Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer - Patch & Tweak
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The new book about modular synths, their makers, and masters. Patching secrets, performance tips, history, modules, and techniques. Enthusiasts call it “The definite modular bible!”
PATCH & TWEAK provides an opportunity for new and experienced users to become true masters of their modular systems by exploring, explaining, and demystifying a range of topics relevant to anyone interested in modular synths or just synthesis itself.
Inspirational interviews with significant creators and major artists are highlights in this book. Learn about their systems, philosophies, patching secrets, performance tips, and passion for modular synthesis.
Besides a comprehensive introduction to synthesis and its history, the book covers systematic sections on concepts, purpose and creative possibilities of specific modules. Colorful diagrams, presentations of both popular and rare modules, semi-modular and software, as well as techniques for patching and how to get started, are provided.
PATCH & TWEAK has a foreword by Suzanne Ciani, is written by Kim Bjørn and Chris Meyer, and edited by Paul Nagle.
Kim Bjørn is an electronic musician, composer, and designer, with a profound interest in the interactions between people, and between people and machines. He focuses strongly on aspects of visual design such as interfaces, corporate design, and organizational branding. You can find his earlier book PUSH TURN MOVE here. Kim teaches interface design at the Danish School of Media and Journalism, and gives regular talks and workshops within the creative field.
Chris Meyer designed musical instruments and digital recorders for Sequential, Digidesign, and Roland. He still consults on intellectual property issues in the music industry, and has now been turning his attention to graphic deseign and mixed media art.
Hardcover, 320 pages, 24,5×24,5 cm, published October 2018.