkbot talk and performance

Pico Paso released

Nebulophone released

 

2009

Thingamagoop 2 released

Handmade Music Austin begins

MGfest – Noise instrument installation

Designed and produced awards for Sourceforge

Bent festival 2009 performance

SXSW 2009 dorkbot & makemsuic talkmusic event

 

2008

Bit Blob released

East Austin Studio Tour open studio

Austin Maker faire booth

Decibel festival booth

Threadless contest

Thingamakit releassed

PotLuckCon booth and panel on circuit bending

 

2007

Thingamaween 

Bent festival performance

 

2006

Original Thingamagoop released

 

2005

Galley lombardi “Electricity and Me

Various circuit bent and very simple DIY devices –  johnmikereed.com