Beatle Lofi - BrandNewNoise, Rowland SP404 and Moog GrandMother

Beatle Lofi - BrandNewNoise, Rowland SP404 and Moog GrandMother

Raised Ranch  sent me an email earlier this week  using Space Oddity in his Beatles Lofi. The video showcases Space Oddity for a pitched controlled vocal sample, Rowland SP-404 sampler, and the Moog GrandMother to create the bass line.

Here is the original Beatles' Mother Nature's Son.

Rowland SP 404 has been discontinued but for the specs click here.

For an in-depth look at the Moog GrandMother check out

September 18, 2020 — Richard Upchurch
Phone-Home electric xylophone by BrandNewNoise instruments and audio recorders

Phone-Home xylophone with effects

I take a little time each Friday to just sit and play. It's a great way to set myself up for the weekend and free my mind from all the noise.
Today I am running the Phone-Home through my old Line 6 MM4 (Modulation Modeler). You first hear only the Phone-Home with it's built in echo delay and pitch control. But one I hit the button on the MM4 you are hearing the ring modulator in action. Pretty straight forward fun! 
I use 1/8 to 1/4 stereo cable to run the Phone-Home recording to the Line 6 pedal. Then I am routing the signal for the pedal to a Behringer 502 Mixer, output to a JBL Flip3 speaker
September 11, 2020 — Richard Upchurch
David Pajo, aka Papa M, with his BrandNewNoise Audio Recorder

David Pajo, aka Papa M, and BrandNewNoise

The multi-instrumentalist and singer David Pajo, also known as Papa M, was recently spotted on Instagram covering Bob Dylan's Nobody 'Cept You with his Player One on hand.

Pajo's work is a regular sound here at BrandNewNoise so I was honored to see a Player One in his hands. From Slint, Tortoise to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, his work has never been confined to a genre. Check out the performance on Instagram here


August 26, 2020 — Richard Upchurch
Player One | BrandNewNoise Instruments and Audio Recorders

Gordi performs Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball with BrandNewNoise

Australian folktronica singer-songwriter Gordi recently performed Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball on the program Like A Version. Throughout her performance she uses the BrandNewNoise Player One

Sophie Payten, known professionally as Gordi, recently performed at the Sydney Opera House and released her new album Our Two Skins. Payten spent the previous 8 years in the medical field as junior doctor before turning her full attention to her music. 

Watch the interview with Gordi on why she chose Miley Cyrus to cover on Like A Version and the instruments, including BrandNewNoise's Player One and a farm tool, she used for the performance.




July 29, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

Wirecutter names BrandNewNoise a Best Father's Day Gift Pick

We are proud to see Loopy Lou listed by Wirecutter as one of the "17 Best Father's Day Gifts." 

Gregory Han writes,

The greatest gift we can offer the fathers in our lives is our time. A distant second is a thoughtful sentiment or token that recognizes the unique connection between the giver and the recipient. With that in mind, we’ve selected our favorite Father’s Day gifts (chosen from Wirecutter guides and small retailers across the country) that will show your heartfelt affection for your dad—and that can be used and loved for years to come.


To see the full article click here.

June 04, 2020 — Richard Upchurch
Chuck D | Public Enemy | BrandNewNoise

Chuck D | Public Enemy | BrandNewNoise

Chuck D, founding member of Public Enemy, posted a video on Twitter featuring BrandNewNoise's Loopy Lou audio recorder! The rapper, producer, activist and author is hailed as one of the top hip-hop lyricists of all time. 

His tweet features Loopy Lou sitting above the famed Public Enemy logo with music from their 1987 track Miuzi Weighs A Ton.

Full Twitter post can be found here.


May 05, 2020 — Richard Upchurch
CNN Underscored Features BrandNewNoise

CNN Underscored Features BrandNewNoise

Last week, CNN Underscored featured BrandNewNoise's Lil' Mib in an article on staying close to loved ones during the pandemic.
April 20, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

Update on Shipping and Orders

Hi everyone! I will keep this light and brief as possible. 

BrandNewNoise is still shipping out. I will be updating this post as we take it day by day. I will be here shipping through end of each day, 5pm CST and plan on shipping until there changes in service.

Many of you are sending gifts to those in quarantine, so I ask you place your orders asap to avoid any interruption.

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Thanks for the love and support. 

I send love, light and creativity to you all.

Richard Upchurch

March 23, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

Bon Iver, The Staves, and BrandNewNoise

The Staves recorded their 2014 record with Bon Iver (Justin Vernon) in the famed studio, April Base, and used a BrandNewNoise audio recorder! 

In the documentary If I Was, the three sisters are shown playing with a BrandNewNoise audio sampler in the control room at Justin Vernon's recording studio in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. Vernon has been a long time fan of our musical instruments and voice recorders. 

Watch the documentary below and see them playing around and laughing around 0:55 seconds into the video. 


March 11, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

Wilco's Chicago recording studio The Loft & BrandNewNoise

The Loft Chicago, Wilco's recording studio, recently posted about having a bunch of BrandNewNoise musical instruments and audio recorders to use in various ways. 

They said "We have a bunch of these totally fun sound boxes at the Loft made by @brandnewnoise and we find uses all the time. They are mostly little handheld voice recorders with tiny embedded microphones that have simple controls that add delay and mess with the speed and pitch of the captured audio. Each box is a little different. You can make weird loops or make your voice sound demonic. I keep this one (the Frankie model) at my desk for when I get scam credit card calls. I record myself saying 'Hello?' then unleash the altered and slowed down loop of the same 'hello' until the asswipe trying to scam me hangs up. Live life to the fullest."




March 05, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

Domino | BrandNewNoise

BrandNewNoise was included in Domino's first ever Renovation Issue! 

Our Space Oddity was included in the section Play, musical instruments, toys, and creative finds.

Check out excerpts from the Domino Renovation Issue Below: 



January 22, 2020 — Richard Upchurch

D Magazine | BrandNewNoise

BrandNewNoise was written up in D Magazine! 

Thanks for including us in your Holiday Shopping Guide, Kathy Wise! Love seeing our Space Oddity on the list. 

Check out the D Magazine write up below. 


January 20, 2020 — Richard Upchurch