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Exploring Modular Synthesis. The new book about modular synths, their makers, and masters.

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Following PUSH TURN MOVE, a new book exploring modular synthesis hits Kickstarter on 1st May. You can get involved right from the start and help bring the project to fruition. PATCH & TWEAK provides an opportunity for new and experienced users to become true masters of their modular systems. In the style of its predecessor, PATCH & TWEAK contains inspirational interviews with significant creators and major artists that share their passion for modular. Explore their systems, philosophies, patching secrets, and performance tips.

Besides a comprehensive introduction to synthesis and its history, the book covers systematic sections on concepts, purpose and creative possibilities of specific modules. Enjoy colourful diagrams, presentations of both popular and rare modules, semi-modular and software, as well as techniques on patching and how to get started. PATCH & TWEAK takes the reader on a unique journey of discovery, resulting in clarity and expanded knowledge of modular synthesis.

Interviews and modular artists: Robert Rich, Bana Haffar, Caterina Barbieri, Russell E. L. Butler, Ian Boddy, NODE, Robin Rimbaud / Scanner, Hans Zimmer, Andrew Huang, Richard Devine, Lady Starlight, Hataken, and many more.

Creators and brands in the modular world: Modular creators and brands, which are particularly evident to the scene, are featured in specific interviews, including: Verbos Electronics, Fraptools, Mutable Instruments, WMD, Make Noise Music, Intellijel,, 4ms Company, Noise Engineering, Rossum Electro-Music, Erica Synths, and Music Thing Modular. Others including Doepfer, Buchla, Serge, Moog, and others will also be featured.

Author Kim Bjørn is known for his internationally successful PUSH TURN MOVE book.
Co-author Chris Meyer created Vector Synthesis and helped design electronic music tools for Sequential Circuits, Digidesign, Roland.
Foreword by Suzanne Ciani, a five-time Grammy-nominated composer, recording artist, and pioneer in the field of electronic music.
Editor Paul Nagle is an experienced synthesizer user and reviewer for Sound On Sound Magazine.

320 pages. Hardcover. Richly illustrated, 245x245mm. On Kickstarter: May 1st, 2018. Release: September 28th (TBC).

The PUSH TURN MOVE book is available in the UK via the SOS Shop. For International sales please see the publisher’s website.

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