Patch & Tweak With Moog: Kim Bjørn Dedicates His New Book To Semi-Modular Synths

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Kim Bjørn’s well-known Patch & Tweak modular synthesis reference book is getting a continuation that is dedicated to the semi-modular synths of Moog. 

In times of video portals like YouTube or social media (Facebook, Twitter …) we are bombarded with information about synthesizers. There is more every second. Physical magazines but also books are those who suffer from this. However, I have to admit that a lovely designed, well-written book on the shelf is still as beautiful as something digital. You can have a look at it at any time and discover new things without a subscription, advertising, etc. It’s vintage and has its charm.

The synthesizer book market is growing and that’s nice. It is something that lasts forever and does not disappear after a while. Among the most recent exciting writers in this field is Kim Bjørn who recently published three deeply elaborated books about gear: one about gear, one on modular synthesis, and the third on guitar pedals. Thanks to their simple and intuitive structure, all of these books are like navigators for the colorful forest of the music tech world. Not only recommendable for professionals but also for beginners.

Patch & Tweak With Moog

Patch & Tweak With Moog

For his new book Patch & Tweak with Moog, he has deep collaborated with the legendary Synthesizer manufacturer Moog Music, established &  emerging artists, and electronic music icons. The result is a 200-page book with a great introduction to the world of Moog including tips, ideas, patch demos, artist interviews, and more.

  • Introduction to modular synthesis concepts
  • Specific overviews, tips, and techniques for each Moog semi-modular instrument
  • Expanded options for more advanced modular users
  • Ideas for integration with external gear and Eurorack modules
  • Interviews, patches, and tips from artists and composers
  • Insider interviews with Moog engineers
  • The history of Bob Moog, Moog Music, and the many Moog synthesizer

patch & tweak with moog

For the practical part, the entire semi-modular analog synthesizer series from Moog is used: Mother-32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother 32 & Matriarch.  All of these semi-modular synthesizers are 100% analog, offer users the option to explore with or without patching, and are equally suited for beginner and expert synthesists alike.

Kim Bjørn Says About The Collaboration

“We’re truly excited at BJOOKS about this collaboration with legendary Moog Music. The historical legacy of Bob Moog and the renowned Moog synthesizers have been a true inspiration for musicians for decades. I personally love patching and tweaking Moog’s semi-modular synths, and we’re thrilled to bring this book with inspiration, interviews, and creative tips to synth newbies and seasoned Moog lovers alike.”

Logan Kelly, Brand Director at Moog Music says

“This book offers an empowering experience for artists at any point in their journey of exploring synthesis and sound. Whether you are new to modular or looking for creative perspectives to expand your process, this book will inspire you. Kim and Lars [of BJOOKS] share our love for synthesis, education, and honoring Bob Moog’s legacy of changing the world through sound.”

Readers will get an inside look into the Moog factory in Asheville, North Carolina, where these iconic instruments are built by hand, and learn about the modular synthesis innovator who started it all: Dr. Bob Moog.

Moog Factory

To round off this next exciting synthesizer book from Kim Bjørn, there is an opening with a foreword from Synthesizer collector, film score composer, and sound designer Hans Zimmer. I’m looking forward to reading this new book and maybe get inspired by the patch ideas.

PATCH & TWEAK with Moog is now available for pre-order worldwide. Just in time for the holiday season, the book’s official release date is November 6th, 2020.

More information here: Bjooks

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