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Gearogs Database Trends, Most Wanted & Most Collected Gear of 2018

Gearogs database grew about 12% over the past year. That doesn’t seem like much when comparing to Bookogs or Comicogs, but considering there’s a hell of a lot less items of audio gear than there are books and comics, it’s still pretty good.

Thank you to everyone who has contributed or made edits to Gearogs. We appreciate you making 2018 a great year for the Gearogs database.

What’s new on Gearogs this year:

  • The improved submission form makes adding a book to the database a breeze, as well as autosave in case you accidentally click out or close the window
  • Filtering and sorting on browse pages to narrow down the database on your interests
  • Better searching – get more info in the search bar dropdown, including images, so you click through to the right item
  • More granular settings so you have more choice over how you interact with Gearogs
  • Plenty more – check them out for yourself on Gearogs

Most Cataloged Gear Maker

If there was ever any doubt that the Japanese are absolute masters of producing audio excellence, let me dispel any doubts: 7 out of the 10 most cataloged gear makers are manufactured, or headquartered in Japan: Yamaha, Pioneer, Korg, Roland, Technics, Akai and Sony.

Moog (one of only two American companies among the most cataloged makers) made headlines earlier this year when they claimed Trump’s trade tariffs, which included a 25% increase on electronic and tech goods from China, could force them to move production overseas. The company urged patrons to call representatives over the rising tariffs. We haven’t heard anything more about whether they’ve avoided layoffs and disruption to their workforce, but we’re hoping they can stay in their hometown of Asheville, North Carolina.

Comparing the Most Collected and Most Wanted Gear for the year to Mid-Year

Not much has changed in the most collected and most wanted gear since the start of the year, which goes to show – these items of music and audio gear are firm favorites for a reason. The only differences we see between mid-year and now are a few place changes.

Most Collected Gear of 2018:

Most collected audio gear in the Gearogs database

  1. Technics SL-1210MK2 Turntable
  2. Technics SL-1200MK2 – Turntable
  3. Roland TR-8 – Drum Machine
  4. Korg Volca Bass – Synthesizer, Sequencer
  5. Korg Volca Beats – Drum Machine, Sequencer
  6. Roland Juno-106 – Synthesizer
  7. Korg Volca Keys – Synthesizer, Sequencer
  8. Korg MicroKORG – Synthesizer, Sequencer, Effect
  9. Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB – Turntable
  10. Roland SH-101 – Synthesizer

Most Wanted Gear of 2018:

Roland TR-909 drum machine sequencer, Most wanted audio gear on the Gearogs database

  1. Roland TR-909 – Drum Machine, Sequencer
  2. Roland TR-808 – Drum Machine
  3. Technics SL-1200MK2 – Turntable
  4. Roland SH-101 – Synthesizer
  5. Roland TB-303 Bass Line – Synthesizer
  6. Make Noise 0-Coast – Synthesizer
  7. Technics SL-1210MK2 – Turntable
  8. Roland TR-707 – Drum Machine
  9. Elektron Analog Rytm – Drum Machine
  10. Roland Juno-106 – Synthesizer

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