Rafael Anton Irisarri Loses Equipment, More Than a Decade of Music in Robbery

Photo by Julie Calbert

Rafael Anton Irisarri—the Seattle musician/Substrata founder best known for his work in The Sight Below and the Benoit Pioulard collab Orcas—has become the latest victim of a van robbery. And in this case, he wasn’t touring; Irisarri was actually in the middle of a move with his wife when the following incident happened (via Tumblr)…

Dear Listeners,

Our moving truck got stolen around 4:17 am this morning, along with all my studio equipment, backup drives, instruments (even a 900 pound piano!) and all of our lifelong possession. We lost EVERYTHING.

Video of robbery in progress:

We are asking friends, listeners and followers to track down the truck and/or keep an eye on Craigslist/Ebay for items listed here based out of Seattle-area.

Here’s a part list of items in my studio:

1920’s Pease Piano
Ableton Live 9
Ableton Push
Audiofile Engineering Triumph
AKG K-7021 headphones
Avatone Mixcubes
Beyerdynamic MC-930 stereo pair mics
BOSE Boombox radio
BOSS Roland RE-20
BOSS TU 12H Guitar Tuner
BOSS TU Guitar Tuner
D-Sub cables for SSL
Dave Smith Tetr4
Ekdahl Mosturizer
Electro-Harmonix Memory Man
Electro-Harmonix Cathedral
Electro-Harmonix HOG
Electro-Harmonix POG2
Empirical Labs FATSO
Ernie Ball Volume Pedal (2)
Ernie Ball 25K OHM Pedal
European 1-spot pedal power supply
American 1-spot pedal power supply
Eventide UltraHarmonizer 3000 SE/D
Eventide PitchFactor
Eventide Space
Fender Standard American Jazz Bass
Fender Jazzmaster MIJ
Focusrite Platinum VoiceMaster preamp
Furman M8LX Merit Series Spike Protector
Galaxy Audio In-ear monitors
Genelec 8030A
Gibson Les Paul Studio electric guitar
Guild Starfire III electric guitar
Guild 1979 JF4-NT acoustic guitar
Seinheiser HD-25 headphones
Seinheiser HD280 Headphones
Izotope software bundle
KORG clip-in guitar tuner
KORG MIDI MicroKEY controller
KORG MS-20 Mini
KORG NanoControllers (3)
KORG NanoKeys
KORG PADKontrol
KORG Wavestation A/D
Lexicon Series 200 Digital Reverberator
Lexicon Super Prime Time Delay M95
Lexicon LXP-1
Lexicon LXP-5
LG computer monitor
Mac Mini
Mac RAM + Mouse/Key
Mac USB superdrive
Macbook Pro (2010 Core2Duo)
Mac RAM (8 gigs) for MacBook
Mastering Headphones AKG K701
MOOG Minitaur
Moogerfooger rack ears (2)
Moogerfooger Delay
MoogerFooger FreQBox
Moogerfooger LowPass Filter
MoogerFooger MIDI Murf
MoogerFooger Ring Modulator
Moogerfooger Cluster Flux
MOTU MIDI to USB interface
MOTU Ultralite Hybrid
MOTU 828
Shure KSM44
Novation LaunchPad
Radial re-amp box (3)
Really Nice Leveling Amp
Redhead windshield
Roland MKS-70
Roland Space Echo
Samson Patch Bay (2)
Satechi USB hubs (2)
Seagate EXT HD (2)
Sherman Filterbank
Simon & Patrick Parlor Guitar
Soundcraft Series 200 Mixer
SSL X-Desk
Stereo condenser Hydrophone
Tascam 130 Tape Player
TimeLine Delay Strymon
UAD-2 Apollo QUAD
UAD-2 Plug-Ins
VOX Wah Pedal
Yamaha SPX-90
Zoom H4N

If you see any items listed anywhere, please contact the Seattle Police Department. The truck is a 2007 Ford 17’ U-Haul, Arizona license plate #AD29272. Officer Grayson at the SPD is handling the case. Phone: 206.684.4300. Incident #2014-164711.

Thank You!

Irisarri later added on Twitter, “Pray to the drone god we can find the truck and luckily the crooks left three external backup external drives with all my files—15 years worth.”

Sample/support some of his past work below…