Musical Electronics Library

Auckland, New Zealand

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plz help mel

Do you have an old guitar pedal just lying around your house? Want to help out an awesome community project? The Musical Electronics Library needs your donations! MEL is looking for guitar pedals, or any musical equipment, in any condition. It doesn’t matter if it’s broken or ruined, we will take your fuzz boxes, keyboards, toys that make sound, anything we can potentially fix up and lend out as part of our free library collection. Get in touch! Email kraus [AT] kraus [DOT] co [DOT] nz or drop donations to the Audio Foundation, sub-basement of the Parisian Tie Factory, 4 Poynton Terrace, Auckland Central, Auckland. Thanks o(^・x・^)o

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MEL Fundraiser Spectacular

The Musical Electronics Library Fundraiser Spectacular

Saturday 11 July at the Audio Foundation

Featuring four literally smoking-hot solo acts, including:

New Zealand’s official Dreampop princess Trip Pony! See her now so you can say “I saw her back in the day before she was only playing arenas”.

ALSO: Tropical-Industrial pioneer Ron Gallipoli!

Plus: Illegal taxi company CEO/driver and former member of Team Ugly? It could only be golden boy Michael McClelland aka Centre Negative.

AND a rare and unmissable performance by one-man stomp-and-pout machine Ben Holmes!

See you therer?

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MEL Fundraiser Show 2

MEL not magic

The title pretty much says it all: there’s gonna be another-packed-to-the-brim-with-awesomeness fundraiser for the MEL library project down at the Audio Foundation this Saturday (the 12th) ten bucks on the door and it gets you sets from Invisible Threads, the mighty Olympus, and The Biscuits. And of course it all goes toward this awesome project so what more excuses to you need? Come on down!

Show starts at 7pm so you can still catch Peter Jefferies later at the Kings Arms. “We Have Got Light, We Have Got Power, You Can Even Take A Shower! MELectricity.”

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Handbag Fuzz

Handbag Fuzz

Wear it over your shoulder while playing an endless shredding guitar solo, AND store all your stuff inside at the same time. This handbag with built-in fuzz-box will be auctioned off on Sunday night at the Audio Foundation as part of the MEL Fundraiser Film Night. Note kitten’s paw in photo — she’s already bidding on this highly desirable item!

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What’s in the Box?

MEL Fundraiser: What’s in the Box?

Double Feature Movie Night
$5 for Two Movies
27th April 6pm

Audio Foundation
Sub-Basement of the Parisian Tie Factory
4 Poynton Terrace (Off Pitt St or behind St Kevins Arcade)
Auckland Central


Are you curious to open the sound warp of two of the most nuked out movies to come out of LA? Separated by 30 years but bound by their central mysterious cargo and even weirder sound design. Koha goes to the MEL building weird sounds in unexpected casings for all us punks to use.

MEL Movie Night 27 April 2014

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Thanks very much to Liam Bowen, who donated a generous stash of parts, and Tina Pihema, who donated a sweet pile of guitar pedals.  Also, special thanks to Clinton Watkins at AUT, who has organised workshop space for us at the Colab Mechatronics Lab. Thanks Clint!