Books are my new vinyl. Thanks to my parents, they’re in my DNA. And if we were to ever make videos, we wouldn’t stand in front of EXPEDITs full of old DJ gear, but would instead be presenting our library of knowledge as a cool backdrop. So I love it when physical books about stuff I like get announced. Previously, that was PUSH TURN MOVE, a most beautiful tome about the gear we routinely love to play with. And following that up is PATCH & TWEAK, a new box that digs into the finer points that PUSH TURN MOVE paints comparatively broad stokes about.

This time, author Kim Bjørn teams up with Chris Meyer to delve into the world of modular synthesis, a subject that some of you will be more than familiar with. A few words:

The new book about modular synths, their makers, and masters

Following PUSH TURN MOVE, a new book exploring modular synthesis hits Kickstarter soon:

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 colorful 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.

After PUSH TURN MOVE, this digs deeper into specific sections of the book, which does bode well for future work from Kim and the team. It’s not strictly aimed at our core community, but the principle of messing around with hardware and software definitely is. I’m sure there’s something in here for everyone.

I’m sure that some of you will be happy to grab your copy through the Kickstarter campaign that starts May 1st. If it’s anything like the PUSH TURN MOVE campaign, Kim will very easily fund this particular book, and make more similar ones in due course, something that makes me very happy, and my Worxlab bookshelves groan with joy.


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