Kim Bjørn’s book Patch & Tweak can be found adorning the coffee table of every synthesizer enthusiast and now in collaboration with Moog Music he releases a special edition focusing on their unique range of semi-modular synthesizers.
Patch & Tweak with Moog
The original Patch & Tweak is a beautiful piece of work that’s become a resource for all types of synth enthusiast, from the modular-curious to the seasoned professional. This collaboration with Moog Music recaptures that beauty and focuses it rather cunningly on their current range of semi-modular synthesizers. This includes the Mother 32, DFAM, Subharmonicon, Grandmother and Matriarch. Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a full set of those to play with?
Kim has spent more than a year working with Moog employee-owners, engineers, artists and musicians to compile a book that’s both a practical resource and a view into the workings and history of Moog Music, their founder Dr. Bob Moog and their instruments.
Within the 200 pages you’ll find all sorts of ideas, concepts, technology and inspiration including:
- 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 synthesizers
Kim says about the book:
“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 commented:
“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.”
Did I mention that the foreword is written by Hans Zimmer? Whether you own any Moog synthesizers or not this book looks like a wonderful resource of information and inspiration. And it would look awesome on your coffee table.
Patch & Tweak is available for preorder from Moog Music, Bjooks or your local book shop and will be released on the 6th November. You can buy it here:
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- Patch & Tweak with Moog: Hummingbird media
- Kim Bjorn playing with his Moogs: Hummingbird media