Discogs, one of the largest audio recording databases in the world, has just revealed a major project.
In an interview with Thump, founder and CEO Kevin Lewandowski announced that the company is working on expanding their current model, most widely known for electronic music releases, into the field of audio equipment.
Discogs, founded in 2000, contains more than 8 million releases and over a million labels, with growth seen daily. Now, the website for its forthcoming audio equipment component has already been launched. Beginning next month, the Gearogs website will allow for the sale and purchase of analog audio equipment, which will include everything from synthesizers, microphones, and more. At first glance, the website seems like eBay for gear junkies. Goodbye, bank account!
“I’ve also been focusing on what we call our meta-projects, like applying the Discogs concept to other things. We’ve started [a music gear database] Gearogs, because gear is so close to records. We’re launching a marketplace in April.” -Discogs founder and CEO, Kevin Lewandowski
The Gearogs brand is now on a mission to “be the largest database of audio equipment on the planet,” as their website states. “With your help we’ll list every turntable, audio recorder, amplifier, effects pedal, microphone, and every other piece of audio gear conceived. Any equipment that records, amplifies, mixes, or reproduces audio, belongs here.”
Check out the Gearogs website before its official launch here.